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Thursday, June 7, 2012


I am knackered. That’s British slang for exhausted, worn out.

Edward Cucuel

You of course know that for the past 5 days I have been on Royal watch around the clock. Each Jubilee post takes between 5~7 hours to research and write.  I appreciate the many kind comments that made it all worthwhile. I am currently trying to slog through and respond to over 100+ comments and emails.

Edward Cucuel

In addition my children are now on summer vacation and at home 24/7.

The Fashionista leaves for her California internship in just three weeks, there is much to prepare.

I continue to pack and wonder how on earth I have accumulated so much stuff. :)

The search also continues for our new home. We have bid and lost, bid and lost, bid and….

So, I am taking the next few days off from blogging.

Would you mind saying a little prayer for me?



Auntie Em said...

Oh my! You do know you are not Superwoman...unless you really are and are in disguise! Hmmm...I wonder??!? Anyway, I think you really deserve a break after the amazing posts you have done on the Jubilee celebrations besides taking care of family and trying to find a home. Take care of yourself and hopefully the next post is all about the lovely new home you have bought and are getting ready to move into. Take care!!! {{{Hugs}}} :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Praying that the right home will come your way and that all will go smoothly!

Perfectly Printed said...

Continuing to pray for your home search!
Take a good rest!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Laura, I have been "knackered" after my daughter's grad party last Saturday. Lots of work. But I just this morning read the Jubilee series. Great work covering the pageantry!

Gill said...

Your coverage of the Jubilee has been remarkable and I for one am grateful and thankful for your efforts. I just don't know how you discover all the details! Find that peaceful, shady spot and sleep sweetly.

Gill said...

PS aren't those picnic hampers at BP just so adoreable! They look like they are lined with an insulating fabric.

Debbie said...

Step away and breath deeply. In fact, step outside to do it. A rest of blogging is always a refresher. I've never seen it work any differently.

Nancy's Notes said...

You so need to rest! Enjoy your time away and I know you'll find a home! It's going to happen!

Lisa and Joey @ Paintbrush and Screwdriver said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed the jubilee posts, and appreciate all of your efforts.

Make yourself a cup of tea and put your feet up for a few minutes.

Praying for your today :)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I know that the Father has a wonderful home in store for you. I am praying that it will be revealed to you soon and that you will have rest and be anxious for nothing in the meantime!

Vicki said...

Yes, I'll say a little prayer for you... hmmm, why do I hear music in the background?!

Sophie said...

I too (a jubileed out Brit) feel like someone has pulled the plug out. I can totally commiserate and will indeed say a prayer for you as you were so kind to pray for me.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I missed much of the jubilee due to travel. I did pop in to visit. You are the best at royal research, my friend!

openid said...

Your series was spectacular and your readers know all the research, writing and attention to detail that go into all your blog posts.
You have much on your plate. I wish I were closer, I'd be there in a NY minute to help you.
'Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.' (Etty Hillesum)
You remain in our prayers.
Your Friend,

PS You do not need to respond to this comment.

Jill Elaine said...

Been praying for you and will continue to! God will come through with wonderful things for you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I don't know how you do it all. Hope so much the right house comes along. Take care, remember if you need help just yell. Hugs, Marty

kimber said...

I cannot thank you enough for doing all of the research and sharing sow beautifully the details of the Jubilee. I also wanted to let you know that you have touched my heart in ways you will never know and helped to make my days happier. I have been back-tracking to read all of your wonderful posts, sometimes two and three times. I am keeping you all in my prayers that the right house will become your new home. xoxo

Sandy said...

Tons of "Knee Mail" being sent your way from here!

Louise said...

Yes, your series was the very best info about the Jubilee and the Royal family in general on this side of the pond as far as I am concerned. Your hard work and passion is very self evident. Thank you.

bobbie said...

You DESERVE a break!! Holding a space for you of calm relaxation and soothed senses ~

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, Laura, I HAVE been praying for you and will continue to! I hadn't even stopped by here for a visit during the Diamond Jubilee because I was sure you would never have time to give attention to it. (What was I thinking?!) I'm off to read your posts now... Get some rest!

Mimi said...

THAT IS GOOD NEWS...THE HOUSING MARKET IS ON THE UPSWING!!!!I hear homes are going up 2,000 per this is GREAT NEWS!!!!
I will PRAY you find something....MY SON and DIL are looking too, they want in the ENCANTO are staying in the 200.00 per square foot in that urban treasure......home values there are GOOD!!!
Good LUCK Sweetie

Rebecca said...

Good luck! And I loved your royal posts. I learned so much! :)

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Thinking of you my friend! I totally feel your pain with our move only a few months behind us. I enjoyed all of you Jubilee posts and really appreciate you taking the time out to write them.

Saying a little prayer for you as you go through all of these changes.

Enjoy your bloggy break!

Danielle said...

Your posts on the Jubilee have been truly wonderful! I was watching it on TV but have referred to your blog for all of the behind the scenes info (i.e. the good stuff!) I loved reading about the Queen's history and also seeing the fashion's up close : )
It was all very exciting!

Good luck with your house search. I'm saying a little prayer for you tonight : )

Danielle xo

Lady Dorothy said...

As much as we all love your posts, we will all live while you are about the more important work of your home and family. Go!

I am praying for you.

My name is Darlene Payan said...

You're right. Sometimes "Posting" is an all day job and we still have to get the other things done, too. But we love it and, Dear, you took so much of that time to please and satisfy our cravings for the news of the our English cousins, that you need a break. The Fashionista needs your attention and the house hunting is another all day job as well. My prayers are with you, dear.

Thank you for all the posts of the Queen and her 60th year reign. Long live the Queen!

Blessings to you, Pip pip Cheerio,

French said...

I know how much time you put into each of the posts, so glad to see you are taking a break...hope you can get to CA sometime this summer, your new guest room awaits you!! xxoo~A

Karena said...

Laura you must be totally exhausted...I talked to Andrea yesterday and she is ready for you to visit soon! ( I wish I could make the trip out!)

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Art by Karena

Little Leslie said...

Laura, Loved your Jubilee posts. Are you coming to Calif.? Where? I'm in so.Calif. let me know