Saturday, October 1, 2016

I'm taking a few days off line...

I am taking a few days off as my little Blondie dog died today and my mom is back in hospital. I don't know how to stop crying, and I need time to feel the pain and work through it.

My mom is home from the hospital, but still quite weak. I'm so glad she's here! 

I won't be responding to messages or comments during this time, but I will be sending out e-books and e-zines as they come in. 

Newbie Tuesday will resume shortly. I don't want to give you a hard date as something hideous will no doubt happen before then, but it will be in the next few weeks. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding. 

42 comments:

Brynna Stefanson said...

Take as long as you need. Thank you for all you do, and I'm so sorry for everything you are having to deal with.

Bee said...

You are both going through a difficult time and need to look after yourselves, take as long as you need and be kind to yourselves. We all appreciate everything that you have given so freely in the past.

Rocío said...

I'm really really sorry :(.

Rosa Phillips said...

Dear Susan,

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Blonde. I pray that your mom's health improves. Please take the necessary time to look after yourself and your loved ones.

Rosa

Paige B said...

I'm so sorry Susan. I know how difficult it is to lose a fur baby. I still miss my two. To have this on top of your mom being in hospital is doubly emotionally challenging. Know that you are loved and supported by all your readers. Take all the time you need.

beckster said...

Susan,
Take all the time you need. I grieve for my animals so much when I lose them. A loss of such unconditional love is hard to let go of! And you have so much other stuff going on. Do what you need to do, everyone will understand.

Kelly Stevens said...

Susan,
I am so sorry you are going through such emotionally tough times right now. Take care of yourself and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

LS said...

I'm so sorry. I wish I could help--but I hope you know that all of us out here support you and are grateful for all you do.

Britta said...

I am sorry for your loss.

rubylamore said...

So sorry to read this. Take all the time off you need.

Cathi Westrop said...

Thinking of you and your Mum Susan & sending healing prayers for you both, I'm so sorry she is back in the hospital. Losing our fur friends is so difficult, Blondie had an amazing long life no doubt filled with great joy, both the joy she gave you but also that you gave her.
Take your time, we will be here when you are feeling up to it. ((( <3 )))

Camirra Williamson said...

so sorry for your loss. take all the time you need! I wish we could be there to support you

Caysee Haywood said...

Take as much time as you need to heal your heart... I'm so sorry for your lose! You are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time❤️💜🌺❤️

Belinda Karst said...

I am so sorry for your loss Susan! Prayers going up for you and your family for all the difficulties you are facing.

Belinda

tuatto said...

Oh Susan,
I am so sorry for your loss, and the trying times you are going through.

Baby Kat said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Susan. I am sending you virtual hugs and healthy vibes for your mom. Hang in there. Rox

firegirl said...

So very sorry for your loss, Susan!

Pamela Corkum said...

My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

NICOLE KENMILLE said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost my dog who was 16 yrs old then last week my father passed away unexpectedly. Please spend as much time with your mother as possible and know that all of your readers respect and understand your choices to do so. It is so hard to lose a loved one. I'm glad you are able to spend time with your mom and I pray that whatever is going on is not terminal. My mom is very sick so I've been spending time with her this past year not thinking my dad would go before her. He was only 52 yrs old and went to hospital but they sent him home saying he had water on his knees without doing any testing what so ever. 3 days later he died from sepsis. Idk about where you are but where I live the hospital staff is somewhat judgemental because of the escalating drug problems here on my rez and so they assume everyone coming in in pain is just looking for pain pills and treat them accordingly. Please make sure whatever she going on with your mom that you ask alot of questions make the doctors explain until you understand and are okay with whatever treatment that is needed. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Also where I'm from we believe dog, as man's best friend and because they are so loyal, die in place of their owners.

Dora Anaya said...

I am so sorry to hear of your baby's loss.... I Know how sad it must be at this time for you especially with your mother so ill. God Bless you and your family, wishing you all peace during this very difficult time. (((HUGS)))

Melanie Wilhelm said...

