Don’t Call it a Comeback
Man, I’ve missed this. I’ve missed you! I don’t really enjoy writing (ironic that I do so much of it), but I recently realized how much I like blogging. I think it’s the feedback and sense of community, in addition to the fact that sometimes it feels really good to get it all out, you know?
I regret that I’ve been so bad about posting–that was partly because I’m a master procrastinator, but mostly because I’ve been extremely tired lately.
For one, taking care of Cortez (kitty) in the final weeks of his life took a toll on me. I’m so sad to say that I had to have him put to sleep last Tuesday, which was extremely difficult since he was my baby for almost 14 years. It was time, and I know I did the right thing.
Tezzie didn’t go out like no punk, though! He stuck it out much longer than expected and surprised me, FriendBoy, and the vet. He even managed to make it to the door to greet me the day before he died, weak and tired as he was. My stubborn and demanding little furball was a fighter! I’m so grateful for those last few weeks, and will always cherish the extra time I had to say goodbye and thank him for all the couch-cuddling, face-pawing, kitty-talking (seriously, the most talkative cat I’ve ever encountered), ankle chasing, catnip crazy furry-love over the years.
He also happened to be the best alarm clock/wake-up call ever:
Rest in peace, my sweetie.
In other happenings, I managed to find two locally based editorial assistants to help out with the Style Sample magazine and site (woo-hoo!). I hope to be able to expand once we all get in the swing of things, and I would love to be able to work on SSM more…it is hard work, but I enjoy it so much that it barely feels like it!
There’s plenty more that I’ll share in the next few weeks–I finally feel like I’m open to sharing and ready to be a part of the world again. If you’re still reading or care even a little bit, thank you.
So…What have you been up to?