I just popped in quickly and was drawn right to your post first (and I apologize to you and everyone for rarely reading posts anymore and my limited involvement). How you could do all that for Christmas even if you had your health is beyond me, let alone with all you struggle with. I remember when they were much younger (with young children who are now grown) my cousin and her husband used to make candy to give to everyone for Christmas. A variety of chocolates. They used tables at a local university they attended because the amount they made grew so large over the years, but they eventually had to stop because it was so much work.
I'm not saying to stop but I think the idea of getting some help is a good one - and like Randy suggests training someone could be beneficial to them. Maybe even some local students (college or high school) who are interested in candy-making?
But as far as HW goes, you know I used to read every post, and try to answer almost each one, so I know how much work and TIME that takes. I finally had to back away from that much involvement. You have been one of the ones who stepped up, but really the world won't come to an end if the koffee klatch isn't posted daily or all the other ideas you've added. I'm not saying those aren't valuable additions, but how about
just once a week for now - and if other veteran members want to do a day they can step up. Chutz had to step back from it, and I'm guessing time was the same reason. Please don't feel bad - you have a life, and your health which must come first! And then whatever else you can add to HW is great.
I also suspect lots of people get busy during this time of the year, so things may slow down some. Just remind people every now and then that you're going to be pulling back and ask for some help here, too. I can't commit to anything now because I am awaiting scheduling for knee surgery and I'm not sure if that will be before or after the holidays, but I'll try and stop by when I can.
Take a few things off those shoulders, and take care of yourself - please!
Post Edited (PAlady) : 11/18/2010 11:57:25 AM (GMT-7)