Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I wasn't going to do the "taking a break from blogging" post because I didn't know how long I'd be away.  But now it's long enough that I simply want to say hi to my lovely readers and let you know I'm still alive.  The past 3 weeks have been some of the most stressful I have ever had to deal with and I've found myself needing to pull back and focus on the essential and necessary things, and not so much on the nice to do things.  Sorry blogging, but you are a non-essential.  I am also not reading other blogs as much as I find myself on the internet less and less.  I miss you.  I have found that being online has helped me in many ways, but it has also caused me more headaches from misunderstandings then anything else.  Maybe I'm simply not the social networking type....
(UPDATE): I re-read this this morning and thought "my goodness I sound depressed!"  I'm NOT :)  Try to put a thoughtful, musing tone in there.  I'm just finding I'm getting less and less satisfaction from the online world and find gardening to be much more therapeutic.  Cheers!


  1. Sorry things have been stressful. Hope they look up soon.

  2. I miss your perspective and wit. But I understand. Hope you guys are doing well.

  3. I just found your blog! Nice. I home schooled my children too, and grew veges and fruit and made bread....all the wonderful things that made life feel 'real' for me. My girls are grown up now but we still have 3 fabulous little vege gardens (broad beans, broccoli, kale and peas growing for winter) and lots of fruit trees (apples, pears, figs, cherry, loquat, guava, lemons, nectarine) on our 800 square metres. Our house is 'small' by modern standards and we love it! Cheers and happy gardening :-)