Monday, June 29, 2009

I was kidnapped! (heeheehee)

Yup, I was kidnapped! (and loved every minute!) I'm back now though. :O)

This photo is just a simple pic shot from the ferry on the way out of Nanaimo (Vancouver Island. [ETA: Ooops, I mean out of Victoria, duh. Nanaimo was the ferry on the way there...] :O) I had the loveliest visit with Charles's parents. (They ROCK!) Charles & his Dad caught some gorgeous sockeye salmon (made for such an incredible dinner.) Later, Esther & I had some lovely time to relax together in Victoria. (I am SO very lucky to know such wonderful people! sighhhhh!)

It was just what we needed! We were really missing C's Dad, since we can't get over there nearly as often as we'd like to. I'm still struggling with being ill, and C is overworked... Life, right? Anywho, I just can't thank you enough for your patience while I've been away. I was really feeling burnt out and ultra depressed about being sick for so long. I have plans to keep at those Doctors... Respirologist...Naturopath...etc... until I'm well again, so please don't worry.

The short-term plan for summer blogging
is 4 posts a week, so that I can keep trying to get some of my (non-craft) ducks in a row. I've never been much of a balancing act, LOL.

May your summer be joyful
& I hope to see you around blogland!


micki said...

Hey Mel,

I'm so glad you had a good visit and hopefully some relaxation. It sucks being sick and Drs. telling you to 'live with it'. Been there, done that. I decided not to worry about posting every day..... it got too stressful to worry about that.
I love your creations and blogs, but want you to enjoy them also, so posting 4x a week is still a lot. Get better hon.....ok?


Cazzy said...

That looks like a heavenly place, and you need your angels by the sounds of it! Keep on fighting girl.

I sometimes don't make 4 times a week!

Cazzy x

Britt said...

Welcome back!
What a great place to get away, the Island, the inlaws are in Sooke and we dont get out there nearly often enough, but it definitely does give you a bit of a recharge eh?
Love your posts and i feel so inspired after your posts, but your health is number 1!

Get well, lots of love

Baukje said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your husband and his parents, it looks like they live in a wonderful place. 4 times a week is still a lot and your posts are always so involved, please get well first.


Rose-Anne said...

Mel you put yourself first and look after your health. I hope you get better and they can find what is causing you health issues. Do what you can when you can.We understand. Love your work.
However, I cannot enjoy summer as ia m in Australaia and it is a cold winter brrrrrrrrr.Big hugs to you.

Sharon said...

Wow what a view!! I wish I would get "kidnapped" to such a beautiful location. Glad you had a safe and great trip!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling good! I'm so glad you were able to get away. It looks like a beautiful place.

Debra said...

I'm so glad it was you not posting - I resigned up again because I thought I must be missing some posts! Hope you had a great visit and get well really soon. That looks like a fabulous place to visit!

Dawn said...

I'm happy you were able to get away and enjoy yourself!! lovely picture!!
We want you healthy, so you do what's best for YOU with your postings!! Just get better!! hugs!

Eve said...

Looks like you had a nice time Mel! It is 107 here in Sac, CA! Those pictures look like heaven to me right now! Looking forward to all your summer blog posts!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Mel, so glad you had a fun and relaxing get away. Your picture brings back sweet memories for me. I live in Arizona now but am a native of the Pacific NW. We'll be heading to the Puget Sound region of WA state soon. I can hardly wait to see snow capped mountains, Evergreen trees and the beautiful waters of the sound!

Hope and pray you are back to feeling 100% soon!

Emily said...

This looks like just what you needed. Please take care and don't stress over your posting, we are all out here for you whenever you feel up to it. We aren't going anywhere. You have so many wonderful tutorials out here to keep us busy in your absence. God's speed on your road to recovery!

mudmaven said...

Oh I am so jealous - I just love Vancouver Island! Went to art summer camp for grown ups there a couple of years ago and it was heaven on earth! ~chris