Friday, March 20, 2009

Goodbye, My Friends!

I'm sorry to have to break the sad news, but I'm leaving. You have all become such good friends, which makes leaving all the more difficult. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you--to have laughed with you, cried with you, and even e-mailed some of you. But the truth is I just can't stay any longer.

I don't want to worry you, but life is a little tough right now. No, I'm not dying or anything morbid like that. But the fact is I have responsibilities that are not being met! And being the responsibile person that I am, I can't continue slacking off any longer. I cannot continue shirking my duties. I can't allow myself to be addicted to your blogs any longer!

I'm sorry it had to come down to this--to a face off! But, it's either you or them and, unfortunately, I've got to choose them! My parents taught me to be a woman of honor--to do the right thing. And so, that's why I have to leave.

If I don't look my duty square in the face and leave now, then I am in danger of ending up here! Shudder!

So I must choose the path of responsibility. I can't take this path lightly. It is serious business.

I know all of you would do the same thing if you were in my shoes. Heck, maybe some of you have already been there and you understand exactly what I'm facing!

So, goodbye, dear friends. I'm going to miss you, but I have to go now.

But I'll be back....

....after they're finished with me.

Did you think I would leave you all forever?
Not in a heartbeat!

Hoping you won't forget me while I'm gone.


Homestay Mama

...if only it were that simple!


  1. oh nooooo!!! don't let the IRS get to you too! I guess they get everyone... eventually.
    good luck with everything, I will await your return :)

  2. I just about had heart failure...but so glad that this is just a so long for now!
    Wish I could think of some really good zingers about the IRS to leave you with...but honestly, I can't think of a one, that I could "say" ou tloud;)

  3. *WHEW* ! You had me worried there! I understand how it is, (I was even thinking of you when I woke up this morning) but just remember that we'll be here when things settle down for you!

    Good for you, for taking your responsibilities seriously, but just rememember that "all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy". You still need to find time for yourself, whether it be gardening, reading a good book or whatever...

    May God Bless you... and you KNOW where I live, girlfriend! ;-)

    *HUGE Hugs!!*

  4. I thought I was going to click in and find that your title was just a teaser's not......:-(

    I will miss your thoughtful, warm posts but also understand that there are seasons for everything. I will send you my phone number (if I didn't already - can't remember) and maybe we can connect this summer when I'm up that way.

    I'll look forward to you coming back or maybe just an update once in awhile? I'll keep your blog active on my list and I'll be happy when it pops up one day!

    Blessings as you do whatever it is you need to do.

    With Love,


  5. Hey HM!

    Just had to run over to Tatersmama to see what she's doing and read your comment on her introducing us to "the old guy." You were wondering what I was talking about with vows of celibacy, etc.

    You deserve to understand what we're talking about so you don't think you've lost your mind (or we have....well.....okay...we have).

    Katie and I are both huge Nacho Libre fans (It's a movie - don't know if you've heard of it - not everyone has) and we quote each other lines from it all the time and imbed them in our comments back and forth to each other. She just did it on a comment on my party blog! So if we don't make sense to anyone else - and I'm SURE we don't - that's why! LOL!

    Anyway, when I saw you wondering I thought I had to give you a "send off" explanation. :) You can't be absent from us for awhile AND scratching your head!