Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I want to thank all of you who have made such wonderful comments and sent such encouraging emails as a result of my last post.

I guess I really did not realize how many wonderful friends I have made through the years......

Anyway.....we will be home in AZ soon...and it will be so much easier for me to answer emails.  Emailing while traveling is so very complicated....and you all know what a TECHNOSLUG ......I am.  LOL LOL LOL

After reading all of your responses,  I have come to realize that I have let a few negative people drive my decision....sometimes that is easy to do in this complicated world of ours.

Therefore, I plan on continuing my blog and refuse to let a few negative people affect me to such an extent....but probably will be "pulling the shade down for a while" one of you beautiful ladies suggested.  I still will be visiting blogs but probably will be putting my posting on the back burner for a bit.

Once again, ALL OF YOU are the very best!!


Picture:  Not mine.....from somewhere on the internet....can't remember where


  1. I am so glad that you are going to continue blogging. As Shakespeare put it "to thine own self be true" If you want to share the beauty, many (myself included) will appreciate it. There is enough bad stuff without dwelling on it. Can't wait till you are back in AZ.

  2. Jo, I am SO happy that you are keeping your blog!!! You're right, why let negative people affect your choices in life. Your positive influence is the blogosphere is needed and appreciated. x

    It's always good to get back home, isn't it? Tho you'll probably miss travelling too. Arizona is one place I always wanted to visit, mainly due to me strong interest in the Navajo, Hopi and Apache Native peoples.

    I'm looking forward to your future posts.

    Travel safe and well,
    Serena x

  3. Yay! You're so right not to let the Negative Nellies of the world drag you down. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  4. Oh. Great news. I seem to have been reading this a lot lately, rude and nasty comments left for others. So sad, but I can only imagine how their lives must be to treat others like that. Does not excuse that behavior mine you.

    I am working on a jubilee quilt to mark the year I turned 50. I took the blocks to the quilt shop in hopes of picking out some sashing fabrics. The lady was so rude and practically turned up her nose at my scrappy blocks. She clearly thought they were ugly and was in no way interested in helping me or making a sale. I felt terrible as I thought they were really pretty. They are pretty...and I almost let her dictate how I felt about it. Some people these days have clearly forgot their manners.

    Hang in there!!! There are more positive folks than negative I do believe.

  5. You just made my day. I am so very happy that you have chosen to stay.

  6. Yay..hooray..I am so thrilled you are staying gals have to stick together now don't we! I am happy you feel better about it all..and hugs to you..enjoy the rest of your travels!
    Blessings and sparkles!

  7. ...i big smile with thine heart! ~ loOking forward to the beautiful journey together!...(: ...xXx... ...Samantha...

  8. Dearest Josette, Continue to write because it is something you enjoy. I am a "glass is half full" girl. Like you, I didn't begin my blog to sell anything, vent or share my trials and tribulations. I began because I love to write, to encourage and inspire, and if I give someone a chuckle...that is even better. I believe beneath every misstep in life there is a blessing to be found. If someone gets happy off of someone else's misery, let them open a newspaper. Please don't allow others to stop you from doing something you enjoy or doing it the way that makes you happy. Your photographs are lovely. Be safe. When you begin writing again please let me know. Best wishes to you. Be safe!

  9. I am so pleased you will stay a blogger. I understand how it is with traveling. With our travel it has changed my blogging, reading and research time. Still adjusting.

    Blogging is a for me, to share, to express, to learn, it is a good thing.

    whatever you choose let it be just for you!

    unkind persons love to share their misery.......try to ignore them, as you said.

    you may email me.....address on my profile.

    people who privately manage their life and share the cream of life are very special. you. are. special.

    love & ((hugs))

  10. Dear Jo,
    You have nothing but a kindness for everyone and I am so happy you will not be closing your blog.
    I thank you so much for coming over to meet Sophia and Josette.. Yes! Josette.. I am so happy you enjoyed viewing.
    Safe travels.

