Wednesday, November 2, 2011


This is difficult for me...because it seems putting things into written words, somehow makes it more real....less changeable....

And so it is....

I've accepted a teaching position....

I am truly grateful for this opportunity....but it comes with sacrifices....One being, that the ubiquitous Cranky Crow won't be so ubiquitous anymore....
It is a very part-time position and classes do not start until after the first of the year....But I have a great deal of work to do before now and then: Syllabi, class plans, assignments, hitting the books myself..... (Yeah...they want me to cover "internet law" - hello....they didn't have internet when I went to law school.....)

Anyways....I'll still be here....but you will be seeing less of otherwise.  I have, however, promised a giveaway (hey - I'm moving in on 200 followers and 100 posts!!) - and I will - come hey or highwater - do that prior to year-end....

I'll truly miss you....I wonder if you'll miss me....


Kim said...

Hey, congratulations! This is exciting news. And a Super Crow like you will be able to do it all. You better not disappear or else we will cyber stalk you until we track you down. Hmmm, then you could use it as a case study for your students. Lol

Angela said...

Oh Robin, I am so proud for you that you will be doing something you no doubt will love, however saddened that you will not be with us as often here in blogland. I for one have grown to look forward to your cranky crow replies and simply adore you posting pictures of your home. You have truly become a friend to so many of us I am sure. The time you will have to visit with us will be even more special for all of us who love hearing from you. Knowing you it won't be long and you will be balancing teaching, home, and blogging. Until that time comes,,, have a great time with your free time and live it up . Hugs and best wishes

outjunking said...

Change can be good after the shock of course. You will be a great teacher. Make them follow you to Nod, and I mean follow.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Change is good~ this will lead to many wonderful things~

Courtney said...

What wonderful news! Remember the start of my new job in September? I actually thought I'd have to give up my blog, I was so overwhelmed! But, in due time, you'll have it all mastered. We would suffer major crow withdrawals if you left us forever! Take the time you need to get your bearings...come visit and just caw if you have to...we'll know it's you! Keep us posted when you can on all the new changes! Love ya!

Firecracker Kid said...

Well, congratulations sweetie, and holy wow, law at that. I will miss your wonderful and fun comments, but you won't be totally gone:-)
Hugs and Best Wishes,

Ann said...

Congratulations on your new position. Oh, to be back at college - whether a student or a teacher. I'm sure you'll be around here more than you think - you'll miss all of us and our opinions!

I had to laugh at your last comment on my blog - no I'm not "one of those Mom's" nor am I Martha! I just get sick of going to an event and everything that is served was picked up at the grocery store on the way there! If you make roll outs this holiday , try my recipe - the only kind I make.


oldgreymare said...

Congratulations. WoOt

Hey I'll be here waiting. We just got a good thing going :D

again WoOt!

Shirlee said...

Congratulations Robin! I know you will enjoy teaching & that you will be a success at it! I will certainly miss seeing you around but you know where to find me if you ever want to talk : ) I will keep you in my prayers, dear friend! Blessings, Shirlee


How exciting! Good luck, I know you will do well in your new job. Keep us posted!

Patti said...

Miss you? Oh my goodness gracious we'll miss you!!! Miss your many posts and many comments always so sweet & upbeat! That being said... Congratulations! I'm sure that you will do a great job. And as a full time accountant myself, I know that it just makes me appreciate my computer and creative time even more. You just have to be happy with small portions :)
Good luck in your new endeavor!
Blessings, Patti

The Farmer's Attic said...

Congratulations Robin! You know you will be missed *sniff*sniff*.

Good luck with your new job.


laurie said...

how exciting for you! I will so much miss you, you have been a rock to me,, always there with encourage ment and giving such good advice, such a good blogging buddy. Best wishes on this new adventure,, I know you will shine,

Carol Stuck said...

First of all, congratulations!!! I truly mean that but you are going to be sorely missed!!! We have been blessed to have your crankiness all to ourselves and now, alas, we are forced to share.

Boo Hoo.....I don't like to share.

Listen, girlie, get yourself ready for this new and awesome time in your life. I wish you all the best and am sure you will do awesome.

hugs and smiles,

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Robin,

Congrats on the position !

Internet law sounds confusing to me !

Oh, does this mean since you won't be around as much that we will have a better chance of winning these wonderful blog giveaways ?

Just kiddin ..couldn't resist ! LOL

Gosh, we will miss you not being around much !