I'm so sorry to hear of these trying times for you and your family. Please take as much time as you need. You need to grieve and heal, and your biggest fans are sending you love and hope. Please take of yourself. xoxox

Frit said...

Sending you lots of heart-healing Ju-Ju for the loss of your beautiful Blonde, and healing energy to your mom.

You've got this, Darlin'.

*Hugs*
Bailey

Leslie Dimond said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, sending calm and serene thoughts to help. You have so much stress going on in your life and my heart hurts for you. Leslie

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my corgi this spring and I'm still rather devistated. I hope that things get better for you. It's so awful to feel like nothing is going right.

Caroline said...

Virtual hugs coming your way, So sorry to hear the news
Caroline

Pamela Bartee said...

Take your time. You have given this community so much value over the years. Now it's time to value yourself enough to rest and reset. Sorry for your loss. May your family be blessed.

Herbqueen51 said...

Dear Susan, so sorry for your loss. Words seem inadequate at times like these.

Gold Xpress said...

I'm so sorry. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Suraia Ahammed said...

Take as much time as you need to make everything normal. Hoping to see you in next few weeks.

p said...

I'm so sorry your loss, Susan. Fur babies are family, and my heart hurts for you. Sending strength and warm wishes that your mom recovers soon. <3

Marcia said...

Hugs to you and your husband

Unknown said...

HI Swifty Susan
So sorry to hear I know how that feels ....trust all going little better with your mom! You doing a great job on the web so you deserve some time out.

Gail Ruhland said...

So very sorry for your loss. Blondie was part of your heart and I know how that loss leaves a huge hole.

I hope your mom is doing better.

Take very good care.

glamaretto said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your troubling news. What a supreme 17 years of doggy life Blondie must have had! She was lucky to have had you.

Hopefully your mom is on the mend, and remember to look after yourself too; we must be gentle with ourselves, especially when times are tough.

Glam

Ruth H said...

Sorry that your Mom is not feeling good & back in the hospital, praying for her well being and recovery.
So sorry to hear about your pet Blondie. These pets sure do have a way of wrapping themselves around our hearts.
Take care...Everyone has to have time for their families...And should..
Blessing to you and yours..

Maria said...

Condolences. May you find the strength you need.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Thank you everyone for all your lovely and kind thoughts. My mom is home, and we continue to grieve as a family. I cannot thank you all enough for your kindness and generosity of spirit. I am trying so hard to be positive and optimistic, but I honestly don't know how to stop crying. (I know you didn't come to a bath & body product page to be bummed out by my increasingly crappy life...sorry...)

Thank you, Nicole. I'm so sorry for both your losses. Thank you for sharing your beliefs with me in a time that must be excruciatingly painful. I read your comment while sitting on my mom's hospital bed, and it made me feel better. Blondie was a such a loyal dog. We are fortunate to have had her for so long. I hope you find some comfort to ease your pain right now.

Unknown said...

Susan, you are also in my thoughts and I hope some positive things come your way soon. That really sucks that you are having such a tough go of it. :(

We'll all be here for you whenever you are ready, and know you have a big group of people standing behind you!

Kaylee

Far Beyond Candles said...

Susan,

You have to take care you first. I'm sorry for your loss. I pray that in time you will find comfort. An unleash all the beautiful memories that you cherish. Glad to her that your mom is back home. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

Take care of your self. Selfcare is key!

Millicent

Soughtout said...

Hi Susan. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how it feels to lose such a loyal and beloved companion after many years together. I hope that your mom recovers fully and soon. Please know that you and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mia Perdomo said...

So sorry for your loss Susan This fur sons are irreplaceble, they will stay for ever in our hearts and become angels looking after us, just as they did when they were here with us.

M Konnerth said...

Oh gosh, Susan- Blondie passed too?
Im just catching up after time away and I am so sorry!
Our fur babies are so precious and they become such
A big part of our hearts in a relatively short time.
Sending hugs
Merilyn, LOng Island, NY