Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Final Whirl

ka in action


Dear Kind Readers,

I wish this post was about my beloved KitchenAid stand mixer, but unfortunately it's not. With a heavy heart I must take a little hiatus from blogging. I haven't had much time to bake lately. There are some matters that require my full attention and I need some time to sort it all out. I hope to eventually return, but it's hard to say what else life will throw at me. Thanks so much for following my baking journey over the last couple years. You've made the internet a sweeter place.

Yours truly,
Mary

62 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

So sorry Mary. Hope whatever is coming at you gets smoothly taken care of.
You've certainly made this a much sweeter and better blogging space. Will look for a happy return. Many Hugs.

Peabody said...

You will be missed.
I hope that whatever you are dealing with quickly resolves itself.
Take care,
Peabody

luscious said...

You absolutely will be missed; I wish you strength and everything you need to deal with things, and a bit of sweet to keep you going.

glamah16 said...

I wish you well with what ever is going on. Take care.

Kitt said...

Good luck! Come back when you can. And more important, when you want to.

Bron said...

Sorry to hear this Mary, however I understand completely, blogging is a huge commitment (time waster?) and "real life" must come first. Take the very best of care and I hope to see and read you again some sunny day.
Hugs Bron

VeggieGirl said...

Mary, I will definitely miss your fabulous blog, but I completely support your decision to take a break from blogging. Please take care of yourself, and I do hope to see you back in the blogging world sometime soon :0)

Lisa said...

I've really enjoyed your blog. But yeah, it needs to be a labor of love and not take away from the bigger stuff. So good luck and take care, and I'll keep you on my RSS feed.

RecipeGirl said...

You'll be missed, but there are always things that are ultimately more important. I send good wishes and happy thoughts your way!

breadchick said...

Mary,

Know we will keep the back porch light lit for you and the oven stoked low for your return.

Take care of yourself. We'll be be right here waiting.

hugs and good thoughts

Storybook Woods said...

I am very sorry Mary, you will be missed. I hope things will work out and you will be back soon. Clarice

Nupur said...

Best wishes, Mary. Hope everything gets sorted out.

caitlyn said...

I really enjoy your blog and I will miss your posts. I hope things will work out okay...please take care of yourself.

Meeta said...

Mary, I hope that whatever life has put in your path will get sorted out soon and you will find some peace of mind. We'll be around waiting for you. Sending you all my very best wishes.

creampuff said...

We'll be here when you get back, Mary!

Sarah said...

Hope everything sorts itself out and you are back soon! Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Found your blog just a few weeks ago by absolute accident. You made me discover the fun and challenges of baking, thanks so much! Wishing you strength and wisdom for whatever it is.

Fortune Cookie (Germany)

Eva said...

Ohh, that sounds so final... I hope everything will turn out well for you in the end!

Sarah said...

I'll really miss your writing and recipes - hope to see you back when you feel up to it:)

Baking Soda said...

Too bad Mary, I'll miss you. Wishing you strength in dealing with what comes at you. Take care!

nicisme said...

Sorry to read this, I love coming to your blog for great recipes and inspiration.
Take care and best wishes,
Nic

Anonymous said...

I wish you all the best. Your postings have been a bright spot in a hectic life. Thank you.
Donna

Ilva said...

Oh Mary, I send you a big hug and I hope to see you here soon. I hope you have the strength to go through whatever you have to meet now!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Mary, I hope things get solved quickly. You are a talented, kind hearted blogger and we'll miss you around here.

├ůsa said...

That was sad news... :(
I really like your blog and will be keeping my fingers crossed that you'll return soon. ♥
Take care!

Megan said...

Good luck with all that life throws at ya! The back porch light is left on.

YvonneO said...

Dear Mary,
I'm unlurking to thank you for your thoughtful posts and recipes. I have been a fan for only a short time but have been really grateful for such a blog that just radiates happy feelings! Good luck with the things you need to attend to, and I'll be on the look out for your return.

Spitzmaus said...

A heartfelt blessing goes out to you, Mary, along with my sincere thanks for the time and energy you've spent on your blog. As you traverse the road ahead, please know you are not alone; we're with you in spirit.

Best,
Spitz

Cakelaw said...

Good luck Mary - hope everything works out for you.

Inne said...

I'll miss your posts Mary! But real life can get in the way sometimes :) Keep on baking and hope to see you back someday!

stevi said...

I wish you well, Mary and hope everything works out for the best. I will miss your wonderful blog!


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Kate said...

