I'm feeling guilty because I haven't been visiting anyone or even opened my computer for the last few days. I was ill and on antibiotics while all this was going on with Samson and my hubby. Once I finished the medicine and was told Samson is so much better, I guess it caught up with me.
So I took Dee Ready's advice and decided to be gracious to myself (I love that thought ~ be gracious to yourself). With that in mind, I stayed in bed for two days, reading this book called The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy. I picked it up at the library on Saturday, it has around 500 pages, and I finished it yesterday. Mr. Kennedy is fast becoming my favorite author for the times in my life when I just want to escape into someone else's life. Someone else's life that has some interesting twists and turn to it. This is the third book I've read by him and it did not disappoint.
I don't have time to read blogs today either because I'm off to the diabetes support group meeting. Today, a cardiologist will visit us and, hopefully, there will be no horror pictures like those we saw last month, courtesy the visiting podiatrist.
Samson is continuing to do well and thanks all of you for your prayers and positive thoughts. He is particularly happy that, in addition to his beloved Gracie, he now has two other best doggie friends, Puddles and Sophie. He is strutting his stuff at just the thought of it.
Have a great day ~ see you soon.
We understand it hasn't been a good time for you to visit blogs. All we care about at our house is your health and Samson's sight.ReplyDelete
don't feel guilty! take care of yourself!ReplyDelete
Support groups are good. I went to one for five years - time well spent - then it dwindled away, because the two women who ran it had Fibromyalgia, too, and it became just too much for them. I thought they did a good job, and that was a long time to line up meeting places and speakers for once a month. When you and your family get through this rough time, I hope you all will have smooth sailing for a while.ReplyDelete
Your health & Samson's sight are MUCH more important than visiting blogs!!ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better soon. Stress probably made you more susceptible to illness. That used to happen to me a lot when I pushed myself too much.ReplyDelete
Rest is good. Healing takes time.
we all understand, time for you is most important and especially during stressful times. don't worry we will be waitingReplyDelete
Inte behöver du tänka så...man gör när man hinner och orkar...kan ju annars bli heltidsjobb om man vill...ReplyDelete
varmt ute ikväll du...+12 grader, jo det är sant...vi skall få varmt i helgen. Varm luft som kommer fr sydeuropa sägs det...
Inger, you have nothing to feel guilty about! We all go through our blogger ups and downs. Remember it's something we do for fun, not 'cause we have to, lol!ReplyDelete
I am glad that you are feeling better. I like the term "gracious to yourself". Nice concept.ReplyDelete
I am so happy for Samson.
Hi Inger! You should in no way feel guilty!! In this wonderful world of Blog-land I have discovered some of the sweetest, most precious of hearts and it seems we live in a place here where everyone respects and cares for everyone else. People do not take offense when we do not have the time to visit.. After all... Just because friends are not in contact every single day doesn't mean they do not care about one another. Enjoy your rest!! And when you do visit, it is great.. we love to hear from you. I get times when I'm too busy or too tired as well. It's okay though.. my friends are there when I return :-) Gracie says to tell Samson Hello. She is getting a little worried now though.. not only is Puddles a threat.. but now Sophie too.. Sophie and those soulful eyes that hypnotize... ;-)ReplyDelete
Don't you dare feel guilty!! That's not what blogging is all about--Enjoy yourself, and I hope you're feeling better and all at your house, 2 and 4 legged have had a good day!!!ReplyDelete
Inger, I am going to start using your term, "be gracious to yourself". Perfect advice. Glad you took some time to take care of yourself!ReplyDelete
Black and white is all about the 'light'! And you nailed here, sister!ReplyDelete
Sophie was just thrilled that Samson has a shining for her too......that three-timer!! lol
Glad you are better and yes, let's all 'be gracious to oursleves'. Thanks.
I love the photo! And taking care of yourself, being gracious, is vital to health. You'll get to your blog friends, we'll still be here! :)ReplyDelete
Oh Inger do not worry about us take care of you. I do hope you are feeling better. Good news about Samson.hug BReplyDelete
I love the photo- the mountains look mystical.ReplyDelete
Oh Inger you have nothing to feel guilty about I don't always get to the blogs I want to and I am pretty sure MOST if not all people understand. You take care of yourself and Samson and we will be here. Hugs. BReplyDelete
Dear Inger, I am so glad that you are being gracious to yourself. That was said to me by a psychiatrist when I was 31 and I've tried to follow his advice all these many years. Sometimes I forget and beat up on myself but that only makes me feel miserable. So . . . be gracious to yourself. Peace.ReplyDelete