Monday, January 2, 2012

Positively Negative and NO to Resolutions!

I’m not so conceited that I believe everyone has been wondering like crazy where I’ve been.
But I’m sure a few of you have definitely thought about it. After all, you had to miss my big damn mouth! HA!!!

First I moved. And between house hunting and actually moving, that took up about three months of my life. I had furniture to sell, furniture to buy (which meant a whole lot of shopping, lol), and meetings with realtors and attorneys. Took a lot longer and was a lot more stressful than I ever thought it would be.

Then came the sickness. I broke my ankle and couldn’t spend any time at the comp because I couldn’t rest my  ankle properly. Then my oldest had a major kidney infection. Her third in seven months. Loads of tests later, we still don’t know why she is getting these infections. Dangerous infections that are damaging her kidneys. So we wait and see. And I just got over bronchitis.

My boy had a major mishap as well.  He was accidentally shot in the eye by another kid while they were engaged in Airsoft play. The situation hasn’t been good. I thought I was going to lose my mind. I didn’t sleep a lot and worried constantly. He’s doing fine now. His eyesight has changed, there are issues to be dealt with, and it may take months if not years to finally pronounce him healed. But we are hopeful that everything is going to work out just fine.

So basically, I’ve been offline taking care of family and business. I have not written anything since June.  And my editing had to take a back seat when my boy got hurt. There was not an ounce of me leftover to do anything else.

So what now? Well, since the boy is going back to school on Wednesday. Since it is a new year. I begin –again—today. Yes, I’m going back to writing. I need it. I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions. Not promising myself a damn thing. No predictions of success at all. Not even going to think about which books I have started that I’m going to finish. I’m half a year behind is all I know, and it’s going to take me a while to fix that for sure.

What worries me is that I have to push myself to get back online. Until this move, until my two kids had these problems, until I had spent so much time offline, I had assumed I was addicted to being online. Apparently not. And dedicating myself to time online isn’t going to be easy for me. But I intend to start slowly. Lol I’m back to blogging each Monday, and I’ll be on Facebook a couple of times a week. Other than that, I’m going to concentrate on finishing up some works in progress.

But just so you all know…

Life has not been all doom and gloom. Nope. Not at all. I love where I’m living. So do the kids. The girls moved out and have their own place now. So it’s very very quiet here. Lol Christmas was great. My sis came for a visit and we had a wonderful time.  Now it’s just a matter of me planting butt in chair!!!

I’m going to leave you today with a funny story.

I had just gotten out of the shower and heard the dog barking like crazy outside. So I went to my bedroom window---naked---and peeled back the blind just a tiny bit. I saw a man walking next to our fence and our dog was raising hell with him. So I leaned forward and tapped on the window---trying to get the dog’s attention to keep her from barking. But I forgot I was naked and…well…flashed the man. Yep, I did. To make matters worse, I didn’t even realize it initially and tapped on the window again when the dog failed to turn around and look at me to get my stern-face scolding. That’s when I realized the man had stopped dead in his tracks and was looking at me. I jumped from the window and fell back on the bed.

The dog kept barking. I tried to settle down—all the while whispering: “OMG OMG OMG.”
I finally got dressed and went to the door and got the dog inside—after a sufficient amount of time had passed and I was certain the walker was gone, of course. I then sat down and told my brother what had just happened. Well, he bent over double with laughter. To be expected. It’s funny. Right? Well, then he had to go and make matters worse when he said: “The man probably thought you were knocking on the window to get HIS attention, NOT the dog’s.”


I bet that’s exactly what that man thought.

I wish all of you a wonderful  year!

Kisses and hugs…


Katie O'Connor said...

Welcome back!
I have missed you and your irreverant wit. Here's hoping that 2012 is better for you than 2011 was. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

anny cook said...

Sooooooo glad to see you're back. I know exactly how you feel--the house hunk had that kind of year--doctor visits/tests three or four times a week.

So. Hang in there. Write. Breathe. Glad you love your new place because that will help you settle in.

So glad everyone is doing better. Best wishes to all of you!

Dita Parker said...

I bet the guy will be walking past your house quite regularly from now on.

But seriously, you've been doing what you had to do. And I know when it's about family, everything else flies out the window and that's just the way it is.

Glad to hear you're looking on the bright side of things. Your readers and fellow authors are still here, Facebook and the likes haven't gone anywhere. Just get cracking, one day at a time.

Happy New Year, ladies!

Eileen said...

OMG!! Love the dog naked in the window story. Welcome back! Let's hope 2012 is a good year for you and your family.

Mia Watts said...

LOL!! I was gonna say the same thing!! You flasher you. LOL.

Welcome back Tess. You were definitely missed. Glad you're here again. :)

Dawniepants said...

Totally missed you! Happy new year! Looking forward to reading more from you!


Harlie Williams said...

Welcome back Tess. I have really missed your blog posts. I've been praying for you and your family and I'm glad that some things are somewhat getting back to normal.

I will continue to pray for your children and that something can be figured out for your daughter and son.

Enjoy the beach if you can. :)


Molly Daniels said...

At least you can say it was memorable! Here's hoping things settle down for you:)