Mary,
Your creativity and yummy talent will be sorely missed by all! I wish you all the best in whatever it is that has become an obstacle in your life. I sincerely hope to see you back someday; I'll be checking your blog for your eventual return!

Andrea said...

Take care of yourself, Mary, and I hope that you are well.

Best wishes,
Andrea

FowlerUpper said...

Mary, I just discovered your website about 2 months ago.....I totally love it and I am sorry to see you go. You will be in my thoughts and I hope that everything works out for you. In the mean time, I can catch up on you previous posts.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

we all hope you return, too. in the meantime, take care.

Elisabeth said...

Another BIG fan of your blog stopping by to wish you well...hope you'll find your way back again.

Dianna said...

I discovered your blog about a year ago and have become a regular. I'll still visit often to create your culinary wonders and hope that sweeter days are in store for you. (and that, one day when you're ready, you'll be back!)
Take care!

Tartelette said...

I hope that whatever is going on quickly resolves itself and I know that you will have the strength to face things gracefully. As Ivonne said, we will be here when you get back.

Faery said...

I am so sorry to hear this, I Hope that Everything Goes Well, I am praying for you. I will be waiting for you to come back to your blog soon

ambrosia ananas said...

I haven't been reading long, but I've loved your posts. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. I'm sorry to see you go and hope that things work out well for you.

familiabencomo said...

Big kiss to you & I hope things will return to an even keel soon.

xoxox Amy

Amy said...

We'll miss you Mary. Good luck with your endeavors and take care. Come back soon.

emiglia said...

Sorry to hear that you're leaving! I hope that you'll be back and baking soon enough, and that everything you're dealing with is soon resolved.

Gabi said...

Oh no! We'll miss you so- I hope the things that keep you from us are to be resolved into a positive outcome soon!
I've truly loved seeing you through your blog
take care of yourself
xoxoxoxo

Honeybee said...

Take care and all the best. We won't be going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mary, I read your blog from Italy and this morning I'm very sad for that you've written. I sincerely hope you will solve all your problems. I'll miss you. Good luck and. I'm here waiting for you as you can. Kisses. Anna

Anonymous said...

BIG HUG from italy!!!
i have beeen enjoying so much with you!
come back soon
ale

CollyWolly said...

Dearest Mary, I am so sad to hear that you are taking a break from blogging. I am praying that whatever you have to face and pay attention to will get sorted as smoothly as possible. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and making your recipes. I wish you well and hope that your journey will bring you back to us. THank you so much for the years of hard work and time that you put into your blog. Much luv & hugs Colleen

Anonymous said...

I'm late to this party but must chime in. You'll be missed but 'life' will be happy to call you its own again. May it be half as fun as blogging ...

All the best, whatever you face down.

Amanda said...

You certainly have made the web a sweeter place! Sad to see you go! I just made your almond breakfast cake tonight (adding a cup of cherries) and it's probably one of the best cakes I've ever made. Thanks again for your fabulous blog. Here's hoping for a happy return!

Big Boys Oven said...

gosh . . hope to see and read your soon! be back soon!

jenjen said...

We will miss you but we hope you have a good break. And don't worry, we will be right here when you get back : )

Molly Loves Paris said...

Well you most certainly are missed, and I hope and pray that things will be getting better for your every day. We're all hoping to her from you soon.

kitten said...

you will be missed in the blogging/baking world and i wish you well in anything that comes your way. it was always a treat to read your blog and whenever you return i'm sure everyone will be waiting for you. take care.

Anonymous said...

Mary, your blog has made the world a sweeter place! I'll never forget when I made the pumpkin cheesecake at a Thanksgiving dinner and how thankful I was for your thoughtful presentation of that recipe. God bless you on your journey all the best. thank you thank you thank you for all your hard work!

Lis said...

'kay well I didn't think there'd be a new post, but I couldn't stop myself from checking on you. :)

Hugs, my love!
xoxoxo

hrabana said...

So sorry Mary. Take care and come back if you like.
I found your blog only a few month ago and I definitely will miss you.
Best wishes,
hrabana

ChefLindy said...

We will all miss you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Lindy

ChefLindy said...

We will all miss you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Health and happiness to you and your family.
Lindy

Kate said...

Oh Mary, don't stay gone forever. We'll miss you so. Much love and good vibes to carry you through the next bit. Take care. -Kate

barbara said...

Mary, so sorry to heart this. I hope things will work out and you will be back soon. Best wishes.
Barbara

Iron Chef Shellie said...

Yours look so gorgeous!! Seeing all these eclairs makes me want to eat them again!
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