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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I am frustrated with blogger. It seems I can not get to where I want to go, leave comments, visit friends. It seems the harder I try the worse blogger is! So I am thinking of saying farewell. I have always been so inspired by those of you that do stop by and leave comments and when you get a comment, if you are lucky, you respond. I think I am feeling sorry for me today but the work day was horrid yesterday! I do not wish to burden anyone but I know you understand. A simple kindness, a bit of respect, that is all a person needs in the work place. I am a very grounded person and it has always been difficult for me to work with people that suffer with serious mental issues and refuse to acknowledge them. When I was young and found out that the special education field was not my best suit I thought of studying psychology and getting a degree. I worked with a wonderful lady named Pam who attended school while she was in a difficult pregnancy and got her Master's degree. I really admire her. But she has all those qualities that make up a terrific person. Harding working, kindhearted, easygoing. I could make a list! If I could have one wish I think it would be to work with people with kinder spirits. Less stress. No hatefulness allowed. I know I am dreaming so I will get back into reality.
I want to mention a few folks here that deserve accolades! I am not sure what I would do if I could not visit Annie because she and her husband Jade who have three terrific kids were blessed by the Lord Himself with beautiful Baby Ollie. She had her heart surgery last week, it seems to be successful and this beautiful family is moving forward with their lives. You have to know them to understand what I am talking about. There is sweet "Iggy" who can make me laugh about silly orange cones we see daily at road construction sites! His granddad passed away June 11th just shy of his 102nd birthday! You really have to meet Iggy to know what I am saying. There is Barb, my life long friend who encouraged me back in 2009 to start blogging. She is a gem and she can sew an apron like a dream! Hee Hee! I love knowing her and Carl ( husband) . They are special folks. Linda.  is a warrior for the Lord. There is no one else like her! She makes me laugh when I want to cry. She can make me cry when I think I should be laughing. She makes me want to serve to the Lord more passionately. You may find her here Linda. She is a delightful lady serving the Lord wholeheartedly. You know all the famous folks like Beverly at Pink Saturday. You might follow Charlotte and Ginger with Spiritual Sunday. They follow through with my every prayer request like I am some sort of special person! I love those ladies. You might hang out with Jenny. A gem of a person with a wicked sense of humor and a penchant for writing like no one else!
I am coming back later to add to this list of notable folks at blog land. I have made some wonderful friendships here. I have not forgotten you. I will finish this later. You see the job world is interrupting my fun time.


The Boston Lady said...

Ann "with an e", I hate to think you may be giving it up. I go through the same love/hate thing with blogging too. Sometimes I just take a break from it and then I come back refreshed. I hope you won't stay away forever and I am so glad you mentioned sweet Ollie! If it weren't for blogging I never would have "met" Annie. I was having trouble commenting on her blog too. Google wouldn't let me so I started commenting using my URL. That's not much of an explanation, but that's how I solved my problem with commenting on certain blogs. Ann (without the "e")

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne I agree try a blog break and don't leave for good. I only do what I can as far as visiting and leaving comments and try not to stress about it. hugs, Linda

stefanie said...

blogging shouldn't be stressfull!!! just take a break and see if you feel better, then make a decision...take care.

Chatty Crone said...

I have a suggestion - is your browser Foxfire - it is blogger friendly and internet explorer is not.

You have to do what is right for you.
Stop. See how you feel - do YOU want to quit, start back up, or just read others -

shannon i olson said...

take a breath and a rest. Dont leave. I use Firefox like Chatty and have had some issues but not as many as others seem to be having. hang in there!

Terra said...

Anne, I love your blog and hope you will continue writing it. How about you give yourself permission to take a break from blogging for one week, and then come back. I hope all the blog issues will be fixed for you by then!

Heather and Kathy said...

Hi Anne!

I would miss you, but I totally understand, when Blogger is bad, it is very bad, but when it is good, it is very good.

I hope it is working better for you today!


Mike Golch said...

blogger and or playlist are giving me grief, but i refuse to quite blogging.My wordpress site don't give me as much grief but i cannot part my entre card widgets there. so what to do?If you do quite I will miss you. FYI wordpress has free blogs as well as blogger.

