8.28.2009

in the garden....

Sweet Friday to you.



Life is so full of up's and downs......are they not? I sit here and soak in the peace and quiet......because i deserve it.



what?!?!

whoa?!?



Did i just say i deserve it?....



maybe i shouldn't have said that....



or should i ......



oh dear......now i'm in a bit of a predicament.......because i just said something out loud and all of you just read it....and now what are you going to think of me?.......



let me say it again......i'm sitting here in the peace and quiet and i totally deserve it.



I might even sit out in the garden today ....



{if the freakin rain would stop and my head would quit pounding because of the horrific cold that attacked me as of yesterday..}



my hubby told me i just had a bit tooooooo much champagne and that is why my head hurt last night.....well...i thought...possibly....that could be it...but my throat hurts as well......and i know for a fact that even though i had 3 glasses of bubbly yesterday.....it doesn't cause a sore throat and runny nose.



o.k.......



back to my predicament.....



should i have told you that i deserve the peace and quiet?
















I write here on this little thing called a blog.......i write about my children...i write about my life.....i write about my shop.....my home.....



i let you in to my life.



I'm telling you this because i received a little note....from a reader.....



this reader.... told me that i'm not very inspiring anymore.



anymore.



so i had to sit on that for awhile.....



I mean....i realize.....i don't show pretty pictures ALL the time and i don't only focus on talking about my kids and the up's and Downs that it brings....



i could change ......



but that's not who i am......



i am kasey....



i am 'one girl talks'......



i talk about shop.style.life.family.



seriously.....has anyone ever told you that your kid is just ugly?

U.G.L.Y

no......

because nice people just don't do that.



so.....with that being said.....i'm heading out back into the peace and quiet that i sooooo totally deserve {and yes...i just said totally...even though i know it's not the 90's anymore..}



and i might even pop a sudafed or two.....{seriously....i had to give my drivers license to the pharmacist in order to get sudafed....and for her to tell me that... do i know i just got a box of it 6 mo ago???? like i'm selling the stuff .....}



or i might lay on my hammock....looking at my english garden.



I think i forgot to tell you that i was studying to be a "master gardner".



I failed.



They came and walked around my backyard......and i guess i never realized that those large stalks growing



all over the garden were actually weeds.



In England ...weeds are the norm...and run rampant in gardens.....hence the word "English Garden".



I have one of those......an English garden....

and i have a mind that wanders......but you know what...

it suits me.

Have an inspiring weekend.....




xo

74 comments:

Simply Mel said...

You TOTALLY deserve every bit of peace and quiet you desire! It's your life, your blog, your world, and inspiration comes from those who step back and enjoy life!

Simply Me Art said...

Are you Kidding me? Is that Sudafed getting to you? Someone actually wrote to you to tell you, that you are not Inspiring anymore. Good Grief, someone has too much time on there hands.If you have nothing nice to say than don't say it! I still tell my kids that daily. Well you Inspire me and I feel your Pain being sick. I have to live on ClaritinD everyday of the week, that means half the time I have to send my accomplice husband to buy for me, cuz they will think Im brewing up some Meth in my Kitchen...Thank all the drug dealers for that, isn't nice to show your license for a Damn decongestant? Ughhhh, feel better, take it easy and the best thing for a cold is "Jewish Penicilian", Matzoh Ball Soup. If you only weren't 2000 miles away I would drive some over to you with some warm rye bread, cures everything..feel better!Jamie

Chablis said...

Oh boy. People just get to me...

anyway- I LOVE your "English garden" That is the way a lot of gardens are in AK too. My backyard has become that way, and I like it better with weeds growing rampid.

You deserve a day of quiet and rest. Believe me, I'm just getting over a horrible cold and my hubby has been gone all week. I hope he knows I require a full 8 hours to myself on Sunday!

J.J. said...

Bummer about the reader note. I do not agree with them.
Hugs to you. But don't breathe directly on me or anything...I would want to catch that cold...because I can't take Sudafed...it makes me jittery during the daytime....and it keeps me awake at night. So then I would need to take a tylenol PM...or something. But then I would have to have 8 hours of sleep to donate to the cause...and I don't have that...so it would make me sleep late and miss getting the kids to school on time.
Perhaps we should skip the hugs, (because I want my kids to get to school on time)and make it a high-five. I have hand sanitizer around here somewhere.

Hope you feel better!

Blushing hostess said...

Oh, I get these notes too. I don't lose sleep or peace and quiet over them and I hope you will not either.

