24.11.09

Taking advice from friends

ancient portfolio work - 1993


Lemsip powders, Lemsip cough medicine, lemon Lockets - it's a good job lemon is one of my favourite flavours.

For the first time since starting this blog, four years ago, I am taking what I believe is called a *blog break* - just a small one, so I have one thing less to worry about. Finding myself ill for the second time this month, I am really and truly going to bugger off (
quaint Anglo-Saxon expression for my American readers) and rest - as everyone from Andy to friends to my lovely clients have advised. And as up till now I have tried to ignore. Apart from working on things-I-can't-reveal, coughing and snuffling, there is nothing to write about. I'm just too wiped out to try to do everything as I usually do, not even write a halfway entertaining blogpost; so you aren't missing anything except monstrous amounts of sickly self pity.

Cough.

42 comments:

curiouscrow said...

Hope the rest does the trick. Indulge yourself with bed, and blankets on the sofa in front of a lovely fire. I recommend hot toddies too :)

Sofisan said...

good job taking the rest u need.
Thats what illness is for, a reason to do nothing at all! Yes I know it's not so much fun for long and especially when you have a creative drive to fight. But that first day on the sofa is just bliss!

clare said...

Wishing you fully recovered again, soon, Gretel. 'Love the old lemons image, too. Lemon is one of my favourite flavours, as well. Chocolate is also prescribed: for the zinc it contains, which aids absorption of vitamin C
xxx

Jessie said...

And you still manage to make a lovely lemony blog post! Get well soon Gretel and I do so hope you won't miss Gong on saturday!xx

acornmoon said...

Get well soon and while your into a lemony theme why not try a whisky, lemon, honey and hot water toddy. Works a treat, you'll see. Smells very Christmassy too.

Frances said...

Excellent plan you've got there, PG.

Tend to yourself, and ease up on non-essentials.

I think all of us need to take that same advice from time to time.

xo

Karen said...

I totally sympathise with you, its horrid feeling horrible :(
I'm off to make a hot lemon now.

Hope you feel better soon x

Caroline B said...

Your body is trying to tell you something, so listen to it and take that deserved rest! Hope you feel better soon - enjoy the lemoniness. I wish Lemsip came in medicine-free...

jfidz said...

Rest up and get well Gretel.

Contessa Kris said...

Feel better soon!

frayedattheedge said...

My favourite is Ribena made with hot water, with a large spoonful of honey stirred in - very soothing for the throat and lots of vitamin C. Get well soon and I'll look forward to your next post!!

Lyn said...

Hope you are feeling better and well rested soon.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Liza said...

Hope you are being kind to yourself and not taking on too much. Have a good rest and get well soon. x

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Take care PG and I hope you feel better soon!!!
Blessings,Flora

BumbleVee said...

hmmm .... methinks you've well and truly overdone ! It's time to rest and let yourself get healthy once again.... sometimes our bodies just have ways of telling us things.....

feel better soon.......

natural attrill said...

get well soon Gretel.
penny.xx

Gordon Fraser said...

Bejeezus Gretel! You're burning out...it ain't worth it!....Take it easy and get some well deserved rest!

gracefruit said...

Feel better soonest!

Linda-B said...

Rest well and take care of yourself. But we will miss you, so hurry back as soon as you are able!

rossichka said...

Oh, dear Gretel!Have a good rest, get healthy again and what's most important - dedicate all the time entirely to yourself. It's so exhausting to work without a break...:-(

Menopausal musing said...

Take as long as is necessary to get better. Do as little as possible (not easy, I know), and don't rush back too soon. Your body is telling you something........

Michelle Palmer said...

Have always enjoyed your blog & postings... So I'm glad you're taking the time to rest, recover and catch up on all that is wonderful!
That way... we will soon enjoy your words & creative works once again!

Wishing you the best~
Michelle

Syren said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. hugs x

Soozcat said...

Aw. The ick is a miserable feeling. Get you some rest; hoping that and the Lemsip will get this sorted out pretty soon.

Oh, and the calendar came today! Thanks so much; I love it.

Twiglet said...

Do hope your rest does you good - take plenty of honey with that lemon! I love the picture too.

Frances Tyrrell said...

Take very good care of yourself (artist tend to burn the midnight oil for deadlines, it's not good for us)and get well soon.
How about a nice hot toddy?

Jasmine said...

Hi, I just found your lovely log listed on the Wingham Woolwork wesite. You have some wonderful work over here. Enjoy your log brek and get better soon.

Mlle Miracle said...

Even with this self "pity" tone you make me smile dear Gretel!!!!
I have this feeling too right now,if there's nothing to talk about then what? Blogging should be a funny thing not an obligation, don't you agree?
Have fun Gretel, we will be here when you'll come back.
Big hug!

Jackie said...

You do so much..its probably a good idea to forget the lot. Sounds like flu.Look after yourself.

joanna said...

Have a jolly good rest, and get well very soon xxx

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Hope you're feeling well soon!!

Blessings,
Debbie

Frances Tyrrell said...

Hope you are feeling better. It is the time of year when our forbears lit bonfires against the increasingly dark days.
I have given you a little shout-out at my blog, for both your cleverness and your kindness.
Be well,
F

coinguyslady said...

I have something for you over at my blog.Come see!
Vicki

coinguyslady said...

I hope feel better very soon.I will miss your blog.

walk2write said...

I've just been catching up with some of your previous posts and thoroughly enjoying them. Especially loved the latest one about mushrooms. Hope you feel better soon and Happy Holidays!

Chris.P said...

You're obviously a woman with a mission but the creative drive doesn't always take account of human frailties.

Hope you're back yo your old self soon.

Pearl said...

Will miss you for sure but I want you to take care of yourself.
Hope you have lovely holidays. Don't forget to come back to us when you are rested.

Hugs,

Sarah Wimperis said...

get well soon bird!

Hirondelle said...

Have a good break sweetie and take care of yourself - we will be here when you return. <3

Vickie said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well! I hope your recovery is speedy!

Rowan said...

There are times when you just have to give in gracefully and go to bed with a hotwater bottle and a large box of tissues. Rest, keep warm, drink plenty of fluids and get well soon!

Jessie said...

So happy to hear you're better Gretel. You work so hard I do hope you manage to have a restful time. The Pookie the fairy Rabbit illustrations look gorgeous, I must look up the name of the illustrator. That's a lovely photo of you and your mum. It must bring back more memories seeing the houses in the background. She looks beautiful.xx