Monday, August 31, 2009


I deleted a lot of yesterdays post. Sorry..but the kitchen got too hot for me. :)
I am sort of doing some serious thinking about much as I have loved it..I ended up taking a lot of my post off yesterday. I haven't got what it guts! :)
I love you guys...but my skin is too thin.


  1. I am not sure what you are saying, dear friend, but I hope you aren't giving up your blog. I have so enjoyed it. Especially all the lovely, true stories you wrote for us.
    Again, I think you are still weak from all that you've been thru..I hope you won't DELETE and stop your blog altogether..just give it a rest. Take all the time you need...we'll be here, waiting.
    love, bj

  2. Hi Mona,
    I have to go back to bed but first I must say "please don't leave" we would miss you too much.
    Take a break but I love your blog and I would miss you too much! Hugs, Cindy

  3. I'm not sure what you're saying either. Is blogging taking too much time from your life?

    Love the Fall look!

  4. Oh, Dear Mona!

    Your bright cheery words and your beautiful decorating and finds and your home and sweet husband---those are just lovely to look forward to.

    And what friends would we be if we did not stand with you when you are not well or in need of comfort?

    Every day, I scroll all the way down my list of favorites, and begin at the bottom---it's just a silly little idiosyncrasy, and I have no idea why I do it that way, but I look to see who has posted lately, and am delighted when one of my dearies has again sent out their words and hopes and happies and dreams.

    And, by chance, you, alphabetically LAST, are always first. And it's a bright moment when I see that you have posted.

    Whatever is giving you second thoughts, I hope you'll have thirds and more, and continue to share your sweet moments and your sad. It's all a part of everything, and I hope you'll find the time to check in from time to time, as your health and time permit.

    I'll be looking forward to your next post, and all after.


  5. Oh, sweet,sweet lady please just take a blogger break. We do love you and your blog. You would be truly missed. I am in aw of your knowledge and abilities, a real example for us to look up to and follow. Take care of yourself first and foremost. May God give you peace and rest. Take care lovely lady, you are loved.

  6. Mona, I am new to your blog (found my way through another) and I just wanted to tell you that your blog should be a place where you're comfortable enough to speak from your heart! Although pretty pictures and lovely quilts are fun to look at we all want to hear what is really going on in your please continue your blogging and share who you are with us. I love all things vintage, am an artist and am new to quilting but if you check out my blog you'll see that I convey what's in my heart not just the pretty stuff. Please don't give up as I plan to follow your blog starting today and I fully expect to hear from you!

  7. Mona, dear, I don't have time to read all the hopefully, I am not speaking out of turn.

    Be who you are, my friend. God created you just like you are! Accept yourself. Mona, when I finally did this about five years ago, my life literally changed. I am very sensitive and get my feelings hurt easily. It causes me a lot of pain but that is how I am wired...I accept that now. Also, I have learned to look at the flip side of being sensitive....there is one you know. I believe that is why you are so adored and loved! Just think about it.

    You are a bright and shining girl......never forget that!

    Hugs and more hugs, Barb :-)

  8. Oh Mona!
    Do not give up blogging. God gives us each a talent sweetie, and yours is the gift of words. You have such a gift of words. Speaking from your heart is all that is expected of any of us. This is your blog to do what you will with it, if someone doesn't like something they don't have to come back, but don't ever give up your freedom of speech. We so love coming here and reading, and seeing your collections. Your love shines through sweetie. If you are considering turning out the light on this blog, we will all be so sad. This is a beautiful place to come home to. Please keep the Whispers Sweetly of Cottages. Stop by and say hi. We will be keeping our eyes on you. Country hugs and love, Sherry

  9. Mona - please don't go! We do love you and we also hurt when you're hurting. Let us be your balm in a world that sometimes knocks us around and bruises our hearts. We'll be your "retreat" -- as you have often been for us. Don't give up on us.

  10. I echo everyone, Mona. I don't know what you are going through right now but I think it is something you can't post and it is filling up your mind so much that you can't be lighthearted and fun with your blog. And that is okay. Maybe you just need to ride this out.

    I think you are an incredibly strong lady and you look at life in a very cheery and humorous way. You give me confidence that I can pick myself up and start all over again.

    Take a break, sweetie, if need be. We are not just friends, all of us, we are a great support system!

    Much love,


  11. No, no...not leaving. Just taking a deep breath and thinking is least I don't think I am. I think I am just torn a bit about things right now. Family reads my blog..both my husbands and my own...and it concerns me. Thus the "deleting" thing.