My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Oh Robin That's wonderful ..well the teaching part anyway..Congrats!!
Now for the missing in action here that is not so awesome.. but hey You can still get in some post & comment time just to relieve stress if nothing else and to share your week with us.. Once a blogger always a blogger..
I mean I did it all summer and I was running around like a chicken with her head chopped off...

Have fun brushing up on all your teaching skills and hitting the will be a nice change for you and a great experience.

Take care my friend and do check in with us when you can!!

Many hugs for being a great friend!
I to will miss your great comments and post!!


Robin said...

Congrats on the news...we will sure miss you though. I hope you figure out internet law (?) Keep in touch with us as much as you can and good luck.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Congrats to you!!! I'm sure you will wow them (and not be cranky at all).
Pug hugs :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

And I suggest you NOT wear your "Happy Hooker" necklace ~ at least not the first day.

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Robin, Congrats on this great opportunity. I know you'll enjoy teaching, but don't forget us. We'll miss your blogs.

A Primitive Homestead said...

I am sure you will be a wonderful teacher. You have education & experience in law. Yes I will miss you. As you start this new season in your life I wish you much luck working with your students. As time allows I hope you can share a bit of your teaching experiences & just whats up with the crow weather it be big or little. I have come to know you as a blog friend & your comments mean so much to me. You have a kind heart. Blessings!

Woman Seeking Center said...

dear friend! The students and faculty are fortunate to gain your expertise and wonderful peronality. So long as they are properly (massively, adoringly)appreciative I suppose we can share you, lol

Yet still, there will be pouting in from my wee corner of blog-land :-)

Signed: she who runs with scissors and shares badly (roflmao) TTYS via email

Lynn said...

Hi Robyn,
I will miss you!! You are so sweet and you always visit my blog and leave comments. YOu have comment on every post I have made since we met online!!
That is a sweet sweet friend!
Good luck and congratulations on the new teaching position!!

bettyj said...

First of all, congrats on doing something you enjoy, and being able to use your mind. Secondly, you certainly will be missed in blogland. I always look forward to reading your posts. Hopefully you can still post on your own blog once in a while.Let me say, good luck in your new journey.
ps: If you find we bloggers are breaking internet law, please tell

Sheila said...

Dear Cranky~
I will be one of the many who will miss reading your posts-I read them more often than I commented and always looked forward to reading what you were up to! Well, maybe only one in particular I could have done with out, I got the chills just thinking about it at the moment!!!
Change is good. I wish you the best in this next chapter of your life. Go kick some cranky crow butt! Now, who will be the next luckiest giveaway winner?

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Changes are good girlfriend, changes challenge our inner spirit and allow us to grow way beyond our wildest expectations. Congratulations, best wishes, good luck. You are off to the races, don't look back, focus on the finish line, I will meet you there to shake your hand.
Hugs to ya Robin,

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Robin, Congratulations on your new job. And yes, I will miss you. You always have a sweet comment when I post.
Take care,

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

you crazy bird......
I already miss you. *sigh*

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sweetie~I'll miss you but I'm sure you'll get time to visit.Good news on the job.I've been looking for something part time but office type work is not to be found here right now.Fast food and road work is about it.No thanks.Big Hugs!~Amy

peggy said...

You betcha we will miss you. You are always there with a good post and a kind comment. Please find a moment now and then and let us know how things are going. You will do a wonderful job!

frontporchprims said...

Syllabi. Now that's a word I haven't used for a long time. How common a college word and how easily forgotten. I think it sounds like a lot of fun to be able to teach at that level and in a time of life when maybe, just maybe, life isn't toooo strenuous. Internet Law hu?
Maybe you can have a guest speaker come in for that section. Oh, how fun. You get to be a professor. Have you taught before? Oh good luck and congrats on so many followers. -Steph-

The Frenzied Fox said...

Congratulations on your new position! I am sure it will be exciting. I WILL be missing you and excited when you update us when you are able! :)

Vicki said...

This is very exciting! I'm happy for you. I want you to know that I juggle a full time job and two kiddos. I blog when I have time. I may not be able to visit as much but I do when I can. I love a quiet early morning and a cup of coffee with my blog friends. You will get into a grove and find time to blog. We should never do it out of obligation. It can be your me time. Keep it fun and best wishes for happiness and success at the new job!

Jacqueline said...

Good luck with the job opportunity and I hope with time you will feel you can handle both the job and the blog.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Yes, we will miss your posts and comments Robin but congrats to you on your new position. My very best wishes. Hugs, Lori

Cindy said...

You will be so great teaching! Your students will enjoy your style! You have a great personality and wit!

