So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night

I've been thinking about calling it a day with the blog for a bit. But I didn't want to do one of those "I'm leaving!" posts only to be all "I can't quit you!" a week later. So I've been waiting till I was 100% sure that it was time to walk away.

So I've set a date based on the advertising that I've sold. I don't want to up and run while folks are still paying for me to write about my big ass or bizarre ebay finds. And I think I might go into withdrawal if i did it quick like a band aid. So the end date is Sept 1. End of summer basically. I wasted way too long looking for a simple, retro countdown clock and found none. So the super sexy Papa Smurf is going to sing my swans song for me.


MySpace Countdown Clocks


I'm still going to do the Etsy shop and the Try Handmade column twice a month. So I hope when it's over I can still see you there! Twitter and I are on probation since she's like a siren luring me into the rocks at midnight when I should be sleeping.

Basically, doing this blog - meeting all the other bloggy folks - has been a huge confidence builder. Made me realize how much I like telling funny stories and doing creative things. And most of all that there are awesome women far beyond my little block of Illinois. Women who are hilarious and smart and talented.

I'm excited to spend more time with the kids, take a writing class, and just generally not have my family complain about seeing the side view of my face rather than the front.

Thanks guys!

17 comments:

Lindsey said...

Aw, I'll miss your blog! I don't comment a lot but I read your blog often and love your sense of humor!

Erika Jurney said...

Here's to looking to the future :)

xoxoxo,
e

Isadari said...

I'm really gonna miss your blog. I check it all the time and it can be a major mood lifter. Good luck to you!

uthostage said...

I recently started following your blog and I'm sad to see it end. I wish you lots of luck with your future endeavors. :)

geelizzie said...

aw, nuts!...she said in an extra whiny tone. I'll miss your blog, but I guess life outside of cyberspace really should take precedent, and, as they say, your kids grow up really fast (believe me, it's true) and better to spend time with them now than with strangers on the internet. Strangers on the internet will always be there, but the moments with your family won't.
Oh, and on your last day of your blog, you and your husband should celebrate with a special night out, or night in..wink wink.

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

I totally get it. Good for you for doing what is best for you. :)

MsPrufrock said...

Bah!

My husband will be happy anyway - he cringes whenever you do a new post featuring some Etsy pieces. Don't tell him about your Twitter updates, shhh...

Kathi D said...

How were you able to decide really and truly and for sure? (she said somewhat enviously)

K said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaa! DOn't leave me! Ok, leave if you must, but I am soooo not buying your stuff. Ok, so I will buy your stuff, but I am NOT telling everyone how much I love it. Ok, I will still tell everyone how much I love it, but I won't like it!

Hugs...

DD said...

So that gives us 129 days to change your mind. Pfft. Plenty of time.

Cathie said...

I'm so bummed! I'm going to miss you blog heaps, it's my favourite!Sniff.

Lulu said...

128 days.....I will read you every day! As if I didn't already.....
But I get it.

And if and when you come back, I'll be waiting!
Lulu

SP said...

Noooo!
How will I see your new goodies and drool over them and plan long nights of inappropriate touching without this?

Max and Pooh said...

I'd like to say "good for you", but I'm far too selfish. So instead I say, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! don't leave us!!!! How am I supposed to start work in the morning without you? Because really, yours is the first blog I read when I turn on the computer.

We'll miss you Lotta. *sniffles*

Karen Sugarpants said...

um.
no.
just no.

i'm throwing a temper tantrum right now. yours it one of my favorite favorite blogs and i really don't want you to quit. like ever.

so no.
you aren't allowed.
sorry.

plumtickled said...

Whyyyyyyyyyyy are you leaving me? What did I do? Don't you love me anymore? Wwaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I shall miss ye, your fun quirky way & how you make laugh out loud.

I totally get your reasons..... rock on Mama!

Leah said...

I will miss your blog!! I love your sense of humor! Don't go, throw us a bone every now and then please!