Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Going Dark...

I hate to do this, especially for the readers who tune in every day or even more frequently... but my blog is going dark. Not permanently, but for a week or so. I'm taking a small "Blog-Holiday". I've been promising myself a vacation from the internet for months. I think this week is a good week to do it. I can think and clean... settle back in and pray for this world. I insulate myself from the news because every time I see reports of child molesters or animal cruelty or nuclear meltdowns or ecological disasters... it breaks my heart. I know people who say, "it breaks my heart" at the drop of a pencil or the spill of some salt, but when I see entire countries devastated or ecosystems reduced to piles of black sludge... it truly and most profoundly breaks my heart. I spiral away into dark moods and deep sadness.

So, I'm going to go away for awhile. It'll be good to reconnect to my home and spend time snuggling the cats. It'll be a treat to play with them until their pink paw-pads are rosy red, and most splendidly – to make things. I've already arranged for some posts to appear in my absence... so it'll be like I'm not completely gone.

As far as my shop goes... orders will still go out. (Don't forget that there's a St. Patrick's Day sale still going on!) But I'm also taking a break from my email. So all correspondence will stop until I "go live" again. If you really need me, text me and alert me to your query. I'll respond back shortly.

24 comments:

Tracy said...

Have a blessed break, Andrew.

kate mckinnon said...

I'll miss you, of course.
: (

I am finding little treasures here and there and everywhere. It's exciting!

Anne said...

Enjoy your well deserved vacation!

Patty said...

Have a wonderful, restorative break, Andrew. The feel of the soil in your hands does wonders. Unless of course it's frozen, in which case I'm sure you'll find something else rewarding to do. :-)

Sabine said...

Enjoy reconnecting with rural Penna. This time of year as the earth gears up to spring is wonderful in that part of the world.

I so enjoyed talking to you in Tucson. Live peacefully!
Ann
mycriticaleye.com

BooBeads said...

Have a wonderful break- something everyone should do really. I know I need to!

cjvierow said...

Take care -- relax, refresh, and rebuild yourself. You'll be missed but we know you'll be back. Have fun with the kitties--our "fur kids" always seem to make us feel better don't they. CJ

torchsong said...

Enjoy your break, it's good to disconnect!

Joyce

Lorelei Eurto said...

Rest. Create. Sleep. Play. Do all of the things you need to do. We'll see ya when you get back! xo

Barbara Lewis said...

Have a nice trip ... it's not a bad idea!

Alice said...

Goodness you deserve a break with all you've been up to lately. 'Going Dark' sounds like a great idea.

Janet said...

You will be missed! But theres nothing better then a break and to relax and not be under any deadlines. Have a restful invigorating time off Andrew~! xx

Courtney said...

Have a wonderful restful break! Be good to you.

cb

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

enjoy!

Joan Tucker said...

From my break to your break..good for you have fun and peace. Joan T

TesoriTrovati said...

Take it easy, Andrew. Rest. Restore. Recharge. See you when you surface again. And if you need anything from us, you know where to find us!
Enjoy the day, and all the days to come.
Erin

Cory said...

I totally agree that the news can be very depressing, I for one feel so helpless, not being able to help those in need...I hope that the break will renew your spirit.

Love and light...

Sally Anderson said...

My daughter is totally wired -- internet, Twitter, FB, iPod, iPhone, etc. All the time. At the end of her pregnancy 16 months ago, she stopped it all. She went two weeks off the grid completely. Out of that came the most perfect creation ever born (a grandmother is biased). I hope the same for you -- perfect creation born of your incredible talent and time to yourself!

somethingunique said...

Hi Andrew, though i have not know u for long i have become very fond of you and your amazing way with words have a restful time with your furry friends they love you unconditionally don't they :p be well Andrew see you when you get back ttfn L:)

somethingunique said...

Hi Andrew, it's me again just a short word to tell you i recieved my indonesian water buffalo carved skull beads and they are exquisite, so amazingly detailed my son & his 15 year old friends were all over and they could no believe how realistic they look they all want a necklace made into one so i will have to order more for sure, and come up with a different design for each i have a strick rule for myself i never design 2 pieces the same. They arrived so fast all the way to little ol Windsor, Ontario take care of yourself Andrew and enjoy your well deserved rest young man ttfn L:)

swopemelmel said...

You deserve it my sweet friend. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mel

Melissa J. Lee said...

Have a great vacation! I'm going to go catch up on the last six months of your blog now... (I'm slowly crawling out from under my own rock.)

Paula Lee M. said...

Andrew I hope this break refreshes you, body, heart and soul.
Paula Lee

Cath Thomas said...

I hope the light inside of you will warm you up. It is there. It will never change. Take care.