I am writing again on this blog. The blog I was terrified to start writing until my husband stood over me as I nervously wrote my first post. I didn't even know what to call this blog, everyone out in blog land had such great titles for their blog and I tried to come up with a name.
Not a blog about being decidedly frugal or the fact that I am married (ie: the missus part)...just simply a blog about things that I loved. Top of the list, yard sales, thrifting, DIY, home making, frugality and the pursuit of all.
After nearly two years, I gave up. I felt that life had become to hard, that I really wasn't connecting with anyone with my blog and posts, the same five people were commenting, etc. A pity party so to speak.
btw...you five people RAWK...thank you for always having nice things to say.
The cold hard reality of the situation was...is that I am sick. Not in a mental sort of way...well maybe that too...but honest to goodness so sick that I couldn't get better. Hair falling out, rash, fever, aches and fatigue like I had worked 80 hours in a day.
Skipping all the sorted details, I was diagnosed with Lupus. That evil life sucking illness that can render you in the fetal position within an hour of a flare up. That Lupus.
I didn't say anything when I left, because I was in denial about being sick. I figured a month off and I would be back with a renewed sense of dedication. Little did I know that it was not meant to be.
Months later, I started to miss writing, reading and sharing. I missed all of you...all the followers that still hung in there and the those who sent emails to make sure I was ok. It's not uncommon to follow a blog for a few years only to have the blogger go MIA.
I wasn't going to write again. I was pretty angry (see pity party reference) at life in general. I had to find that place where I was happy again, or a reasonable facsimile.
After plotting post after post in my head for two months, I had to work up the nerve to find something to post. Because let me tell you, there have been some major transformations in my life and my home in the last 8 months. many things I wanted to share but didn't.
The gist is, I stopped being so critical of myself. I want to blog, I want to write and if there is one person reading this blog still then I will continue to do so.
I might even change the blog around, much like I have changed my life. So without hope or agenda dear friends, I want you to know that I am back, ready to share with you all.
Bonne Nuit Mes Amies...