It’s a good thing I didn’t spend a lot of money on this new site, eh? Leave it to life happening and getting in the way.
Things that have happened since I last wrote…
- My adorable step daughters spent the summer with us. Time flew by as it so often does when you’re having fun. We had more laughter and bonding this summer than we did tears, so I consider that a big win. In the blink of an eye, the kiddos were off, back to their winter/spring home and we are left here with a quiet house and hearts that miss them like crazy
- I started immuno/chemotherapy because Cancer. It’s been a surreal ride and I’m still processing, grappling and dealing with it. Most days I’m great both in terms of how I feel, what I can do and my mental state… other days are tough from a fatigue standpoint and I question everything (are the meds working? is it ok for me to eat this? did I rest enough? wash my hands enough? can people tell?). I am thankful for a great prognosis, catching it early and all sorts of other things including but not limited to: healthcare, friends and family, a husband who is the most supportive and the sweetest, streaming Netflix/Hulu to distract me, my old grumpy dog, a brother who researches Eastern Medicine options and helps me to get started on a path that will keep me healthy for life. Eventually, hopefully, maybe I’ll write a bit about the process to diagnosis and what I’m experiencing. Maybe it will help others, maybe it will help me. Either way, I’m committed to fighting and winning this detour and speed bump in my life path.
- Work. Work has been insane. Lots of professional changes took place for me back in April, all very good ones, but I was working 60+ hours a week for a while there which was not sustainable. Thankfully it’s back to mostly normal and smoother sailing.
- Reading, but not as much as I would like. I set a goal of 65 books for this year and I’m at a whopping 33. I blame the craziness of the spring/summer on my lack of reading. I’m getting back into it now as it’s an excellent form of distraction and there are just so many books out there that I want to read. I’m still guilty of leaving the library holding no less than a stack of four books, at least four on my Nook (from the library), and then countless books on my shelves that are waiting and begging to be read.
I am definitely out of the blog loop: writing, reading, commenting… but hoping that will change somehow, some way in the coming months.
Tell me what have I missed with you? Any must read blog posts out there? Fill me in!