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  1. Mary anne
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    10:55 am

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    Mary anne said...

    Ooh. Rest up and enjoy ! We will be here when you get back. In the meantime, whaaahh! Gonna miss your great posts.

    Hope your mother will be as content as possible.

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  2. Rosie
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    11:12 am

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    Rosie said...

    “My Do It is done out” ? :))

    Honey, are you sure you’re not from Texas? In our neck of the woods we call it a hitch in the gitalong. Rest up, it’ll pass. ‘Till then, enjoy a little Lyle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMhaehb5AnE

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  3. Margy Houtz
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    11:48 am

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    Margy Houtz said...

    Enjoy your “chill out” time, Lisa!

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  4. Leslie K
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    12:47 pm

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    Leslie K said...

    Hope your respite is peaceful and restorative. I’ll miss your posts!

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  5. Susan Burpee
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    1:10 pm

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    Susan Burpee said...

    Have a good break Lisa. We’ll be here when you get back. xo

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  6. MJ
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    1:20 pm

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    MJ said...

    We’ll miss you while you’re away and look forward to you coming back relaxed and refreshed.

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  7. Sydney Shop Girl
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    1:38 pm

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    Sydney Shop Girl said...

    Take care, Lisa. Will miss you.

    Much love,

    SSG xxx

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  8. Jean Shaw
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    2:59 pm

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    Jean Shaw said...

    Oh yes, a break. That sounds most excellent. See you on the flip side!

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  9. dottoressa
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    3:01 pm

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    dottoressa said...

    Lisa,you really need a break and time for yourself
    Take care
    I’m so glad that storm is over
    Dottoressa

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  10. Cathy
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    3:14 pm

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    Cathy said...

    Enjoy this well-deserved quiet time.

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  11. DocP
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    3:41 pm

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    DocP said...

    Enjoy your break! It is well deserved.

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  12. Flo
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    5:00 pm

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    Flo said...

    I do so hope you and SH will have a space of quiet time together during your break, maybe even put on that Kane tape dress in celebration of your wedding anniversary [which I think arrives mid-August?], thinking of you as always, Cheers! Been where you are once, and am there again worrying over baby brother [age 63 early AA onset, heartbreaking]. Painful to talk about, don’t know how you’ve done it these past months right here on this page, we thank you for the beautiful words you’ve wrapped around the pain of loss. Much love to you, Lisa. xo xo

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  13. Elyse
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    5:50 pm

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    Elyse said...

    I found your blog about 2 weeks ago and have been in love with your style of writing. I’ve also deeply appreciated your honesty and heart. I hope you are able to rest this month and look forward to getting caught up on your old posts until you return!

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  14. Kristina
    August 6, 2016
    08/06/16
    6:37 pm

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    Kristina said...

    Enjoy!

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  15. Chicatanyage
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    12:27 am

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    Chicatanyage said...

    Enjoy your holiday and have a good rest. I have found that meditation (just 10 mins a day) is excellent for reviving ones equilibrium after a stressful period. Josephine

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  16. jane
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    3:57 am

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    jane said...

    enjoy the well-earned break.

    xx

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  17. DaniBP
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    5:27 am

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    DaniBP said...

    Lisa I hope your month will be a good one, full of rest. Take care XOX

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  18. Isabel
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    9:04 am

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    Isabel said...

    I’m trying to resolve the mid fifties swimsuit challenge right now and once again turning to your comforting presence and practical posts. I’m hoping you’ll return from your rest refreshed and in as peaceful a state of mind as possible.

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  19. Jennifer
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    9:32 am

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    Jennifer said...

    Rest and take care of yourself, Lisa. You’ve been through an emotionally turbulent time and deserve time for you! Thinking of you.

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  20. Victoire
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    9:36 am

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    Victoire said...

    Yes – rest, relax, recuperate, rejuvenate …

    You’ve been through a really rough stretch, and you deserve a full measure of sunshine and lollipops and walks on the beach with someone you love – and maybe a new High WASP frock or two to set you up for the fall?

