Away For A Short While

June 3rd, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

Hi friends,

Damian, Waits, and I had to fly home for a few days to be with family. I’ll be away from the blog and most likely the entire internet for the next few days. Please forgive my lack of response to comments/emails, and the missing Weekend Send-Off this week.

Feel free to leave your Love Lists! (it makes me so happy to read them, and could use the extra lovin’ right now)

All my heart to you, my dears,

  • Annie

    La La Love:

    1. My mama! During recovery of my surgery, she brought over soup, 50 bajillion herbal teas, new comfy jammies, hugs and a whole bunch of printed out information about diet and lifestyle changes/advice regarding sorting out hormones and periods. She’s awesome!

    2. My french press/coffee plunger. I used to use a drip thing with (originally) coffee filters, and later pieces of reusable calico. Now I finally got a plunger and don’t have to use filters. Not a big deal, but I love it!

    3. The new kitten! Someone (who would give a STERN talking to) left a kitten in a box in our backyard (more than likely overnight, while it was RAINING). While contemplating why he wasn’t taken to one of the various animal shelters, or why the leavers didn’t simply knock on the door, we nursed him to health, gave him lots of loves and the appropriate tummy bug treatments, called the vet for advice/age estimate, got rid of the unholy amount of fleas that were plaguing the poor little guy’s body and decided to have him as a permanent member of the household. We named him Sir David Cattenborough and he is very very adorable.

  • Julia @ The Spotted Sparrow

    Hugs to you and your family. Take all the time you need.

  • Minna

    Yes, take all the time you need!

    Stuff that I love right now:

    1) The fact that I survived a whole week without coffee! I had been sickly for the past couple of months so I decided to switch to healthier drinks and cut out coffee and alcohol. Now I’m much better and of course I rewarded myself with a nice cup of coffee :D I will become a “Sunday coffee drinker”; coffee is going to be my something special for the weekend.

    2) That my not so great exam results this term won’t bring me down but make me want to work extra hard next term and concentrate on studies instead of parties (which are so much less rewarding than good results at school).

    3) And finally: my new favourite quote which I don’t really know how to translate to English… It’s very short and it goes roughly something like this: “Don’t place happiness outside of you.” I think it’s very well put and I’ve been working on it lately, as I’ve realised that all those situations and people in your life never last. Everyone should be able to be happy whenever they want to be happy :)

    So, good happy thoughts to your family!

  • Erin

    Happy thoughts to you and yours!

    1) Baby hiccups. I’m 36 weeks today, and it is seriously the coolest thing ever when she gets the hiccups.
    2) Home grown herbs! Nothing beats making tabbouleh with mint and parsley from your own garden. (Still waiting for the cucumbers and tomatoes to play along. Then, almost all home grown!)
    3) As an 8th grade teacher, the countdown of days left of the school year is finally in the single digits. 9. I think the teachers might be more excited than the students.

  • Amanda Allen

    Thinking of you. Hope you and your family are OK.

  • Lynn

    *good vibes and loving thoughts*

  • Moira

    Don’t you worry, Sayward. We’ll keep the love lists coming your way. Sending you and family warm vibes.

    This week I’m lovin’:
    1. The rockin’ sunshine here.
    2. My three mile run – a huge achievement since I haven’t run more than a mile in over a year because of my bad feet and knees. Thank you five-fingers!
    3. My scoby… you’re a genius, Sayward!
    4. Ice-cream maker. The hubs made our first delicious coconut milk strawberry puree ice cream. YUM.
    5. My kitchen. I’ve been inspired to cook A LOT lately, and I’m loooovin it.
    6. My health. I’ve had tests/exams/biopsies galore these past couple of weeks, and I’m grateful that thus far all looks good.

  • Julie

    Sending happy thoughts your way!

    1. Lazy Saturday mornings, just me and the wee one reading books and playing with her toys.
    2.FINALLY making a clean break from 1/2 & 1/2 in my coffee. I gradually made the shift to rice milk and I love it now! Just a couple months ago it just wasn’t cutting it, but little by little I did it. :)
    3.Making baby food. I love cooking in general but it has been so much fun experimenting with mashes, purees, and yogurts. I’m just about to make another batch of coconut milk yogurt. I’m so glad Amelia is such a foodie at only 11 months old!

  • Kate in SB

    You should never have to apologize for leaving your blog for a few days to take care of family things. It will be here when you come back. That said, have a safe trip, love and warm thoughts to you all.

    My love list…

    1. Impromptu work related happy hours!
    2. Riding my bike every day in May and my team winning 2nd place in a month-long bike challenge! Yeahhh!
    3. Planning a trip to Vegas with my main squeeze!

  • Tara

    Sayward, I hope all is well with you and yours. Have a safe journey and obviously take all the time you need. *Sending good thoughts your way!*

    Love list…

    1. Nesting. At 37 weeks pregnant my home is being cleaned and organized and it makes me feel oh so good!
    2. Garage sales. This week we found tons of adorable baby clothes and a really beautiful throw for our rocker.
    3. A perfect mint mocktail my hubby made (from scratch) for me to enjoy as the weather becomes increasingly toasty.
    4. Baby Om. I have been reading up on it and I just can’t wait to include our little one in my yoga practice!

