Wednesday, April 14, 2010

There is no education like adversity. -- Disraeli

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
                        -- Henry David Thoreau

I hope this is true. 

I need to take a break. I don't want to. But I need to.  It's a shame because I felt like I was just getting back into the blogging groove. 

I am still feeling thankful every day.  I am.  I wake up every morning feeling thankful for a new day.

But every time I think that nothing else could possibly go wrong, it does.  I'm at the breaking point here and I just need some time to process. 

I will be back.  

With everything in my life that has been uncertain, I have always had this place to vent, to share, and receive support from wonderful people who I consider my friends, even though most of you I have never met.

Thank you for that.

I have one post scheduled for my Mom's birthday on Monday, but after that I need to take a step back and assess some things and figure out the best course of action for us.

I'm not sure how long that will take. I hope not long.

Thankful things:

Between the walking and what I'm calling "The Flu Diet", I have lost 10 pounds.  I am fitting into jeans I haven't been able to wear in a year and a half.  What's not to be thankful for about that?

I am thankful that Joe and I have each other.  If nothing else, we have that, and I know we will persevere. Together.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
                        -- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Rhonda said...


Sally said...

May you have some peace with everything going on. I Send you my very best and look forward for your return. You are just a great blogger.

M3 said...

Big hugs my friend, huge ones.

Special K said...

Hugs from me, too.

2china4S said...

Sending lots of hugs from all three of us. SS sends special kisses too. :)

Retro Girl said...

always wishing the best for you two. Hope things get feel better and get plenty of rest

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

Oh gosh - I feel your pain when it comes to sickness. You just can't get out from under it sometimes - it's one thing, then another, then another. I was on "the pneumonia diet" once - not fun. I hope you feel better really soon. Sending you virtual hugs...