Friday, July 25, 2008

A Total Break

Most of you know that I hurt my back 2 months ago and have had shooting pain totally through my midsection for this entire time. That makes it somewhat hard to sit at this computer. I finally went to the doctor and got some flexaril and I think it is getting better finally but the drug is making me very sleepy and very stupid and very paranoid, I think :) Today, I got my feelings hurt when I visited a blog that I normally read whenever she posts and decided to check out her blogroll. Guess what? I'm not on it and yes, she is a social worker. Now normally, I'm not the kind to just tuck tail and run with my hurt feelings in tow but, today I did, complete with tears in my eyes. That is just complete and utter nonsense. I'm a tough old bird usually and normally what I would have done was to call them on it by leaving a comment either asking permission to be on it or to ask why I wasn't on it. This usually solves the problem. My reaction today did not only not solve the problem, ended up only making me disgusted with myself. It has to be the pain, it makes you do stupid stuff...

So I've decided to take a break from thinking about this blog for awhile. My first knee-jerk reaction was to just pull it all down and say to hell with it but I still need a place for all this information for my own benefit and for those of you who use it regularly so I'm not going to do that. Instead I'm going to take a break until around the 6th of August. I'll probably schedule some posts over the weekend but then I really need to let it go for a minute.

I finally faced my fear, bit the bullet and signed up for an appointment to take the licensure exam. I will be taking it August 5th at 9:30 central time. So if any of you out there happen to think of me on that day I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and especially your prayers...I am old, you know, and I need all the help I can get :) Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. It has meant the world to me. I'll be back after the test, hopefully with great news and a rested viewpoint :)


  1. It's always best to step away from something if it's causing you grief.

    I've always seen the links that people give me as added bonuses. If people want to link to me, great. If not, that's cool, too. Saves me some grief by having that attitude. :)

    And good luck with the exam. I'm sure you'll do great. Let us know how it goes.

  2. I know that you will do fine on the exam. Just relax and breathe deep! No worries.

  3. Wow - Any break is greatly deserved and probably not a bad thing.

    But - you've done an incredible job here by providing such a wealth of information.

    So thanks for all that and everything you've contributed and I hope to see you 'around' still! but mostly good luck for the exams! My memory is a little sieve-like but I'll try to remember to spare a thought (although it'll probably be at completely the wrong time due to pesky time-zone differences!)

    Take care

  4. Study hard and good luck! We'll miss you but will be glad to hear from you again.

  5. Thanks, guys! I did pretty good today...stayed away most of the day :)

  6. Good luck sweetie. I know how you feel about the blogroll thing. And yeah, that flexaril, man, the bad dreams were the worst. =P