I’m Taking a Little Time Off



I’ve come to a “fork” in the road and need some time off. 




Bill had a heart attack last week.  He had an angiogram, a stent was inserted immediately, and he was home from the hospital in 3 days.  He’s doing well and is planning on being on the golf course next month.  

I will be taking time off from blogging for several months, and plan on returning before fall.  In the meantime, here’s wishing you all a wonderful summer. 
  
Thanks so much for visiting my blog ~ for being a loyal reader and my blogger friend! I’ll still be around and enjoy reading your posts!



The best to all of you…  

Until later ~ take care...






Be sure to visit my friend; Linda's blog, My Kind of Cooking, for her great cookbooks, tips and delicious recipes!








Comments

  1. Pam, so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is feeling better soon. I will miss your wonderful posts. You relax and enjoy yourself.

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  2. Pam: I'm sorry to hear that you and Bill had such a health scare but happy that he's on such a good road to recovery. I'll miss your posts (feel like we are "neighbors") and will look forward to them in the future. I hope you have a good and delicious summer.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. Have a great break ! We all need time off so enjoy yourself!

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  4. Pam, Sorry to hear that your husband had a heart attack but its great to hear that he's already making great progress toward full recovery! These life incidents do cause us to reorder our priorities. Enjoy your time off and best wishes to you and yours... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  5. Sweet Pam, I am so sorry to hear that... Will be thinking of you! xoxo

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  6. Pam really sorry heard about Bill I understand absolutely you have to take a time Hope he feeling better soon and take care; hugss
    gloria

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  7. Dear Pam, I'm very sorry to hear this news. Sending prayers and happy thoughts to Bill for a full and speedy recovery!

    xo,
    Mary

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  8. Pam take all the time you need!! I lost my DH to a massive heart attack on Thanksgiving day 2010. He was only 49!! Miss him with all my heart!! Sending Prayers!!

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  9. Pam, you & Bill both take care of yourselves! I wish him a speedy recovery.
    ~Judy

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  10. Glad that Bill is on the road to recovery! Have a great and peaceful summer.

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  11. What a frightening experience for you and your husband. So grateful he is okay. I am praying for some sweet moments together for you, as you take this break.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  12. Take care of you and your hubby.
    I hope his recovery is swift!

    Enjoy your time off.

    M :)

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  13. We are so sorry to hear about your husband Pam. Taking the summer off to enjoy real life to the fullest seems like a good goal.

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  14. Oh Pam... I am sorry to hear about your husband. I wish him a speedy and peaceful recovery!! I totally understand needed a break... it has been so hard for me to keep up with blogging lately. I hope that you get a chance to enjoy summer!!! See you soon!

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  15. I'm so glad to hear that your hubby is doing so well after such a health scare! Take care (both of you!)and enjoy some time off. :)

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  16. Kat, thank you! I will be looking at your good recipes. Have a good summer!

    Bonnie, exactly---it does seem like we're neighbors. You take care and have a good summer!

    Stoneman, thanks! Y'all take care down your way!

    Bernideen, yes, sometimes that's just what's needed and I will miss it.

    Dave, yes it was scary, you just never know. Thanks for all the good wishes, I really appreciate it. Take care.

    Anna, thank you!

    Gloria, I'm sure the summer will go fast. You have a good one! Hugs to you...

    Mary, thank you for the thoughts and prayers. It was a scary thing and I'm thankful he's doing well now.

    TT, I'm so sorry to hear that. Way too young and I can imagine how you miss him. Thank you for the prayers and my best wishes to you...

    Judy, thank you! I'll be seeing you now and then.

    Karen, thanks! A peaceful summer will be great!

    Glenda, it was scary, scary and happened very quickly. Thanks for your prayers and sweet moments I'd love!

    Melinda, thank you! I hope it's swift also.

    Val, thanks! It seems like a good goal to me also and I'm looking forward to it.

    Leslie, thank you! Sometimes it's hard to write a post, etc. when "life" gets in the way. Maybe a little break is just what you need also. Good luck and a good summer to you!

    shf, thank you! He's looking forward to getting on the golf course and hopefully it will be soon. Take care...



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  17. Sweet Pam.....so sorry to hear this news. Very thankful that all is well and that his plans are to be back on that golf course soon. Will truly miss you this summer, however....I know how important it is for us to sometimes take a break. You have been so faithful in your posting and you have certainly earned a vacation.
    can't wait to see what all you will be bringing us later in the year. take care and sure hoping for the best for your husband. Enjoy and don't forget to pop in ever now and then....
    hugs

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  18. Wishing you and hubby many more days together. A scare like that makes one re-evaluate EVERYTHING!
    God's blessings for a speedy recovery, and no worries!

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  19. Hi Pam,
    I hope that your husband will recover very soon. Take care, both of you.

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  20. My prayers for a complete and quick recovery for Bill. Major health "moments" are times to stop and regroup. I know I found it that way. Look forward to all of your new recipes. Take good care.

