Hi. Yeah, I know. I was gone awhile. It wasn’t intentional. I’m positive it never is. There was just a long period of so many things that I don’t even know where to begin or if I should even mention them. Mostly, I experienced life the last few months the way that everyone does – it just keeps going. It was doing what it does best.
Let me start by saying that the beginning of this year was the roughest cold season I had experienced. As a family of 6, in close quarters, with children in school, we kept getting hit with sickness after sickness after sickness. I wrote a little bit about that in my last post. It was the longest few months of the year, and I’m doing my best to make sure that we are better prepared for cold/flu season in this next round.
Then following the one circle of Dante’s hell, we hit the next one which was gallbladder surgery. Never in my life had I needed to have surgery and I was scared. Not, actually, of the surgery itself, but of somehow dying on the table and leaving my family. We have made so many advances in the medical field, and I was in a good hospital, so my fears were unwarranted, but damn, it’s still scary to think that you may not wake up. The surgery and recovery went remarkably well. My only issue is the ugly scars on my belly, but even those are slowly fading.
Another hit to our collective family gut was losing family members. Our dear dog shadow passed away after having surgery to remove a foreign object. He did not recover well, and we were forced to put him down. We also lost our beloved cat momo. His loss wasn’t as much of a surprise; he was an almost 18yr old FIV cat, but still painful, nonetheless. Then we lost a human family member close to my husband, and that has been the latest blow. We mourn his loss and cherish his memory but wish it had not happened.
Amidst all of this, we are moving house. We put our house on the market a few weeks ago and got an offer relatively quickly. Now, we’re in the process of finalizing inspections, financial paperwork, and packing.
The chaos that has been our house and our lives this year cannot be fathomed with a short written post. I haven’t even included all of the emotional battering I’ve gone through with the surfacing of the evil of the current president’s administration. Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin with that, but I do want to say that I will be talking about it. In my internet silence, I have been socially active via donations and volunteering, but haven’t found the time to sit and write. I would love to continue the blog and keep writing, but it has been harder to find the time. I don’t mean to say that I won’t do it, but only to say that there will be posts in short bursts.
For now, I hope this post is reaching somebody out there and that I can grab your attention again with new posts soon. I would also like to say that I am acutely aware of how some of my life’s problems are insignificant as compared to the ravaging via hurricanes, shootings and other things that have happened this year to others sharing this world with me. Let me tell you that I think about them daily and that we as a family are doing our best to help make their lives better as best we can.