Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Remember Me....

I debate, as I type, whether I should put a question mark behind those two words, or just a period.

I really don't know where to begin, or, exactly, where I left off.  Don't know if I'm "picking up where I left off," or just "leaving off."

Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure where I have even been....
Other than, looking for a soft place to fall.

Things in Nod have been a little kittywampus of late.

I can't, and won't, go into the particulars, as it is a hodgepodge of a mess.
Broken computers, broken wash machines, broken knees, broken well pumps, broken expectations, broken wings.  Empty wells.

But I am here.

A sweet friend recently reminded that faith and reason are necessary companions, and like two wings on an aircraft, both are necessary to maintain flight.  I just need now to nurture that particle of faith that is still within me, and let it - and the hope it produces - be an anchor....to my reason and my soul.*

I do apologize, though, for falling so abruptly into the abyss.  I cannot promise I will be anything more than "sporadic" in the days to come at least for some time, but I do hope some of you will "remember me."


In my absence, I neglected to thank Miss Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe for her generous gift of this sweet chart and beautiful hand-dyed floss.

Nancy has been a true inspiration to me.  Although she is carrying more crosses than many of us, she is consciously and joyfully intent on leaving an indelible legacy of generosity and kindness.  Thank you dear Nancy....(And, by the way - Nancy is hostessing one of the grandest giveaways ever starting December 1st....the link in on my sidebar....)

So, there you have it....the mystery of the disappearing crow demystified.  It probably wasn't what you were expecting but, then again, neither was I.

Wishing you all a Thanksgiving of peace and plenty!




*Paraphrased from a talk by Marcus Nash.

39 comments:

Laurie said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend, sorry things have been bumpy but tomorrow is another day,

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Robin,
Yes, I do remember you. There have been many, including myself, amiss from blogging. Good to see you post and wanted to wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving. We all need to keep Faith in these times of tribulation.
Nancy is truly a generous lady~
Blessing,
Jean

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi my Feathered Friend...yes to question mark or period...I do and will remember you. So sorry for all your troubles! Hope things will be resolved, and that your wings will soon work together to bring your life back into balance.
Take good care...and hope you get to enjoy Thanksgiving a bit...
Robyn
P.S. We are currently without our washer after returning from a week away. I'm out of patience...and underwear!

Woman Seeking Center said...

Weary tho your heart must be ~ worn to thread-bare your cleverness, stay strong dear crow, stay strong.

Or as the UK quip states
"REMAIN CALM AND CARRY ON"** Oft easier to say than to do I know.

I'll be urging the universe to ease its snarling towards you ~ I think you've survived more than sufficiently to warrant a rest by the sense of exhaustion layered within your words here.

Hugs, Issy ***Wine helps to 'carry on'

Prims By The Water said...

So sorry to hear you are having issues and problems. My dad always told be that even a bumpy road leads to somewhere and faith will lead you down the right path. Take care my friend and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and wishes also to snow dog. Janice

prims by olde lady morgan said...

You are impossible to forget my friend! I am sorry that your woos' of late are many, sigh, I only hope in the coming month things look brighter and I also hope lil crow is healing well! thinking of you and yes you are missed! hurry back! OLM

HomeSpunPrims said...

You've been greatly missed and not forgotten. Praying for better days ahead for your family. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Big hugs, Lori

Raymond Homestead said...

Sorry you are having some rough times :-( Hope things start looking up for you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be thinking of you!

Angie said...

Hope things get better~Happy Thanksgiving!

peggy said...

I know we all remember you even if absent for a little while. We count on you to be there and the skies are gonna clear up for our Cranky Crow.

annie said...

So sorry to hear of turbulent air gusts affecting your flights & ground landings. I hope you can feather your nest and find ease when you can. Bless you, dear friend.

The crows here have been most cantankerous. They caw and fuss from the old dead sycamore tree in the back yard. The limbs often break, under the weight, and they begin to drop.

But you know what? God sends the breeze and it lifts them up in unexpected strength that they knew not they had. Hugs!

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh dear sweet Miss crow you.....so sorry to hear that things are not so bliss in Nod? sort of sounds like my non nod land at the moment.

In fact lately I have just wanted to find a place to hide at!
so I am hoping for things to get better.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Hugs
Brenda

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh dear sweet Miss crow you.....so sorry to hear that things are not so bliss in Nod? sort of sounds like my non nod land at the moment.

In fact lately I have just wanted to find a place to hide at!
so I am hoping for things to get better.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Hugs
Brenda

Robyn ♥ said...

