Friday, April 27, 2007

DOING THE FUNK....

I never quite understood why people felt like they needed to post that they are taking a break from the blogging world...... Until this week.....

Honestly, I am not sure how to get out of this funk.... I have tried to keep my rose colored glasses on for me as well as be positive for others..... "Things will speed up" and "I feel that soon OH SO VERY SOON we will get our referrals". I have touted to others not to pay attention to the rumors.... Advise I have not taken for myself. I have been obsessed with Tate and all Tate related stuff.

I love being part of your lives and the blogging community, but I need to just forget about things for a few weeks and work on ME... I cannot be a positive support to others. I have nothing more to give in that area. So instead I will get back in touch with who I am... I will take walks with Mesa, read non-adoption/Asian related books, cook something difficult and gourmet and time consuming..... Entertain people who will not ask me about the adoption... and just live my life sans the adoption...... It doesn't mean that I love and care for y'all less.... I will be back and after a few weeks catch up on your lives. Just need this for ME.....

I am still hoping that my funk is temporary and that referrals really will speed up.......

Ciao for a few weeks.....

23 comments:

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Oh hang in there Lisa. This lack of info and always hoping for better really just stinks. Take some time for your self but c`ome back when your ready :)

Doris & Dan said...

It is tough! Sucky at times. I can understand that you need this time. Don`t be a stranger!

Keep smilin!

cougchick said...

Enjoy your break and hopefully it will allow you to gain some strength to endure this wait. We'll miss ya!

Kayce said...

So understand your feelings! Enjoy the break and have fun recharging yourself!

Melissa said...

I always really enjoy my breaks.
Everyone needs them here and there.
Something else you might need...a trip down south....hint....hint....say..... maybe July???????

Donna & Joe said...

Wow, you are really taking a break from all things adoption for 3 weeks!!??

Well, I hope you have a nice break and your batteries get charged back up. I'll be interested to see if it really is possible to put the adoption on the back burner and live your life not "on hold" for a while. If it works, I may be next!

Donna :)

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Have a good break. Everyone needs one sometimes....God, i hope things speed up...(and I'm not even wating)

C.J. said...

Enjoy your break...it helps so much.

I'm glad you told us or I'd be worried about ya!

Colleen said...

I totally get this feeling Lisa!! Take care and enjoy time with Mesa.

Jewels of My Heart said...

You are in our hearts and prayers... wish I could make it better... hang in there sweet friend...
The Lord's promise to you...

To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
Isaiah 61:3

One day your precious Tate will be home safely in her Mama's loving arms...
God's Speed

Krista said...

Take a good break. We all need one from time to time.

Maybe you should research flights to Atlanta during your down time? Just a thought...if you were bored, ya know.

Catherine said...

Hey Lisa, Take all the time you need. We're all handling the wait differently and need to do what works best for us. For myself I decided to come to grips with the fact that referrals may not speed up so am preparing myself for it taking 2-3 months to get through each batch. Not nice but with time I've learned to accept it.

Take the time you need and take care of you. We'll be here when you get back and excited to hear of what happened during your break.

L & J said...

Enjoy your break. All your bloggy friends will be here when you return! =)

M3 said...

Sweetie you take all the time you need. This wait does terrible things to your soul and you need to recharge and take care of yourself.

We love you!

Headmeister said...

COMPLETELY understand... relax and regroup chickie, we'll be here waiting for ya when you get back :)

Anne said...

I just found your blog via Tana W. Very sweet! I know its hard...I've waited through the slow down of 2001 and then twice again for waiting children we weren't sure China would say "yes" to. It will happen, and it will be perfect!

Love, love, love the name Tate. We had chosen that as the name for a little girl we lost, "Afton Tayte." We would have called her Tayte. It meant "happiness" in Scandanavian. She is with another family now, and we are so glad that her paperwork made it through! We get photos of her about once a year (yes, the family is very kind) and she is "happiness!"

Best wishes!

OziMum said...

Lisa - I hear ya! The last 2 months have been a hard slog for me. Normally (like you!) I'm the ever optomistic blogger - poo-pooing the rumours and insisting that our referral will come this year. Last month, wiped me out. I couldn't do it anymore. I insisted I wouldn't do any more "bella things" - but funnily, yesterday, I saw the sunshine again, and I'm prepared to believe again.

Enjoy your break. I needed it - and it was medicine for my soul. Enjoy yourself. Pamper yourself (and Mesa!), come back refreshed, strengthened and relaxed!

Lee-Anne

Yes, Minister... said...

Revive and come back positive and anew :D

Kimber said...

I'll miss you but totally understand.

Kim

Headmeister said...

still thinking about ya, wondering if you got the 'funk' out ;)

tracy said...

Enjoy your break! Your not alone in the "funk" feeling of it all. I've been fighting off a hiatus myself. Enjoy your time, it really is our greatest treasure.

Tawni said...

Not sure if you'll be checking in...but, I totally hear you on this. I had to take a blog hiatus for a while too. It helped. I cleaned, I read, I meditated...I moved away from adoption for a while and I found myself again, appreciated my life, my hubs, my boys, my pup, everything that I had put on the backburner...it really helped. Hug.

Tawni

Shannon said...

Hang in and chin up. We'll be here when you get back!