    P.S. I'll be in Chicago in July. If you have a little while, would love to meet.

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  21. Sounds like you've had a terrible scare. Hope recovery goes well and you get re-charged.

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  22. Oh, Pam, I'm so sorry to hear about Bill... glad he's doing well now, but I can completely understand you wanting to take time for yourself. Take care of you.. take care of Bill and we'll be here when you return!! ((((HUGS))))

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  23. Pam,
    Sorry to hear about bill and his health scare. Praying for a quick recovery. My husband had a stent put in 2006, and has done well since.

    I am taking a break from my blog as well. My husband was recently diagnosed with a tumor on his pituitary gland, and will be having surgery shortly.

    I'll look forward to seeing you in the Fall.

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  24. Shug, thanks so much! His golf league started today and it's a gorgeous day for golf, so he can hardly wait. Hope all is going well your way! I'll be around. Hugs

    Corgi, woo hoo! Thanks so much for the good wishes, it's great to see you here! Hugs to you

    Joyce, thanks so much! He is doing well now.

    Carol, thanks for the good wishes.

    Larry, it was definitely scary! Re-charging it is!

    Jenn, thanks! You're so sweet! I'll take good care of him and will return here before long. Hugs your way.

    Becky, thanks so much! Here's wishing your hubby the best. I hope all goes well for him and you take care!


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  25. Oh dear Pam, I am so thankful to hear that Bill is recovering nicely and I will be praying for his full recovery. Will miss your fabulous recipes, but totally understand why you need to take a break. Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing summer, cher!

    Hugs, Marguerite

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  26. So sorry to hear about your husband, but glad he is doing well. I'll be checking back next fall for those new recipes!

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  27. Marguerite, thank you! Here's wishing you a great summer, my friend!

    laurie, thanks! I'll be here!

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  28. I hope Bill has a speedy recovery. Take care during your time off. We'll be here when you come back!

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  29. Will be thinking of you both Pam. David went through something similar 10 years ago and is still doing well. I wish you the best. Take care of each other and come back to us soon.

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  30. Thanks, Ashley! I will enjoy the summer and you do the same!

    Penny, thank you! Glad to hear David is doing well! We will take care of each other and you two do the same!

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  31. We will be praying for you and Bill. I will miss reading your wonderful blog posts, and I will be looking forward to all the delicious recipes that you will be posting in the future. Enjoy your time off my friend!

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  32. Linda, thanks so much! I'm looking forward to a little break and then returning later. Have a good summer!

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  33. Just now saw this, so sorry to hear about your husband! You two have a nice summer and we'll see you in the fall.

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  34. Chris, thanks! Here's wishing you a great summer. Happy Grilling!

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  35. Oh no. I guess I'm the last one to find out, but the get well with to Bill is still very sincere. Hope you are on the golf course as soon as you want to be. You sound like my dad. I think it was the golf course and his buddies that make him the most happy.

    Happy birthday to you Pam. I hope you both have a lovely weekend and all continues to go well for Bill.
    Sam

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  36. Pam, on another note. I just figured out how to follow you on bloglovin' and feedly so I won't miss an important post such as this.
    Hugs,
    Sam

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  37. Sam, thanks so much! He will be a happy man once he's back on the golf course! He has been on the league for a good many years and misses it, and is planning on playing again soon.
    Hope all is great your way!

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  38. Oh Pam, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's health; here's hoping that everything will heal perfectly! Thank you so much for visiting my blog last week and following along! This is my first time to your blog too and I'm going to follow you too and patiently wait for your return!

    Be well and enjoy your break; we all need them!

    Roz
    La Bella Vita Cucina

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  39. Roz, thanks! Have a good week!

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  40. Oh, how scary, Pam! I'm glad your husband is doing OK now...whew. I can certainly understand the need for a little break...events like the one you all have experienced put priorities in perspective. Take good care and I'll see you in the fall.

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  41. Hi Pam. You and your husband are in my prayers. I'm so glad to hear that he is back home and recovering. I do think it is so good that you are taking time off to be with him....please let me know if I can do anything. Hugs and love.

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  42. Best wishes to both of you and here's to a speedy recovery!!

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  43. Pam, I've been gone and just read this posting. I am so sorry that Bill has been in ill health. I am hoping by this time that things are getting better. Take the summer off, refresh your thoughts and you know darn well we will all be waiting here in the fall. Hugs to you, Susan

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  44. PAm...take a rest, enjoy the time with Bill. We will be waiting for you.

    Greatings from Portugal

    Regards

    JS

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  45. Hi Pam,
    Hope your husband is so much better now. Thank you for stopping by and hope both of you have a relaxing and wonderful week!

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  46. Liz, thank you! He's doing good. We just back after taking a walk. Have a good week!

    Monet, thanks! That is sweet of you. Have fun getting things "baby" ready!

    Joanne, thanks and have a good week!

    Susan, thank you! The weather is much warmer now and sunny so that certainly helps. You have a great summer! Hugs to you.

