I generally don’t get too personal on this site even though it technically is a “blog”. That’s not what this particular blog is about. I just wanted to let all of my readers and subscribers know that I’m still here and looking forward to posting more in the near future. My summer hasn’t been the best – okay, that’s an understatement. After being sick for awhile, my grandfather died July 3. So it was somewhat expected, but I think I was in denial until he was actually gone. We were close, and my entire family is still just devastated and missing him like crazy.
Three weeks later, my sweet Laura-Bell, my Snookums (my dog who you may remember from my post “New Family Member”), died from cancer. She was diagnosed back in April but again, I was in complete denial because she had no symptoms (the cancer was discovered basically by accident). This was the first time I’ve had to make the decision to put an animal down, and so in addition to my grief, I was feeling guilt as well.
I feel like I’m slowly emerging now, battered and beaten down but finally ready to pick up life again, including this site. I hope you all understand my absence and stick around for more to come.