Monday, December 10, 2007

Blogging sabbatical


Yep, it's that time of year. We made it through the first birthday, but there are two more, plus Christmas, before this month is over.

I'd really like to emerge from this season with at least some of my brain cells intact, still happily married, and with my children still loving me. And since I'm not that great of a multitasker, I have to streamline.

SO...

I'm signing off for a few weeks.

I'll still be around, but probably not much. While I'm gone, I'm going to be evaluating the purpose of my blog, and (much as I love blogging and getting to know each of you) I'm taking a pondering look at where, in what form - or IF - it fits in my set of priorities right now.

Will keep you posted on that one....

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In the meantime,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Raising Five family to yours!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

31 comments:

Mommy-fied said...

I totally understand. I've slowed down with my posts too as it's just too crazy at this time of the year and I want to enjoy my kids, my family and myself!

I hope you have a great sabbatical and wishing you a very, very blessed Christmas!

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Enjoy your sabbatical!

I'm hoping you'll continue to blog...you have alot of wisdom to share...but that's just the selfish side of me!

Merry Christmas!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for what you've shared on this blog - it's been a blessing.

Family O'Foxes said...

Merry Christmas!
I love reading your blog because it gives me hope. :)
~Amy

Dimple Queen said...

You will be missed! I too get so much from your posts. They are a blessing! Enjoy your family!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

fAiThFuL cHiCk said...

Of course, I selfishly hope you return to blogging. But, you know I understand the need to keep blogging in the correct order of priorities (i.e. much lower than just about everything else).

You guys have a very Merry Christmas. Be safe and enjoy the time together.

love,
faithful chick

Caroline said...

Have a great break...

Please, please, please continue blogging...you are an encouragement to me and many others raising five..or four...or whatever. ;-)

Rachel Anne said...

I'm just glad I still get to call you! Don't ever take a sabbatical from your phone or I will be in trouble. I think you are wise to do what you have to do...I love your quote "live first, blog later," and I think of it often!

Marc and Charity said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you have a wonderful blogging break :)

Beck said...

Enjoy your blogcation, Katherine!
I'd miss you terribly if you stopped blogging but your real life HAS to come first, of course. And merry Christmas to you.

Org Junkie said...

Katherine, you will definitely be missed but we all understand and are in the exact same spot. Family must come first. Many blessings to you this Christmas season. Enjoy your break!

Laura

Marian said...

Merry, merry Christmas!

Terry said...

If you don't come back, you'll be missed. You blog is the perfect combination of the humorous and the profound, which is no easy thing to achieve. We understand that you must put first things first. I've already considered that my own blogging run may very well come to an end after we have this baby. Enjoy your break and have a very Merry Christma.

Jen said...

Enjoy your holiday and will talk to you when its over......enjoy yourself.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Well.

First of all, Merry Christmas to you and your funderful family.

Second of all, Wah. I completely agree that your family comes before us crazy internets, I am oh, so selfish! I will really miss your cute posts, your profound posts...just all of them!

Here's hoping you return refreshed and ready to roll. :>)

Vicky said...

Have a Merry Christmas!

Obviously your family's needs come first, but selfishly I hope you continue blogging even if it's only every once in a while. I love the parenting wisdom that you share and I often forward links to your blog on to my friends.

Thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge!

Etta said...

Hope you have a wonderful, restful, joyous time of celebrating our Lord's birth.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Lisa@Take90West said...

Merry Christmas, Katherine!

I agree with all the other commenters, your blog teaches and inspires me so much...but I do understand.

Susanne said...

Have a wonderful break with your family! I'm sure you'll be full of wonderful stories when you return and I look forward to that. Merry Christmas, Katherine!

Anonymous said...

Oh Katherine,
I ditto what all the others have said...your real family must come first...BUT your blog has ministered to me over the last year so much. Your faith is so authentic and you are so full of wisdom. Thank you so much for sharing. You've pointed me back to Him more than once and I appreciate that. Have a blessed Christmas. Enjoy your sabbatical! kathryn f

Keri Ann said...

And a very merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you're able to slow down enough to enjoy it, and that you all stay healthy through it all!

Andrea said...

Katherine,
Here's hoping you get all done what you need to get done during this sabbatical. 'Cause that's what it is, just a sabbatical...right? Ok, good, we have that settled. :)

(Seriously, I feel for you...THREE December birthdays? I only have on on 12/19, and it always throws me for a loop! When are your children's BDs in December?)

Have a wonderful, restful, Christmas.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Let me echo the others by saying that I do so hope you'll return to blogging, even if it's just once a month. Really! I feel I have learned so much from you in such a short time. BUT, I do totally get that life is first and blogging comes much, much later.

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family and many wishes for a blessed new year.

Anonymous said...

Katherine,

I haven't commented in a long time, but I daily pop by for your latest entry. GOD HAS USED YOU BLOG SO MUCH IN MY LIFE! Having 5 kids myself, but with the oldest one being 8 yrs old, I feel like you are my glimpse into the future.

I soak up tidbits from how you and your hubby handle things, from the decisions you make, and from how you view things.

Thank you. Thank you.

May your Christmas be a wonderful one of worshipping our Savior in all His glory.

Blessings!
Chris

FirstLady said...

I'll miss you terribly. I hope that you continue to blog. Enjoy the break !

Have a happy holiday !

http://firstlady2be.blogspot.com/

Carla Stream said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time and God Bless us everyone!

Mommy Cracked said...

Go take care of your family and enjoy the holidays! You will be missed, and I sincerely hope you will continue your blog because I really enjoy reading it!

Joy said...

I'm pretty much out of the blogging world for the holidays too, so I understand. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!

Anonymous said...

HAve a very happy holiday season. Our Birthday months are Feb 25, Feb 27, March 4, March 5, March 6This includes grandma, Brother in law, and sisters. I am so very glad that we don't have to have a BIG holiday in the middle of all this but....we get to breathe until May and June when we do it all over again.

Enjoy your time away---You will be missed. Happy Holidays :)

voni said...

Merry Christmas Blogging Friend!!!

Anonymous said...

Just hoping you're going to continue blogging. I visit regularly, and only have 2 kids, but frequently feel overwhelmed with the spiritual responsiblity of parenting and your site is a major encouragement!

Rest. please return : )

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