Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Big Decisions'

I have decided to have a break from blogging, I’m not sure how long this will be for, I just know that I need to put myself first for a wee while. My nights sleep are getting less and the back pain is getting worse, it may be that I’m just suffering for having such a wonderful weekend at the Proms in the Park.

I feel like I’m in a very lonely place at the moment and I’m exhausted trying to hold myself so that I can relieve the pain.

I hope you all understand as this wasn’t a light hearted decision, I love blogging and the company you all give me.

If I manage to get any cards done I will blog them but I’m just not going to force a card, it will be done in stages.

Jak Signature

119 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

We will miss your posts and wonderful creations but totally understand. Take care and hoped you come back to its when you can. Xx

Thistleblue said...

Hey Jak, will miss your posts look after yourself and hope you feel much better soon.
hugs
Michelle
x

Joyce said...

Oh Jak, just wish we could all send big hugs and take away all your pain. You must put yourself first and anyone who doesn't like the fact that you're not blogging isn't worth bothering about. Don't feel lonely .. we're all here for you. Take care .. love and lots of healing hugs xxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hi Jak,

Have not been a follower for long but I will miss visiting your lovely blog and seeing for gorgeous creations..

Look after yourself and take things easy.. Hope you are feeling better soon..

love and hugs Kelly xx

Jane said...

Jak I'll miss your inspriation and sense of fun, but you and your wellbeing are more important. I hope you can find some relief for your pain and if and when you decide to blog again, we'll still be here! Take Care x

Eret said...

Jak, it has been true pleasure to read and watch your posts. It's a bit sad that you stop posting but I totally understand you. Take care of yourself. Big hugs.

Debbie Pamment said...

I'm a great believer in craft being for FUN - and blogging too. Sometimes we all need a break for various reasons and if now is the time YOU need one for YOU then you are doing the RIGHT thing. Good luck with finding some relief from your pain and being able to sleep again. Thinking of you always.
Lotsaluv
xXx

Mad Mary said...

About time you thought about "number 1" Jak, we will survive and will look forward to your return. Take as long a break as you need lovely lady xxx

Hope this helps you get some pain relief, take care.

Mary xx

Janette said...

Your not alone Jak, that much I do know, I hope the break will do you good but we will miss you, take good care of yourself.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

JennyH. said...

Hi Jak Although we will all miss your blogs and wonderful sense of humour, you do need to take care of yourself. All I can say is you seem to have been coping with your pain/discomfort/exhaustion very, very well - you have continued dazzling us with your work under very difficult conditions. Please take whatever help is offered and I hope things can be sorted out quickly for you. We are all thinking about you.

ursula Uphof said...

Jak we will miss you, but you need to look after yourself. We fully understand, and even if there is no card, do let us know from time to time how you are doing and sometimes a photo of your little man. Take care dear friend...and a big hug

Hamrow said...

Jak, we will miss you and the pleasure you have given us, not only with the cards and very helpful tuts, but also news of you and your family. Take care and rejuvenate yourself and from time do hope that you will keep us in touch with you and yours

Eve xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

We shall miss you daily posts, and visiting your blog Jak, but sometimes we have to put ourselfs first and this is one of those times for you. I hope they will be able to sort your pain relief soon.

Sue x

Carol Wood said...

I totally understand Jak, health is the most important thing in one's life, we will all be here waiting for you when the time is right for you to come back. You will be missed. But there are so many posts on your blog it would keep me going for a long time, referring back to them all. You deserve to rest, take care xxxx

Colleen said...

Totally understand and you will be missed.
Wishing you the very best and you have my thoughts and prayers.
ColleenB.

mumof2 said...

Hope you get some much needed rest Jak. the nights are the worst when you are in pain,everyone else is sleeping and thats all you wish you could do.its really lonely being in pain at night,and then having to function the next day is so so hard on little or no sleep as well as horrible pain. I'll be praying for you.
lots of hugs
Colette

Daisychain said...