Dogmom Diva said...

Anne, maybe you just need a blog vacation?? And do you use Live Writer..I would not blog if I could not use that..its a free download out of Microsoft Office, free online, so much easier and FASTER..Pictures go up like a gem..please try it before you give up, ok? Love you too girl...


sarah said...

HI Anne...I wonder if you're using explorer. I switched to firefox. With explorer I had so many problems with blogger. I hope you don't give up. If you want to email me about firefox etc or what problems you're hav;ing maybe I can help you. blueheron12345 at yahoo dot ca

Razmataz said...

I had the same issues and changed to google Chrome as my browser and everything was fixed. Much faster than Windows Explorer.

Mevely317 said...

G'evening, Anne!
My heart did a little skip when I read your firt line .... "Nooooo!"
And then, I felt this sort of empathy.
Advice? I'm not so good at it, but will just say, do what feels right for YOU, for right now.
If a respite is called for, please just know I'll be not far away, waiting to "see" you again somewhere down the road!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Don't go!!! Lately I've been horrible about visiting blogs but yours is a great one to visit.

I too understand being overwhelmed at the job. I've given my two week notice at a place that was like hell on earth.

Hang in there!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Anne, Don't leave us, just take a blogging break, things will get better! We will miss you! Hugs Marilou

NanaDiana said...

Deep breath- Anne- Deep breath...In/Out...In/Out! I know what you mean. Blogging is kind of my escape from the very stressful work life I live. I work in a large hospital in the Midwest and there are days that are so overwhelmingly stressful that I want to crawl under the covers and never come out. I am an upbeat, positive, energetic person but it pains me to see others that seem to be complete opposites that share this work space with me. SOOO...that being said...I GET it! Take a few days if you need....but DON'T give up yet cuz I just found you! xo Diana

PeggyR said...

Aw my life hasn't been the best lately, but blogging has kept me sane for the most part! Do take a break, but don't stop completely you would be missed!

Rhonda said...

Sweet Anne,
I think a lot of us is feeling your pain right now. I use Firefox too and don't seem to be experiencing what some folks are describing. I usually write my post in Live Writer.
I think of quitting every other day! Sometimes I do take a 4 or 5 day break - sometimes I get brave and stay gone for a week! Whatever it takes to get back on track again.
I haven't been great to stop at a lot of blogs to comment like I used to. I really don't know how some people get around to everyone!!!
I hope you just rest and then come back, even with all of blogger's bugs!
We would miss you terribly if you left forever! : (

Annesphamily said...

You are all so wonderful. I am getitng little signs I will have to share. I am planning to add to my list of blogging friends that I will boast about. Love all of you so much I will try to take the advice here, all wonderful. I think sometiume technology just messes with us so we have to stop, breathe,stop thinking about it and come back! I love all the fun over here so...I am taking a mini break. But I bet I will not last long. I need to contact each person who commented here. You are the best ever! Love Hugs and Blessings to each one of you! Anne

Pamela said...

You are such a beautiful woman and have blessed me often. I hope after you've had a bit of a rest you'll return to encourage me again. I'll keep you on my prayer list and continue to pray God's peace will cover the work frustrations.


Riet said...

Blogger seems to pester us all these days. But please don't give up. Just take a break. I did it and felt better after it. And I did miss all of my blogging friends after some time too.
Good luck with your decision.

Home In The Hollow said...

Anne, don't leave the blogging world! I know it's so hard to keep up especially when the weather is good and we're all so busy with "life"...I'm behind too, sweetheart...but bloggers are THE BEST...:)JP

Intense Guy said...


Blogger has been a pain in the you know whats ever since they had their meltdown a month or so ago.

I've found that not checking the "leave me logged in" lets me comment on some blogs. Of course its irritating to have to log in once or twice a day - but its probably better security practice anyway.

Thanks for the "shoutout" - I need to write another orange cone entry soon - somehow they've become theraputic!

Hope you come back after a short break - blogging should be FUN and not a chore!