Thursday, December 3, 2009

Contest Winner

I finally got around to choosing a winner for my 100th post giveaway and the winner is Kim from Queen of Arts I chose the winner with a random number generator. I will pack up the goodies and send them to you when I am feeling a little better.

Now for my not so great news, I will probably be blogging less and not visiting your blogs as much so if you don't see a comment from me its not that I am not looking or don't care about you I just have to focus my time elsewhere for awhile.

After a little incident at my neighbors house on Tuesday where I was almost turned over in a ditch. I know again already, I am saying the same thing to myself. I thought my neighbors horse was outside the corral and went to look. Anyways a farmer neighbor of mine pulled me out. In looking at things now it was perhaps one to many stressful situations for me.

The past few months I have been doing too much but thought I could do it all but I am realizing now I need to step back a little. To make a long story a little shorter I have developed Bell's palsy which is an inflammation of a nerve that causes paralysis on the right side of my face. Treatment includes taking steroids for a small amount of time.

Usually when I am taking medicine it seems to affect me stronger than most people. So now I don't have the pain in my face but nausea and that cloudy feeling in my head that lets you know you are on heavy meds. I know that will go away in a week as soon as I am done with them. It can take up to two months to really heal this and I have a 20 percent chance of it reoccurring. So I have decided to slow down my life a little. I won't stop blogging but I probably will only blog a few days a week.

I am still in Misty's class which has one more week and in a new one on Revising a Novel which lasts 4 months but they are both self paced so I plan to do what I can and not put any undue pressure on myself. Maybe slowing down a little won't be so bad after all.


  1. Take your time. The blogging community will still be here when you need it. I'm sending healing vibes out to you. Be well my friend.

  2. Just do what you need to do for yourself. We all have times when life sends us little messages about slowing down. Take care of you first. We will all still be here in Blogland when you return. Sending you lots of hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery.

  3. *hugs*

    I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart is with you.

    Congratulations on finishing your novel! You are a queen.

    -- Maggie

  4. I am so sorry, Kate. I am very familiar with Bell's palsy. My personal assistant---same story---was doing too much and at the same time under intense personal stress and developed it very suddenly. She is only 32 and had a terrible time of it for a week or two. She went on vacation for two months and did nothing. Now she is fully recovered. Fully. So I wish the very best for you.

    I think it's hard when we have a lot of enthusiasm for life and want to do so many things. We have to accept our limitations. I know I've had to do this. It is hard but better in the end.

    I wish you the very best for healing. I will hold you in my heart and see you when you are ready.

    Much love,


  5. So sorry that you are dealing with so much right now, Kate. Listen to your body and take all the time you need. We will be here for you....(((Hugs)))

  6. Oh,Kate...I am sorry you are facing this kind of difficult challenge. It seems like you are doing the right thing for yourself, though, in examining what you have been doing that is just too much and also how you can slow down and devote your energies to healing yourself. You are a wise woman, my friend.I think too that letting us all know about what you are going through is sure to bring extra loving vibes and a multitude of prayers that will surely help you get well.
    Sending you my love and my prayers !
    ps. Yay for winning your sweet giveaway ! Thank you so much!

  7. Oh Kate - take extra good care of yourself. No better time to rest than in these slower winter months. Hope you heal quickly - sending you blessings for a speedy recovery!!



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