Monday, November 21, 2011

A Fond Farewell (sort of!)

I've been procrastinating writing this post -- I'm sure you've noticed the neglect my blog has suffered of late! Douglas and I decided to get rid of our home Internet connection for a season, which went into effect at the beginning of this month. This is partly to cut out an unnecessary financial expenditure, and partly because we both felt we were too addicted to the Internet. It's been a few weeks now, and I'm truly surprised at how little I miss it -- mostly the convenience of looking up a recipe, checking the weather forecast, or things like that.

I initially thought that if we got rid of our Internet connection, I would give up blogging altogether -- but when push came to shove, I'm having a hard time severing something I've enjoyed so much over the past five years. So, I decided to semi-retire instead. My posts will be much more infrequent, since my Internet time is so limited, but I hope to continue posting from time to time, especially my sewing projects.

I will also be changing the comments so that all comments need to be approved by me before they show up. I've been blessed not to have to deal with much spam or unkindness through the comments feature, but this will just give me an extra measure of peace about the content of my blog when I'm not around to check on it every day.

Thanks for hanging in there with me! It's a blessing to be able to share the small beauties with which God has enriched my life at home. I'm always glad to hear from you, either in the comments or by e-mail (my address is in my blogger profile). God bless you, dear friends!


  1. Hi Laura
    I've been a reader of your blog for years. Always enjoyed your sewing projects and tidbits about your lovely family.
    Yes, I know what you mean, my husband and I are always looking for ways to "downsize" our bills, and even when we do it never seems enough, unfortunately.
    Anyway, Iam happy to see your not giving up blogging permanently, for I shall surely miss it!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, and I shall definitely keep checking on your posts to read about your sewing projects, etc...
    God bless

  2. We'll miss you and your lovely posts! Hope you enjoy your time away from cyberspace...

  3. Awww, I must confess to feeling a bit sad, but the internet can be so addictive. Good for you! I'm so glad you will still be blogging, I really do enjoy reading your posts and seeing your lovely photographs :-) xxx

  4. I always enjoy it when you find the time to post and will look forward to future updates - no matter how infrequent they are.

  5. I am glad that you will not give it up entirely! Your space here is a beautiful one and the Internet would be bleaker without it. I certainly love your posts, no matter how infrequent!!

    And I totally understand about the internet. Your babies are only young once....spending more time with Edmund or engaging in your favorite pastimes will be so much more beneficial to you in the long run....more time to read books, sew, etc!!! Enjoy your sweet family and the holiday season.

  6. You will be missed, but I'll continue stopping by for the occasional hello! Especially to see about the new wee one coming this spring! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! :)

  7. Aww, Laura, I always get excited when a new post by you comes up in my reader. I'm sorry to see you cut back on blogging, but I understand how the internet is a leech of time and money! Best wishes!


  8. Laura, I, too, will miss reading your sweet posts! you are making a wise decision no matter how hard it seems now. Trust in the Lord and in Douglas's instincts as a husband and father! We must pray for our men that the God of Heaven will give them the wisdom and courage to stand for the right!
    I will check back from time to time, and if you have a moment, come and say hello!! maybe I will see you at the little fellowship to do Clementine Pattern needlework in January! God bless you, sweet friend!