There’s one thing I’m really, really good at doing:
I am the Queen of Procrastination.
But this can’t be put off any longer.
I need to go ahead and state the obvious:
Margery is taking a break. A hiatus. A sabbatical.
For an indefinite period.
I suppose I have dreaded making it official, fearing that I will lose what readership I have left.
But it is necessary and unavoidable.
A cervical disk situation is making it almost impossible for me to use my right arm (and hand) without triggering fairly severe pain and relentless, fierce muscle spasms. (Had to go to Urgent Care at UCLA last week.)
Unlike my resilient eldest child, I can’t type with only my left hand.
I have doctor’s orders to begin a new round of physical therapy as soon as I return home.
And to lay off the laptop for a while.
I have been here before, in a place of “enforced rest.” To fight against it is frustrating and futile.
But it is always a place where much learning happens.
I look forward to sharing new lessons-learned-the-hard-way with you when I’m back.
In the meantime, please keep checking in with Hope Heals for updates. (And who knows… I may cheat a little and still post a tiny something here every now and then. Shssssh.)
I love and appreciate all of you faithful friends. Your prayers are invaluable.
One more request: Katherine faces another minor surgery this Thursday. (Vocal chord.) Please keep that procedure in your prayers.
Many, many thanks,
p.s. I need to ask for forgiveness from anyone who may have written me a sweet email in the past few weeks (months), and gotten no response. Chronic pain and sickness have contributed to my failure in this department. Please know that every single word of encouragement is a blessing for which I’m very, very grateful.
*of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.
*any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.