Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A tentative return . . .

Whew, that was a bit of a rough go.  I won't lie to you; I'm still struggling a bit and my thoughts are a little muddled these days.  Mostly, though, I think I'm feeling better and ready to jump back in with both feet. 

I've missed this place and our journal pages.  I know I have a lot of work to do here, but I'd like to reconnect -- to catch up on emails and write a whole bunch of thank you notes and apologize for disappearing like that.  It feels a little daunting though -- okay, totally daunting -- so I'm going to start slowly with today's post.  Then, on Friday, I'll post a new journal page.  If all goes well, there will be another new page next week too.  Several lovely commenters have suggested bringing the journal page count up to 52, a weekly year's worth, and I think that makes a lot of sense, so that's where I'm headed.

Before I go though, I've been wanting to write about this little treasure . . .  


A few months back, when I was starting to wobble, my dear friend the Scribbler sent me one of her gorgeous handmade creations . . .  


What began as a sewing project with her mom and a return to her crafty roots ended with a lovely collection of scarves, some of which she gifted to very lucky recipients like me.  It is so very soft and warm and bright and happy and I grin a big silly grin whenever I wear it, which is often.  Thank you, Scribbler.

And thank you to everyone who has stopped by to comment and email in my absence.  I have let you down by not doing you the courtesy of stopping by to respond, but I hope to make up for that going forward.

13 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I have missed you. I hope you are doing better. Thank you for all you do.

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  2. Wow! You look gorgeous! Welcome back :)

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  3. So very pleased to see you with a big, beautiful smile. Continued good health moving forward. HUGS!

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  4. I am so glad your condition is improving and that you are "back". Such a great picture of you too!
    Beth

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  5. I'm glad you're doing better! What a great photo!

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  6. You are as beautiful as your writing. Glad you are better. You have been missed!!!

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  7. I have missed you! I am thrilled to see you back and smiling! Do whatever you need to do to feel better. Take care of yourself first! We love you!

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  8. Glad you're back! I was thinking about you last week & was hoping you were doing OK. That scarf is gorgeous! Looks like fun to wear.

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  9. I too just have to say that I'm so happy you're back. I know I'm not alone in saying that I was regularly checking here to see if you had resurfaced yet. Don't feel like you have to catch everything up, that WOULD be a daunting prospect. Just start fresh from today. We have all been there a time or two and we all understand.
    Glad you are back! And I'm so thrilled to see the new journal page coming soon!

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  10. No apologies necessary. What a beautiful gift and photo! It's good to hear from you...you've been missed. I'm glad things are looking up, and hope they continue to improve.
    Blessings...

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  11. Good to see you're feeling better and got to take a deserved break. Pretty photo!

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  12. Glad to see you are back! Sharing your talents is such an amazing thing... I admire you for being able to take a break and come back. As you can see, you are very well thought of, and it's okay! I just love your journal pages, they are so fun! Your picture is lovely, thank you for sharing that too! Monica

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  13. Great to have you back. I missed you. I am glad you are doing better. The scarf is really pretty and goes very nicely with your lovely hair color. Take your time and do not feel pushed to post or share great new ideas. Just one day at a time will be just fine.
    Doris

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