~Madalynne~ said...

Why is great news always followed by a "yeah but"? You will certainly be missed here, but your students are in for a treat!

It's funny how our occupation defines us . . . I'm already starting to envision you with a briefcase tucked under your arm :)

I know you'll be a wonderful teacher Robin ~ Congratulations on your new path.

Me and My Stitches said...

Of course we will all miss you! But, congrats on the teaching job. I will guarantee that you will be a much better instructor than I had when I took Bus. Law in college. Oh my...funny stories from that one!

Raggedy Creations said...

I will truly miss you. Your cheerful comments always brought a smile to my face. But hey this is exciting ~ a great teaching job for a wonderful lady.
You will be the best Robin.

Great big bear hugs
Felicia & Tucker James too

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Oh come on Robin! You know we will miss you like we would miss the sunshine! You are such a bright light in blogland! I hope you dont' forget about us! ♥♥

Carmen and the Primcats

oldecrow said...

Hey congratulations on your new job! Will we miss you?......Heck yes! So please check in once in a while. We all need a little "Cranky Crow" fix every now and then!
All the best!
Olde Crow Mercantile

floweringmama said...

How exciting! Have you missed the smell of new school supplies? :-)

And yes you will be missed!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Dear Robin,
Thank you.....for your many sweet comments and kindnesses to me!
Congratulations....for this new opportunity and exciting adventure..a new chapter for you to use your talents and gifts!
Bless you....with creativity, clarity, peace, and most of all this new journey!
Will I miss you???
Big Hugs to you~~

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Congratulations! What an opportunity! I will miss you and hope you will post from time to time!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very thrilled for you, but sad for the blogging world. Sounds like a new fun adventure, and a great start to the new year.

We will miss you, but please try to blog at least once in a while, I need my cranky crow fix.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Robin, sometimes we have to put the fun things aside to be able to do things that require our utmost attention - and your new job will do that for you! CONGRATS on getting the job!

YES! YES!! YES!!! You will be missed! Just look at all of us who think so! But, I do understand. This is why I am scarce these days, too.

Sending you hugs,

old crow said...

Dear Robin, you will be truely missed, your comments have been so sweet and so kind!! I have really enjoyed your blog and your fun look at life, very refreshing!! Good luck with your new adventure, may it bring you pleasure and sweet rewards from those lucky students!!
Hugs, Mona
My Old Crow Primitives

Farmhouse prims said...

Robin, I understand fully, I have missed out alot on my blogging due to working 2 jobs, but my blogging friends are the best and I know you all are always there for me no matter what, and we will be here for you! Congratulations on your new job!!!! You will love it, I am sure!!! Hugs, Lecia

Ronda said...

Wow exciting news. Good luck in all you do...just get here when you can...need an ear...just an email away!..

Hugs and blessings,

Becky said...

Congratulations! I can understand that you won't have as much time for blogging. This is such a busy time of year for me and crafting, so I don't get alot of time to blog anymore. I'm sure you'll find alittle time once in awhile to still blog. Sounds like it will be a great experience. Best of luck!

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Well Whey to Go Girl!!! HUGE HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! but I have to admit to being selfish and I for one will definitely miss your posts and comments, you are such a loyal blogger to all the blogs you follow.

I do wish you all the very best Robin, if anybody deserves it you do!

Warm Hugs

Robyn ♥ said...

OK, I am comment number 52, so you got your answer if you will be missed! Of course!!! :)
I'm happy for you and after you get things organized and into your groove, you will have more time and we will all be here waiting for you!
Congrats!!! Law school, eh? Impressive!

Katherine said...

Congratulations!What a great opportunity for you. I will surely miss your posts and kind comments. Please pop in now and again to let us all know how it's going!


Christine said...

Are you kidding? Of course I'll miss you but congratulations on your new post!
Wishing you every success and happiness in your new job!
Best wishes

myomyohi said...

Wow, big step, new adventure, but you'll do great, and once you get into a groove, will probably wonder why it took you so long to go back. I'm happy for you. Yes, we will miss you. Let us know how things are going once you get time.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Robin, I think it's great that you've been offered this teaching opportunity; I'll bet you'll be a terrific professor. Will we miss you? Big time! Just don't forget about us imaginary friends out herein the Ethernet.

Big hugs,

Stacy said...

Congrats!!! I miss you already :( I hope you find to pop in from time to time, I truly enjoy your friendship!!
Big hugs~Stacy

jennifer768 said...