Although I shall miss your daily blogging it's about time you put you and your health first, there is nothing more important. I do hope you find some pain relief as there is nothing worse than being in constant pain. Take care, hugs Christine x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jak
Will miss your fabulous creations and inspiration but hope you are feeling better soon take care
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jacqueline said...

I've only recently started blogging and following your blog.I look forward to see you creations in the future,but most importantly I would like to wish you well,you have to put your health first , you have made the right decision .Take Care :) Jacqueline.S

Sue said...

Jak I wish you well and hope you find some pain relief and get lots of rest.
We will be here when you are ready.
Sending lots of hugs.
Sue x

Jan said...

Dear Jak,

This will have been the hardest decision that you have made. I know just what it has cost you to make this decision. I went through the same decision 3 years ago, I loved my job and the friends that I worked with but it was making me so bad it got to where I was in that much pain I could not sleep I struggled during the week but I used to give in at weekend. I still miss my job, cont....

Jan said...

But it was the right choice. You are on my Facebook page and I'll send you an e-mail, just to see how you are. I shall miss your daily blog, but you have to put yourself first.

All my love, hugs and prayers
Jeannette xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jak, I really look forward to your daily blog and am in awe as to how you find the time to be so creative day after day as well as being a "she who must be obeyed." Backs can be very debilitating. Take good care of yourself as your health must come first. Hopefully you will be up and running again in the not so distant future......
Best wishes
Christine

Trish said...

You just take good care of yourself, have a good rest and I hope that you can get free from pain very soon. We'll miss you, but you really do have to put yourself first.
Take care

Maryann said...

Oh Jak, I will sure miss your daily inputs here, but totally understand, as I have been there myself and know only too well, how you´re feeling right now. I really hope, that you ´ll soon get some help to releave the pains from that back, and you really need to look after yourself first, before it´s too late. Please don´t let it go as far as I did, cause I still pay the price for that and will never get better, so don´t do that mistake hun. Nothing is worth that.
Take very good care of yourself hun and we´ll all be here, WHEN you are ready and IF you´ll need us to be.
All my best wishes for a speedy recovery hun and don´t worry about anything, but getting better okay?
Biiig warm (( cyberhugs ))

Oak Pond Creations said...

Of course we will all miss you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and I look forward to seeing your new creations whenever you decide to post. Take care of yourself <3 -Hugs to you -Kim

ingejc said...

I will miss you, but totally understand - have been there myself a couple of years ago. Hope you soon get better, take care of your self.

Jan M said...

perfectly understandable Jak, although I will miss your lovely cards and hearing your news. Take care and hope you get your pain sorted as soon as you can xx

Susan Mansell said...

Sorry to hear you're still under the weather Jak, you take all the time in the world and look after number 1, I've just come from the doctors and he's just upped my dosage of morphine patches and other pain killers for a similar complaint so I can feel for you,
Take care and we'll all look forward to a much healthier Jak when you return

All the very best SusanXX

denmo said...

Sorry you are struggling health wise Jak.

Sometimes we have to take time for ourselves. Take care.
Sending gentle hugs and lotsa love.

Denise x

Jacqueline said...

Oh you poor thing, so far you have been very strong but your body and mind could sure do with a rest, get well soon and put your self first.xxx

Lady Anne said...

Although you will be missed greatly, you always have to take personal responsibility and you have made the right decision. Hope to see you sometime in the future, till then you will be in my healing thoughts and prayers...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

debby4000 said...

We will miss you but you sound like you need a much needed rest and time for yourself.
Hope you feel better soon.
luv
Debby

jean confused............ said...

Jak will miss your daily emails and beautiful inspiring cards and information that you give, having said that your HEALTH and WELLBEING also family must come first, better to take what ever time is required to get back to full recovery which hope will be in very near future, being similar sufferer I can empathise. Good luck and hope all is well soon.x

Diane said...

