6/11/09

Just popping my head in the door

First of all "THANK YOU" for all your lovely supportive comments about me taking a sabbatical, I was very touched.

I am still on sabbatical but wanted to let you know I'm doing alot better healthwise. I have rested probably more than necessary, enjoyed the freedom of no work and a respite from blogging. In fact I may do this every June to recharge my writing batteries!

My brother is still the same, but after a battery of tests it seems our worst fears are unfounded. But he still does not have an answer and it is worrying, so he is seeing a Specialist on Saturday in the hope he can finally supply one. Basically for no reason that can be found, he has lost a significant amount of his vision in one eye which has been very blurred for the past 3 weeks. So please continue to keep him in your prayers for me.

I am going to stay on my blog sabbatical until the first week of July, as we are off on vacation shortly. But then I'll be back with a weeks worth of Chicago posts and pictures, in the meantime I may drop the odd post if I feel so motivated!

Thanks again for your continued support, "I'll be back" full-time by Independence Day!

25 comments:

pamokc said...

Semi good news about your bro then, and will keep hoping the best for him as his tests go along. Enjoy your break! And Chi-town!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Echo the sentiments about your brother. Thinking positive things for him. Happy too, that you're resting and recharging.

Peggy said...

Enjoy your Chicago trip, it's a great town and lots to do. Will keep good thoughts for you and your brother!

Yummy Mammy said...

At least you know he's in good hands. As much as the brits slag it, you honestly can't beat the NHS. I'd donate a kidney to have use of it again!!!

But to cheer you up, pop over and check out my post today. I know you will absolutely love it xx

Jammmie said...

I sooo love Chicago so looking forward to that.

"I have rested probably more than necessary"
--Hahahah. Love that. You go, girl! :)
Enjoy your June rest. Sounds like a a lovely respite to do every year.

Thanks for the update.

Fred said...

Thanks for popping in with some good news. I often take a month off from blogging and it really works well. Enjoy your break.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Positive thoughts going out for your brother. Glad you are recharging. Enjoy your break and your trip.

tinkalicious said...

hey, take all the time you need, we will all still be here waiting for you, I can guarantee that from my own experience. BTW, word for your BWOTD, "knobhead!" just love it...describes just about everyone you ever meet at some time or other, email if you want a whole load more epithet of brit words...I have a very (and unnecessary) pile...courtesy of my recent (unfortunate) visit. love and prayers for your bro' all will be well. see ya when u get back!

Gaelyn said...

Prayers go out to you and your brother. Enjoy the time. Have a great trip to Chitown. Miss you.

recipes for the life said...

Take care of your health.And my wishes and good luck for your bro.Enjoy your Chicago trip.Waiting for your return to blogosphere!!

♥ Chaitra

Kay said...

Take care Sarah. I can imagine the worry you must be going through. We'll all be thinking about you and send you hugs and well wishes.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

We'll be thinking of you.

Bella Foxx said...

Good to hear from you. Hope all goes well with your brother.

Congrats on the 8 pounds gone.

Pat said...

I'm glad you popped in to say hi. I'm also glad to hear there's promising news about your brother. It is refreshing to take a break from blogging occasionally, I agree. Have fun in Chicago...I'll keep checking for the occasional post.

Daryl said...

Glad to hear you've rested .. I hope your brother gets an answer to this .. extremely glad to hear its not a 'worst case scenario' ... enjoy Chicago .. travel safe!

Expat mum said...

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Jo, a retired teacher said...

Always glad to have you drop in.

Denise said...

Hi Sara, glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. That's lovely you're going on holiday. It will be good for you to get away and enjoy a change of scenery. I'm glad you're feeling better and that your brother's results were not what you had all feared. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Happy travels, Denise x

San said...

When exactly are you going to be in Chicago? I'm just going to be in the city for a single night, then off to a cottage in Michigan.

I thank Daryl for sending me over here. This looks like a lively blog and I want to visit again.

I'm sorry your brother is having the blurred vision. Eye problems are scary. I know because I've had them. Sending him healing energy...

Oz Girl said...

So wonderful to see you post, Sarah, and glad to hear you are feeling better. I'm very happy to hear that it appears there is nothing serious wrong with your brother - I can imagine what a huge relief that is to all of you! But I will keep him in my prayers and hope they figure out why he is having trouble with his eyesight. That would certainly be very troubling.

Hugs~ Susan

david mcmahon said...

Our thoughts are with all of you. God bless.

Jill of All Trades said...

Glad you are feeling better and I will send positive thoughts to your Bro. Have a fun time in Chicago.

George said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope your brother has some answers by now. Enjoy your trip to Chicago.

Winifred said...

Well it's good news of a sort Sarah. Hope all goes well on Saturday.

Take care of yourself too.

Esther Garvi said...

Thinking of you, Sarah!
Niger greetings from Sweden!