My Farewell Blog Post

Frank Herbert once said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

I began this story in 2011 with much uncertainty in the method and sometimes in the direction, but with very purposeful intention. The way the story would play out was as much a mystery to me as it was to anyone else. This blog isn’t a novel after all…though I resist the urge weekly to make each post as long as one. I can’t change the story line on a whim or choose my words carefully in order to ensure the right orchestration takes course. Because I blog about my life, my moods, my children…none of which I can omnipotently control. No matter how hard I want to.

That being said, I have something to announce.ending to story



Sorry, guys. That was cheap. I know. But for lack of time this week, I just couldn’t resist pulling a quick little prank in lieu of a real post. You can all sleep soundly knowing that when you wake up in the morning, I will still be blogging. Not literally blogging at that moment, because I got hella crap to do this week. So I probably won’t have another blog post for you until next week. Hopefully. So don’t get all worried on Wednesday when you don’t see anything from me. Because I know you worry. It’s okay. You can admit it.

Oh, you don’t? You don’t actually really notice if I skip blogging for a week every now and again? Huh.

Well, then I don’t feel so bad for playing that little prank on you. In fact, I would Saran wrap your toilet, too, if I could.

On a different note, please join me in praying for all teachers today. They have to wait another three years before April Fool’s Day falls on a weekend.

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30 thoughts on “My Farewell Blog Post

    1. I have to say I am pretty proud I remembered it was coming up. Because I don’t always. And then my husband pulls one over on my unsuspectingly. He would be very proud of this post. But cheers to more coffee!


  1. See, you’re much more subtle than me. I can just say “Nickelback Rocks!” and everyone would assume it was April 1st. I have no imagination LOL


  2. As I began to read it, I thought, “Surely this has to be an April Fool’s joke” because I know how much you love to write and blog. BUT, I also know how many irons you have in the fire, so I wasn’t sure. I also know how much you enjoy pulling April Fool’s jokes! Glad my first inclination was right, you jokester!!


    1. True, but I needed something long enough so that the April Fool’s part didn’t show up in any preview snippets of text when shared on social media and blog readers and such. Because that would have rendered the post pointless. See? When I commit to a joke, I really commit.


  3. At first I was like, “Kelly’s quitting blogging without asking my permission first?! AWWWWW HEEEEELLL NAH.” So the one upshot of your prank is that we all now know what a real egomaniac I am that I feel everyone should consult with me before carrying through with major changes to their blogs.


  4. Good thing I had heard the weather report before I saw this or I would have thought hell had frozen over!!!!! I had forgotten it was April 1st but somehow knew that there had to be twist! Nice job girl!


  5. You got me! I was thinking how much I would miss your blogs and completely fell for your prank. Just remember that payback is a bitch!!


  6. Because I’m on guard today, I immediately thought this must be a prank…but there were those moments of doubt that it might not be so. And in those moments I realized how much I’ve come to look forward to reading all your posts and how sad I’d be if those posts went away. In the words of JJB: keep rockin’ the free world. 🙂


    1. Aw, you are sweet! Thanks. It’s nice to know I’d be missed if I really went away. And truth be told, I knew if anyone wasn’t going to fall for this (besides my mom), it would be you, you sharp little tack 🙂


  7. I am such a sucker! But so relieved that you’re not leaving the blogosphere! I was getting really sad too. Even just reading the title, it was all too much. Damn this holiday! 🙂


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