I too will miss your posts, but it's more important for you to feel good, both physically and mentally. Your cards are always a joy to look at and your tutorials are fantastic. Take care of yourself!

lynn w said...

sorry to hear jac about your problem i know what its like some years ago i was on tracksion for back problems it turn out to be gynalogical probs in the end and now iam suffring with my knee every time the physio appointment he sets it off for been worse i cant win so ito can sympathize with you i dont use the face book much i seem to not want to craft cant just get settled to anything so i know how you feel so bestwishes jac hope to hear from you soon get well love from lynn in north yorkshire

Liz said...

Jak, pain is so draining, I know, I suffer too. Adding my best wishes too for you to get some relief from it.We all need time out & you do so much for others, so am glad you are taking a *me* break:)lots of love,Liz XX <3

Wendy said...

Jac you come first Hun we will miss you but you need to look after you hugs and hope you feel better soon

Hugs Wendy

Sandra H said...

Hi Jac, If this is going to help in any way then its for you to do so we all understand and its your health that's more inportant you will be missed do take care and hopefully your pain will ease xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake
Just get your self better, we all understand at times like this you have to put your self fist, hope you get better soon, take care

Karen C

Lesley said...

Hi Jak, you must put yourself first and get some rest. I really hope it will give you the strength to come back to us with new gusto!!! You take care of yourself and let those who care about you pamper you rotten.
Love and best wishes. Lesley x

Debra W said...

I fully understand where you are coming from Jak, I live in constant pain with my back and neck! You need time to yourself to rest. It took me a long time to stop doing things which were adding to my health issues, and finally admitting I just couldn't do it anymore, even though it was heartbreaking for me to have to stop. Take care, love Debra xx

margaret t said...

know how you feelo Jak wish you well take it easy
luv margaret t

Irish Eyes said...

I am so sorry that you are in pain. Please take care of yourself and come back when you are ready. You will be missed. We'll be here when you get back. :)

Pinkllilac said...

Will miss your post but I do hope you are feeling better soon.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Sorry your still not to good Jak.Will miss your posts,but you have to take care of yourself first.Hope you will soon be back on here,take care my friend.

Sian xx

Lesley said...

Hope you feel better soon Jak. We'll all be here when you're ready to return and you know you always have all of our very best wishes, rest assured that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your chin up and don't loose that wonderful smile of yours.
Hugs accross the miles X

Lesley (Middlesbrough)

Donna said...

Jak, take time for you. You are so much more important than your blog. I'll keep you in my prayers and pray that you come back when you feel ready. We'll miss your inspiration!

Kraftyaunt said...

I fully understand and the most important thing is to listen to your heart and your intuition. Take care of yourself so that when you return to blogging it will be better than ever. I surely will miss your posts but YOU come first and back issues are nothing to take lightly. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope that little by little your back pains will heal. Sincerely, Beverly

FIEGEHENK said...

Sorry to hear about your back problems Jak I'm a suffer of back issues as well and do understand the tole the pain can take on your body. Look after yourself and we will be here for you when you are able to join us again. Just know you are not alone there are many of us who are living the same issues as you and we truly understand what you are going through. Chin up and look after yourself we will all miss you.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry to hear that, hope you feel better soon, hugs xx

Skylark said...

Hi Jak sorry to hear how bad your back pain is I know how you feel I have arthritis in my spine.
Take care of yourself you must put your healt first take care
Eileen

Linda said...

Take care Jak I know it was a hard decision to make and I hope you take time to heal and look after yourself. I will miss hopping across but your health at the moment is more important.

Big crafty hugs
Linda xxx

My'scardcorner said...

Well so you should Jak just take care will miss you lovely cards but your health comes first.
Myrax

My'scardcorner said...

Well so you should Jak just take care will miss you lovely cards but your health comes first.
Myrax

Jan said...

Take care Jak... do what is right for you and yours, but get well soon as we will all miss your lovely blogs. Hope your back prob is helped really soon - I think you have done so well to do as you have done so far. Hugs - and look forward to seeing you back at some point when you are ready. Jan xx

Sandra M said...

Hi Jak,
so sorry to hear that you will not be blogging for a while,
I`m sure we will all miss you. You are a very popular lady,
because you make us feel we are part of your family,
and share good times and bad with us.
Take care of yourself...YOU come first.

