Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Holy Smoke-aroonies

Hello! How the heck have y'all been?!

Things around the ranch have been INSANE. I have so much to tell you.

Ranch Dressing has been down for a bit and unfortunately, Blogger doesn't let a person post a "Be Back Soon!" note but instead makes it look like I've started some private club that I'm not inviting anyone to. Thanks to all who emailed to check on me. It meant the world to me!  I'm fine - and if you happened to read my last (now deleted) post before things went black, you'll know that I've got some stuff going on in regards to my volunteer efforts that made me have to go under the table (and take my blog with me) for a bit. If you didn't read it, then you're probably thinking I'm being terribly vague. Just ignore the whole thing and we'll get on to business as usual, shall we?

Anyhoo, I'm sorry to those who tried to visit Ranch Dressing only to find Blogger's "You? Oh yeah...you're not invited" style note. It looks like I've lost six readers due to it. Sigh. I hope that they come back. I'm not much of an exclusive type person so I'd never start a "members only" blog.

Like I said, I've got a ton of things that I want to tell you all about as soon as I can. But for now, I couldn't stand the idea of Ranch Dressing being lights-out for another day.

I hope that y'all are doing great and I can't wait to catch up!

Until next time,
x's and o's,
Eartha



28 comments:

elaine Gallagher said...


Thank you so much. Missed you!

Rebecca said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear the scuttlebutt.

Lauren T said...

Oh good! I was hoping it was a glitch and that I wasn't actually locked out of reading your blog. FYI on the house that you asked me about--apparently a neighbor has a deal locked in. It's an interesting estate, for sure. Sorry about that and good luck with the hunt!

Maureen said...

So glad you are back!! Hopefully your readers will check back in at some time, and realize you would never be trying to exclude anyone!

Karen S said...

I'm glad you're back and I wasn't really locked out from reading your blog. I started hyperventilating and having a panic attack when I thought I was locked out.

Laura Huey said...

Oh man! I been wanting to ask Kimmie Jones if she knew anything and if she was invited, especially when I saw you commenting on other blogs I was like "Eartha......" I even almost asked you last night when I saw one of your comments on a blog but I felt that doing it under "Reply" might be sticky. And I wanted to email you but then I thought "What's wrong with you, Laura?! She's probably hidin from (insert vague last deleted post character).... Anywho, glad you're back and glad I can stop with the 7th grade insecurities already! ;) Seriously, glad to see you here, Eartha. YAY!!

KIMMIE JONES said...

I just started singing "that's the night that the lights went out...in Nashville" only your tale isn't as darkly vague! I've missed you so. This corner of the net has been a little less fun without your sass. Someone's gotta he inappropriate and not take themselves so seriously with me!

Floyd Lawson said...

Whooh . . . glad to see that you are back and it was merely a glitch; I can now cancel my inferiority, self-esteem therapy sessions. All kidding aside, nice to have you back Eartha!

Mr. Tiny said...

You seriously did nothing to help the neurotic in me! I figured it had something to do with the content of your last post but I thought, "Why have I not been invited???" I met some people from Tennessee who were visiting out this way and asked them if they read any of the Tennessee blogs (my favorites by far); when I tried to show them your blog it had me blocked. OOOOOOOOHHHHHH the humiliation! Hahahahahahaha!!!! I sure am glad to be invited back to the party and I hope all is well at the ranch!

Dolly the Bird said...

You've been missed, girl! Glad you're back and I hope all that mess...I did get to read the explanation post...worked out and you guys were successful. You're a truly selfless, big hearted person to be involved in that and I'm proud to 'blog' know ya!
Can't wait to see you get back to posting! I love the hilarity and Mid-Century mayhem! "Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaaaack!"

Ann said...

Yeah (doing a happy dance) - glad you're back. Hope all went well.

Lisa said...

((cues up the Welcome Back Kotter theme song)) Glad the Ranch is open again!! :) Hang in there, girlie!

Nikki G said...

Oh so glad to hear from you and I really wasn't banned from the Kitsch Klub! So glad you are back, you are a hoot and you just really make my day! Can hardly wait to hear about the secret adventure!

Lucky Charm Vintage said...

Yea! The Ranch is open!So glad to see you back Eartha.

pellibaby said...

Whew...I was going to post a message to Retro Ruth asking if she knew the secret knock to get an invite.

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

thank GOODNESS. i had a feeling it had to do with your last post, that is why i didn't show up on your doorstep with a cake crying to be let in the club! i'm glad you're back!

Liz said...

Yay! Glad you are back and running.

Laura said...

I am so relieved to see you back up and shining! Looking forward to reading more!

Chad Barlow said...

I'm so glad you are back! I wasn't sure what was going on, but I checked back often and now, here you are. Happy Dance. I missed my Eartha...lol

Vivian said...

This is great news to me. Actually, happy news! I missed your wit and all the humor you are so capable of sharing! I sort of felt left out of the "group" but realized we all have the right to " vant to be left alone!" and choose who we let into our lives. Nonetheless, I am happy you are back and even more so knowing now you are off line doing wonderful deeds for others in need! Happy day!

Katie Mullaly said...

Yay!! Hooray!! You're back!!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I can imagine why you had to go "under the table." I have lots of friends in the rescue world and there are always control issues going on. Glad you're back.

Jessica Underwood said...

Yay! Anxiously awaiting more updates! Glad you're back :)

Jennifer said...

So glad you're back!! The sting of rejection is now fading away...... LOL :)

darkelady said...

Glad that you are back. I enjoy your posts!

Unknown said...

I am so glad it wasn't just me! So glad you are back!

susie Q. said...

Your absence has made my heart grow fonder! I was confused being shut out, but I refused to delete the bookmark, clicked every so often just in case, and today --Yeah!!

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