Thursday, November 11, 2010

Taking a break

This is the first time I've been able to get to the computer and it really worked since Tues. My laptop has a very big problem with it. It will run for a short while and then freeze the screen. I have to weigh the differences of paying someone to fix it to buying a new one. Just this morning, after 30 minutes, the screen frosted over and was nonfunctional again. This is after running all repair programs available.  Only shutting the whole system down and reboot got it back going so I could get this message out to you.

 While all of this is going on, I will continue to use it till it won't work anymore because this is the only computer I have. I have an IPHONE which will get short messages and Facebook but bottom line is that I truly enjoy blogging but this and many other major things happening in my life right now is slowing down the things I enjoy doing. I have to concentrate on these unexpected events right now so I have no choice but to put blogging to the side right now for a bit. I will be back and hopefully with a working computer and more stitching to share.
I have designs on this laptop that I hope I won't lose if it crashes. Most are backed up on another device. They probably are not the best in the world but they are things that I created from my heart and would like to keep them.

The Nest Feathers Shoppe will be closed through Jan 1. I will be getting orders out from this week by Saturday, hopefully today, but by Saturday for sure as I work a full day tomorrow. Thank you so much!

During the interim, I will be working on changing the things I can, accepting things I cannot change, and the courage to know the difference. 

The Serenity Prayer.

That's the way I get through every morning.

The courage to know the difference part is the hardest but it's becoming more clear to me now.

As far as medical issues, I have no disc space and possibly out of place disk on the left TMJ joint, it's scraping bone to bone and the pain is very bad. I have been referred to one place to another to another and kept appts and supposed to see a surgeon (first available) on Dec 7th.
This issue has caused alot of pain, pain and more pain. I find myself holding my jaw so I can talk through the days I work.  I'm dealing with it the best way I know how until Dec 7th.
Why this is showing itself now, I'll never know, but it certainly picked a bad time. It's hard to chew food without wincing and my choice in food now is limitied to soft or bland.
As if this weren't enough I've been presented with other major things to deal with and I will as I can. 
Hopefully, I'll have a working computer and be back to myself again sooner rather than later.
I'll still be on Facebook as I can use my Iphone to drop lines there easier if my computer goes to crash mode.

I just want to take the time to say that I look forward to writing and blogging. Seems some days that I may just be chattering about silly things or showing stitching progress that most people can do 4 times faster but either way, just want to say I appreciate you taking out part of your day to read my blog.

 It means more to me than you'll ever know.

Till later,


  1. I have felt you taking steps away from blogging and you've been missed.

    Since I don't have facebook etc, I know your break means we'll be virtually out of contact. Know I will be thinking of you and Miss A.

  2. Take Care
    All will be here when you return ;)

  3. Jennifer...may you be lifted up.

  4. Take the time you need. I say the Serenity prayer quite often - usually when the three boys are driving me bonkers!

    Thoughts and prayers your way!

  5. Take care of Jennifer:)
    Big Hugs,
    ~Gail another reciter of Serenity

  6. Get back when you can...we will be waiting for your posts...

  7. Keep the faith and keep saying that prayer to yourself!

    Healing prayers heading your way.....

  8. Here's to things working out! Take care of yourself and we'll be here waiting for you to return!

    Smiles - Denise

  9. Yes, dear Jennifer, prayers for
    healing are coming your way.
    Hold on, things always look
    darkest before the dawn. This
    too shall pass. Praying the
    pain at least subsides quickly.
    Love & Prayers,

  10. Hi Jennifer,
    You will be missed! I hope you feel better soon. I'll be praying for you. :<)
    Take care and God Bless,

  11. Hope things improve Jennifer..We will be here when you get back...Faye

  12. Take care of yourself first... we'll be here when you get back. Of course, we'll miss you!

  13. Oh Jennifer, please know I'm praying for you - for relief of pain and knowledge of doctors - for wisdom regarding your computer decision - for the needs of your heart.

    If you need to hold off on sending out my blog giveaway please know that it's fine.

    Please take care of yourself and know we will be here when you come back.

  14. I hope you get your medical issues solved soon Jennifer so that you can deal with the others.
    We will miss you and the cute pics of Abbie. We'll all be waiting for you to return.
    Take care.

  15. Hey Chickie ... darn computers. Pish posh ... hoping to see you again but in the meanwhile see you on FB!


  16. Hope you feel better soon and that your computer gets to feeling better too. Relax and take some "you" time, you really deserve it.

    We'll be here when you get back.....:)

  17. I just want you to know that your blog inspired me to pick up cross stitch again (after being sidetracked by obsessive knitting!). I wish you all the best while you take a break.


  18. I'm sorry that you have been in so much pain. I hate that for you! I miss our frequent chats. I'll be praying for you too! Big hugs!

  19. As a new Follower.......I too will miss your smiling face. You'll be in my prayers.......having TMJ pain can be a real booger!!!! Do what you have to do and all of us will be here when you return.

  20. Rather nice blog you've got here. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

    Kate Hakkinen
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  21. Take care of yourself Jennifer, we will still be here when you get back.

  22. Sometimes it's just necessary to step back and take time for yourself. Hope you're feeling better soon. Come back when you're ready. :)


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