Chris said...

Sorry that you will not be blogging for a while however I understand. Take care of your self. Your blog is the first one I look at everyday. Remember that you will be in all of our prays. I know that I will miss reading about your family and being a part of that. Take care and God bless you.

Your Sister In Christ
Christine

Jane said...

Goodness me. Get well soon xx

Lisa S. said...

YOU always come first - Don't lose sight of that
Take care - we will be here when you return !

Ita said...

Hi Jak you must put yourself first,I know it is hard and it is lonley,I had a nervous breakdown after my Daughters Wedding,I burned myself out,and have payed the price,I am just home after spending 2 months in Hospital in Dublin a 4 hour drive from where I live ,it was a lonley and difficult time so please Jak do not feel guilty about your blog please,when you are well again you will have time to pick it up again ,we will all be here from you.If you fell like just putting up a message needing support do it, I wish you a good rest, and get well
Hugs
Ita

terrie said...

You will be missed...but I can understand.
You take care of yourself and when you are ready to come back I'll look forward to see you post again.
Hang in there...
You'll be in my prayers.

Susan said...

Jak, we will all miss your posts and wonderful work but you need to take care of you! Life isn't a dress rehearsal, it's our only shot. You should not be suffering to "provide" for us. We will be here when you are feeling better.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take this time to be good to yourself. You certainly deserve it.
All the best.
Sue Brailey

Jane E said...

I am sure everyone understands. You need to look after number one first. I will miss waking up and reading your posting everyday.
Take Care

ursula said...

Hi Jak, I understand your plight and only you know what you are going through, so take as long as you like. I know we will all miss your daily update, but your health is more important. We look forward to having a rejuvenated Jak back as and when, you take care now, we will miss you...... much love Ursula XX

heidy said...

Sorry to hear this Jak!!
Please take care and hope your feeling better soon!!
Sending big XXXXXX your way!
Heidy

rhodidodi said...

So sorry to hear that you are still poorly Jak. I sympathise, as I suffer from the same condition. You have to put yourself first, although i know personally, that it is so hard to do. Take care and keep smiling, and I look forward to hearing you back blogging once more! xxx

hollis58 said...

Hi Jak , really sorry that you're still not feeling 100% but hope rest and relaxation will help. I will miss your blog as will everyone else but health is more important and as someone else wrote "we will all be here when you feel up to it " take care xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

We will miss you sweetie but your health has to come first. We will all be here eagerly waiting for more of your fab creations but only when you feel up to it. There is no use coming back until you are completely ready. Wishing you good health soon.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Dawn said...

You do what you have to do Jak! I hope we'll see you back soon raring to go! Xxx

Nedlnut said...

Will miss you but hope you will take care of yourself. Back pain can be so debilitating - I do hope you are able to get some relief.
Take care,
Hugs,
Pam (nedlnut)

Christine Harrop said...

You will be missed Jak but we will be here on your return - however long or short that time might be! Look after yourself and concentrate on getting well! You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love from Christine xx

Debbie J said...

I'll really miss you, Jak. Your posts are part of my daily routine, but I think this is a really wise decision on your part. Your health and mental well-being are the most important things. Please take care of yourself and we'll look forward to your return. You're in my prayers.

Val D said...

I looked forward to your posts, but I really and truly wondered how you found the time. Your health is the most important thing. Jak, you look after yourself. Lots of crafty hugs.

Renee said...

Hi Jak; sorry to hear you are feeling so down in the dumps! I will miss your gorgeous cards & posts! Taking care of yourself has to be your first priority!
Hugs, Renee

steve rawles said...

Will miss you but you must put yourself first, take care and hope you feel a little better soon,

Steve
x

JB said...


Hi Jak ,

i will miss you and your
fabulous creations .But you have
to take care of yourself , and
your back is very important .I
now what back pain is , i have
two hernias . So i now how much
pain you have , i wish you a
quick pain relief and good
recovery . Take care and hope
to hear you soon .

Big hug Jenny x

jeanette rodgers said...

