"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shufflin' off to Buffalo...

When I worked in a hospital I was a
Health Unit Coordinator.
It was an intense job, not nursing intense,
but it had it's moments. I had to know where everyone
on the floor was, patients, doctors, nurses, techs, etc.
We would have some pretty tough days
(especially during a full moon)
and would often talk about needing to take
a mental health holiday.
Well, I need to take a mental health holiday.
for my sanity...
I am trying to deal with some difficult
situations here, some health problems
some 'family' problems.
and now that
all the hoopla is over
from the spectacular wedding,
I have no choice but to face them and take care of things.
I am stepping back for awhile
I don't know how long.
It might be today
it might be weeks
it might be for good.
I can't make any promises at this point.
You all have been my lifeline
in the past,
are why I started this blog and I have
been blessed to have met so many wonderful friends.
I will be checking in on all of you
from time to time,
and will comment accordingly.
Please know that I
thinking of you all... with a smile =;))


  1. Jojo, I completely understand how you feel. I took the better part of two weeks away from a toxic situation only to have the person go toxic on me again in the end. However, I trust my instincts and my faith and both guided me through it. I did my wee bit of feeling sad and now, I'm over it. I pray you too will find comfort in your decisions as you venture forward. I hope you won't be a stranger but understand it if you are for a while. Come back when you ready. I'll be here. Take care.

  2. Been right there with you JoJo. You take of you. You are what is important. I'll be here for you. Take care my friend.

  3. It is unfortunate that situations arise that cause such situations one must step back & remove their self from them ... been there, waited way too long to take the step but when it happened it was like lifting a cloud of darkness into the light once again walking down the path with joy & great release.

    May you find this same joy & light to fill your life. Don't let the darkness keep you back ... we are all here for you. Prayers are lifted for you ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. We'll miss you! Come back when you can!

  5. You know what you need to do, so just trust that we will be with you in spirit while you do it.

    I'll miss you, but I will be here when you get back (and I trust that you will be back...I'm stubborn like that).

    You've been a wonderful friend, offering your unique sense of humor and support to me when I needed it. I hope I can offer the same to you. Take care.

  6. JoJo, if blogging is your lifeline, than you should continue but not at the daily pace.
    We will all be here for you.
    Pray and meditate.

  7. Good luck takin' care of business.

    You'll be missed. :)


  8. Hi Jojo, Boy will I miss you. You are an inspiration and I know you must have so much on your plate. I am glad that you can recognize what you need and then follow through with that. Good luck and blessings to you.
    Big hug,

  9. I will miss you Jojo!!! Please keep in touch and let me know that you are OK. We are sisters in heart!!

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

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  11. I always hate to pretend to place myself in someone else's shoes and say that I understand, but I think that I can sort of relate. When things get a bit much for me, I call it Time to Go Fishin'.... and I tend to fish a lot.

  12. Howdy Jojo
    Oh sweetie please take care of yourself.
    We all need to walk away from things sometimes to sort stuff out.
    Let me know if there is anthing I can do .
    Maybe send you a stupid joke in the mail,a smile,a prayer or hug via e-mail or snail mail.
    OR the best thing of all I will be here and shut my mouth .
    You just know that I will be thinking good thoughts for you .
    I will be praying for good things to work out for you.
    In the meantime love,hugs,smiles,and a few tears as I will misss your sweet blog.
    Thank you fo being in my blog life .
    Blessings of joy to you .
    Happy Trails
    I love sending out snail mail.
    With No obligation to return anything only to recieve.

  13. Oh, I do hope it is not a looooooong stay away. I shall miss you and your random insanities, sweet friend. Please do say "Hi" at Wisteria and Roses now and again.

    enJOY your respite, sweet friend.

    Hugs til next time ~~

  14. TY for popping over today with your note, Jojo. Hope things settle down for you ... don't you know that I am here if you need to talk. I said a prayer for you, hope it helps. TTFN~ Marydon

  15. We will miss you but we'll all be here waiting for you when ever you are up to it.
    We all understand......

  16. Jojo, I will certainly miss you. I have enjoyed our friendship and hope to hear from you occassionally. In the meantime, I'm praying for you, my friend.


  17. I will be praying for you! Please do continue to stop in to visit my blog. I understand about needing a break from blogging, though.

    If you are comfortable with giving me your email, just click on the email link on my "About Me" page. You can send it to me that way.

    Regarding your question...Trixie never showed up, so I had to rely on my own detective skills! Haha..

    Take care, Jojo!

  18. Take all the time you need my friend...rest, rest, and rest again.

    We'll be here if you can ever come back.


  19. Hey JJ! I know what you're talking about...sometimes you just have to step back. You don't know how long and sometimes not even exactly why, but it just feels like you can't do it all, all the time.

    Times change; things change. All you can do is the best you can do, at any given time. I hope everything goes better than you expect and that you will want to come back, even if not the same as before.

    There are certainly plenty of us who will be waiting!

  20. G'morn, Jojo ~ I hope all is going well for you. Maybe today you can pop over for a visit & view yesterday & today's posts ... best wishes ... just thinking about you today. TTFN ~ Marydon

  21. Sending light and prayers your way.

  22. I understand more than you know. Part of my reason for ceasing my blog was all the family stress I have going on with my kids...one needs to get his military records straightened out before he can transfer, one can't seem to find herself or a job and will be 32 in October and my little one just wants this last surgery to be successful so she can have a life. I'm here for you in whatever way you need and you're in my prayers.

  23. I hope everything gets better for you. Take care and keep your chin up!


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