  11. Thank you for deciding to continue with this blog. Keep writing.

  12. I am so wonderfully pleased that you decided to keep this lovely place open and alive. Your blog is the perfect representation of you and the beauty within your heart and soul and it would be a shame to let the opinions of the few take that beauty away from all of us who truly love you! With love and hugs always, Mitzi

  13. I'm behind on reading blogs and just read your good-bye. Don't you dare do that to me. (notice this is all about me).Your blog is the most beautiful one I read and you have no idea how that makes my day. You help me see the beauty of the world which I can't seem to find on my own. I am so excited you've rethought your decision. Thank you.

    It's only going to be 78 on Friday and that is much too cold for me right now. But next week should be just about perfect. High 80's and low 90's. Yippee!

  14. wonderful news!
    what a day this has golden learned how to get in the car by himself, and you will return to share your beautiful blog with us. happy day!!

  15. Hi Jo,
    I am catching up here and I am so happy you ARE NOT going to stop blogging. I love your blog and all the beautiful posts and photos you share with all of us. The mayority of us in Blogland love you, so please stay with us!

  16. Hooray Hooray Hooray Dear Jo!!!
    Take time for you, take care of you, and know that there are many more of us out there who care about you and appreciate what you do and who you are, than those who (in my humble opinion) who have no business leaving negative comments anyway..heee...
    ( one is forcing them to visit...)
    I am very happy you decided to continue...take care and be well!
    Much love,
    - Irina :)

  17. I am so glad that you are going to carry on blogging. I can't always comment if I am reading at work and I'd I do I often end up in spam (!) but I do enjoy your blog. Have fun whilst travelling xxx

  18. I'm so happy Jo! Can't wait til you come back. Just remember--it's how you feel about yourself that's important, not what others "think" they know about you. Bless you.

  19. Yay Jo! So happy that you are keeping your blog and that you won't allow a couple of sour grapes spoil the fun or your spirit.


  20. Oh Jo I am so pleased you have re-considered...I love to pop in now and then and see where you are!

  21. Don't let the negative Nellie's stop you from doing things you enjoy...NO MATTER what that may be.
    YAY...I'll keep my eye open for any new posts from you, I am doing a few cartwheels for ya. (and that's hard, cause I am NOT as limber as I used to be) OK, maybe a cartwheel isn't a good idea after all.

  22. you scared the crap out of me for moment there Jo. I was beginning to feel like the world was indeed falling apart in blogland. So many are commenting how they're struggling in one way or another, disappearing only to reappear to announce they are leaving altogether or feign a strained cheer just for readers....then all I see left are the ones selling their etsy's/ebay's etceteras or into decor delirium and then I really want to leave blogland too :D Personally I love hearing any kind of story, painful or beautiful, from real people...that is LIFE. I just don't like seeing REAL and sensitive authentic people go away....your blog is gorgeous. You only need a few good companions in blogland as I discovered, and they are those who choose to stay no matter what....right?

  23. Good for you! I have been absent a lot due to family and health issues. I blog for enjoyment and you should not let rude or unkind people take up space in your brain or let them get under your skin like that.It is your blog and why should you stop blogging because of a handful of miserable people. I am so glad you decided to continue blogging for your self.~Ames

  24. Hello Jo, just popped in after weeks of blog bake. Sooo glad you have decided not to quit blogging! I am not very good at leaving comments behind, but I always read your blog and I should really miss all your lovely posts! Blessings from Pam in Norway

  25. Delighted to learn that you will continue with your blog, and that you are not going to let the negative people spoil your fun and the lovely connections that you have made on your blog.

  26. Sometimes we just need to take a break. I've gotten behind on blog reading lately, so I was surprised by your last post and glad to see this one! You have been a steadfast blog friend to me, and I was worried that you were already "gone" and I had not had a chance to thank you. Whatever you decide to do, you have been a shining light in blog world, and you are much appreciated.


Your comments enrich my soul. I love hearing from you.


Part of celebrating Memorial having memories. Sophie we will ALWAYS miss you!! Jo