Saturday, February 7, 2009

taking a break

i'm not completely sure why but i've decided it's time to take a little blogging break.
recently i've become a tad, shall we say, obsessive.
blogging has taken me over actually.
it's the first thing i do every morning and i am either reading or commenting on other blogs, or writing mine, for the best part of the day.
too much time in fact.
not that i don't like it.
i do. i do.
i am getting lazy about other things to be honest.

i am not reading books as i used to.
i have started and abandoned several recently.
no attention span.
the worst thing is,
i'm doing absolutely nothing about my weight.
i MUST get some exercise.
and sitting here is not helping.
in fact, it's not having a good effect on me truth be told.

i think i need a break.
a month.
a month should do it.
i won't be blogging or commenting and now that i've put that into words i realize that it's a good thing.
i need to do this.
because when i tell myself i'm just going to cut back then i find that i don't stick to it.
i need to make a commitment to doing it.

i will spend time doing some other important stuff.
AND, i'm dusting off the treadmill.

if anybody needs me just send one of these

or you can email me at

i'll see you in a month.
be good.
bye for now.
clippy mat :-))


The Incredible Woody said...

We will miss you but hope you find your break productive

Granny on the Web said...

I'll miss you, but good luck in your endeavour.
Let me know if it worked. I also am spending too much time sitting here and not doing the dusting! Bum is expanding at an alarming rate!!!
Love Granny

Lakeland Jo said...

I support and cheer you even though I will miss you. I have lost a lot of weight and I am starting to exercise again. I feel so much better.
I am not blogging as much and I am being disciplined about just looking once a day, and not posting every day.
Good luck to you! By the time you get back, we will have both lost inches!!

C said...

good luck hon, on your break. hope you get what you need out of it. i will be here when you return.

take care.


Attila The Mom said...

Everybody needs a break now and then. Enjoy!!

Sara said...

I can't believe this...but proud of you and wish you luck! To be honest, I probably need to do the same - a break from the internet altogether. I'm sitting here with laptop on my knee in my pjs and it was the first thing I did this morning too...sad?
Anyway I'm off for breakfast and a walk and to buy the papers. I, like you need to read more and exercise. Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book?
... maybe next month?

ChiTown Girl said...

Aw, Clippy!!! I'm gonna miss you something fierce!! But, I totally understand. I hope the break does you well. See you when you get back!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Enjoy your break. I'll keep you in my favorites, so when you come back, I'll know it! :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I shall miss you. I completely understand. As my family stands behind me with empty dinner plates asking what we are going to eat...they have on no clothes because I have forgotten to wash them and they are dirty and cold because I forgot to pay the heat bill and the water bill.....
perhaps a break will be good for all. ;)
Take care.
I have my batman flashlight right by my bedside just in case. :)

Esther said...

You have become part of my daily routine. What will I do without you??

Have a great month. I will await your return with eager anticipation.

karengberger said...

Have a wonderful break! You will be missed, but you are wise to listen to your intuition about this. "We'll keep the light on for you," as they say in the Motel 6 ads (yes, I have stayed there). God bless you!

Crazy Mo said...

Well, we'll miss you Clippy! But look forward to your return. Until then, enjoy your break (I'm sure your friends and family will be glad to see your again!)

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Awwwww, Clipstress, I thought you'd gone a bit quiet - Hope to see you very, very soon!

p.s. the dust will be there when we're not!

clinka said...

now you will be responding to a zillion emails!
i'm lucky i can get a bit o' clippy whenever i want! :)

J. Hi said...

I think breaks are a fine idea and I do that too when my life gets too busy. However, you are nice to tell us that you are on a break 'cause I usually forget to do that. Have a good break but don't forget to come back. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm waking each day in a panic cos I can' think of anything of interest to write about, which is panicking me even more into thinking my brain was more adversely affected by stroke than previously thought. I actually wrote, yes wrote a 2 page letter to my Aunt and I enjoyed doing it, while this has become a bit of a bore/chore to do!! Enjoy your sabbatical.

Dave Morris said...

I know exactly what you're saying. I haven't read a book in months, (haven't finished one in years) I'm constantly being bombarded by ads, information, gamma rays from computer screens.

I need to take a break also. Chances of doing so are, admittedly, slim... considering it's how I make a living. :(

Frugal Fiona said...

Hi Clippy,

I came across your blog today and really enjoyed reading it.

And I must say that this posting on "taking a break" completely resonates with me. I just barely started a blog a few days ago and for the last few days I've found myself obsessing about how to blog, what to blog about...and found myself spending a tonnnnn of time looking at other people's blogs. 3-4 days flew by and I accomplished very little else (including any sort of exercise.) Got me quite worried about the whole blogging thing...trying to keep it in moderation seems challenging. Wonder how so many people do it actually.

