Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time And Past Time for a Fresh Start

I've been talking about it intermittently for the last few months and decided there was no time like the present for doing it.

There's been no new emergencies; no one is stalking me and I haven't been upset or offended. It was just time... there are things to say and stories to write for which my prior blog wasn't the right venue and, quite frankly, I spend (more than) enough time online as is, so I couldn't be arsed trying to keep two blogs going. I'll miss Randomosity in some ways, but in others I won't. It changed over the last year or so as I tried to protect someone who is, understandably, quite fragile just now from the... hmmm... less happy happy, joy joy parts of myself. I find I need the shadow as much as the light to be whole and balanced; it's where much of my strength and passion comes from.

I'm still Jacqueline, but also the Cranky... although that name may change over the next few days, lol. 

It was also time to clear out the blogs I follow, many of which are now dead or with whom I seldom interact... it may be that I got carried away; if so, my apologies.

There will be more in coming days, until then I shall continue helping with the bathroom, which has grown into a bigger job than we realised 

(the centre bit is the old flooring)


and cooking.


(Pork with mixed mushrooms over noodles.)


34 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading what this new incarnation has to say.

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    1. Thanks Colette; most will be quite similar, but occasionally something a bit different may pop out.

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  2. Funnily, I immediately thought "The Cranky" was you simply from the recent comment on my blog. No other person has precisely your sense of humour.

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  3. Fresh starts are always good. Sounds like you're keeping busy.

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  4. I came right over here to see what the heck you're up to, now. I had to copy and paste to follow you, in case you're thinking of widigiting up your side bar.

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    1. That problem has been resolved now, Joanne.

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  5. Is this you, Jack@? If so, I'm with Joanne above.

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    1. 'Tis me indeed. It's taken care of now.

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    2. I don't think this is JACQUELINE @ HOME.

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    3. Nope, an entirely different Jacqueline. =)

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  6. Oh it's you! I was wondering who my new reader was. I didn't know you were closing Randomosity, but I'm glad you decided to stay under a new name instead of disappearing altogether.

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    1. I've been thinking/talking about it for a while River... this seemed to be an appropriate time.

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  7. I am so glad that you didn't just walk away. You have become very dear to me. Very, very dear.

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    1. And you are dear to me EC; more than you know. I did promise I wouldn't just walk away.

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  8. I hate OSB but in a bathroom, as sub floor, what the hell? I hope you yank that crap all out and maybe sacrifice it in some way to the gods of stupidity and laziness.I do love demolition.

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    1. Oh we are, Strayer. I like a little thrill every now and again, but falling through to the basement because I wanted a bath is most definitely not on my 'Fun' list.

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  9. I too wondered who Cranky was. I endorse wot EC said.

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    1. And ditto to you Andrew... as I said to her: I promised I wouldn't just disappear.

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  10. well Miss Cranky I too was a bit flummoxed as to who you are/were!! That cat photo though........oh dear me.....

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    1. I'd apologise for leaving you flummoxed but a girl has to have some fun in life, hehe.

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  11. Well Miss Cranky as Gill calls you. I am so happy to see changes in people and I did clear up my blog too. I did however not changed my name;). Looking forward to the real new you . HUGS B

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    1. Oh it was always the real me, just not all the real me. Thank you for stopping by Miss Buttons. *hugs*

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  12. I love that you are going to be publicly cranky! It's one of my favorite moods.

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    1. I can tell that we shall get along splendidly!

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  13. Hmmm, I was surprised too, but totally understand how a blog evolves over the years. Very happy to hear from The Cranky and I love the profile photo! Will be following. :-))

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    1. So happy to have you here; I shall endeavour to ensure you don't regret having followed me. =)

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  14. I wondered what had happened...am glad you are not stopping...

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    1. I'd miss you, all of you, too much if I just stopped.

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  15. I wish you all the best in this new adventure! I look forward to reading what you write.

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  16. I wish you all the best in this new adventure! I look forward to reading what you write.

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  17. Elephant's Child redirected me to your new site. Congratulations on this new venture - and good luck with the remodel!

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  18. I've been so preoccupied with changing my job that I'm just noticing that I was no longer seeing your blog in my feed. I hadn't realized you'd shifted over here! Light or dark, I like your spunk for life. Keep being you

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C'mon, be cranky and let 'er rip!