  12. Ok..that's not completely true. There ARE other elements, but I just cannot bring myself to blog the way I want decided to try a bit of both. Then deleted! Saying what I think (too chicken) and posting pic's of "stuff." I think maybe I'm tired. :) Thank you for your support!! Wow..I mean THANK YOU SO MUCH! I did think of just giving it up...I think we all do at times..

  13. Mona. Please take a glance at how many FOLLOWERS you have. That is how many people totally enjoy your creative spirit, your travels, your time with family, your recipes, and especially YOUR GARAGE SALES!
    Just take a little break, clear your mind - get past all these depressing fires around us, and then come back and see what's up. Read other blogs to inspire you again. The Holidays are coming up - and hopefully you will once again become inspired to share with us.
    Big hugs. Karen

  14. Please don't leave Mona! I really enjoy your blog and just adore you sweet friend.
    You are a wonderful person and great friend to all of us and everyone can feel the gentle spirit that is you.

    Take a break for as long as you need to. We will all be here for you anytime. I'm feeling a bit burned out right now myself as well. ~Whew! It does happen to all of us sometimes.

    Love ya my friend, ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  15. You & I spoke of these thoughts & concerns you had many, many months ago ... all I can say is repeat what was spoken then, Mona. Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  16. I didn't see your post but I think I can send you hugs regardless! By the way...I adore your photo of the beautiful Kennedy men in your sidebar. Yes, they are all together now and probably playing tag football!

  17. Hi Mona...I haven't been by for awhile, seems I have missed a lot. Guess I will throw my two cents in. I was depressed a week ago, and eluded to that in my blog. That day I lost 2 followers. Well, I am human, as you are. What are we to do? I try to stay upbeat, but we all have bad days. I say write what you want. I, too, am extremely thin skinned, and avoid controversy at all cost. But at the end of the day...I am just me! Hugs, Kathleen

  18. So glad to hear you are not giving up your blog!!!!

    Hope you had a great time at that thrift store you mentioned in my commnents.

    I talked with Karen about those fires she mentioned. Hope you're safe from it all. The smoke on the news looks terrible. One of my brothers is on a strike team down there now.

    I've had early appointments this week so I haven't been sleep blogging but I'm sure you'll catch me at it soon!

    Hugs my friend,

  19. I deleted a post once, too, but it had some crazy photo of three Japanese women wearing scarves that had fake boobs on them. After I posted it I thought, " I don't want to offend anyone - only make someone laugh....."...but you just have to do what you feel is the best. I call it listening to my inner voice - which, by the way, is much smarter than the other one.

    I hope you are doing well. We all love you, Mona. Just take things in your own stride with no worries attached. Sit still sister, sit quietly still....God speaking there.

    big hugs,

  20. Hi Mona, I just read your post and I know how you feel, sometimes it just seems to be tooooo much...I just got to the bottom of the "Rooster Party" list, whew - it's a lot of work just going through all 200+! But I've found lots of new women with really neat creative ideas. I hope you are not stopping altogether, maybe you could just do a post once a month or so? I am lucky if I get one done once a dear friend, please don't give up completely! I enjoy seeing all you have done and reading what you say. You are a treasure!

  21. Sweet Mona, if you are worried about family memebers reading your blog and critiquing you just let them read all these have quite a few dedicated followers! If that doesn't work, just block their access. In the words of Mark Twain, 'Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that.'

  22. Dear Sweet M...

    Thinking of you, MonaGirl. This very moment I'm lifting your heart up to the Most High.

    May peace come to you and may God annoint you with His Grace and Love.

    I'm here if you need anything.

    Love, Rebecca

  23. I have visited your blog occasionally. I can only guess as to why you are discouraged. It is a beautiful and interesting blog. I enjoy living vicariously through the blog lives of others, including yours. There are so many perspectives in the world. I AM amazed, though, at some of the rude, crude and sometimes downright vicious comments I have seen various places.
    I am a senior citizen (sob, sob) and over the years I have seen society, step by step, accept crude language, poor behavior, bad manners, lack of empathy and sometimes, downright cruelty without batting an eye.
    It is distressing and demoralizing and I fear what lies ahead for my descendents.
    I have no idea if this is in any way related to what you call being "thin-skinned" but if so, I hope you don't let "them" get you down. Continue to do what gives you pleasure. You only have one life to live !

  24. Mona, You are a sweet and kind person from what I can see on your blogs. There will always be people that get their feelings hurt at every little thing! After I went through menopause, something happened to me! I don't worry about other people so much. I certainly don't knowingly try to hurt people but I do say exactly how I feel. If that isn't OK then I figure it's their problem! I'm not wasting my time at this age, tippy toeing around afraid to speak! It's what's in your heart that God sees so buck up there woman! We love you and you just can't leave us!!!!!


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