Sorry for the long comment! (newb here!)

Really just wanted to drop you a note to say that a random stranger (me)saw your post and very much appreciated it.

Good luck with your new adventure.


C said...

tiptoes quietly into blog world.... heeeeeeeeyyyyy clippy, i whisper, are you there? have you secretly logged on just to check the comments? i can SEEEEEEEEEEE u.
clipppppppyyyyyyy...... yahoooooo, clip..... i know youre there neked readin this, thinking "they'll nevah know if i read these neked" but i m ONTO you...
missin ya, yep.


C said...

happy valentines day, clippy. hope your'e getting lots of lovin....


Snowbrush said...

Ah, you can take a month off, it is true, but you will need to do double time when you return just to catch up with the comments of your fans.

Snooty Primadona said...

Believe me, I'm right there with you. Blogging has consumed my life but I'm not ready to give it up just yet. Maybe I'll cut back a little. Maybe not. But, I do hope you come back soon.

By the way, I have an award waiting for you over on my blog today.

karengberger said...

Dear Clippy,
I just have to send you this link, as it made me think of you:
It's a Clippy Pillow, from what I can tell! Oh my goodness; you started a trend, & it's catching on!

C said...

crawling on me belly like a lizard..... head cocked side to side, sniffs in the air, then to one side and the other.... sniffs the area of floor before me... hmmmm, thinks to self as i crawl across the floor.... checks every inch of the room. oops, crawls through lil puddle a peepee... warm, ey? continues on mission.... with pink panther music quietly in background... finally comes to the conclusion, there is NO CLIPPY IN HERE! turns around and crawls quietly, SADLY, head hangin low.... to me cage... filled only with emptiness..... come back, i cry.... come back... sticks me lil tongue out, licking tears off me lil lizard cheeks... awwwwww, so sad..
have pity on a lil lizard...would


oops. i farted. giggles to self. decides to look again tomorrow.


Hadriana's Treasures said...

Absolutely agree with you Clippy. I had some time off from it and have come back refreshed. If you go over to authorblog:

It's very interesting to see how he does it. An hour a day. I reckon that is something to aspire to!

C said...

jus doing me weekly check to see if you are back. nope. you arent.
i left ya a lil treasure in the middle of the floor, tho.

be careful not to step in it.


C said...

...and where the FUCK is helen, anyways?

aliens shmalians.

she's up to no good, that helen she is.

and i am SO onto her.

why i oughtta....


A Woman Of No Importance said...

Missing you, Clipstress, and hope all is very good with you! x

Smileygirl said...

Just checking in. My blog reading has been more sporadic also due to some of the same reasons you are taking your break. Blogging is for fun and when it starts to consume too much of your time from other real life commitments then it's time for a break or just scaling down in general. Hope you're doing well and are productive and happy in the real world.


C said...

with fingers tapping on desktop... and foot just a goin to town, on floor.... you can SMELL my impatience...

hermmm, clears throat and screams at the top of me lungs...


come out come out where ever you are.

i can SEE you lurking....

wanna cookie? here clippy clippy... come get yo'self a lil cookie or two now, dear...
got lots of chocolate and nuts in dem... mmmmnnnn can you smell 'em?
made 'em meself....


whattya mean you are on a diet???

you aint on NO diet.... come on, eat the cookie...

EAT THE MOFO COOKIE before i crumble it all up into little pieces which i will scatter all over your blog floor for YOU to clean up.....


C said...

happy st. paddys day, clipster.

i can SEE you....



ignore that lil green puddle in the kitchen, k?
i only had 4 green beers....

Gill - That British Woman said...

How are you doing? Just popped by to say hello....


Grumpy Old Ken said...

Just checking as youve always been helpful in the past. Hope all is well.

C said...

SwInG LOOOOOOOW, sweet Chariot....
comin for ta carry me HOOOOOME...

i thought i was alone here.


C said...

me eyes!
me eyes!
they dont hurt no mo.
i changed me back ground color of me blog.
now yo' eyes wont hurt, neither!

so, erm, uh, now will yee come back to blogland?

missin ya, clipster....
hope life is going well fer yee.

why the FUCK am i talking like this?


A Woman Of No Importance said...

I've just seen you commenting on Tismee2's blog - You coming back - Even just once a week, Clipstress? x

Esther said...

I can't stand it any longer. I've managed to stop myself leaving a message until now, but my obsessive checking to see if you're back has reached boiling point.

Where are you? Will you be back soon? We miss you!

Granny on the Web said...

Just called in to see if you are out of hibernation yet.
Hope the rest is doing you good.

Love Granny