Saturday, November 07, 2015

I'm Enthralled

I'm popping in to share the book I'm immersed in this weekend.
I started it last night and can't put it down.
The Kindle version is only $1.99 on special at the moment.
Find it to download HERE.
I wanted to read it when it first came out in 2007 but never did.
What a life.


I'll be back in a few days. I've been having thoughts of abandoning this blog for personal reasons, but I know the feelings I'm having about it will pass because I've had them before. I've just been very emotional this past week (over the same old things I've talked about here before so I'll refrain from rehashing it). It just never goes away. I get a respite from it for a while and can be happy as a clam, and then it all comes crashing down on top of me again. I find it very unfair that certain people can keep up with my life and goings on through reading this blog. I never feel completely free with this one last tether hanging out there for them. If I ever do want to be completely untethered, I'll have to end this blog, but it makes me angry to think I'll let them take one more thing away from me that makes me happy. FUCKING ASSHOLES!

So I'm going to go bury my head and mind in this book some more and pretend nothing else exists. Thank you, Rue, for giving me someplace to hide for a while.

I'll be back!
See ya.


  1. The book looks really interesting Pammy Sue and I'm glad that it's helping you take your mind of things. It would be SO SAD to have you leave this blog, but I do understand. I have thought of leaving facebook for the same reason. Luckily the people that I'm talking about have never bothered to follow my blog. :-( Family can be a REAL issue at times. Don't let them take aaway your joy. We love you here.

    Blessings always,

    P.S."Do you have snow up there yet? We have a little on the top of Mt. Spokane this morning."

  2. You know the old saying.. the best revenge is living well and being happy? You can take the high road and continue to do your blog and it's okay if those that hurt you can see that you're happy without them. :-) But whatever you decide, those of us who are your blog friends will be here for you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Hi Pammy - Betsy took the words out of my mouth. I know it's easier said than done, but try to rise above it. There are loads of us out here who really love you and your blog. Take heart, sweetpea and God bless you xx

  4. Sorry for the problems your having Pammy Sue. I do hope you don't abandon your blog. I have seen a few blogs where you have to be invited in order to read them.


  5. Awww now that I pass by, you are leaving :(

    Well, i hope you do comeback soon and refreshed. I have done the same thing with my blog and most recently too, as you may have noticed.

    Mean time im going to stick around here for a while checking out your food pictures and the crochetty thingies :)

    Feel better and have a nice weekend.

  6. I'm sorry things are so crummy right now. Your blog is one of my all time favorites. You would be very missed. i don't have a blog but you make me want to have one. I love your crochet, recipes, and honesty. I am on Instagram, smile_bam.

  7. Hi! I'm a lurker and read your blog religiously. I find it fresh and honest. I'm hoping you don't abandon it. I like your posting about crafts, your home, and cooking. Your love for your husband is endearing and makes me think there is real love out there.

    You moved from Texas to Oregon the same time I moved from California to Georgia and, though you don't know it, if feel a kindred spirit. Many times I wish I had the ability to express myself the way you do in your blog. I love my life here in GA however I haven't ventured into my new world the way you have in yours.

    You have an avid reader so I hope you continue.

    Thanks for your fun and frank posts,

    Melinda Grace
    Athens, GA

  8. I will be really sad if you stop blogging Pam. Yours is one of my favourite blogs - always fun, interesting, warm, crazy, and certainly loveable. I agree with the others who have said to try to rise above those who are causing your sadness at the moment. You have many cyber friends and fellow bloggers who would miss you - please don't go. xoxox

  9. javalinda11:06 PM

    Hi Pammy Sue, I agree with everyone. I love your blog, your photos of your dogs, recipes, crochet, your adventures and your courageous heart. I understand the idea behind quitting, but man...You're really one of the greatest. I've lost some love ones this past year my dad, my dog he gave me, my nephew.. I have this huge hole in my heart. You and you're blog have been there all along. The one constant like noone else. You're not afraid to tell it like it is. It's such a comfort to me to come by and see all your new adventures. I hope you won't leave, don't want to add pressure, but I just wanted to say I love all you share. Linda in CA

