I know. I know. I have been missing in action for the past two weeks. I apologize for that. I hate it when my favorite bloggers just vanish without explanation. I worry something bad has happened. And so it is extra appalling to me that I did that to all of you! Mea culpa!
i will be back. I promise. But in the meantime, let me let you know what has been going on in my life... and why I have felt so incredibly stressed that I just couldn't bring myself to do much online.
1.) I have three periods of time each year when I am completely SWAMPED at work. Yep, you guessed it... this was one of those times. I ended each day mentally taxed to the limit.
2.) I have had a strange infection in my system that won't go away. The last month has been Hell in that regard. Now the doctor thinks it is some form of a mutant, medicine resistant strain. Pending the test results (hopefully coming back today), she will be putting me on stronger medicine to end this once and for all. Fingers crossed... as I hate feeling this way!
3.) Many of you know that for the last 8 months I have been cleaning out and renovating my Dad's cousin's house, which I inherited. Last week I signed the paperwork to put it on the market. This was emotionally draining for me, as I spent a lot of time at that house as a child and have many happy memories there. I don't want to sell it, but I also am smart enough to know I don't need two houses. At least, not in the same town... if I ever have more than one house I hope one will be at the beach!
4.) And the kicker... my favorite kitty died. She had been sick for a couple weeks and the last couple days of her life were not happy ones for either of us. I miss her so much, but know she is in a better place. And I was able to be with her when she passed so I know she wasn't scared and pretty much just drifted away peacefully. Here's a picture of Sylvia.
Anyway, that has been my life. Stress, stress, stress! But I promise, I will be back with regular posts very soon!