Congrats Robin !I am sure that you will be a huge success! Miss you ? Are you serious>of course you will be missed! You brighten blog land as only a Cranky Crow has the power to.Best of luck and big hugs!Jen

lilraggedyangie said...

You know Im thrilled for you , but sadly Im probably pouting over it more than most, as im gonna miss my cranky trouble startin crow pal!:0( lol cause you know you start it all :0) But we know where to find one another !and we will always make time to stir things up in blogland together! Good luck my friend! Big Raggedy HUGS yer lil raggedy buddy

Prims By The Water said...

"I wonder if you will miss me"..what kind of a comment is that you ole Cranky Crow...of course we will miss you. Especially your shenanigans (not sure if I spelled that one right) Anyway, you will be a great internet teacher and somehow you will find the time to get on blogland every now and then...even I do not have time to post and read like I use to...but us blog sisters have to try and stick together, so before I get any more mushy...yes we will miss you Robin...but you will do fine as a teacher, and your students will have one heck of a teacher to boot. Take care, Janice

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Congratulations my friend! We will all miss you because you are so special! Don't stay away too long!Best of luck in your new endeavor.
And congratulations on 200 followers!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...
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Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Well you are truly loved Miss Cranky Crow! I am so happy for you. I did not know that you were a lawyer?? Now you know why I haven't been around much since
September...being a teacher is a tough job...I have 70 students to teach how to be competent registered nurses...Best of luck with your new classes!

christina said...

Congratulations on the new teaching job!! I'm sure you'll do great! You will find time to blog its an addiction that you cant stop once you Good luck with everything.

Mary said...

Congratulations Robin on your new teaching adventure, I am so "Happy" for you and wish you the very best! I just know you will do awesome!! Your students will be getting one heck of a teacher!! I am really going to miss seeing you around as much,(notice I said as much,as I know you can't just quit us all cold turkey,as we you. We all are going to need that cranky crow fix every now and then...LOL) I will truly miss seeing you around as much as you always make me smile. I also wanted to thank you for your visit the other day and your sweet comments...It's so true the lil' ones sure do not stay lil' for long, they grow up so fast, thats why I am enjoying every moment I can...Big Hugs, Mary

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay my friend, englisch is noy so good..
But I understand from this post, you are going to Study..

And now you have not so many times to going to look at your blog and other blogs...
Yes I am going miss you, because it was always so sweet and nice on your blog.
And I love your blog very much...and I miss you..

Ohhh..I hope you have some time a little bit time to be here on your blog..and maybe..maybe some time you take a visit on my blog..

I wishing you love..happines and all the best...

Big strong hugssssssssssssss..
Marijke..your friend from Holland,
the land of wooden shoes and tullips..

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congratulations Robyn!
And of course we will miss you!
I post less now too but even once a week keeps you in the loop!

Raymond Homestead said...

Congratulations! I WILL certainly miss seeing you as much but at least you are not going away for good! Wishing you the best! Mindy

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Will we miss you? You will be leaving a giant, un-fillable (is that a word?) crow-sized hole in blog-land. I've learned a lot about blogging from you, my friend, and I know your students will be blessed by all you impart. I hope to still see you around from time to time. Best of luck! ~Roberta

deb said...

OMGOSH congrats but Im SAD I wont see you as much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Internet law huh....well...good...theres an awful lot of bullying going on out there....beleive I know!!!! on fb and blogs seems its ok to rip someone and get away with it....sad..........
Anyways...dont be a stranger!!!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the new job....but I'll be sad you won't be blogging much. I love your posts and comments.

Kimberly said...

How lucky they are to have you!!!They are in for a treat :) Of Course I'll miss your sweet and funny comments and beautiful pics! Congrats on your new journey, I hope it brings your lots of joy to your life! I will miss you, but very happy for you!!! All My Best ~Kimberly

Linda said...

Well good for you...but you will be missed...that's for sure!!

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

You will most certainly be missed girlfriend!! And by the comments posted, you can be certain of that!! Wow~74 comments & counting.
Good luck in your new venture!! I'm sure you will love it!!

Have a fab weekend!!


Rhodes Creations said...

Robin: Looks like you have lots of friends that will miss you and I hope that all goes well with your new job and all the adjustments that go along with it..We'll be praying for you that you will do well and you won't forget us! Love, Laura

Nancy said...

