The Life and Times of Florence Knitingale

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hiatus


I love writing this blog. I love it nearly as much as I love all the people I've met doing it. Truth is, though, that I am having a bit of diffulty with the challenges in my life at present, and I find that I am not as funny or interesting as I want to be right now. I seem to have misplaced my optimism for the moment--something about my doctor thinking I'm a raging bitch even after admitting that I'm probably right (seriously--she actually admitted it, right after the lengthy and terse lecture about how there are REASONS for the tests she orders), my beloved Ed suddenly showing up with a strange lump that may be an injury and may be something more sinister but will scare me to death until we get him into the vet, another dear cat tipping my husband's computer monitor over and doing about $300 worth of damage (bent two jump drives, broke the little legs off the keyboard it landed on), and my husband finding out yesterday that a job he was sure he would get has selected another candidate. Oh, and waiting untold amounts of time to hear about nursing school and losing patience with jumping through hoops while hospitals are starving for nurses. That too.

In the name of kindness to you, I'm going to take a break from this blog for some period of time, currently undefined. The alternative is to whine endlessly about those things I can't change and that sounds pretty pointless, even in my current, overwhelmed state. I hope you'll still want to read when I return. I hope that I have something wonderful to say. I'm wishing all manner of love and joy your way. And knitting. Much wonderful knitting.



(The cow is courtesy of Jo in the UK, and it cheered me immensely when it arrived. Jo, I'm sending a huge hug and a moo right back at you.)


23 Comments:

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger beckie said…

    I'll miss you Flo! I don't think you whine at all :)
    Sorry about all the trials that are occuring right now. I always try to find a silver lining. I will include you in my prayers.
    Happy knitting to you!

     
  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger Dianne said…

    I will miss you terribly!! Your blog is many days my highlight...even if it's venting..which is life..and a great place to do it..among those that care about you, your drive and desire to do what you're already qualified to do..but must jump through hoops to prove yourself..
    My very best wishes for many great things to 'shine in your direction'..and quickly!! Hugs and Happy Knitting~~

     
  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger Marianne said…

    It's alright, a little break sometimes does the spirit a bit of good...new sweater and cow...very pretty and very cute...
    hang in there, know we'll be waiting...patiently...sending all kinds of loving thoughts your way.

     
  • At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Em said…

    Oh, Flo, I hope you won't be "away" for too long! If you need some "alone time", then please, do as you need to, and take a little more just to be sure (because I bet you don't take enough time to yourself). But also take with you the knowledge that your writings -- funny or serious, happy or frustrated -- are something that I look forward to reading, every day.

    I know that blog-following doesn't count as "knowing" you, but at the risk of sounding stalker-ish, I'm rooting for you, sympathize with the awfulness of waiting for school acceptance/rejection letters, and would send you a care package of sock yarn and chocolate if I could.

     
  • At 4:03 PM, Blogger Charity said…

    You do what you need to do, Ms. K, we'll be here for you! :0)

     
  • At 8:48 PM, Blogger Kit said…

    Here's hoping your break finds you better off when you return.

    Maybe you need another 'Ho'. Or something equally inappropriately titled. Dingdongs, perhaps? ;)

     
  • At 9:08 PM, Blogger Karen said…

    Will wait for your return. I find you hilarious and thought provoking. Take care.

     
  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger Heatherly said…

    1- bummer. you are my favourite thing on my bloglines. you always crack me up!
    2- having been without synthroid the last couple weeks, and i am raging too...i totally understand the need for a break!

    hope you will be back soon, but enjoy the break!

     
  • At 11:24 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Sending you all manner of positive thoughts. You'll be missed and I hope you feel like blogging again before too long. Be sure that we are all thinking of you and willing you through the traumas! Should I send Galaxy eggs?

     
  • At 11:26 PM, Anonymous angie Cox said…

    A break from blogging..sounds good ! Enjoy it but we will all be waiting for your return.

     
  • At 12:44 AM, Anonymous MonicaPDX said…

    ::hugs:: Know exactly how it is when you need a break. We'll miss you, but we'll keep checking back, so you can stop worrying about that much. Just take care of yourself and Mr. K and the catses and keep knitting. Good luck to you and Mr. K for job/school, kitty prayers for Ed (and snuggles), and the doc? Ok, she probably got fired from the village idiot job. Because she was a surly bitch with a god complex. [g] Hang in there, hon!

     
  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger ccr in MA said…

    Do what you need to, but feel free to blog about grumpy things if you want to: it's your blog, your party, your rules. Or don't blog at all until YOU want to!

    If you feel "wvlumwpd" (my word verification word) by life, take it easy!

     
  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger Kim said…

    I am with you and behind you, Ms. K. We all need a break once in a while. Thank you for letting us know so we wouldn't worry. (((hugs)))

     
  • At 7:43 AM, Blogger Robin said…

    I'LL MISS YOU! You're humor keeps me in stitches...but I do understand. I'll still MISS YOU!!!

     
  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Kitty Mommy said…

    Awwww...I'll miss you while you're gone, but you do what you need to do while things are piled up! Meanwhile, I will be sending lots of chocolate and fluffy fiber thoughts your way. I hope things are looking brighter for you soon!

     
  • At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Gretch said…

    o, Ms. K. You'll be missed, for sure, but the good news is that you chose to take the break, instead of something awful choosing it for you. Enjoy the spring, the surprises it brings (it's snowing like a s.o.b. here)and have some tea and pick up your needles and give us a holler when you get back!

     
  • At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Paula in Iowa said…

    What everyone else has said and more, if only I could think better. Take care of you because you are the only one of you that we have. And Mr K, too. Love and prayers ...
    Oops, I can't type, either

     
  • At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Jill said…

    I'll miss you horribly while you're gone, but I can totally understand why you need a break. I hope things start to get better for you soon. Hugs from me and the cats, and hang in there!

     
  • At 3:54 AM, Blogger lisalouryan said…

    Ms. K - a quote from a previous blog entry seems appropriate at this time:

    "Please take my hand, the forest is beyond big, it is filled with all manner of shadow and no end of twists and turns - but we can get through it together."

    Be assured that we are here for you with our hands linked together.

    Lisa

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Christine said…

    I haven't commented before but I read your blog daily and always enjoy your humour and share in your frustrations. I hope a break helps you feel better about life and I look forward to you returning to post.

     
  • At 6:10 AM, Blogger Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said…

    There comes a time for all of us, and often more than once, when we need a break away from all the usual things. Take all the time you need, but don't forget that your 'ranting' is one of the things that makes you so popular! We love a good raging fury on a blog and you do it so incredibly well.

    Your elastic is just a bit stretched. Give it time and it will come back into shape.

    And don't forget the medical diet: chocolate, fudge, praline, ice-cream sundaes... This is an order from Dr. Jo

     
  • At 7:31 AM, Anonymous marti said…

    I hope you come back to blogging, renewed and rested. With distance comes perspective and balance and I hope you find that space.

     
  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger Dana said…

    Take all the time you need and know that we are all behind you 110%.

     

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