Monday, November 25, 2013

Where's The Real Buttons?

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
                         Benjamin Franklin


As you are sitting down reading this I am not, hopefully Google has posted this post but I will not know because I will not be checking. I will be getting up this Monday November 25th and by passing the computer and not turning on my cell phone. Oh yes that is what I said, Buttons will be taking a techy break. This is what she needs to do.

I cannot believe that just one month from today it will be Christmas morning; our friends from the USA kick off the seasons festivities with their Thanksgiving this week. Since I really love my friends south of the border I will be kicking off my own festivities and trying to find that Christmas spirit.
There has not been any block of time for me to clean, cook, shop or even think of those joys that lie ahead. The joy and happiness that usually has me humming silly Christmas songs as I bake in my kitchen and strolling through the crowds of smiling happy shoppers all humming has alluded me this year. I have been so wrapped up in a world that seems to have consumed me, a world I have no control over and I seemed to have lost myself.

Today is the day I will spend the whole entire day with a person I have been missing. Me!


I have forgotten how much I loved spending time with this Buttons character this humming girl full of happiness who can always get things done, who knows who she is and loves sharing those joys with others, not this girl who has been walking around pretending she is alright and wearing a phoney smile.

I need to find the things hiding under a neglected pile of dust where someone had left huge X’s and O’s written in that dust. I am pretty sure you all know who that would be, ever My Hero. Kisses and Hugs left that I have not taken the time to see nor acknowledge. That is wrong on so many levels.

I am certainly not blaming the internet for this I have many more things on my plate right now that demand my attention that have nothing to do with technology, but this seems to me to be the only thing I do have total control of right now.

So my dear friends Buttons has left the building, she shall be searching out those other neglected under a layer of dust signs she seems to have been missing. I will return hopefully on Friday refreshed, relaxed and content with the fact that I had finally taken the time to notice that real stuff that matters hidden under a pile of dust that has been sitting right in front of me all this time glossed over by an overwhelming crazy month full of things I cannot control.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear friends south of the border I will be thinking of you and please do not mail me a turkey sandwich even though I would love one, I am pretty sure those poor border security guards would be very tempted if they unfortunately had to work while their families were at home enjoying that dinner they wish they could be eating and enjoying with them.


By the way if anyone really needs me, pick up the phone and leave me a message or I have heard Carrier Pigeons are making a comeback; that would be fun. Thank you my friends.


While sitting writing this post on Sunday morning there was a knock at my door, on my opening the door a young man (our neighbour) with a huge smile on his face handed me an apple cake he had baked, I burst into tears. This poor young man stood there and did not know what to say, he did not realize that he had made my day and the impact that had on me. I am indeed the luckiest girl in the world. Buttons is on her way back. Thanks Adam.

Later

44 comments:

  1. Buttons I have been thinking of a techy break as well. I may make that one of my 2014 resolutions - to spend less time on the computer and maybe even have entire "tech-free" days.

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  2. The best gifts are spontaneous ones from the heart like that. How lovely!
    Lynne

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  3. This post is so well written for what many of us women feel at times, with or without blogs! Can we copy and paste when necessary?!?!! I know when I first started blogging, I never really thought of the time involved or meeting new people. I looked at it as more of a scrapbook journal. All of the social media, electronic gadgetry, etc., can be life consuming. Have a nice break. Enjoy...breathe.....

    Cindy Bee

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  4. Enjoy finding your xo's this week, and yourself. I am off to do the same thing today, or at least try to.

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  5. Have fun my friend as I am sure you will...Hugs M xox

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  6. Buttons, enjoy your break! Perhaps you will work in time to enjoy that wonderful apple cake! That's one of my favorites!

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  7. Enjoy your tech break and give yourself and your hero some much needed time.

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  8. Have fun B. I hope that you'll find the best of yurself in your own 'you' ;-)
    We'll be here !

    All the best from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  9. You will be missed, but I understand the need to "disconnect" from all things tech. Though I could never do it myself. I hope you find some peace of mind during your break. Hugs.

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  10. B,

    Enjoy your time away from all the electronics. Thank you for the Thanksgiving Day wishes, the same goes back to you even though you've already had Thanksgiving. Enjoy shopping, dusting, spending time with your Hero. God Bless!!!