Oh miss Crow, I am happy you are spreading your wings. I know you shall Caw the teachings and young minds shall blossom because of you. I am proud to call you friend. Of course I shall miss you my dear. But knowing you shall visit every now an then warms my heart. Hopefully one day I shall live close to Nod and maybe, jist maybe we might meet.
Your friend....Toodie

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Good luck on your new job :-)

I hope you have a nice day Robin and thanks for your recent comment on My Blog :-)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Here I am after 77 comments ?
Talk about being at the last of the pack ?
Maybe now I might be able to keep up with you having to slow down with the teaching job (congratulations on that BTW and "Well Done YOU !")
I am sure you will be well watched for any postings you can manage .. I know I will be checking back as much as I can too : )
Joy from the Great White North

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congratulations Girlfriend!!!!
Such wonderful news and I of course will miss you ~ but I'm sure you'll be around now and then.
Prim Blessings

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Robin ~ we are back from vacation so I wanted to leave you a little comment. Congratulations on your new job! What a smartie you are, seriously LAW?? Good for you though I will miss your frequent posts and comments. You are the sweetest gal, not cranky at all. Wishing you the very best in your new venture, I know you will be a success.
big hugs,

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Miss Robin~ I finally made it to your blog~
Whee~ Yippee for you~ a new job!!! So exciting~ and Sweetie look how many of us are going to MISS YOU!!!
You are so much fun, sweet, and kind~ so please take some time to visit us all from time to time~ because I know I will miss you big time~
Kitty Kisses from Buffy~
hugs to you my friend & best of luck I hope you LOVE Your new Career!!!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Oh...I'm only around the 82nd comment? LOL Sheesh, Robin! I take a blog break to stuff muslin and come back to THIS?! Always a certain level of anxiety with any kind of change,good or bad, but you will be fine! You ARE the Crow! Sure gonna miss ya. I know you'll pop in when you can...PLEEEASE! You are loved! Blessings & good thoughts ~*~Lisa

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Silly Crow...of course we will miss you ! How cool is it that you will be teaching internet law ? You can come back here and chide us all on the lwas we are breakin' ! Seriously Robin, what an opportunity. I, for one, will miss your sarcastic wit...I look forward to reading all your posts all over blog land each day as they make me smile and laugh so hard I pee ! Good luck my friend and Hey, dont you forget about US my dear !!!

Mega hugs,

Siobhan said...

Wow!!! Congratulations! How exciting. I'm a firm believer that you need to enjoy life and post when you can, don't stress about it. We'll be here happy to read whatever you're squaking about. ;)

Again, congratulations!

Tolentreasures said...

Congratulations, Robin! What a great opportunity for you, I hope that it is all that you want it to be. I would/will miss your comments. I always wait to see what you have to say! I wish you the very best in your new endeavor!


Theresa said...

That is wonderful, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Do not wonder... ofcourse you will be missed, I think we share the same wit,and I just love that! I am in awe right now, those books look huge! I am myself reading a smaller book one, Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Max and i enjoy it very much thank you ;)
Wishing you all the best! t.xoxoxoxo

Vicky said...

Congrats on your new 'Change'. What a wonderful teacher you'll be in all of your 'crankiness'!!
That snow dog is I have to go and look up blsti, I mean blasti...blast it all I got go find the word again and then go look it up!!!

Leontien said...

Oh my gosh that is great news! I am so happy for you! And yes change is hard but i am sure your going to be just fine!!!

Big big hugs

Heather @ Post Road said...

Oh! Awesome!! I'm so happy for you :) thanks for always being such a dear!!!

Good luck with your new endeavor!

Vicki said...


We will miss you but good news for you! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Rhissanna said...

Yes! Yes! We'll miss you! But you're wonderful and you'll make a wonderful teacher! Get plenty of sleep and take lots of vitamins. Kids are great and we love them, but they're also filthy little plague carriers. How do I know? I used to be a teacher...

TheRustyThimble said...

OH my I had to travel aways to get here and post a comment, wow what a wonderful outpouring of love to you.

So here is mine dear Robin, many blessings to you as you embark on this new journey, So happy for you!!

You will be truly missed in Blog land
Well I know I will miss your wonderful comments and replies back to my replies. You are always so sweet and it is a joy to visit with you. I got my graters today thank you!!

Big Hugs
Happy Thanksgiving

White Sheep Farm said...

Congrats Robin!
You will be missed ... as one of my most loyal followers!
But a crow's gotta do what a crows gotta do .... And if you have to fly, well so be it.
The world awaits yous talent.
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Suzanne said...

How exciting,and interesting! My Dad "tried" to retire and now is part-time at his law firm. You will be missed, but you will still be encouraging and touching lives, but in a different venue. Happy teaching!