    Joao, thank you! I hope all is well your way. Happy cooking!

    Joyce, thanks! He is! He's enjoying this warm weather and is ready for some golf soon!

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  47. Dear Pam, I am sorry to hear that Bill had a heart attack last week. I am glad to hear that his spirits sound good and that he plans on golfing next month. That is great that his attitude is bright.
    I hope that you are taking care of yourself, since it can take a toll on the caregiver too.
    Please I hope that you both take one day at a time and take care of each other.
    I will keep you in my prayers and hope to see you blogging again soon.
    Blessings dearest and a hug. Catherine xoxo

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  48. I'm so sorry about your husband, Pam. I wish both of you well!

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  49. Catherine, thanks so much! He is doing way, taking walks, etc. Except that it is really chilly here today for a walk! Thanks for the prayers, you are a dear! Hugs, Pam

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  50. Susan, thank you very much! He's counting the days until golf and we're looking forward to summer and warm weather! Have a good weekend!

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  51. Hi Pam,
    It's great to know that your hubby is doing well!
    Take care!

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  52. Joyce, thank you! He is doing well and now we're hoping for some warm weather soon. Have a good week!

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  53. Your blog reading list turned out great! Hope you're enjoying the weather, in between the storms :)

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  54. sorry to hear about it
    take care Pam and enjoy your time off with your family

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  55. I am so sorry to read about your hubby's health problems, Pam. Prayers are coming his way for a very speedy recovery. I'll look forward to your return to bloggie land at the end of the summer.

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  56. Unknown, thanks! I am---cool today, but sunny!

    Akheela, thank you and you have a good week!

    Cathy, thank you. That's very nice of you!

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  57. I'm sorry Pam! Glad to hear he's doing well! I hope you both enjoy your time off - see you when you get back.

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  58. Reeni, thanks! I am enjoying it and will be back here before long. Have a good week!

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  59. I am so sorry for your husband..and you..

    The prognosis of goldf..soon is so positive!

    Not everyone is so lucky..keep your chins up and faces to sun..

    Nice to see you:)
    Take care.. all the very best of thoughts for you..

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  60. So sorry to hear the news, but it sounds like your husband has a good prognosis. My David had quadruple bypass surgery 8 years ago and is still going strong. Take care and enjoy the summer.

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  61. Thanks, Penny! That's great for your husband. Glad he's doing well. Here's wishing you both a great summer!

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  62. Life happens...We will miss you as you have much more important things to take care of-. Wishing you and Bill the best. Here is to a speedy recovery.

    We will be here when you return.


    Velva

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  63. Sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is feeling back to normal soon. Enjoy your break from blogging.

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  64. Velva, you're right. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Summer!

    Pam, thanks! He's doing good and I'm enjoying a little break. Have a good week!

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  65. Pam I am so sorry about your husband! I am sure he will be just fine. I think the worse part has gone. Take your time and relax have a great summer too!

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  66. Katerina, thank you for the encouragement! Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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  67. Hi Pam!

    I certainly understand taking a well deserved break from blogging. I think I've done it several times when life and my job just seemed to take over! I love your blog and will be happy when you return to writing your wonderful posts!

    Be well, my friend!
    Roz
    La Bella Vita Cucina

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  68. Roz, thanks so much; it's great to see you here. Your blog is wonderful, lots of good food to enjoy. Thanks for the nice comment---you have a great summer!

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  69. Pam having been away I have only just caught up with your news. I am so very sorry, but I hope by the time you read this Bill will be back on track and ready to play golf again. Take care and look after Bill, see you when you are ready to come back once more. Diane

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  70. Diane, thanks so much. We're enjoying summer, keeping busy and I'm looking forward to returning soon. It's good to see you back! Have a great rest of the summer!

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  71. Good luck to Bill in his recuperation and take it easy this summer.

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  72. Linda, thanks! He's doing well and we're taking it easy. You do the same and have a good summer!

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  73. Dear Pam, Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I am feeling better being on the antibiotics. The buts are terrible this year, so many. I just can't enjoy the outside right now. Oh well, the weather is damp and rainy anyway. I hope your hubby is doing better.
    Please take care of yourself too. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  74. Catherine, glad to hear you're doing better! It has been rainy and cool here also this summer, strange weather. Thanks for your sweet words and you take care. Hugs

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  75. Mitch, thanks, again? Good luck to you!

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  76. So sorry to read about your husband. Hope you and he are doing well. So sorry just reading about this. Time is something there is never enough of. Miss your cooking adventures.

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  77. Lucia, thanks! He's doing good and I'll be back soon! Have a good rest of the week!

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  78. Just read this and want to add my hopes for your husband's recovery and your return to blogging. From your comments, it looks like he's doing well — may he continue to improve and enjoy good health!

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  79. Andrea, thank you so much. Yes, Bill is doing well and I will be returning to my blog the beginning of August---looking forward to it! You have a great rest of the weekend!

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