  • Joselle

    Sayward, sending plenty of good thoughts to you and yours.

  • Alexandra

    !. My amazing beautiful new beach cruiser
    2. Finally graduating from community college!
    3. Having an amazing summer, visiting my grandparents in Germany and then moving up the coast to go to UC Berkeley in the fall!
    4. Being one of 7 in my graduating class of 2000+ that graduated with a 4.0
    5. Falling in love, and being secure in it.
    Sending my best wishes to you and your family! You mean and your writing mean so much to me.

  • Hyla

    Light and love to you and your family!
    Here is my love list…
    1. Love lists! Seriously. I’ve been making sporadic little lists of things that I’m loving, inspired by or grateful for.
    2. Celebrating birthdays. By a pool. On an 80+ degree day. With people I love. Perfect.
    3. My parents. Sometimes I think they are weird. Sometimes they drive me a little nuts. But I love them and can’t imagine life without them.

  • RK

    Sending positive thoughts and energy your way.

    1. Getting my patio set up. So excited for backyard BBQ’S!
    2. Loving how your taste changes as you eat better. A month or so ago alt. milk was terrible, now I’m *loving* it!
    3. My kids and all the funny things they do and say to brighten my everyday! (hey that rhymes!)

  • Sandra

    I hope you have a safe trip, and I hope everything is ok! Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

    Here is my love list!
    1. My new job! I finally got a job at a hospital, but I was too afraid to announce it until I actually started!
    2. Having a full time job that I only have to work at three days a week!
    3. Having four days off a week to spend time with my family! I miss my fiance and my kids, so now I will have more time with them.

  • Alina S

    Sending love to your family.

    Love list:
    1. DC summers, feeling like one long party. It’s a bizarre place to live sometimes but I’m enjoying my last few weeks here before I move to CA
    2. great energy at my rehearsal today and feeling like my piece is finally starting to progress
    3. Dance Africa festival yesterday, and taking class with the famous Griot Baba Chuck Davis

  • Nat

    Hi! Im a 26 year old wife/mom/vegetarian. I just found your blog and I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your vegan and baby food ideas. You inspire me to keep trying new foods :) I look forward to your future posts!!

  • Virginia

    Love to you and yours. Hope your journey was a good one.

    1. Had my first motorcycle ride this season. It takes a little while here in Minnesota to be able to ride without tons of gear on.
    2. My father-in-law enjoyed his 88th birthday which we shared with him.
    3. Grilling out for supper. Yummy vegetables.

  • Mandie

    Lots of love your way, Sayward.

    1. My brother is home from college! I miss him so when he’s away.
    2. Spending quality time with my sister in the garden.
    3. The fact that my husband worked in a pizza place years ago. Calzone yummmm.
    4. Spending time with my grandfather and two great aunts. My family rocks.

  • Kate

    1. Traveling. Cambria – CA, New Orleans – LA, San Diego – CA. I forget how alive it makes me feel.

    2. Rejuvenation Station – aka, the hammock between my trees in my backyard. Best. Place. Ever.

    3. The single life. Ahhhhhhhhh it feels good to be a gangsta.

  • Sam

    Good vibes and love to you and your family!

    Love List:

    1. I’m graduating from college on Saturday!
    2. My dean LOVED my thesis on lesbian weddings. Success. :)
    3. My grandparents… they are some badass octogenarians.
    4. Netflix
    5. Conundrum white wine
    6. Basil
    7. All the things I’m going to miss about Athens, OH! (that’s a whole ‘nother list).

  • Nat

    Its nat again, I just realized that I forgot to give you my love list ;)

    1. spinach and avocado, i eat it everyday, im obsessed!!!
    2. my 10 month old, hes so fun right at this stage ;)my hubby too of course
    3. my laptop, i’d be lost without it

    safe travels

  • Kristin

    Ok here’s my le love list (along with extra love to you and the fam!)

    1. PANDORA omg I’ve used pandora before but have a new found love for it. I’m going to run out of hours soon and will have to pay to upgrade but it will be so so worth it. It’s like the soundtrack to my life for every mood and occasion.
    2. PINTEREST another omg. I’ve been using it to keep track of all the healthy/raw recipies I want to try, books I want to read, eco products I wish I could afford (ha), etc. It’s amazing.
    3. DOCUMENTARIES um, obsessed. Totally out of the blue. I watched King Corn, then Food, Inc., then Food Matters, then The Future of Food… I’ve gone documentary crazy and every one of them is amazing. Seriously, every person on the planet should watch these. I’ve got a few dozen more in my Netflix que waiting to be watched.
    4. LIBRARY one more love… my library. Along with my documentary obsession came a general knowledge obsession. I’ve been researching food and diets, learning about healthy foods and supplements, and getting ideas for how to change my family’s diet in a BIG way. It’s so exciting!