Taking a Break – June 26, 2014

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies and all creatures great and small,

Black butterflyI have had to make a hard decision.  It is generally understood that changes come with life.  Responsibilities and priorities can be added to and/or change daily.  With that said, I am scheduled for a medical procedure in July, and am not now feeling 100 percent. Along with my health, there is personal business that I must give attention to.

No — I have no plans to stop blogging.  Blackbutterfly7 isn’t going into blog limbo.  What I don’t want is for readers and participants to anticipate the frequency of new blog articles as in the past year.  After the second week of July, I’m hoping to return  stronger. 

For now, what I plan to do is reblog from some of my, and your, favorite bloggers until I am feeling well enough to dig into the research that I like and use in writing for this blog.

In other words, I’ll still be around, but can’t promise how much time I’ll have for writing.  Feel free to continue posting comments. 

Right now, you can find open discussion threads in the “Category” menu on the right-side border.  Before the end of today, I hope to get that category on the top menu so when you click it, the most recent open discussion will appear.

There are some hearings coming up in cases that we follow, and by reserving my energy, I hope to write posts for those hearings so we can stay up-to-date.

As always, keep holding on to and spreading hope, joy and love, which is our interest along with equality for all.  Peace begins with each individual, within each individual.  We cannot plant seeds that we do not, ourselves, produce.  Let this be our goal — to be what we want the world to become.






Posted on 06/26/2014, in open discussion, Potpourri and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Best wishes for you. Enjoy and recharge. 🙂


  2. I am sorry to hear about your health issues and I hope that the procedure goes well. Take care of yourself first.


  3. Xena, I commend your wisdom in making this decision to catch up on your rest and personal business. Your health is important, and I send you my good wishes that your procedure goes well.

    I am sending you my love and also bright, healing energy!

    I just know that you will bounce back and all will be well soon. 🙂


    • Yahtzee,
      Thanks so much. Time has really flown this year. This is something that I’ve put off since the beginning of the year, and now I can barely believe that July starts next week.

      I’ll take that healing energy! 🙂


  4. Oh My Dear Sweet Xena
    My Hubby has been down & my Niece & Nephew has been here to visit & help me out.I haven’t been on the computer much because they have a 4 month old baby,so just been enjoying the help,plus new addition.
    This is about YOU,Please go do whatever you need to take care of yourself.I wish we could all chip in and help You.By doing that we can spread the Love and make You proud of us!! We all are here to support You and will be right here with open arms.I will be sending my prayers your way,please just try to let us know that you are doing OK.Because I know you don’t like to hear this but YOU are such a Treasure to so many!!


  5. Two sides to a story

    Enjoy the rest and the radiant health you deserve, Xena! Thank you for all you do!


  6. Xena,

    You take care of yourself. Although we are miles apart, let me know if you need help with anything. Don’t forget my older and wiser sister, I love you!!!!


  7. Hoping your surgery goes well & you have a speedy recovery ! 🙂


  8. You have to take care of yourself!! My thoughts will be with you and your family.



    I’m hanging in here — good hours, bad hours, but this too shall past.

    I had to take a moment to report the following. Zimmerman is begging Judge Nelson to not dismiss his lawsuit against NBC. He wants to depose Rev. Sharpton and Angela Corey, and filed an affidavit accusing NBC of editing his 911 call in a way that “caused me to be identified as a racist stalker.”

    Uh — I think, “Are you following him? “Yeah” followed by “f’ing coons” are his words, and no editing was required to form the opinion of listeners.



    • From the article:
      In paperwork filed Friday, Beasley disclosed some of the people he intends to press for information or whose communication records he plans to seek.

      Beasley needs to understand that this is a botanical issue, and the information he should be pressing for is

      1. How was the watering of the potted palm performed?
      2. What soil nurtured the potted palm?
      3. Was the potted palm kept in the shade for extended periods?
      4. Does the container of the potted palm have any defects?
      5. Does the potted palm have any parasites?


      • Nettles is going off of twitter due to a vacation. Since when does a vacation stop someone from tweeting? Anyway, she’s going to be absent around same time as you. 😉


        • 2dogsonly,
          Know what? Her personal life is her personal life, and how she manages her blog is her business. Had she not allowed her blog to be used to defame and harass me, and had she not joined in with the cyber-extortionists’ agenda, I would not know about her. They have tried since Sept. 2012 to work their dirt. Blackbutterfly7 is still here. They forget that we are butterflies.


          • Yes, Xena, thank you for all your work and please accept my apology for once again,;-) stepping over a line. I think it must be my specialty It wasn’t meant to offend you, rather poking a bit at her reason for not blogging.

