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May be absent for a short while

Thanks everyone for your comments and emails of support.  I’m very wary of turning this blog into one big pool of misery at the moment, so I’m thinking of taking a short break … I may be brighter about things tomorrow, but at the moment I’m just not coping too well emotionally.  After chatting to Mum for yet another 2 hour phone call, I’ve been in tears off and on for the last couple of hours.  I’m usually such an incredibly strong and positive person, but I’m really not coping too well right now … and that’s probably a big admission for me to make ‘in public’.  I can usually put on a bright smiling face, but it’s just not happening right now.

I haven’t been doing much stitching – a couple of letters got added to the border of For the Birds last night trying to force myself to get back into normality again, but at the moment my head is so cluttered with ‘stuff’ that I just can’t focus on any one thing, and I’m just spending my days aimlessly … and to be honest it’s been that way a bit for the last two months.  As I put it to Mum today, I think I just feel ‘overwhelmed’ right now.

Mum’s flying over on Sunday, so that’ll help to have someone here for emotional support and it’ll hopefully help me get back on a level footing again.  I also feel like I’ve letting people down lately, and that’s giving me some self-imposed pressure, which I need to address for my own sake.

I’ve been trying to catch up on a few blogs over the last two days, and I’ve been doing pretty well, but I’m not commenting much at the moment.  It’s helped to take my mind off things by seeing everyone’s wonderful finishes, WIP’s and new stash … at least I’m getting some sort of a stitching fix, even if it’s not with my own projects at the moment 😉

Anyway, hopefully the next time I post things will be a bit brighter … and there may even be a bit of stitching to show (For the Birds is almost finished, if nothing else).  I got my blood tests done today, so hopefully that means I can have a chat to my GP at some stage next week, and I can talk things through with him as well … because the way I am at the moment I’m thinking a bit of medical intervention may in fact be in order short term … phew, another huge admission!

Thanks again for hanging in there with me – I do apologise for being such a misery of late … and I know things will be brighter very soon 🙂  If things brighten up quickly I’ll be back posting shortly, but if I’m not you know not to worry, I’m just off de-cluttering both mind and flat 😉

20 thoughts on “May be absent for a short while”

  1. Dear Anne – you take the time you need to ‘declutter’ and regroup and get your feet back on steady ground. No apologies or excuses needed! Give that mom of yours a big hug from me, too. 🙂 It’s super that she can come over and lend a bit of emotional support. Good luck with everything, and don’t forget that your friends all love you!!!!!

  2. What Barbara said 🙂

    I’m glad your mum is coming over – you need someone there to talk to and to lean on at the minute. Don’t worry about having to let the “non-essential” things slide at the minute, just concentrate on getting moved and settled and feeling better.


  3. Hi Anne, Your mum is just what you need. It doesn’t seem to matter what age we reach, when we’re down and miserable we always want our mums don’t we.

    You shouldn’t worry about making your blog into a ‘misery blog’ because we’re your friends and we want to help, even if it is only supportive comments or emails because we can’t get to you in person. I totally understand your not wanting to blog at the moment though, but do let us know that you’re ok ever now and then.

    Lots of love and hugs

    Karen :o)

  4. This is your site, Anne! You can write whatever you want, and if people don’t like it, too bad. Every life has it’s highs and lows. You have a lot going on right now, and anyone would feel overwhelmed and need an outlet. Don’t apologize for your content, that’s life, you know?

    I’m thinking of you. I know you’re crazy busy, but I hope you get to take some “me time” to have a soak in the bath with your duckies, or something equally as relaxing and fun. Hang in there, things will turn around soon.

  5. You’re right to take a blogging break, Anne. Ahem… Not that I don’t want to read updates by your hand, mind, but if you don’t feel comfortable with it, don’t do it!
    Have a good rest, have a good cry on your Mum’s shoulder, do fun things. De-clutter away. Good luck!

  6. Declutter-away! I am here for you anytime you need to chat. It’s difficult, but you can get on the other side of all this. Big hugs!

  7. ((())) Take the time you need but please know that we’re thinking of you. I always look forward to reading your blog.You have alot to deal woth right now but things will get better. You just have to believe that. Your Mum will be a big help with the packing up but more importantly she’ll be emotional support. Take good care of yourself! Nancy in NY

  8. I think you’re being really brave about all this, Anne……… it’s great your mother is coming, this will be a big support for you, and remember all your friends in cyberspace are thinking of you and wishing you the best.

  9. I completely understand! {{HUGS}}
    Take the time you need. Just drop in every now and then, and let us know your still with us.

  10. No need to appologise for the content, it helps to vent. This is your space so whine away. But at the same time if you need to regroup take all the time that you need, we will all be here waiting for your next entry. Yay for your Mum being able to help you when you need her. What a woman!!!!

    Take care of yourself Anne ((((HUGS))))

  11. Hugs, hugs, and more hugs. Hang in there!!! Take as much time as you need, we’ll all be waiting anxiously for your return! Will miss you, but you gotta do what you gotta do! I am glad your mom will be out there with you too! That will be comforting!I know that no matter what, whenever I don’t feel good, or am down in the dumps, I always want my mommy first! LOL (Much to the dismay of my poor hubby!)
    Can’t wait to hear from you again!

  12. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. Appreciate it much.

    Can I cheer you up? Hmmm…OK this is the deal. Once I finish stitching French Lace (soon I hope), it’s yours. Howzat?

    Now chin-up and hang-in there till help arrives 😉

  13. {{{Anne}}} – I’m glad that your mum is coming up – I hope you find some time to just relax and enjoy yourself while she is there.

  14. Your blog is your space for whatever you need to do. And your friends are here for you, Anne! I’m sure having your Mum with you for the next while will be the best thing for you. Sending lots of hugs!

  15. I often find that when there is a lot of clutter going through my brain, one of the best things to do is to write everything down. It helps clear your thoughts so that you can focus on what’s important. I’m so glad that your mum is coming for a visit. She will help to improve your mood while helping you to sort things out. Please tell her I said hi and to take good care of you. *hug*

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