15 October 2012

and then ...

I never intended for this spot to be too serious. It was always supposed to be about fun holidays and cute pets and light and fluffy stuff. I certainly didn't intend to have two serious posts in a row.

In fact, I have started and stopped a number of posts over the past week, determined to lighten things up and keep things moving. Sometimes they're just in my head, sometimes they get started as drafts, always I end up staring into space or blankly at my screen, unable to finish a thought or a sentence, much less a paragraph or a post.

And then this happened. The 'man' and 'woman' in the article are my uncle and aunt.

All of a sudden I feel even less like writing about holidays or pets or the number of baby showers I've been invited to lately or even the stresses of work. I don't feel like pretending or putting on a happy face and so for just a little longer I'll be away ... thank you all for your understanding and for the kind words you've posted and e-mailed. I'm sorry I haven't been myself lately, hopefully I'll be back soon.

Hug your loved ones.
xoxo

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  1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this:(

    xxoo

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    1. I'm just about ready to hit the 'redo' button on the past 6-12 months ...

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  2. I'm so sorry you're going through such a terrible time and I'm sorry about your Aunt and Uncle :(
    I don't really know what to say.
    Take your break...no need to reminisce about holidays right now...your blog will be here when you're ready for it.
    Look after yourself and take it day by day (or even hour by hour, if it helps to break it down).
    My thoughts are with you. xx

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    1. At the risk of sounding like a bit of a broken record ... thank you ...

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  3. Gosh... that is just so awful. I'm sorry you've been having such a bad time lately. Love to you and your family. Hope the universe gives you a break so you can heal and see better days soon. x

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    1. It's been a tough one ... thankfully my uncle is now out of hospital and he and my cousin can start trying to move forward ...

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  4. I'm glad to hear that your uncle is out of the hospital, but K, I'm so so sorry about your aunt. What a tragedy. It is so shocking when things like this come out of nowhere. Keeping you in my prayers and wishing your family the best as they recover. xx

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    1. Erin, thank you ... that means a lot.

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  5. Just checking in...hoping everything is as good as it can be x

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    1. Thanks Erin, short version is that I'm doing better. Working through a few things still but I hope to be back here in full swing next year.

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