Hi Jak! will miss your posts and beautiful cards. Hope you get some much needed rest and quick pain relief. You could try Olive leaf extact for your energy and Parodox oil for arthritis.

craftynanny said...

Hope you get the rest you need Jak. Take care of yourself! Lea xx

Anonymous said...

Will miss your posts but your health and well being come first, so get yourself well and come back to us!!

Mol x

littlebee said...

Take care of yourself Jak, thats whats most important. Us bloggers will miss you for sure, but your health comes first. Regards, Sue x

okiedee said...

Jak...you take care of YOU!
I will miss ya...but you rest the mind and body. That is most important.
See ya soon...Big hugs, Dee

Wilma Knottenbelt said...

Jak, I am so glad you are taking this step. Although we will all miss you and your beautiful cards, it is very important to look after yourself. Take care and please keep us updated on your progress. Hugs.

Laurian said...

Jak, I am so sorry that your pain is so bad and only wish I had a magic wand!
Your health is the most important thing so take care of yourself and we will still be here if and when you feel creative.
I pray you get some relief soon,
Warm Hugs,

Laurian

Peggy said...

Will miss you Jac. Yours was the first ever blog I visited. I know how pain can overwhelm you so you have made the best decision for you. Good luck with it all. Dee x

Ruth said...

Jak take care . I will miss your blog. It is one I go to every day... I know that sometimes you have to think about yourself. My husband always says ..SYS...remember to "save your self." I hope in your break time you find solace and relaxation. That your pain subsides and that you will have renewed energy and creativity. There are lots of us out there that are sending you cyber hugs.
Ruth

Karin said...

Dear Jak,
thanks for all the inspiration you've given me and rest of your followers.
Of course you have to put yourself and your helth first - I for one will miss your posts but understand that life goes before anything else.

Hoping for a good recovery and wishes you and your family a lovely family.

Karin

Bernadine said...

Hello Love ... You will be missed in a big way. Thank you very much for sharing all your wonderful ideas, the freebie downloads and much much more. All these years, you've spend so much time with us and for that we thank you. But now, it is time to take good care of yourself and your health. We will be here waiting for when you are ready to come back and post. I will keep you in my prayers that with each passing day, you will get back feeling like brand new. Thanks again for everything and take good care.
Hugs and God bless,

Marion Burch said...

Jak you will certainly be missed, I don't post a lot but I always come and see what's on. You will be in my prayers.

sallysbitz said...

Awww Jak, I fully understand. I will miss your inspirational posts until you are back of course x

Just get your self better luv. Hopefully the docs will sort things for your pain x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

syy said...

Quite understand Jak but just to let you know you will be missed. Will keep looking for your lovely cards. I hope you realize just how much you have inspired all those crafters out there.

syy

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Jak,
I will miss your gorgeous cards but your health must come first. Take care of yourself and I hope the back pain and sleepless nights improve soon.
Big Hugs
Denise xx

Anne Fairclough said...

So sorry to hear that Jak as we know you love to keep in touch. You certainly need to put yourself first and do things a lot more slowly. Pain will make you feel very low, so you don't need anything else on your plate.
Take good care and know that all of your friends will still be here when you get back.
Cheers
Anne

Bee and Dee said...

Take care Hugs Bee

CraftyJo said...

Take care of yourself Jak and get better soon.

Anonymous said...

Jak I'm really sad that you find it necessary to take this step. This is not just because I, like all your other followers will miss your creations, tips and tid bits but because you are having such a rough time. Pain brings its OWN stress without one's life style adding to it when that IS avoidable. So, of course you must slow down and, as they say 'smell the roses'. I wish you a speedy recovery and every happiness in the future whatever you decide.

Love: Mary Mac

Dawn. W said...

You are right Jaks, you have to put yourself first. I to suffer from a chronic pain condition (& chronic fatigue too), so I know just how hard it is to function when I are exhausted and racked with agony, even brushing your teeth becomes a marathon effort. Its hard to concentrate on not snapping at your loved ones because you feel so rotten, let alone writing your blog everyday.
So you go take care of yourself, we all still be here when you need us.
love and hugs
Dawn.W

Mary MacLeod said...

