Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thank you all so much...

Thank you all so much for your lovely and thoughtful words about my recent post about taking a break. I feel so honoured that you think so kindly about me, and it means so much that you took the time to offer support and share your experiences. 

Raymond and I travelled this past weekend to a place my mother loved very much, and scattered some of her ashes here while we celebrated her life. It was a surprisingly lovely weekend considering the task at hand, and one I'm glad we could have together with few interruptions. 

I'm still taking a few steps back from the blog as I try to let my arm heal, but it's killing me not to write! I have so many amazing ingredients, formulas, and other things that I think are interesting to share, but I have to listen to the boundaries my body is setting and be patient lest this be a forever thing. 

Having said that, I tried a few hours at the laptop today to prepare my handouts for my classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle this weekend, and that took painkillers and a lot of ice, so I'm still in rest mode. (I'm writing things by hand so Raymond can type them out, but it's amazing how much pressure I put on my left arm to hold down my papers or notebook!) 

Thank you for all your suggestions and support. Hearing that it's okay to take a break or reduce my workload means so much to me, and it's what I need to help me process all of the last year and what's to come ahead. (Us counsellors are the worst at taking our own advice! Do you know how many times I've read and recommended, When The Body Says No?) 

I'm checking into the blog, Facebook, Patreon, and so on to keep on top your comments, messages, and suggestions, but it's hard to respond when I'm limited to one fingered typing on my device, so it'll still be a while before I can offer responses. I am sending out e-books during day time hours - from around 9 am Pacific time to around 5 pm Pacific time, so if you have donated for an e-book or paid or an e-zine outside of these times, please have patience. 

Have I mentioned how lucky I am to have readers like you? I really am....

6 comments:

Judy Garcia said...

Get good rest and heal. I appreciate you and visit your page often but missed what you had going on. We certainly honor that you have to take time for you.

Julie Cochrane said...

Hi Susan. A lot of us support you and I for one thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs. I'll jump on the bandwagon and tell you to get some rest and slow down. Wagging the proverbial finger. Your vacation sounded wonderful and very meaningful. When you are able to come back we will be here waiting for you.
Yours in chemistry,
Julie

Just the Right Size said...

Susan, you are an amazing, talented, and strong person. Don't let the haters get you down. Take care of yourself, heal, and come back swinging!

Julie Adair said...

Hi Susan, happy you are feeling better! You do what you need to take care of yourself, we'll still be here when you're feeling 100%. It sounds like the trip was a much needed break :)

JZ said...

Dear Susan,

I've been dropping in on your blog for several years now, but this is my first comment.I must say that it is the most comprehensive, reliable, and well-researched place I've found for sound advice, guidance, and recipes for making safe (!!) skin and hair care products. I hope that you are feeling better soon and continue this great project. Many thanks for everything.

Windham Flowers said...

Dear Susan, please continue to rest and heal! I could spend a lifetime researching your blog and ALWAYS find sound, logical, reasoned and comprehensible answers here. I have not yet needed to ask a question! I just search for a few minutes before I realize that you have already answered it!

Sending healing thoughts....