If you’re around a certain type of person, you hear that a lot. It becomes something of a joke … and I mean it here. A bit tongue in cheek, but also to explain. You may (or may not have noticed) that I kinda dropped off the face of the earth when it comes to ALBTALBS and my email. I’m on Twitter and Facebook a lot less, and there was a period I was gone for over a week. (Just saying that because only one person noticed, which is fine, but my point is I’m trying to explain, so I can’t assume people know things. I get there is a lot out there, and nobody gives a shit about keeping up with me and my life. Which I 100% get and am okay with. We all have our stuff, and lives.)
So … it’s been a lot. Deaths, family tragedy, an accident, serious health issues [hello surprise internal bleeding being just one thing of many…], work stuff, bad work stuff … lots of not work related court things … and Firefox constantly buggy enough for me to consider poking my eyes out. … Basically, I’ve had a rough time of it. It actually hasn’t been as bad as last year … but honestly I’d only wish my past month+ on someone I truly hated.
I am sorry and do feel badly about dropping the ball. Believe me – I feel guilty. I still feel guilty about not reading and reviewing ARC(s) I agreed to from 2007. My plan is to fill in posts – backdate especially since I was absent for pretty much all of Smithsonian Hispanic Heritage Month …. so if anyone is willing to write posts for it still … I’d love to have you.
For better or for worse I did renew the domain for at least another year, so we’ll just trudge along, shall we? There’s still hope for me yet, right? >.> Maybe? :X
You’re doing well. I’m in the same boat, minus all the tragedy and health scares, I’m just wondering in space. We’re still here.
Thanks Ki, you are a true friend. <3 Also … I’m going to email you. 🙂 [Heh was that ominous enough?]
Bloggers are people too with real lives to deal with. I think sometimes, people forget that. I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through such a rough time! Hope things start looking up for you!
Thank you, Ada <3 this really means a lot to me.
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Life does in fact get in the way of many things. Hope your life is on a more positive swing these days. I do love reading your posts but you have to take care of you and your life first.
Have a good weekend.
Thanks JoAnne! I’m hoping in the next ~3 weeks after some more stuff is taken care of I can get cracking again. And hopefully in the interim but … I’m not going to kill myself over it. 🙂
Hey “life” happens to us all and we all can stop “shoulding” on ourselves and let it go. Live in the moment and be kind to yourself. You’re human. As far as I know. 🙂 Hope things are looking up soon.
As far as we all know, Barbara 😉
And thank you – I really appreciate this. I do feel badly for dropping the ball, but I also know in the scheme of things, that wasn’t, and couldn’t have been my priority.
hugs hugs hugs, Lime.
*heart heart heart*
I’m sorry to hear about your situation, and I share your feelings, as I’ve suffered a personal loss recently and these are sad days in my household, as well.
I only hope -and that’s something I want you to hope, too- that things will improve in time. And if they do not, then try at least to find some joy and comfort in the people that still surrounds you.
You are right, in moments like these you look for quiteness outside the internet buzz.
What I’ve learnt these awful days is that people always surprises you. People you think would be with you in your bad days, suddenly dissappear and say nothing. But others you haven’t seen in months are there with you, by your side, holding your hands and helping you.
So my motto would be -those who share your bad moments, those deserve your good ones. Those who do not want to be with you when you are suffering, they are toxic people that do not deserve your moments of joy and happiness.
Oh gosh, Bona, I’m so so sorry. I’m sorry for your loss, and I’m sorry for not responding sooner. I thought I did – but clearly I didn’t.
I hope you’re feeling at least a little better now. **hugs**
Also, I hope that your friends are with you and supporting you. I’m always here if you want to talk or vent or anything. <3 Take care!