Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Letter To My Readers.

My Dear Readers:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post.

I have so enjoyed cooking and sharing my recipes with you,
but the effects of maintaining a cooking blog
have finally taken a toll on me.

Over the past 5 years,
my weight has ballooned.
I've tried and tried to lose it,
but I know now I can't do it alone.

Later this week, I will be checking into
l'Hôpital Gastronomique in Monaco
for gastric bypass surgery.
XKT will be accompanying me
to serve as patient advocate.

My procedure will be on a live video feed
for those of you interested.
I will apprise you of the date and time.

I thank you all, my friends, for your support.
I thank you for reading my blog.
I thank you for your friendship.
I thank you for being there for me.
Right there on my Feedjit!

I don't know when I'll be back,
or even if I will be back.

Please know that I appreciate all of you
 for making these past years of my life 
so meaningful, enjoyable, pleasurable, and beniful.
You've all been QIBSWEDYK!

Rosie Hawthorne

PS:   QIBSWEDYK is what you type
 when both hands are one letter to the left
and you're touch-typing.
PPS:  If you're too lazy to go to your keyboard,
QIBSWEDYK = wonderful


SweetPhyl said...

Fare thee well, Rosie. My heart weeps. Mayhaps Mr. Hawthorne will take over your blogging duties? Please don't leave us hanging...

Marilyn said...

Happy April 1st to you too, Rosie, dear!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

"Mayhaps Mr. Hawthorne will take over your blogging duties?"


SweetPhyl, You are too funny.

And Mar, shhhhhhhh!.

Lori K said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....I can't take this!! lol

Anonymous said...

I moved to the outer banks a little less than a year ago and have also added some "happiness" around the middle. Maybe you could use the blog for tasty and healthy recipes and as a success journal. Whatever you do, good luck to you in your future; always!

Woodduck said...

You are a card!
Happy April !

Mr. P said...


Marilyn said...

Rosie, I think that you should start featuring those new fad diets that are 100% non-food, 100% all chemicals that are guaranteed to kill you before you hit your desired weight-loss goal.

And if you believe that, I have some ocean-front property in Sunny Southern Indiana I'd be more than happy to sell you - at a premium, mind you.