Anonymous said...

hi kasey
english girl living in new zealand and i have to say i love your blog because of what you DO SAY!!!!!not because of your pics. we cant be brilliant to everyone JUST TO THE MASSESS - right- i love your very english humor - spellin atrocious as at the bottom of my second wine. thankyou to you jo

Alicia said...

you do deserve it!! i hope you enjoyed your down time!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your English garden, Kasey. That table and chairs are most fabulous for sitting and resting in peace and quiet. Hope you feel better soon. p.s. is there such a thing as "ugly" children, or "ugly" people for that matter? (ok, scratch the second part of my question)

mrsgarageflower said...

I just found you and perused through some older, but still recent, posts and I love your blog! Love it! Love it!

Snag yourself a nap too while you are out there!

Martha said...

Oh...yes you do deserve it...and I love your pictures! [And] No...nice people DON'T do those things or say those things or take the time to do unkind things...we should just put that person in a room with the person who was just unkind to me...and they can hash out not being nice to one another...
I would have to say I find you and your blog inspiring...I love it! so...ENJOY today Kasey in your beautiful "English garden".

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

just started reading your blog within the past month or so, and I have to say you have been VERY inspiring to me! i am so sorry you have had to deal with such hurtful words. the thing i have to keep remembering when i get discouraged with my own blog is "am i doing this for me, or for other people?" ultimately, it's for me because i love doing it. so just remember that. and you really do have the masses eating INSPIRATION out of your hand! :-)

for such a time as this... said...

i LIKE your blog!! i wish i could visit your shop...i Love shabby chic!

Rue said...

You have GOT to be kidding!

#1 No one should ever say anything negative about anyone's children. That should have been your first clue that they were just trying to p*ss you off. Besides, your children are beautiful.

#2 Uninspiring?? 686 followers disagree with this person, or actually 900 google readers total.

#3 Your blog is one of the first I read every time you post and although I'm just a little fish in the big pond I do know what I love and I love your blog.

#4 Enjoy your quiet garden... you deserve it ;)

xoxo,
rue

Anonymous said...

I usually don't write but I feel the need to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You have a way of putting things that are so enjoyable to read. I look forward to whatever you have to say. The truth is, it is the real world and you say how you feel. I usually crack a smile when I am reading yor blog. (and that's what matters!)

traci said...

you have got to be kidding me. don't ya just love unhappy, mean spirited, jealous people. i love your blog just the way it is - inspiring, raw, hilarious, beautiful - i could go on and on. i got one of those comments once too, telling me that i was a terrible person and thay she is so glad she doesn't live by "people like me". crazy. enjoy your peace and quiet - BECAUSE YOU DO DESERVE IT!!! love ya.

Tracey said...

I can't believe someone...anyone...would think you weren't inspiring! You are SOOOOOO inspiring! You just ignore that note and sit in the peace and quiet that you do deserve and keep on writing away! But, maybe lay off the booze a little :) hee hee

:) T

melissa said...

Girl, you are inspiring to me, because you are REAL. You tell it how it is, and we love it and laugh and relate. Don't change a thing and go relax in your garden~hope you feel better!

Laura said...

You are incredibly inspiring, real, funny & talented & I love your blog!
Enjoy your quiet & rest. Hope you feel better soon!

adrienne said...

I agree with Rue!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Wowzers, some people have nerve. If you aren't inspiring to her anymore, then why doesn't she just stop reading your blog??????? Don't listen to her, you are incredibly inspiring to MANY people. Keep doin' what your doin', cause it's working! Have a great weekend and You TOTALLY deserve it!!!!!!

Leah C said...

By now, after all these comments, I hope you know how much you inspire people...and how much we love you & your blog! Please don't change a thing, Kasey:) And please try not to let one cranky "bad apple" spoil your day; seriously, who would say such a thing?!! So, sit back, enjoy the peace & quiet, and nurse that cold of yours. You totally, completely, deserve it...be well, K!

littlebyrd said...

You inspire me :) Hope you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! What a loser for telling you that!!! Tell her to get lost and not read your blog if she doesn't like it...It is YOUR blog to post about whatever YOU want to blog about, I am sure YOUR intent with YOUR blog is not to fulfill the blog needs of this person! I just cannot believe the nerve of some people...Tell her to get a life...

Teresa said...

WHATTT? Man, I tell ya, I love country music and my one of my fav's Billy Currington has a song out right now that explains it all.

PEOPLE ARE CRAZY!! and rude.

Mawahhhh...you are inspiring. through out those negative words.

