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A Very Brief Pause

I’ve been blogging for four years. Well, it will be four years this January. And in all of that time, I’ve not taken a break. Even when I was hit by the car I only took a couple of days before I was pecking the keys again.

So, it pains me to let you know that as of this post that I will be taking a break from posting for the next ten days. I know, I know. This is very very uncharacteristic of me, but it’s necessary. 

Now, before you get too concerned, I will be back to posting on November 4th. I pinky promise. I have some pretty big announcements to make that week and some awesome giveaways too. You won’t want to miss it.

Whenever I go away I always tell the kids that absence makes the heart grow fonder. It really does. I’ll miss you all, but I promise to be back by November 4th with some great new content, awesome giveaways and my reliably neurotic postings.

Much love to you all…..


  1. Mel, I don’t know if I will be able to stand it! I check your site more than once a day and whenever I don’t see a new post, I frown.

    Whatever it is that you will be doing, I hope all goes well.

    This heart of mine will definitely be growing fonder.

    Miss you already and awaiting your blogging return.

  2. Enjoy your time off! We’ll all miss you, but we’ll all be right here when you get back. ♥

  3. Enjoy your time away from the keyboard. Looking forward to hearing your big news!

  4. Wow! This sounds almost cosmic! Hoping all is well, and that you will be back with bells on.

  5. Jen from Quincy says:

    We’ll miss you! But looking forward to your return on 11/4. Enjoy your blog break.

  6. Miss you already Melanie! MITM is the first blog I check everyday and like Nancy R above and probably many others, I check it many times a day. Enjoy your blog break and I am anticipating your return on the 4th.

  7. absence makes the heart grow fonder. we will miss you until your safe return.

    the big news is a crazy teaser though – is it sweeps week? 🙂

    Hope L

  8. Karen Rocha says:

    But I’ll misssssssssssssss you!

    Hope you are adding a day or two to enjoy the break!

    I will miss you though…..

  9. Enjoy your break!!! I will miss you and your sense of humor very much. Like the others yours is the first blog I check for something new every morning before getting down to work.

  10. Enjoy your break, Melanie! Be inspired, love on those babies, bake some goodies, go for walks!! You do YOU!
    We will be here when you get back!

  11. Enjoy your much deservd time off, I can’t wait until the 4th, I look forward to checking this every day! I know we don’t know each other but you are “friend in my head!”

  12. Enjoy the break, thanks letting us know when you’ll be back 🙂

    The suspense is going to drive me crazy! Are you pregnant? Moving? Going on vacation? Getting that food blog up?! Can’t wait until you’re back!

  13. Snark! I was starting to feel abandoned – but then you said you will be back. So I will just feel alone but hopeful. This, plus the storm passing by to the east, is making for a falling barometer day. Tropical depression . . .

  14. Alexandra says:

    We will be here! we’ll miss you. Hope you have fun on this break 🙂

  15. Enjoy your time away and do some fun things to refresh and renew yourself!

  16. Jennifer Ryder says:

    You deserve a blogcation!!! We’ll be here waiting.

  17. Awww Will miss you and your creative postings. I hope you enjoy your time off.!

  18. Enjoy your break everyone needs one every once in a awhile! Enjoy Halloween with the kids. You will be missed by me . Thank you for your time in writing your blog.

  19. Sevenchickadees says:

    We pinky promise to be here when you return.
    Have a wonderful break!

    Big squeeze!

  20. Hope the break is for fun. If so enjoy yourself. Will miss my daily fix but will be thinking of you and look forward to your return.

  21. I completely understand the need to walk away a little…you just have to sometimes. It’s like a 10-day nap 😉 Nov. 4 = nap over 🙂

  22. Not gonna lie ur posts are my happiness in the mornings you will b sadly missed here for 10 days enjoy your time

  23. See you when you get back! Enjoy your break! Take some great pics!

  24. Crystal N says:

    I will miss you and be so happy when you return. I hope you take a little relax time somewhere in the short time you will be away from the computer, you deserve it! Love your site!

  25. I reckon you’re getting out of the storm’s way, stay safe!

  26. I have been doing this crazy thing called blogging for over 5 years now …. it is okay to take a break. We all need breaks. It is like vacation away from your blog. No need to apologize, just relax and enjoy yourself. Your readers will still be here. 🙂

  27. I know you are on your break but just wanted to say we are praying for your family and everyone on the East Coast in this storm.

  28. just made a note in my calendar…check your blog on November 4th! Enjoy the break! we will be here when you get back!

  29. Looking forward to your return. Hoping all is okay.

  30. Is it bad, I keep looking at the calendar hoping its the 4th!!

  31. Crystal N says:

    Melanie, I just wanted to let you know I hope you and your family are doing well and was not effected to much by Hurricane Sandy. Take care and God Bless. I hope you are enjoying your time off the computer!

  32. It’s only been a couple days but I have to say I’m lonely. LOL! In reality, I hope you’re time away is what the doctor ordered and know you’re loved and missed when you get back, we’ll all still be waiting around, checking in when we check our email on the 4th to be sure.

  33. Jennifer B. says:

    Old habits die hard — and I hope this one won’t die! I keep checking your site anyway, thinking perhaps you’ll come back a bit early. I guess now it isn’t that long until the 4th. Cannot wait to have you back. Hope things have gone really well for you and your family during this hiatus!

  34. Anonymous says:

    I miss you Melanie! Is it the 4th of November yet??!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I see I’m not the only one checking in on your blog Melanie. I see the comments jumped this morning, are you back? Are you back? Are you back? Okay, so I’ve missed you and it seems many of your readers have also. It’s been a long week with Sandy and no Melanie! I hope you weathered the storm well where ever you were and the homestead in MA survived safely too!

  36. Hope all is well after the storm. Miss reading your blog.

  37. Yay!!!

    It’s the 4th!!!


  38. Okay, it’s November 4th. Wake up and entertain us!! 😉

  39. I hope that you and your family are safe. I check your blog daily, sure do miss your little bit of sunshine that bring to my world every day.

  40. Hope your break was a vacation far from the ravages of Sandy. Did your family go with? Kids? Hubs? or just a solo journey? Can’t wait to hear. After all it IS Nov 4.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Hah! I seems I’m not the only one who put a reminder on their calendar to check on you on the 4th Melanie. As with everyone above, I hope you survived Sandy safely and you give us an update today when you can. We missed you!

  42. Jen from Quincy says:

    11 pm?!?!?!

    Ok, it won’t be easy but I guess I can wait until then!

  43. I was just thinking too…it’s the 4th…Where’s Mel…was ready to take out an APB or something similar 🙂 Waiting for the post 🙂

  44. Just checked before going to bed, but now I’m really thinking about staying up until 11 to wait for that post 🙂 Why do monday morning have to start so early? At least it will give me something to look forward to tomorrow at work 🙂

  45. Hello? Is it me your looking for? Cause I wonder where you are and I wonder what you do? …

    We miss you, Melanie, and are looking for your return! 🙂

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