A Blog/Garden Hiatus

Just a note to say briefly that, due to some medical issues that arose at the end of last year and remain unresolved, as well as two upcoming surgeries in March and April, I will be taking a break from posting for the next few months. A large part of the problems are visual, and have made it increasingly difficult to look at an electronic screen for more than a very few minutes at a time (and on most days, I cannot look at one at all.)

A realistic outlook is that if things go well, life could be back to relatively normal in early June, so that’s the timeframe I’m shooting for at the moment as far as the blog is concerned.

Unfortunately, this will also affect the garden because the first surgery will be at the end of March (i.e., the very start of gardening season here.) and the second in mid/late April. I’ve already accepted the fact that I won’t be doing any planting at all this year; and no weeding or any kind of normal maintenance until June at the earliest – which means the place will pretty much go to wrack and ruin for the entire season because the weeds will get totally out of control. This has been very hard for me to accept but it is what it is. So, it’s likely that my first ‘returning’ post will be a pitiful whine about the state of the garden; you have been warned, LOL!

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful spring!


  18 comments for “A Blog/Garden Hiatus

  1. February 8, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Best wishes to you on whatever you are facing and for a speedy recovery!

  2. Betty McCullough
    February 8, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    I hope your surgeries are successful and you recover quickly. No fun looking out of your window at weeds growing while you recover. Maybe a garden angle will come help with the weeds. I’m too far away or I would come.

    • February 15, 2023 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind thoughts and words! I had to “window-weedwatch” for almost a year in 2010 due to chemo, and it definitely was not an inspiring activity! lol

  3. February 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Get well soon 😉

  4. February 8, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Here’s wishing you complete healing. I just had cataract surgery in both eyes. It’s fairly minor (as surgeries go…) but it has put a crimp in my garden work schedule. That said, my eyes are better than before and I hope whatever you’re having done, the results will be comparable.

    • February 15, 2023 at 7:44 pm

      Actually, our situations are/will be much alike, from what I understand. I was hoping to put this off until late fall (post-gardening season) but things accelerated unexpectedly and there’s no way I can wait that long. Many thanks for the good wishes!

  5. Andy Eschen
    February 8, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about this.  Good luck and a speedy and thorough recovery!

  6. dian
    February 9, 2023 at 12:40 am

    sending you prayers and healing. xo dian

  7. February 9, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Prayers for a successful surgery and a full recovery.

  8. February 10, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    You will be missed. Get Well quickly.

  9. February 11, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    All the best for a rapid recovery, and of course the garden can wait… although it will likely be much harder for you to stand by!

    • February 15, 2023 at 7:48 pm

      That is for sure. I try not to think about the inroads that the poison ivy will make whilst I’m not able to nuke every little seedling (and there are ALWAYS seedlings, it seems!) Many thanks for the good thoughts!

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