Teresa
www.teresaksheeley.typepad.com

RACHELLE said...

really? someone actually said that you are not inspiring anymore....anyone that depends solely on you and your posts for any glimpse of inspiration in their life ...they are incredibly uncreative, uncooth, and uninspriring themselves! you inspire me! i love your blog just the way it is! thank you! more people in this world need to "just" be "themselves".

Grace said...

I have just found your blog recently, and contrary to the reader note mentioned today, I have found your blog very insightful and inspiring! Here's to a happy, well-deserved relaxed Friday!

The Flying Bee said...

Love your blog. It's funny, pretty, and honest. Hope you feel better soon.

Oh, and I still say "totally", too.

Enjoy your weekend!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Kasey,
That really breaks my heart, because that one negative comment will be the one you remember. It is not true in the least bit. I read your blog everyday because I want to. I love to see what you have to say. I love that you share your life and let us in. That is why I come back. So please remember MY comment and know that we blog for ourselves and this is OUR outlet to share and if "they" don't like it they can read something else. Whew...just had to get that out!

I hope you feel better. Enjoy your Sudafed goodies!

Sarah said...

You deserve the peace and quiet. Three children, a husband and a shop could make anyone tired in spite of the joy and happiness they bring, they are also work.
As for not being inspirational, there are seasons for everything and it is much better to be open about who you are and what you are experiencing than "faking it for the readers". I know some days my blog has excellent posts (I know that because people tell me) and other days it is crickets. That is okay because I am finding my niche in the writing blogs world but even more than that, I am writing where I am honestly at!

Have a great day of tranquility and know that there ARE people that appreciate honesty and glimpses instead of forced inspiration.

Rachel said...

I love your blog..it is so inspiring...it is one of the few things I look forward to every day (in addition to my coffee)....but really, someone told you that you weren't inspinging anymore?? I don't believe that....xoxo hope you feel better, I had the same cold thing going on too..it sucked!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Sweet Neighbor!

I don't blame you a bit for feeling down, Kasey. What a load you have on your plate today. But you are doing the right thing, taking some down time and I think that is what the doctor would order.

Kasey, I have never invited anyone to my blog, I'm not an attention grabber. I write about my life and have a bit of fun with a great community of ladies. But I wrote a post about TIME a few weeks ago that might make you feel you are not alone. Take a peek if you have a chance. And BTW, give me some tips on that English garden. I'm growing everything but the flowers I planted!

Isn't your hammock wet? I am a few miles away and I am ready to go splash in the puddles on the curb...not much else to do with this rain!

xoxo
Jane

Sandi (Meme) said...

I know how you feel, and how one rude comment can make you rethink, refocus, examine every thing you are saying or doing. Well, that person is wrong. That person is rude, and use that refocus time to make yourself better and SHOW THEM UP! I had my first giveaway in June and the person who won will not contact me for information to send it to them, so now I worry that it wasn't good enough, expensive enough, etc. So, I'm doing just what I advised you to do - refocus, make sure I'm what I want to be and go on from there! Have a great day in the garden. We all deserve a break today!

Morning T said...

I'm VERY inspired by you and your blog every day so don't go changing! Take some sudafed, pour some hot tea, grab a few magazines and lay in that hammock all day today even if it is raining!
Happy Friday.

Rebekah said...

Some people clearly have a very narrow understanding of what can inspire. Keep being you. That's what we- most of us, anyway- come here for!

Feel better soon!

paige said...

well you already know what i think about that comment, right?
remember the love i gave you?
just wait til you see the kasey blog entry i have for you....soon. i know i'll get a christmas card in the mail after this one. you still have my addy right? you didn't just delete it ....again, right?
well, stay tuned oh favorite blog friend of mine.

enjoy your drug induced relief this weekend & YOU ALWAYS INSPIRE ME!!!
mwah
ps--crossing my fingers for you on the pillow campaign too

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm here. Sorry about not commenting yesterday. Thursdays are my day at the office, and although I look at blogs, I don't often have the time to be a nice, thoughtful, blogging buddy and comment. I did see your post...thought the orange ribbons were too funny...
But today...someone did not seriously tell you that you weren't inspiring anymore? And I hope that someone didn't actually tell you your kids were ugly....or was that just a rant? I hope so. People like that should keep their thoughts to themselves. Whatever happened to "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". Maybe they were raised in a barn. Oh, hey, that wasn't nice was it?

NicNacManiac said...

I just want to say, thank you for making me smile...you warm my heart!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!

tara said...

Enjoy your rest Kasey you deserve it, and as for the reader who really felt the need to write that to you, ignore it..there are so many of us that find you just a peach! Enjoy your weekend!

