Monday, May 10, 2010

Departure

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! All the plans I tried to make kept failing one after the other, but it still ended up being a nice day, mostly because my husband is the best, and I love him bunches. I was being emo for a lot of the day, but this cheered me up:

My peony bloomed!

The nature loves me, at least. :-) 

My in-laws gifted me with a patio table and chairs, so I will be living it up outside when the weather permits, which leads me to...

I will be taking a blogger hiatus for an unspecified period of time. 

I had my appointment with my hand surgeon today, and he's pleased with my progress. I have 6 more weeks of physical therapy, and then he'll make his final recommendations on June 21. 

This means I have 6 weeks in which I'd like to finish my WIP, Saving Me. I'm a pretty slow writer, so I'm going to need all the time I can carve out of my day, and unfortunately, blogging takes up a big chunk of that day. 

I may pop in from time to time, but nothing set. I'll also still be on Twitter, so if something momentous happens, let me know @summerbp, 'kay? 

Wish me luck and speed with the writing, and maybe I'll see you around. 


Until we meet again...

28 comments:

sarahjayne smythe said...

Happy belated birthday and I'm glad your hand is coming along so well. Enjoy your hiatus and your new patio furniture and garden and we'll see you when you get back. :)

DL Hammons said...

Good luck....and see you again soon! :)

J. Kaye said...

Ditto on the belated birthday! I have no doubt you will be finished with your WIP on or before your due date.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Summer!!
I've come so late into your blog that I haven't a clue about what's up with our hand that you need surgery??? Oh dear!!

I am sending you a great big support and healing hug from across the ocean!!!

And I wish you all the luck and speed in this planet and beyond for you to get your WIP all brand spanking shiny and sparkly!!

GOOD LUCK!!!

and your peony flower is just beautiful!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
enjoy your patio furniture!!!
Take care
x

Palindrome said...

Good luck with the wrist and the WIP. We'll see you on the flip side. :P

Piedmont Writer said...

I'm such a bad friend, I didn't even know it was your birthday. Happy birthday. I'm glad the hand is coming along. I don't think I'm too far behind you on the hiatus. I've got to get Genna & Tony finished by the 4th of July. Yeah, big fat goal. So remember me on Thursdays if you want to drop by.

Melissa said...

Happy late birthday!

I think your blog is the second one that I've read today that is going on a hiatus:( But it's totally understandable because the writing has to come first! I've cut way back on my blogging, but I may have to take a break when my kids get out of school for the summer. Good luck with your WIP!

Christine Danek said...

Pretty flower! Can't wait to read more and good luck with the physical therapy. Talk to you soon. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can finish in six weeks!
And just type "hi' now and then for us, Summer.

Jemi Fraser said...

Good luck with everything! Hope it all works out for the best :)

Aubrie said...

That is a pretty blossom! Good luck with your hand and your WIP. :)

Jen said...

You go girl! Good Luck with your writing I know you can do it!!!

Swimmer said...

Happy(late) birthday! My birthday was recent too(May 8th)!

Good luck writing and I hope to hear from you soon!

Joan Crawford said...

Happy Late Birthday, Lady Missy! Peonies are my favorite flower :) I hope your recovery goes well and that you write up a frenzy. I will miss your posts and pictures of you in beyond adorable dresses*.



*Seriously, you, Little Peony, look so cute in that pic that I had to scrape my eyes with plastic forks to lessen the overload of adorable.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A belated Hapy Birthday, have a lovely rest.

Take care.
Yvonne,

Susan Fields said...

Good luck with your writing, and I hope your hand recovery continues to go well!

Tara said...

Good luck - with your hand and your writing!

Falen said...

ooh! Have fun on your hiatus - i'll be on a bit of a hiatus as well, but not for something as cool as finishing a WIP

Simon C. Larter said...

Hope your hiatus is productive, good lady. The blogosphere'll still be here when you get back. Cheerio! *waves*

Talli Roland said...

NOOOOO! Don't go! :)

OK, go, and good luck with your writing! You look beautiful, by the way!

Lola Sharp said...

I'm gonna go on one too. I keep saying I am, but I pop in anyway, because I feel guilty not visiting people, or posting.

I'm glad your hand is doing well...and your peony bloomed. :)

Let's make each other a primes to stay off here and get our Wis done!

Love,
Lola

roxy said...

The peony is lovely, and it's a pretty picture of you as well. Good luck on the writing and the physical therapy. :)

Shelley Sly said...

Happy Belated Birthday and best of luck with your hand! I hope you enjoy your time off and get lots of writing done, and we'll see you whenever you get back! :)

Donna Hole said...

Hope to see you around sometimes Summer. I'm just getting to know you.

Happy Birthday! Late will be my greatest legacy to my family and friends when I die. Slow but plodding, that's me! Its endurance, not speed, that wins the race.

I hope the hand heals, and that all that writing doesn't affect your recovery. Remember to care for yourself during your time off.

.............dhole

Marjorie said...

You will be missed. You just concentrate on your healing and writing. I'll be here to read your blog when you get back.

Jamie Burch said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'd also like to send along happy wishes for a wonderful Anniversary.

It's great news to hear that you are making progress with your hand. Good luck to you!

I wish you much success with finishing Saving Me. You can do it!

Take care and enjoy....

kanishk said...

A belated Hapy Birthday
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DL Hammons said...

I have an award for you over at my place today. :)