Oh sweetie, I have been thinking of ya lately. I'm sorry things aren't going well...I'm kinda there myself too. I have been on a "fake it till I make it" mode. Trying to get my mindset on a positive and hope the rest follows. Take care my sweet friend! Hugs!!

oldgreymare said...

a bumpy road can do two things.
flatten your tires
or give you a strong back and solid ass. :D

these two shall pass, not always easily, but pass they will,
as time is determined to march on.

try to remember to just ......breathe <3

Jacqueline said...

Here is hoping that life gets easier with some pleasant experiences along the way.

Maybe it is darker before the dawn and tomorrow will bring the dawn.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Life sometimes takes a unexpected turn, we as bloggers will still be here for you when that road allows you to take a moment to blog.

Hope that all turns out for the good, and that your life goes smoothly once again.

Jen

Kim said...

Robin, we will never forget you. I hope your faith and the knowledge that your buddies are always behind you will help you get through this rough patch.
Big hugs, Kim

marly said...

How could we possibly forget you? I'm sorry things haven't been going well. I don't know if it's better to have everything hit at once or space it out over months. I hope things improve and problems subside. Until then, we will all be here thinking of you! Happy Thanksgiving.

Lisa Schindler said...

Robin, I have been thinking of you and have not forgotten. Hoping someday it works out for us to meet up again to go antiquing or a finishing/crafting day. Stay strong. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, I have a fondness for crows so you are never forgotten..... sorry to hear about the bumps, we are here for you.......Wishing you and yours a Warm Thanksgiving, Hugs Francine.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Happy Thanksgiving Robin :) and all storms have to lift eventually, and behind the clouds the sun is still shines :) It's just around the corner, we have had many trials this you too, so many it's crazy, washing machine broke down too, lol, actually so many things broke it felt like here was more broke than functional. lol What the hay. n-e-who. Wishing you much relief and breaks in clouds. Have a happy holiday x

~Sara said...

Good to hear from you! Sending hugs, and prayers. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving ~Sara

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Sorry to hear you are going through a rough spot.Praying you will soon be on the upswing again.-----Jan

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Dang it Robin, I hate those parts of The Journey where the road is bumpy...rocky, sometimes there's a big ole mudhole...weirdos on the side of the Journey path throwing stones at ya...Hope you find smooth pavement soon sister! Hang tough! ~*~Lisa

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

You will not be forgotten. Keep your head up and be strong. Hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Janet

Shirlee said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear friend. Will email soon.

kelley said...

Wondering where you've been...sorry life has been so overwhelming lately...wishing peace to your heart and soul...

Simple Pleasures said...

Reflecting on everything I have to be thankful for and wishing abundant blessings for all my friends and family.
~May the good things in life be yours in abundance Not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year~
XoXo
Michelle
Simple Pleasures

Firecracker Kid said...

Even more reason for you to be thankful my friend. So glad to read you're hanging in there :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs~Carol

Simple Thyme Prims said...

Wishing you the best!..Happy Holidays..

blessings,
Ronda

Trace4J said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!
I have been thinking of you and Lil Crow.
Praying for you Friend and sending you a big giant squeeeze the sutffin out of ya hug.
(I give good hugs :)
Woolie Love & Blessings
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

frontporchprims said...

Don't worry. Someone like you can't be forgotton. You have been there for so many of us....now it's our turn.
-Steph-

bettyj said...

just remember, Joy comes in the morning. We all have our valleys but it sure makes us thankful for our mountains. Prayers for your joyful morning to come soon.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Hoping your days will be brighter and the burdens lighter! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

my dear friend who allllways makes me laugh with your witty comments....i am looking in the hole that i am in and calling your name thinking that you may be in the same abyss that i am in...but i think cause we are so far away, the hole is a different one. time slips away and our days become complex and then there is the expectations of blogging...and man! daunting needs of life...but i am fine, as you asked. just been so busy with, well - you know - life and the stuff that fills each second of our day. you can talk to me anytime...i am here to hear. faith...yes, it is a must. lead by faith, not by sight. know i adore you and am always here....xo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

ps: i had my pic taken with oded fehr...the actor....yesterday he and his family shopped at our antique mall! all i asked was if i could capture a pic of him loading a book case (my favorite one in the store...and i had hoped to buy it someday)...but instead, he gave my phone to his wife and the rest was history. ha! we even have the same birthday!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

How in the World could you ever be forgotten!
I haven't been around much either ~ do you think they'll remember me???
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Siobhán said...

Awww, big hugs. You are definitely not forgotten! The last few years have been hard and I've clung to my friend's comment that she got from her pastor. "If God led you to it, He will lead you through it.". Sometimes that seems very trite but other times it's what gets me to put one foot in front of the other. Blog when you can--your friends will understand that life comes before blogging. Big hugs!