Thursday, September 18, 2008

When it rains, it avalanches...

Yes, I realize the flower and the post title makes no sense with each other. It happens sometimes. I wanted to use the picture to give people happy memories of me when I leave.

Leave? Yes. I have to go, forced to go by conditions outside of my control. I don't really want to go because I love writing on my blog and reading about everybody's lives. But my life hasn't been the greatest lately, and living conditions have deteriorated to the point where I will be moving out of the place that I am sharing with someone.

Where am I going? I don't know.

How long will I be gone? I don't know.

Am I coming back? One day I hope to come back, so I'm just putting the blog into temporary hiatus for now until I find a new place to live and a new job to work. I'm hitting the road, people. I'm packing my bags and putting my thumb out waiting for the kind truck driver with the fuzzy dice hanging on his rearview mirror to pick me up and drive me out to Anywhere and Nowhere, USA. I hope it is a happy place.

Anyway, this explains the post title. As for the flower, it's a symbolic gesture from me to all of my readers. You can find peace and happiness within the simplest of places, like a splash of bright color lurking among velvet petals. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find that in my life soon.

I'm so glad to have met all of you,




  1. oh dang!

    sorry to hear that, michelle... but one must do... etc

    at least i can still bug you on email, i think?

    g'luck with the searches

    hope to stay in touch!

    be well

  2. Damnit, Michelle. This is sad news.

    OK. I guess all I can do is wish you well. I'm going to say a prayer for you, immediately after posting this comment. If you resurface on another blog, or this one comes back, or whatever, PLEASE let me know. I've had a great deal of fun corresponding with you and being teases to each other. Take care of yourself.


    P.S. When I'm elected, there will be spot for you in my cabinet.

    Right next to the chili powder :-)

  3. laughingwolf: No, I won't have email afer I leave. Not for a little while. But I got the one for your chicken recipe. Yum!

    Suldog: I'll let you know. And thanks for the prayer. I'll keep it close to my heart.

  4. Dearest Michelle,

    You've been a daily visit of mine almost since the very day I started blogging, I'm going to miss you my friend. And I hope and pray you come back to our little world. I always thought you had tremendous talent even before I got to "know" you. And now that I do... I think the world of you.

    Take good care of yourself. And please, please be safe.

    I've already shed some tears over your situation so I don't want to end this on a downer from me...

    This is not a "good-bye", it's a "good luck" and "take care" and "hope to see you soon" and of course..."keep in touch"!

    Hope to see you back online VERY soon!!

    With much love and hugs
    Sandra Ree
    (your most rabid nut you!):)

  5. oh noo... :-( This is very sad news!! I really hope everything works out .. good luck with everything!!!! Take care..we will all miss you when you are gone!


  6. Hold on a sec, everyone. Strange circumstances have developed this morning that I'm trying to get a handle on. Save your goodbyes. I might NOT be gone...

  7. Wow! Your last is GREAT good news! I'm hopin' and prayin' and crossing all extremities, and such!! Coz I'd miss ya, even though we've only recently become acquainted.

  8. Hey! Looks like Suldog has some pull upstairs! :D

    Keeping my fingers crossed...

  9. once you have gmail activated, you don't have to use it all the time, unlike some others out there

    glad you like the chicken recipe, darius has other excellent stuff, too :)

    see you when you're back online, hon

  10. Add my name to the list of people who would kick some furniture if you left.

  11. Thanks, everyone, although it is still touch and go right now. It's a big emotional roller coaster and I don't know if I can handle the ride. I am involved in a waiting game, and I won't know a definite until Wednesday. I guess if you see a new post, I'll still be around. If not, then who knows where I will be because I sure don't.

  12. Great question, Laughingwolf.


  13. Michelle:

    I don't know what's going on, (and I don't need to) but I hope you know you'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hang on for the ride. Whatever it is, I know you can make it.



  14. Everyone is just too kind...

  15. aw. I hope it works out for you whatever it is!

  16. Well no, this isn't right. I've just recently found your blog and am quite smitten with your sense of humour and well-written posts.

    Please take good care and get word to at least one of us that you're ok when you land on your feet. Gmail addies are permanent and libraries are usually somewhere nearby.

    Thinking my very best thoughts for you. :)

  17. Chris: I'm trying to hang in there. I'm chaining myself to the computer and singing "Kumbaya." Thanks for the kindness

    Hilary: Hee-hee...smitten. You are good with those puns. Thanks for thinking well of me.


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