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Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Giveaway, A Winner and a Quandary....

Hooray we have a winner for my lovely book  'Pass me a Smile' by Toyoko Sugiwaka

Fruitful Fusion!   Congratulations, I know you and your children are going to love this book!  Contact me with your postal details and it will be on its way :-)

Don't you just love how serious the boys look when doing the draw for me.  I could use the random number generator but it wouldn't be half as much fun!  

First of all thank you for being so patient with me.  This year has been rushing past so fast and it seems that there are so many things to be done and never enough time to get them done.  It was going to be the year that I got rid of all the unnecessary and cleared the clutter so I could focus on what was really important to me.  

I feel that this year has had a huge start and I feel that I am struggling to keep up and to come to terms with it all.  

I am feeling the sadness from all around and I confess it has made me feel that I am being selfish by doing my blogging.  So many other people are really struggling and I am frittering away time telling everyone how wonderfully creative I have been.  

Is anyone else feeling like this??  I love catching up on my bloglist and seeing what all the lovely creative people have been doing and what is inspiring them.  It inspires me.  I read what you have all been doing and get glimpses into your lives and am amazed by how we can now connect with friends all over the world.   I would miss the connection terribly if I stopped as it can be quite isolating here in the 'Far North' where I live. 

Maybe this low is still me getting over the Shingles that I had in January?  Maybe its hormonal as it is 'That time of my life' and the Pause has a lot to answer for??   I'm not sure but I do know that for me it is a Quandary....Do I or Do I not Blog??  

I have done the original year that I had intended and now have a 'record' of one year of my creative life.  I also enjoy the writing process.  I don't profess to be any sort of Jane Eyre but putting thoughts down on paper so to speak gives me some satisfaction and  contentment and gets it out of my head (it gets pretty cluttered up there these days LOL)  I know I would not stop visiting everyone else's blog and leaving comments because I love seeing what you have all been up to and it helps me feel connected as I mentioned before.

So for me right now the catch-cry is 'One moment at a time'  and I just do what I can do and let go of the rest.  I light a candle and send my blessings to those in need and am grateful for the blessings in our lives.

How are you coping with all the News that has been happening this year??


  1. It`s a big,bad world out there Jenni but you mustn`t let it spoil your own personal happiness.It`s the way the world turns, I`m afraid, good and bad.We all do what we can to get through a week and sometimes life can be so overwhelming that we have to open the lid of the pressure cooker just a little to let some of the steam out! If you love blogging, keep on doing it for that reason but maybe take a wee sabbatical from it for a while and then pop in occasionally for a catch-up. We`ll all still be here, God willing, if and when you decide to come back. I love the connection too with everyone from around the world and would certainly have never had a glimpse into your little piece of Far North Queensland and your wonderful makes had you, or I, never `met` through our blogging.x

  2. OMG OMG OMG!!! Thank you SOOOOO much Jenni!!! What a wonderful surprise! I'm so excited can you tell? Woohoo!!! Thank you for your wonderful generosity! I will be emailing you with my details.

    But on a more serious note, I've loved reading your blog and seeing your lovely creations. I think it's amazing that I, in Saudi Arabia can connect with so many people like you half way across the world, via the blogosphere. It's amazing. But this blog is your space. You have more than every right to take it one moment at a time. A lot is going on in the world and a lot, I'm sure, is going on in your world. It's always good to read your blog, whenever you feel you can post. :)

  3. I was at a meeting the other night and heard a quote that I just loved. It was: We do not know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future.

    That brings me a lot of comfort.

    I too have wondered about the whole blogging thing. I keep thinking I am going to quit but I just love the interaction with others too much and it is my hope that in this difficult world, there is somewhere who might read my blog and find solace in seeing/reading that there is someone out there just like them slogging through life doing the very best that I can.

    I have so enjoyed getting to know you. You do what is best for you and we'll all support you no matter what!

  4. Oh Jenni, I can so empathise. Shall pop a mail in the post to you.

  5. Congratulations to the winner!

    Jenni I love reading your blog and enjoy catching up with what's happening in your world

    At any given moment someone (in fact lots of someones ) are going through trials and tribulations. It does seem that there have been a lot of major happenings in the world in the last few months. If you feel the need to step back then that's what you should do. I'll still be here waiting for when you want to pop back in.

    Blogging is my therapy !

  6. I wonder, dear, if I had been a Jew in Europe during WWII, if there had been blogging back then, if I might have kept hold of hope, reading that somewhere in the world, there was no shadow, and that there were people who loved me for myself, and that someone cared what had happened to me. We throw lifelines out to each other - we entertain, inspire, comfort, urge, support. That is what the net is. And what you write gives me a lot of joy. Snakes and all. You do what you can, when you can. If it's weeks between, you're on my reader and you'll pop up and I'll clap my hands and come a runnin'.

  7. YES i have felt a bit funny about just carrying on (blogging) even though others have been going through great distress. But there has been a lot of good help coming through from some really awesome bloggers too. But we all have to do what we have to do and it's up to how you feel. I hate hormones I blame them for a lot! If only they would stay as they should...

  8. Oh Jenni, it has been a hell of a year and it does make us different on the inside when we are traumatised by other people's suffering, take good care of yourself and try (try!) to remember that the joy you have in life helps you to share and give to others who need it, whether it be financial, friendship or kind thoughts, all of which are equally important XXXXX

  9. Hi Jenni,
    I know you get to the stage you are almost afraid to turn the TV on!
    Anyway, the link for the Butterflies is
    Thanks for visiting SIBOL and Congratulations to the winner of your Giveaway!
    Hugs Suex

  10. What an awesome giveaway - bummer I missed it!!!

    Jodie :)


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