Weekend Edition – Temporarily AWOL

Illustration by Trina Schart Hyman for her adaptation of Snow White

Illustration by Trina Schart Hyman for her adaptation of Snow White

Into the deep, dark forest I go…

I’m afraid I must away for a while, my friends. The time has come, the clock run down, and Move Day is nearly upon us.

Yes, after a month of pell-mell mini renovations, minor crises, and painting, next Saturday is The Big Day. This time next week we will be hauling all our belongings, our tired selves, and two bewildered cats to our new home only ten doors up the street. It’s exciting and exhausting, and would be impossible except for the generous help of family and friends. It really does take a village.

I will miss being here with you this week and next, but time and energy are limited and I must dedicate all I have to surviving this heroine’s journey to our new nest. I plan to return on September 19th, and am SO looking forward to “seeing” you all and maybe (if you’ll indulge me) sharing a few pics of the new writer’s lair.

Until then, be well, read good stories, and don’t forget to write!


Jamie Lee Wallace Hi. I’m Jamie. I am a content marketer and branding consultant, columnist, sometime feature writer, prolific blogger, and aspiring fiction writer. I’m a mom, a student of equestrian and aerial arts (not at the same time), and a nature lover. I believe in small kindnesses, daily chocolate, and happy endings. Introduce yourself on Facebooktwitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. I don’t bite … usually.

41 thoughts on “Weekend Edition – Temporarily AWOL

    • I am very much looking forward to lightening the load (again – we’ve moved 4 times in the past 7 years). My ultimate goal is to have a real “tiny house,” but I’m years away from that.

      I look forward to being back and sharing the adventure!

    • Ah, yes. Wise monks. Today I am scrubbing down kitchen cabinets in preparation for painting them (wish me luck!), prepping a shower for painting (yes, you can paint a shower – who knew?!?), and assisting my beau who is finishing out what will be the laundry room & building my daughter a raised bed (like half a bunk). I pretty much AM chopping wood and carrying water! 😉

    • Yes, my daughter and I have moved 4 times in the past 7 years, and it IS exhausting. Hoping this will be the last move for a good, long while!

  1. What a coincidence, Jamie! About half an hour ago, I posted a piece almost similar to yours, in intent but not in contents. Enjoy your moving, and I’ll enjoy my traveling.


    • Exciting things happening in your world, too? 🙂
      I hope your time away is for a happy reason. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks … hopefully more or less in one piece.
      You, too!

    • Thanks. They say that moving is in the top 3 most stressful life experiences … right up there with losing a loved one, getting fired, and getting married/divorced. Lovely, right? I’m trying to make this a more positive kind of stress – hopefully! 🙂

    • Thank you, Sara.
      Things are truckin’ along, but – wow! – everything takes longer than I thought. Still, all things considered, it’s going well. My washer and dryer arrived today, so – yay! 😉


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    • I’m afraid that’s one thing I forgot to figure into my plans, but I’m doing my best to make some rest time on the fly. I actually read for a half hour last night … and it was lovely.

      Thanks for the “happy nesting” wishes!

    • Lovely poem. Perennial favorite. I’m taking the road less traveled when it comes to how I’m painting my kitchen cabinets. The pro painters I know are cringing, but I love it! 😉

      • I shall be telling this with a sigh
        Somewhere ages and ages hence:
        Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
        I took the one less traveled by,
        And that has made all the difference

      • Still ’round the corner there may wait
        A new road or secret gate;
        And though I oft have passed them by,
        A day will come at last when I
        Shall take the hidden paths that run
        West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

  3. WOOTWOOT – Congratulations! #HUGSSSSSSSSSSSS

    I am glad you are taking a break, Lizzie, because I need to catch up on my favorite blogger’s DELISH posts 😀


    • LOL … it’s not much of a break on this end of things, but it’s a change, that’s for sure. And, painful as it is, change can be good, too. I’m counting on it.

      TKS! 🙂

      • HAHA – that’s true! I meant – a ‘break from writing’ 😉

        This move is the beginning of a delightful chapter in your life, sweetie #HUGSSS

        Shed your past and step into your new (and shiny!) togs! 😉

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