It's the right decision Jak. Take care of yourself. thanks and all the best to you. Your health is more important than crafting.

Carla S. said...

Take good care of yourself, Jak. We will miss you a lot, but you have to put yourself first. I hope that you will get a much needed rest and find relief from the pain you are experiencing. We will all be here when you are ready to create and blog again. Hugs, Carla

Mary Roberson said...

Completely understand, Jak. You have to take care of yourself first or there will not be enough to go around. Hope you will feel better soon. Being in pain everyday can make you feel like you are losing it.
Bless you, Mary

Anonymous said...

I will miss your posts and seeing your beautiful creations, but you do need to put your well being first. I hope you do find some relief from the pain if you slow down from your work. I know what back and muscle pain and sleepless nights are like. So take care of yourself.
Gwen

Cheryl W said...

Please do what you need to do for you, Jak. We will continue to hold you in our hearts.

Candy said...

Hi Jak,
I am sorry you are in so much pain.
You must look after yourself first and foremost. We will all miss you very much and will look forward to when you can come back. Just make sure you are better first.
I hope you will get better very soon.
Hugs, Candy

doreenj said...



You must put yourself first for a while, Jak, but we will look forward to seeing some of your lovely cards as and when you can pop some on,

Hugs,

Doreen x

Lyn Taylor said...

Will miss your wonderful creations but you must put yourself first. Hope you feel better really soon. Lyn xx

Monique - Mienokje said...

I will miss you but please please please take good care of yourself and take your time. You are too precious. Love, Mienokje

KIRSTY'S CARD PLACE said...

I'm sorry to hear this Jak, I know what you mean about sleep and back pain. I really hope you are in a better place soon. Enjoy your time away, and I look forward to seeing your cards whenever you have them to display.

Hugs
Kirsty xxx

Margie J said...

Get well soon Jak, you will be greatly missed. Your health must come first. Will check blog for updates. Take care, Love and Hugs xx

Pat said...

When your fun begins to be work,it's time to take a break. Relax and recoup, we'll still be here when you want to start playing again.

Judith said...

I will miss your wonderful posts but you have to look after yourself and perhaps this is your body telling you something! Take care and chill out!

Anonymous said...

wishing you well soon x

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your decision. We will miss your post. But you must concentrate on getting yourself well. Crafty hugs sent. Love Catarina. Xx

Dawn C said...

Hope you feel better soon Jak, I'll miss your blogging, but you absolutely must put your health first. Fingers crossed you'll be back blogging again soon - and pain free.

Dona said...

You must put yourself first. We will all be here for you when you feel well enough to return. We will miss you and wish you well. Take care of you!!

Lori m said...

Feel better Jak, take time for you, relax as best you can, enjoy your little guy Jack and family.

I deal with pain daily, had four spine surgeries and then some. Please do take care of yourself, blogging land will miss you but we'll all be here when your fit to return.

Prayers the doctors can soon find help for your pain.

Love the layouts you made with Katie's children.

Hugs, Lori m

patricia white said...

hello Jak I am so sorry about your back problems I know how much being in pain can wear you down. You must put yourself first and look after yourself, we will miss your bloggs but if you don't do the right thing for yourself and your family things could get worse, hope you feel better soon xxxxxxxlove Patricia.

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

I know all about back problems as I have a twisted spine. I'm due to have some acupuncture this week so fingers crossed. So please take care of yourself I will miss looking at your wonderful creations. Hope you will feel better soon. Take Care Hugs Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak. You take care of yourself and get your back pain sorted out. Unfortunately any sort of pain takes over your life and it is not nice and it wears you down. We shall all miss your daily blogs and inspiration but it also sounds as if you have a very busy life and you cannot keep on like that forever. Hope you will soon be free of the back pain. Lots of love, Marion.

Lana said...

Hope some time off will give you the rest you need to take care of yourself and get healed. Will miss you and look forward to having you back again when you're better! Lana Cisinski