Yep, still here. Still blogging. Still hurting. But still working on it.
Yesterday, I drove up to D.C. and now I'm having a nice time at my parents' house getting ready to host Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful day today, so I also helped my mother by cleaning out some of her garden beds. If you are experiencing stress of any kind, can I recommend scything old asparagus plants? Or pulling out dead zinnia plants from the ground? It's very soothing to clear out the rubbish and be outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
I can also report that I am slowly reading again. But instead of reading novels, I've been reading a lot short stories. It seems to be about all that my emotional attention-span can handle at the moment. Do you go through short story phases?
Anyway, just wanted to check in. I'm still here. I'm still interested in reading and writing. I'm touched that other people seem to read here, so I just wanted to let you know that there will be more to come. It's just a rough time for me, but I'm not giving up and I will be back.
Cheers to all and Happy Thanksgiving!