Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Chick Makes A Comeback

Hi there. Well gosh, it's been forever! Where in the world have you been?

Oh my. Oh my, oh my, oh my. So many things have happened since we talked last! So many things.  I, for one, got chickens. Real ones. The kind with downy feathers and tiny beaks and little feet that stomp through herb pots without any regard to carefully-tended dill grown from seed. (ahem)

How about you? Did you get chickens, too? Or maybe a raise? Or a life-changing circumstance? ...How about a sunburn? A birthday present? A little rain? A surprise? Or a new wrinkle (or two)? Wow, in the course of a year you could have gotten any number of things...

Let's catch up. It's been too long. Be back soon. I have to go pick up Marple from the vet.

(That's my cat. I got one of those while you've been away, too...)

See you soon!  -Brin

38 comments:

Daughter of the King said...

So excited to see you back!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'm so excited your back, you've been missed more than you'll know!!!

C.E.R. said...

Yea!

Heidi said...

Does this mean you're back? If so I AM THRILLED! I used to read your blog daily and was such a fan! I do hope you're back!

Linda Z said...

Brin, so good to see you!! I was so surprised you come up in my feed this afternoon. Glad you are doing well and your chicks are very cute!

We got a fluffy teddy bear hamster named Pippin. :) And I have been dealing with chronic illness... not fun, but I'm learning to surrender to God and grow in suffering.

Glad you are back. :)

Amy @ A Contented, Common Life said...

Oh how happy was I to see you pop up in my blog reader. Thrilled to have you back. Can't wait to hear what all you've been up to....

LindaSonia said...

well well what a nice surprise!

Victoria said...

Great to see you back! I think I would love to have chickens. ;)

I have a new job and a sunburn, plus a little raised bed for a garden.

Erin said...

Jaw drop! I can't believe it's you, I'm so excited and hope you are back to stay!!

K said...

i guess i've never cleaned out my follows...i did a double take when i saw your blog title come up just now! i've missed reading your writing!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Great to see you back! On my way home from work today- I was driving on a back road and I saw a Mama chicken and about 5-6 baby chicks crossing the road. They were adorable. I wanted to take them all home with me! :O)
Love it that you are back!
Lisa :O)

Erica said...

Welcome back. I had to check twice when I saw the update in my reader. Looking forward to hearing how you've been spending time.

Mar said...

WOW - so glad you're back - I've thought of you and wondered what adventures you were up to? I'm a fan of your blog - please don't leave us again :)

mj said...

I'm so excited.. that I didn't even read your post yet! I wanted to welcome u back. Now, on to read your thoughts!

mj said...

So EXCITED your back! I didn't even read your post yet! I couldn't wait to say welcome back! Now, to go and read your thoughts~

Andrea said...

Oh Happy Day! I'm so glad you're back Brin! With chickens and kitty cats and your beautiful words!
God is good.

Anonymous said...

You have made my day Brin!! Since you left, I often came to your blog, (has always been a favorite) and just read through old posts. Have thought of sending you an email many times, and telling you how much I missed you. So glad you are back!!
Lisa

ally_aria said...

soooo good to have you back:) I coulnd't believe it this morning when I saw your post :)

liz said...

Glad you are back.

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I am beyond excited to see you back blogging! You've been missed!! And chickens!?! Can't wait to hear about them...I'm getting some next year.

I've been working on my dream garden, knitting adorable mittens, and playing house.

Sarah said...

Yay!!! So glad to see you're back! Your chicks are adorable- our very first chicks will be arriving in a couple of weeks, but not before a couple of dwarf goat gals also make their arrival!! Welcome back!!

Sissy said...

Hi! I was thrilled when this post popped up on my blog roll! I hope you are doing well and have much to share with us!

Ada said...

Chickens and kitty cats. Sounds like some exciting additions. Nice to have you back!

Madelyn said...

So thrilled to see you back.

I am knitting my own housekeepers even as we speak!
You once knitted me 14!

Looking forward to reading what you hav been up to an have to say!
~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

Brambleberry said...

Yippy skippy!!

BecMama said...

I must admit I got butterflies of excitement to see your sweet name pop up in my reader. Oh what an intriguing and inspiring lady you are. Welcome back sweet Brin. So excited to hear of what happened in your year. I had a little girl *Nadia*, and am focusing on de-cluttering our house!

Jen said...

Woot Woot!
Missed you lots!

Shelley in SC said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't stopped by here since you stopped blogging, and on a whim, I clicked. Imagine my surprise! Hope you're back to stay : )!!

sister sheri said...

So glad I kept you on Google Reader! Welcome Home!

Kacie said...

O.M.G. BEST EASTER PRESENT EVER!! I have been checking the blog religously for the past year, hoping you would make a return. Please stay awhile; you've been missed! :-)

Adrienne said...

Oh, I am SO glad you are back. I've missed you! I thought of you again the other day when I looked at the sweet, little book and the darling vintage-y postcards you send to me when life was quite difficult. I can't wait to catch up with you. Welcome back!
~Adrienne~

Vee said...

Brin! Finding you here again is the most exciting thing that's happened to me in a long time! Yay.

Stacy said...

oh brin!!!!! i have missed you so much!!!

Jen said...

Hooray that you're back! My littlest daughter's name is Olive and we call her Marple because we always thought it was cute. She's not too keen on it anymore, but she's fine with all its variations including Marpsie and Mipsie. Such a cute name!

Wylee said...

So I um admit it. I quit following your blog, erased it from my bookmarks. I mean, I thought, well this is it, this time she is really going and she isn't coming back. I had been reading for years, yes, years, like since 2007 or something, right? And then we parted ways. Even though there is still some cranberry jalapeno jam in the freezer to remind me of your sweet/tart/spicy southern goodness, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would never read about Freeman house, or Henrybella's bakeshop, or the oil industry, or the cabin, or colorado, or Millie the dog, or or or... For some nostalgic reason this morning I sat here with a cup-o-coffee and googled "my messy thrilling life" and bam! There you are, back again. Ha, it's like bumping carts with an old friend in the market. I'm glad to see you. I'm glad to see the chickens. I've missed you. Welcome back to my life.

Beverly said...

I checked your blog for a long time, then like others, decided you were gone for good. I even googled Brin's mom's blog and read a little bit about you via that back door (and learned a little more about your lovely mom and family). So it was at least 2 months ago when I checked and now I can't wait to read the entries you've written since you came back!!

Bethanie said...

You're back!!!?!?!??! :) I came by your blog today, thinking you were still not blagging anymore, and what a wonderful surprise. I still remember the day my friend and I drove out to Henrybella's and played your piano and had that wonderful ham salad stuff on cornbread and lovely sweet treats. :) Missed you and SO glad you're back!

Chanda said...

So glad yur back, What a welcome breath of fresh air back to blogland. Welcome home.