    Sandy

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  11. Enjoy your well deserved break! I hope it is splendid.

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  12. A break is a good thing... even though we'll miss you! Enjoy some lazy time too, don't just work.

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  13. what a sweet, sweet neighbor. enjoy your break!

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  14. Lots to do at this time of year! Blogging is just a small part of my day, but I enjoy it a lot. I usually take a break at Christmas time. Enjoy yourself ;)

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  15. You've given us a very thoughtful post. Many of us should do the same. Men in particular like to ignore themselves as if nothing has happened.
    Good luck to you on your break. Enjoy the apple cake!

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  16. What lovely neighbor. Yay you! Time for self IS important too. Have a great week!

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  17. those spontaneous sharing neighbour moments are awesome, he'll remember that as will you. Hope you and you Buttons have a solidly restful week.

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  18. I hope you have a wonderful week with the real Buttons — and, of course, "the girls."

    And want an amazing neighbour!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  19. Have a wonderful 'techy' break!

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  20. This must be fate- I have set up exactly two posts for the rest of the year..one for Thanksgiving Day and one for Christmas Day and otherwise I won't be back til New Year's Day. I really need the break, and I have to get some shopping done! I hope you have a wonderful holiday Buttons!!

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  21. Good for you. Take that break with Buttons. What a sweet neighbor you have...perfect timing.

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  22. We all need breaks from things . Hope you get all the cobwebs out on your break . Oh that was soo sweet of your neighbor YUMMY ! apple cake , shove a bit through the mail box to here please lol ha ha ! Take it easy and looking forward to your return all fresh and ready to go ! Have a good week !

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  23. I'm thinking of you, Miss Buttons. Find yourself, and bring her back to us when you are good and ready. Take care of yourself, my friend. HUGS!!!!!! Mandi

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  24. Enjoy some quiet time with yourself, Buttons! I have one more meeting (tonight) and one newsletter for a volunteer organization to complete and then I too plan to spend some time with myself. YAY!

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  25. Enjoy your tech free time with yourself. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes - I'll think of you while I eat a turkey sandwich on Friday -- or maybe Thursday night. I love turkey sandwiches more than turkey dinner. :)

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  26. Enjoy your break, dear B. You deserve one! And enjoy that cake. :-)

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  27. Enjoy your techy break! I hope you're staying warm up there...it's COLD down here! :) What a wonderful neighbor you have!

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  28. Enjoy your break! And that apple cake, yum :)

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  29. I fully understand- enjoy, rest, and recuperate!

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  30. That was so nice of your neighbor to do that for you. Have a wonderful time off. We will be here when you return. Hugs!

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  31. Have fun in the quiet, reflective zone. You will be missed. I look to your life and I think YES, I would love to experience that….if only for a week. Like city slickers!!!

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  32. What a great idea .... I have been thinking of taking a summer break myself. No computer to swith on in the morning and definately stay away from reading blogs. I need to go back to the real world for a while.
    Enjoy your break. Sue

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  33. Good for you, B.....it takes a couple of tries but I do think we spend way too much time in the virtual world now thinking that it is life...it is not!

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  34. I knew you would soon be back to your best self : ). So much to look forward to!

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  35. Buttons sounds like the pain goes deeper then surface........ Sending u good vibs and big girlfriend ((((((hugs))))))........... I've come to care for u my friend........
    Fondly, Rain :)

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  36. great idea buttons, i'll miss you though!! what a kind neighbor you have!! sending hugs!!

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  37. I took a unintended 2 week break. A gals gotta do what a gals gotta do. Enjoy your time my friend.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..

    Hugs~

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  38. Wonderful images!!! The middle one is my favourite! I wish I could join you in a week of quiet and contemplation... See you when you get back, all refreshed and ready to go!!!

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  39. I need to unplug more often than I do... be refreshed my friend!

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  40. Oh I know you are having a wonderful time with her. I've met her you know, and she's fantastic, a truly beautiful person. Enjoy her company!

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  41. I was just thinking about this this very morning. Like 30 minutes ago! Good. for. you.

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  42. Glad you are taking time to find yourself again. Enjoy your company. :)

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