Time for a Break

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Time for a Break

Hello Sisters!  MY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT this week is that the Facing Diabetes Together MAP is NOW AVAILABLE on the DiabetesSisters website.  The purpose of the MAP is to provide another avenue for women with diabetes to connect and to provide a visual illustration of the number of women with diabetes around the world and the closest DiabetesSisters event.   Please go to the MAP now to post your profile!  Let 's show our unity and the power of numbers.

 

Next, I want to thank everyone who sent me such kind wishes and useful suggestions in response to my blog last week.  It REALLY was helpful to get an outsider's perspective and to hear from people who have been in the same position as me. As a result, my blog this week will be very short – for a good reason.  I'm taking some time off!  (OMG!  Did I really just annonuce that??) The sermon at church this past week really hit home with me because our pastor talked about how letting by family and health suffer in the pursuit of work ends up causing irreparable damage to whatever is being neglected- such as my health and/or my family.  Yes, when work is what suffers, your family and health are never damaged-- at least not beyond repair. So, for the first time since DiabetesSisters launched in January 2008, I am turning the “vacation response” on for my email.  My daughter and I are going to the beach for a long weekend.  In fact, I am convinced that sitting on a beach right before sunset with a breeze flowing through my hair is the closest thing on earth to heaven.  (I'm not joking!:-)  Therefore, the weekend I plan to do LOTS of: sitting on the beach, lying around, reading magazines by the pool, waking up late, doing whatever I feel like doing and not checking email and not thinking about work.  So, if you send me an email any time between Thursday and Sunday, please know that you will not receive a response until sometime next week.  But, I’m sure you’d agree that in everybody’s best interest, right?!?!?  So, until next week…