    Have a good month away – and don’t worry, we’ll all still be here when you return!

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  21. Linda G.
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    10:15 am

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    Linda G. said...

    I’ll miss you! I hope you have a relaxing, restorative break. <3

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  22. Diane Santarella Lawrence
    August 7, 2016
    08/07/16
    4:52 pm

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    Diane Santarella Lawrence said...

    Breathe, my Dear, breathe.
    My goodness, I feel where you are. I went through something same/different 3 years ago when I lost my Mom, my elderly beloved dog and my Dad within 6 months. Not to mention fitting in a stepdaughter’s wedding 4 days after my Mom died (I did all the flowers, than you), graduating school(me), my husband’s 70th birthday…At the time, I thought I was doing S P L E N D I D I D L Y. But looking back and looking at the collateral waste created not fully taking care of myself then…I was N O T F I N E.
    Do take good care. embrace those odd little endearing moments with your Mom, when they glimmer through. They are Jewels! I have such treasures…
    Don’t lose your sense of the absurd! There is such outrageous humor in all of it and the laughter can aerate you like shaking out an old duvet in the fresh sunshine!
    Embrace the caretakers and ignore the naysayers.
    Take baths with epsom salts. Good hot water and about 3 heaping cups of epsom salt and a glass of wine or a chilled martini (in moderation) can do WONDERS! Wonders!!!
    And Thank You for sharing your vulnerability with the Sisterhood. So many of us have walked or will walk the same path and it is good to know you are not alone!!!
    xoxo
    Diane

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  23. Bungalow Hostess
    August 8, 2016
    08/08/16
    8:40 am

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    Bungalow Hostess said...

    Enjoy your blog break and we will be here when you get back.

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  24. janie
    August 8, 2016
    08/08/16
    2:52 pm

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    janie said...

    Be good to yourself while caretaking. You need to know that you are a wonderful daughter!

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  25. LA CONTESSA
    August 8, 2016
    08/08/16
    8:56 pm

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    LA CONTESSA said...

    WE ARE MOVING MY MOTHER not facility but ROOMS.
    TAKE THE MUCH NEEDED BREAK…………..
    WE WILL BE HERE!

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  26. Susan D.
    August 10, 2016
    08/10/16
    1:27 pm

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    Susan D. said...

    Sending you all best wishes Lisa as you go through this journey with your mother.

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  27. Copy Czarina
    August 10, 2016
    08/10/16
    6:17 pm

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    Copy Czarina said...

    Best wishes to you. I hope you can relax and take care of yourself.

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  28. Kimberly
    August 10, 2016
    08/10/16
    6:47 pm

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    Kimberly said...

    Lisa, you are so darling. What a blessing you are to your mother. It’s good to slow down the pace for a bit–it will help you to keep moving forward. I’ll be thinking of you.

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  29. mademarian
    August 13, 2016
    08/13/16
    10:38 am

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    mademarian said...

    Enjoy your rest. Looking forward to reading you after the break.

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  30. Loretta
    August 14, 2016
    08/14/16
    6:31 pm

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    Loretta said...

    Rest, relax, and roll with the punches as they say. We will miss you, but more importantly, we know you are doing what you need to do to for yourself That is the most important.

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  31. Flo
    August 15, 2016
    08/15/16
    10:42 am

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    Flo said...

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and SH, dear Lisa. Let there be presents and cake and wine, Cheers!

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  32. Carolyn from Oregon
    August 16, 2016
    08/16/16
    7:16 pm

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    Carolyn from Oregon said...

    Caretaking is exhausting. Sounds like a tired cliche but it is true that you need to take care of yourself in order to continue.

    Bon courage!

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  33. Andrea
    August 29, 2016
    08/29/16
    4:59 pm

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    Andrea said...

    Best wishes for a relaxing bit of downtime … take your time, my dear!

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