If you’ve been reading along all month, you’ll know we had plenty of downs, which has, of course, affected this blog.
August greeted my family with the passing of an uncle, and my grandmother followed a few days later. For about 3 weeks, we were at the hospital, going to viewings, attending funerals, and having family gatherings. At the same time, my husband’s workload seemed to double, which meant plenty of late nights and some early mornings. On the heels of this, my son started his playschool program and, while he seems to be having fun, I miss him terribly and wish I had one more calm week before he started. And, of course, my drama queen daughter was not to be outdone! Two weeks ago, she decided sleep was overrated, which meant I got to spend half of the night up with her almost every night, watching her play and laugh and run after the cat.
It’s been an emotionally draining, exhausting month, but good news did start coming in last week. Blogging has been a struggle for The Husband and me. The Husband hasn’t posted in 3 weeks, and hasn’t really done anything blog related. And I have been struggling to find the will to write. I’m glad I decided to stop with the branding and trying to make this into something. The pressure has vanished and I can’t tell you just how free I feel (Brooke, I’ll run through a field of daffodils with you any time!). But while I’ve managed to publish posts on time, I have not been so timely with replying to comments. I sincerely apologize for taking so long to respond and, if I haven’t already done so, I will be soon. As I said, this month has kicked me in the tushie. I very much value your comments and deeply thank you for them.
That being said, now that things are settling down, I plan on using this week to catch up with comments and to write. There will be a chapter of Gates to Asphodel on Wednesday, but I’m not promising anything on Friday or Saturday.
Thank you so much for reading! You’re all perfectly wonderful!