Monday, December 19, 2011

My Brain is on Holidays...

I find I am in need of a break. I have been down in the dumps lately - feeling pressured, sad and out of sorts. At work I have been doing double duty as my dep't head has been out of town helping to care for her sick mother. And I just found out that her mother has passed away. A hard time of year to lose a loved one.

So as this busy week unfolds I am going to write less often, if at all. When the blog starts to feel like just another task among the many to be accomplished each day - it's time for a rest.

But first I want to say a special thank you to Carla, a fellow blogger and a very sweet woman from my home town of London.  I received a nice little treat in the mail on Friday, and that was quite a surprise! 

Thanks Carla - I certainly wasn't expecting another parcel in the mail so you really made my day! 

See you all soon!


  1. Have a good rest. We are here if you need to talk or vent. Put on you slippers, get your book and have a nice cup of tea

  2. So sorry to hear about your friends mother.. :( The pkg is from Judy's Christmas card swap... :) Enjoy!

  3. Ps - If you don't post again before Christmas, I want to wish you have a wonderfully Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Jane!! xox

  4. It's good to know when you need a break and to actually take it. We'll be here for you when you are feeling better. Until then sending you big hugs!!!

  5. Jane,
    Taking a break is totally understandable. We all will be here when you return. Enjoy your Christmas!

  6. When I get too busy, I take a break, when this starts to feel like another job or pull, pull back. We are in this for the fun and support and I support you. Have a Merry Christmas if we don't hear from you for a while!

  7. Enjoy your downtime. That is a gorgeous photo of your Grandmother. Now I can see where you and your daughter got your looks. The secret is out!

  8. Many of us are very busy and preoccupied from time to time, and especially this time of year. Don't feel the least bit bad about it. We'll see you when things settle down.

  9. thats what the holidays are for so don't feel bad if you need a 'blog holiday' too, we'll be here when you get back!

  10. Jane, hope things get better, such sad news about your friend's mother.

    Just to say I've added your name to the sealed pot challengers list on my blog. If you let me know what your saving for I'll add that to or even put to be decided if you're not sure yet.


    Sft x

  11. Jane,
    Everyone needs down time and it can help us to mentally recharge. I know where you are coming from.
    I was pumped for Christmas, now I just want to get it over with and start a New Year. Ya it's the down in the dumps thing.
    We have so much to do for the big day and extra work loads before the big day it can become overwhelming.
    Relax and take some time out.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family in case you don't post till after the holidays.

  12. I know how you feel, I have just dragged up my socks and am trying to get into the spirit.
    I love the day itself but all the consumeriism and waste drives me crazy.
    Sit back, have a glass of wine and grab a good book!!
    Merry Christmas!

  13. Jane, hope you have a good rest and a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas to you and Michael and best wishes in the new year.

  14. You got a great package in the mail!!

    Hope you enjoy the last few days leading up to Christmas... Take care :-)

  15. Take care Jane :)

  16. Jane! REST! (and, if you don't feel like cycling for a while, it would give me a good chance in catching up!) :)!

    Seriously, I hope you can find some time just for you. This time of year gets C.R.A.Z.Y. plus, S.A.D. seems to go around with all the dark days....

    We'll be right here when you return! :)!



  17. that is so sweet!!! I hope you have a relaxing time over the holidays - we will see you soon!!!

  18. hugs jane - trying to catch up on yours and Judy's blogs- my dad passed fri night and I'm still a bit out of sorts though I know he's with my mom who passed in March of this year. tough doesn't feel like Christmas.



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