Thursday, October 22, 2009

Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar...

Hey everyone, thanks for all the love and prayers over the last month. I have been truly touched by all the emails, calls, and cards I have received. You guys are awesome.

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I'll be taking a break from design work for the next few months, so I probably won't be posting here much. I certainly am not giving up stamping...I love it too much! But I need a break, and want to spend some much-needed time with my family for a while. With all that has happened physically, I really have come to realize that I need to take some time and focus on getting myself healthy so I can properly take care of all the people I love so much. I didn't end up having surgery, but am still in quite a bit of pain. It's my understanding that the healing process will take several months...no fun! But my goal is to be healthier and better...hey, I've already lost 20 lbs! *woohoo!*

Anyway, I love you all, and hope you'll be back to visit me in January. Hugs!

34 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Nice weight loss, and YES please take care of yourself and spend time with the loved ones. :) I'll miss your crazy posts while you're gone.

Pinky said...

Hi Shannan - I have been thinking of you and sending you get well cyber thoughts. I will miss your inspiration and your fun loving humour - but you, your health and your family should always come first. Keep well my Sistah. I wish you pain free days ahead. {{{HUGS}}} Pinky

the whimsical butterfly said...

Good to hear from you, Shannan~I am so glad you're home and you know we will all be waiting here when you get back. Family ALWAYS comes first as does your health! Big BIG hugs!!!

Kim said...

Girl, I've been missing your posts and so glad to see you post you are doing okay. How did you get so smart at such a YOUNG age to know how to prioritize so well? You're still in my prayers and can't wait to kick off the new year with some steubner inspiration!

Joan B said...

Take good care of your self. Nothing like a health scare to put things in perspective. hugs

Mercy said...

you know i'll miss you girl, but family must always come first...and you can't take care of them unless you are healthy.

we'll be right here waiting to see you again in january! love you, and let us know if we can do anything~

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Peggy said...

Take care of yourself and best wishes to a speedy recovery. Look forward to seeing you again in a few months!

dougnat said...

take care of yourself girl! I'll be thinking about you!

Debbie Seyer said...

Shannon, Take care of yourself! I will miss you but you are right that your family and your health come first. {{HUGS}}

Steph K (booga3) said...

You definitely have been through a lot lately... and you definitely have your priorities straight as far as family first! Take care of yourself and your family, Shannan! {{{HUGS}}}

Angela (jellybean74) said...

I am so going to miss seeing your wonderful creations but I agree that your health and your family need to be the most important thing in your life.

Miss ya already!!! But see you in January.

Karen Motz said...

Sending you hugs!!! Take care of yourself and get better soon!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Big hugs girlie girl! Take care of yourself!! Mwah!!

Julie said...

Hang in there, Shannan! We're all rooting for you! I'll be back FOR SURE in January! :) HUGS!

Jennifer said...

Shannon, I miss seeing your beautiful artwork but I know you are doing what is best for you and your family and that is a very good thing. Take care and recoup and regroup and enjoy the holidays too. I'll be watching for your next posts in the new year. Take care!

SueB said...

Take care, and I follow you thru Google Reader so I'll know when you post! A friend once sent me the following:

comfy jammies,
cozy bed,
big soft pillow
for your head.
worry not,
the world can wait.
take your time,
recuperate!

Sue said...

Take good care of yourself, Shannan. Congrats on the weight loss (gosh, I know how difficult that whole process is!!!). May God keep watch over you while you take your break. We'll be here when you get back. ((HUGS))

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Glad to hear you are feeling abit better!! Congratulations on your weightloss. I hope and pray that you will be successful in what you are going to do for the next few months. Take your time and know that your sistahs in the stampin' crime ;D will be waiting right here for ya. May God bless you to be able to get some rest and get all better and healthy. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Patty said...

Hi Shannan

It's so good to hear that you are on the mend. I've certainly missed your sunshine and joy on SCS but it sounds to me like you're doing the right thing... give yourself time to heal and cherish your loved ones during the holidays! We'll all need our "Shannan fix" after the holidays...if you're ready. See you then...you take care!

Big {{{HUGS}}}, Patty (tolecookie)

Carol (HB) said...

Sending big (but gentle) hugs Shannan! Your yummy creations will be missed, but I know they will be a welcome site come next year! Take care of you!

quinn57 said...

So sorry to hear that you aren't well. Good for you for taking time for healing, even though that is a tough choice to make. Prayers and well wishes headed your way from up in British Columbia. We'll be thinking of you lots!

Marianne

sparkling stamper said...

Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the holidays with your family. Looking forward to hearing from you in January!!!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

We'll miss you Shannan, but you have to put you first! Get well and strong and January will be here before you know it! {{Hugs}} ;o) Tracy

Elaine M said...

I'll be right here waiting for your return - you will be missed
Get better soon!
Hugs

Kerri said...

I'm so sorry for all you've been through lately, Shannan :( Take care of yourself and your family! Sending lots of ((hugs)) your way!!!

Christy Croll said...

Hello lady,
I think you made the right choice. :) I hope you get well soon and the pain fades quickly....Congrats on the 20 pounds, but geezzz, tough way to do it. LOL
Keep happy and have a great time off. :)
XOXOXO,
Christy

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Hey Shannoopy -- just caught this. Hope you're feeling better, and I know you know I understand your plight PERFECTLY! Taking time for you and yours is the best investment you can make at this time of the year. Blessings and hugs to you, girlfriend!

Christi said...

I miss you!! I am so glad to hear that you are doing ok. I had a card all ready to send to you and then I go and pack it up before I moved! LOL I'm hoping to get something out to you soon. Just know that I am thinking of you and if there is ANYTHING that you need I am only a phone call away. :)

Pam Speidel said...

Miss you Shannan (my stamping STAR!) and just wanted to say HI! :) Take care of yourself and we'll be here when you're up to stamping/posting again! Hugs & Smiles, Pam :)

Donna said...

was wondering how you're doing and glad to hear you're taking some time off-enjoy it and we'll be here when you get back (I can relate to the weight loss thing yrs ago I had h. pylori bacteria (pre-ulcer) and it caused me to lose some weight. take care!

TexasGrammy said...

Thank you for this update, Shannan! I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better, yet sad that your healing journey is taking so long. We'll miss you, but your rationale is perfect! Taking care of you and your family is the most important thing. Please call if I can help at all!

~Bev

Viv said...

Looking forward to a New Year and a new you Sweetie! Fighting fit and raring to go!
Hugs viv xx

Renée said...

Thanks for the update, Shannan! I hope that everything continues to get better :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Hi Shannan. I am so sorry to hear that you were so ill. I hope that you take lots of time to rest and look after yourself. Congrats on the weight loss. I truly know how difficult that is and cheer you on to keep going!

Hugs and love,

Vicki

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