Jackie said...

Geez - seriously? Someone said all that? Well, your kids are adorable, your blog is beautiful and you're hilarious, so forget them and enjoy your English Garden!

Bay said...

I don't want to be mean but maybe it's because THAT person isn't inspired. It's not you Kasey. All almost 700 (well maybe minus 1) of us come back because you inspire us, you make us (specifically me) laugh out loud...sometimes even belly laugh the entire rest of the day(LEFT.CHILDREN.OUTSIDE.WITH.FROG). You make us smile, you encourage our children to dance to your music, you give us bliss, you make us think, and yes, you inspire us. So sit on it if you want....but know that the rest of us still adore you and come back every day to see what you have to say about shop, style, life, family, and whatever else you want to throw at us. Don't be down...It's not you.
Enjoy your peace in your garden. You like,TOTALLY deserve it, like I'm sure!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Well...you know what they say: you can't make everyone happy, can you?
Now get rid of the Sudafed, enjoy your peace and quiet, your English garden and every weed on it and tackle the week end with your best energy...and that, my dear, is freaking inspiring!!! LOL!!!

Carmen said...

You know, I totally say totally ALLL the time! ;) And whatever...you ARE inspiring to me!!! And yes you deserve peace and quiet. You want to know one way you've inspired me recently? I looked up some of the artists in your playlist I didn't know and added their music to my playlists. Love it all! Thanks!

Jacqueline said...

English blogger here. Gardens should be overgrown somewhat and full of shrubs and flowers and if a few weeds pop up here and there, who cares.
The 'person' who said that horrible thing needs medical help!!! and a lesson in how to win friends and influence people.She wasn't from CPS was she ?!!!! I've read many comments since starting blogging and I can't believe the things some people say.When you get a negative comment like that, all you have to say to yourself is that that person has a problem not you. O.K.?
Finally, rest and relaxation is a right. you need it so take it, End of story. I can tell you that, if sitting down and taking time for youself was an Olympic sport, I'd get the gold medal so I know what I'm talking about. !!!! XXXX

Kristin said...

I for one completely looooooveeeee your blog. Did you hear me girly? I loooooovvvveeee your blog. It makes me smile and that is hard to get out of this girl these days. I am being protective of you, Kasey, not because I have to but I have some words for that silly writer to you. You totally deserve happy and peaceful and wonderful.

Much sunshine to you too and headache-cold yuck...be gone!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I get you. Like you, my mind does not go from A to Z. I found it helpful to say, "change of subject." If I care for people to follow me. Sometimes I believe we just think out loud. It can be messy. On the other hand, we are highly entertaining if not confusing people. There is something to be said about being, " a cog off."

Alison said...

Wow! You are so funny! I love your posts Kasey! You gotta love freedom of speech, even though I think some people need to keep their mouths shut if they don't have something nice to say! Don't worry about that one reader, and don't change who you are! I think you deserve a lovely day in your English garden, which I happen to adore by the way! Hope the Sudafed works! Have a lovely weekend!

Ann said...

Wow, what a rude letter. I think you ROCK!!!!

Preppy Mama said...

Wish I could sit in the garden with you!! I love popping in and reading what you are up to. BTW, Mean people suck! Have a glorious weekend!

amy said...

you go girl!!

Brenna LaPray said...

I hope you start feeling better. You deserve it Kasey and you still inspire me.

Jamie said...

People can be so odd. Why would someone write something like that. I like you...you make me laugh...thank you for being you & not changing for one silly comment.

Andrea Villarreal said...

Well I think you are inpsiring and witty and funny and HONEST! Your children are precious and I can't believe someone has the nerve to write otherwise!! What an ass!! Sorry are we allowed adult language here??
Anyway I adore your blog and your shop. I think your garden is sweet and I love the Sweet Mary in your previous post and if we lived by each other I would definetly be rockin' an orange ribbon:)
Feel better soon.

Marci said...

oh hell no they didn't. more adult language, sorry. i could just rant here but i won't. don't we write our blogs with ourselves in mind? as sort of a therapy for us? not to inspire and please others. if you're not inspiring her anymore then she has the choice to read or not to read. you inspire the hell out of me because you are so real about things. in this blog world of perfection you just need real sometimes, ya know?
so sit by that beautiful little table in your english garden and know that you rock.

Claudia said...

What is with these people? Why would anyone leave a comment like that? "Rude doesn't begin to describe that person. Your blog is you. Its YOUR blog. Not anyone else's. Personally, I love it.