  10. Hi Pammy Sue! I'm not sure what you mean about why you want to quit your blog, but I can tell you why I did quit FB, and why I've periodically not only stopped blogging, but as is my habit, I delete my blog posts. It is usually because I feel that I am exposed to people that really don't care about me, and yet I kept sharing my life and don't get anything back from some of the people I know read my blog or FB page. I don't know if these are your reasons too but if they are I can understand! I've just recently started blogging again, because I do have a need to keep a record of my days, and I am encouraged by a small number of people that do seem to really care and take the time to read my blog and comment. They keep me going. I'm sorry I've been away from blogging for a long time, but I'm back, and hope to be following you more closely! I am also a crocheter, and reader, and animal lover. Your pictures are wonderful on your blog. For some reason I cannot download pictures now on my computer. It is driving me crazy because I love posting pictures, but for now it is just words on my blog. So I enjoy your pictures a lot!!! HUGS~

  11. Thinking of you Pammy Sue enjoy your book and don't let them spoil the things that make you happy. xxx

  12. I understand what you are saying about blogging, and might i suggest that you can leave out personal stuff ( although we all have learned a lot about you ) and just post recipes and your crochet works and fun pics of other things round town and books and that's it.
    I know this sounds weird but it is kind of what I do, and I do that for the same reason. I don't want to offend anyone, and they don't know that much about me, unless they email me and want to talk.

  13. Hope the "yucky" feeling passes because I really enjoy your blog. Just say "F... it" and go on. It's not worth it! We love you and that's what counts.

  14. I'm new to your blog so I have no idea what is going on in your life, but I take it from a soul who has walked through immense pain in life that most never dream: this too shall pass. Don't make permanent decisions until you're out of the pit. At times, I've felt like running away. I found that I just carried my issues to another part of the country. Take a break if you need ...

    I'm in a very heartbreaking scenario of life right now. I'll read about Rue and let her cheer me up as well. Thank you for the tip on the book.

    Be blessed!

  15. I like reading your blog, you make me giggle, want to come back and see how you are. Loving the jaunts you and yours take. I like to see your handwork, your cooking, good old basics of life. Take care Pammy Sue,please try and clamber out of that hole you are in (guess that's easier said than done) go for cycle rides, walks, don't sit and ponder, make your decisions when you will feel better. Hugs Shirley N.Z.

  16. Love your blog Pammy Sue, if you need to you can make it private by invitation only.... and hope I am one of the invitees LOL

  17. javalinda7:51 AM

    Hi Pammy Sue,
    Thinking on this further.. Is it possible to make your blog private by invitation only? I wouldn't know what type of screening process one might use to filter out spies and unwanted guests.
    Just a thought. You don't have to post this publically, you can delete it. I hope you are well. Wishing you all that is good. Hug all the doggies and hubby. Linda in Ca

  18. Pammy Sue, if you decide to stop blogging we will all understand but we will truly miss you. You've become a joy in my day to day dealings with Doctors appointment (don't ask it not good).
    I so enjoy your humor, your adventures, the pup-dog photo's and all your delicious recipes.
    Ditto to what Teresa said, "Whatever you decide, those of us who are your blog friends will be here for you."
    ((hugs)) ~ Lacy

  19. . . . forgot to add . . .
    The world is full of F*@#! assholes, but there are many, many more good people like your blog friends in this world.
    here's some more (((Hugs))) ~ Lacy

  20. I understand. I took my blog down because, for one reason, it just became work, instead of fun. That wasn't the only reason, but one of many. I'll share something with you that some one told me once, pertaining to past hurts, my friend she said to me "every tear you shed over that shit, hands them one more little victory. Don't let those asses have that much power over you." true words. Do what you need to do, your friends will still be here.

  21. So sorry. Take your time and enjoy your book. See you again when you are feeling less emotional. I have told very very few people about my blog because I would hate others to read it who I wouldn't want to read it, I cannot imagine how hard it must be for you. Hugs and all good thoughts to you. xx

  22. Pam, I think some of us have toxic people who keep popping in our lives in one way or another. I had an appointment with my therapist today (yeah, I have toxic people in my life too) and he told me to do what I like and not hide myself away. Can't always control my thoughts about my situation but can control actions. Let whoever the jerks are see that you're living a good life without them. Sending you some virtual hugs--Sharon

  23. Very sorry to hear you are having a rough time right now Pammy Sue. Your blog brings me a lot of joy with all the photos you post of the beauty around you! Thank YOU for doing that. Here's hoping that blogging will again bring you happiness.
    Blessings, Aimee


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