            Yahtzee, I looked at your link to that plant. Have been trying to remove one and because of your link, I used extra caution. Thank you!!


            • 2dogsonly,
              I don’t know what I said giving you the impression that you crossed a line. No apology needed. Nothing you wrote offended me.

              …rather poking a bit at her reason for not blogging.

              Did she ever “blog”? 🙂


      • 2dogsonly, I see you are expanding our botanical study to include “NETTLES.”


        Among important guidelines from this linked article are

        2. Stay away from the plant until you know what it is. Even at the slightest touch, nettles release formic acid and other chemicals from their hairs, causing a stinging sensation that can last for hours. It therefore is important for you to be able to recognize the plant before you come into contact with it. Nettles have no distinctive scent or attractive flowers, so they tend to blend into the rest of the nearby flora. But by knowing the basic characteristics of the plant, you’ll be able to avoid it and its painful sting.

        4. Wear heavy duty gloves when examining the plant so that you do not get stung.


    • The operative word for Beasley is “SCRAMBLE”


      1. To make one’s way awkwardly up a steep slope; to grope one’s way
      2. To make (something) jumbled or muddled; to confuse
      3. tTo struggle eagerly or unceremoniously for possession of something

      Additional definitions of “SCRAMBLE” as pertain to the client:
      1. The act of moving quickly to find something or somebody
      2. A disordered mass (mess?)
      3. Mix-up, confusion
      4. Hustle
      5. Hassle


      • Yahtzee…I just wanted to let you know how much I love coming here and reading your comments.Its like you seem to always know what is in my head.I have told Our Dear Xena(who has helped me for some time now) that I wish there was a Ditto button!! I don’t think I am alone enjoying what you write.Keep it up Friend(plus mind reader)!
        I find it very strange that the Gz supporter from ANOTHER country decides to take a BREAK at the exact time that Our Precious Butterfly does! Its like she is trying to do whatever Xena does!


        • Thank you so much, Marilyn. I want you to know how much I have loved reading your heartfelt comments every time you post. You have a sincere, caring heart and you evaluate issues so well.

          You are one of the people here that I’d like to go out to breakfast with once a week to gab and just enjoy each other’s company.

          I am sending my prayers for your husband’s speedy recovery. How beautiful that your niece and nephew are helping you out at this time.

          *Big Hug* 🙂


  10. Hope your procedure goes smoothly. May be time for a break, anyway. Some R&R


  11. Hi Everyone! 🙂

    I am grateful that Xena has brought us all together here in friendship and community. I love our community. I love watching friendships grow. I love all of your sharing of insights, of wisdom, of open and sincere reactions to events of the day, of viewpoints, and of opinions.

    I love the restorative comfort and encouragement that I have witnessed so many of you offer our community.

    We are a community full of caring hearts which are filled with better-world intentions and desires.

    We have laughed and we have cried.

    We have journeyed through stories of hope, of sadness, of loss, of injustice and of heroism.

    Along the way
    We have pushed for wrongs to be righted.
    We have rejoiced when victims have been found and returned home.
    We have sought for the day when all people will receive equal justice.

    I am filled with gratitude and joyful anticipation of our impact as we seek to better the world and continue here on BlackButterfly7 to ponder possibilities, discuss solutions, and stand up for good causes. 🙂


  12. Xena, thank you for teaching me the lessons of the butterfly….that there is strength through the struggle as the caterpillar transforms into the butterfly and learns its potential.

    I have learned that when I choose to fly I have the ability to help bring about change in our world.

    Testing wings to discover possibilities

    Flying high to bring about positive change

    Soaring to great heights to gain new perspectives and solutions


  13. Xena, You will be in the hearts and minds of a lot of people whose lives you have enriched beyond description with your words and bits of wisdom. While you are away from us for this period of time, we will feel a huge void in our daily routine that while others can try, none can fill. While you have not yet left, I am already missing you, but realize that you have needs that have priority over all other tasks… I (we) will simply do what a crusty ole moth does best, wait (but not patiently) for your full return! May the flowers of spring remain in bloom to serve as a homing beacon along your path to recovery…


    • crazy1946,
      Your words are so beautiful. Thank you so much. You and others here inspire me to write, to discuss, to learn. You, crusty old moth, are a breathe of fresh air.

      Big Hug


  14. Justice4All

    Hope you feel better soon! You deserve a break. TY for the blog & all the info you put out. I feel blessed to have found such strong Trayvon Warriors to post & tweet with that believe in justice & truth. Take care & we’ll be here when you get back.


  15. My prayers and my heart are with you~


  16. Just read this … I hope that by now things are much better. Hope it wasn’t serious. Could you email me when you can? Sending healing energy & bright light for your healing!!


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