Yes, we are now made to feel like meth manufacturers if we want Advil Cold and Sinus. Ridiculous. Once again, a huge over-reaction. I have allergies that cause problems every day of the year. Sometimes I take Benedryl - sometimes Advil C & S...why should I have to sign something and feel like I'm asking for an illicit substance?

My garden sounds a lot like your. Relax - you do deserve it.

Claudia said...

Whoops. My garden sounds a lot like yours. There should have been an s on your.

susie harris said...

Still lovin' you!

a little bit vintage said...

Hey Kasey! First, I will say that I LOVE your table and chairs! :) Secondly, I adore your blog....I love the fact that you are real and that you share your life with us. You are so funny AND inspiring...don't let negative comments get you down. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Nora said...

You inspire ME daily! I love seeing you have a new post up. You DO deserve some peace and quiet in your english garden...I hope you enjoy it!

Julie said...

I have one of those english gardens. So glad I finally know what to call it.

You already know I love your blog. I think I must say that every time I comment. :)

Enjoy your peace and quiet!
xo

Olive Rue said...

Great post. Love the photos. I hope you have a much deserved happy & relaxing weekend.

Charlotte said...

happy weekend Kasey,
some people are just lame, but you my friend are not!xo

Lori said...

OK ~ I have not ready any of the other comments, but I love your blog because of your wit! I hope you enjoyed your peace and quiet because I am quite sure you deserved it!

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Kasey!

I've just recently found your blog via the Barn House blog. I came here and thought, "Have I been here before? Why does she look so familiar? Did I meet her at Farm Chicks?" Did I? I know you were there with a gaggle of other fun bloggin gals. Just wanted to tell you that your blog is so very cool and I love how you're "keepin it real." I'm not good at commenting, but I'll definitely be back.


Hugs,

Lisa

PamperingBeki said...

Mean people stink.

And you are crazy inspiring.

Happy weekend, Kasey!

The Hills said...

That's crazy...and kinda funny at the same time! It's YOUR blog. If she doesn't find it "inspiring", she doesn't have to read it.

Oh & I had no idea Sudafed was such a big deal. They let pregnant women take it. Well, not my dr... But they do!

-Ginny

Fringe said...

I don't know if I'm more annoyed with the person who wrote that you are no longer inspiring, or the clerk that told you the last time you bought Sudafed.

Darling, do what makes you happy and let that other stuff roll right off of you. There are always going to be miserable people in this world and you know what they say, "misery loves company". Ignore that negative energy.

Also, I'm thinking that perhaps the cause of the headache was that you didn't have enough champagne...

D
xo

koralee said...

love you just how you are...please don't change...your blog is one of the best!

Pat said...

Dear Kasey,
Your blog is the first one I read every day. Inspiring is not just the only word to describe your blog....how about honest, real, funny as hell, the best. You have a huge following and that speaks volumes of just what your blog means to so many of the readers. Remeber the old proverb, you can't please all of the people all of the time. Can't wait to see you again in October for your Open House. Have a great weekend.
Pat

Cheri Peoples said...

Just checking in with everyone and to give an update.
I have a new party starting- Wed Sept 2. So each week I will have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and the Holiday/Seasonal party on Wed. I hope you come for a visit.
New buttons to grab as well.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Nancy said...

Don't give that rude person a minutes thought! You are funny and inspiring! arrghhhh! Feel better!
~Nancy

Anita said...

Ok, the part I don't get is that someone felt the need to actually tell you that. I mean, that is like telling someone that you think they are having a bad hair day (unsolicited) or that you think the living room redo they posted looks like a whorehouse... I mean, just click away people and move on. Truly.

I know it seems like the idiots have escaped and are chasing you lately, but do not give them any more of your time. You inspire me...to be real.

See you this weekend?
Anita

Anonymous said...

It's so funny how some people have the time to sit around responding to another's blog and have the nerve to say something less than positive. To the person who said you weren't inspiring anymore, it would be wise for her/him to take some time away from your blog, bury their head deep in God's word, and learn that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

For what it's worth, I'm sick of "inspiring" blogs. I'm over the idea of people copying images that I already have in a binder onto their blog. Thank you for giving me a forum to vent that recent frustration.

One more thing - it must not be very fun being that lady. That's the thought that always crosses my mind about those people. It's one thing to think something negative about someone, it's a whole 'nother thing to take the time to write it out and send it. Blech.a

Cindy said...

You are funny Kasey. I had a daughter who died, her name was Casey. I also have a granddaughter whose name is Kacie. I really should have gotten one of those starbuck sift cards.