Now is the hour
when we must say goodbye
Soon we'll be writing
and and dream,ing of the day
While we're away
oh please remember us
When we return we hope
We'll find you here
(old Scottish folk song - massively revised)
We Chicks have become Harried Old Hens, so we have decided to give blogging a rest and concentrate on our own work for awhile.
I am really going to miss blogging, and most of all, reading the comments we have all received. I have learned an astounding amount since the original Chicks first scratched a blog or two. I joined later, but like all of us the night before our blog day, I found that I faced the whatamIgoingtowriteaboutthistime dilemma. Procrastination and living in Crisis Headquarters have left me feeling badly about not rewriting and revising and having something worth saying in the first place. I am not happy with several of my blogs. Thank you for not confirming my worst suspicions!
Blogging has also kept me connected to the other Chicks and to you, the folk who read and comment on our blogs. I am truly going to miss that connection. I would like those of you who have blog pages and web pages to put your address in the comment section so I can stay in touch with everybody (even if you think I already have it).
I guess I am going to have to start a blog of my own because because not having my say is not my strong point. Just ask the folk at the Round Lake members if I can sit through a meeting and not put my two cents worth in - on everything on the agenda and a bunch of stuff I add on.
I very well might start my own blog site after I return from Surrey (SiWC) and a visit with two of my oldest friends who live in Surrey now. What a ball I am going to have this month - Disney World with my grandkidlets, SiWC and wine appreciation with Shirly and Geoff.
I'm wandering here. It is late and I have just returned from closing up the cabin for the winter. Sniffle, sniffle.
It was a day from hell. After everything went wrong with the packing etc, the dog decided she didn't want to go home. It was darker than the backside of the moon and she decided to hide! It was so dark, I had to feel my way down the porch steps and I couldn't see the car 10 feet away. and this in bear country! It was a saga. Suffice to say, I didn't strangle her....
The best parts of the Chicks' blogs are the infinite amount of learning I have done, admiring writing skills of other chicks and having a good chuckle now and then. I am absolutely delighted the page is going to stay up so I can reread them all and look up what info I need to know at whatever stage of panic I am in at any given time.
It was suggested that we mention our favourite blogs here, but there are too many favourites to list! There are some super good writers on the Chicks page.
One of my favourite songs is "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andreas Boccelli and Sarah Brightman. But it's not my favourite thing to say, so I will say "So long - I hope to see you here again one day".
Please be good to yourselves - that's important. When it all looks hopeless, remember these words by Henry Ford, "If you think you can't or if you think you can, you are right." Write on.
You can and I am looking forward to reading your published work soon! It will happen.
Till next time
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