Friday, October 22, 2010

Apologies all around -

Hello everyone... 

I want to apologize for not posting as many reviews as I normally do this week. I got lambasted with some pretty crappy news that I wasn't emotionally prepared to handle. It kind of felled me and left me in some sort of shock for a while. Thus, I didn't read at all this week, or do much of anything but cope. Hence the paltry posts and reviews. 

Today I indulged myself by doing some photography (otherwise known as photog-therapy) and some other stuff that helped me balance myself out, for lack of a better term. So, for the first time all week I feel like I have my head above the mud and I am, once again, in the mood to read and blog and interact with humanity. 

I guess what I'm saying is, I'm still dealing with my news, but at least I feel human again. 

I will be having some surgery in November (or possibly December, depending), but until that happens my reviewing should be normal. I think I got all the bad news a person could possibly get this week. If I go into another reviewing/blogging rut, I will write a post letting you know. 

As for everyone who has thrown out support during this time (and it has been a shockingly large amount of people), I truly do appreciate it. A lot of people think that it doesn't matter what you say/don't say over the internet, but I'm here to tell you it matters. I felt like I was drowning all week and people came out of the woodwork to send my condolences and sympathy. It's kind of amazing to realize how many people out there give a damn. Very cool. None of you had to do that, but you all did it anyway and it really gave me a brilliant silver lining on my black cloud. 

And, lastly, an update. I am officially starting on my "tell me what to read" list. I went to the library and got "Guards! Guards!" and "Storm Front"(as well as a few other books). 

Thanks again, everyone and I'm sorry I've not posted as much this week. 

- Sarah

Here's one of my shots from today as proof of my photog-therapy.

10 comments:

  1. Hey Sarah, sorry to hear that and I hope everything goes well for you.

    Sending positive thoughts, vibes and bright blessings your way.

    And don't be so hard on yourself - you read and review an amazing amount. Some slowing down - or even a break - will not lose you readers and blogmates :D

    Mark.

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  2. Thanks, Mark. I guess I feel like I haven't been delivering and I feel bad about that. I am good at punishing myself. :p

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  3. You've got to take care of yourself, first and foremost. I hope your surgery isn't too strenuous, and everything goes back to normal for you soon.

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  4. No need to apologize. Take care of yourself.

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  5. Sorry to hear you have been having a rough week. There's no need to apologize, though - sometimes these things happen and like Memory said we want you to take care of yourself first. I hope everything goes well with the surgery.

    Beautiful photo! Where did you take it?

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  6. That's a gorgeous shot Sarah!

    And don't apologise for needing time to deal. You've had a lot thrown at you the past week, I'm amazed you're already scrabbling back up. I;m know I'd still be reeling. Just take care of yourself.

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  7. Thanks all...

    I'm doing good. Most of the time I'm okay but occasionally I have a minor breakdown and sheer terror overwhelms me. I'll feel better when this is over, though.

    Thanks for the compliments regarding my picture. I took it at the local zoo yesterday. Reading "Guards! Guards!" and "Storm Front" are good... they've been easing my mood quite a bit. Odd how therapeutic books can be.

    Anyway, thanks again, all!

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  8. Echoing everyone above... best wishes from your friends in London & please concentrate on taking care of yourself!

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  9. Hope you're feeling better soon and that things get more back to normal for you. The picture is gorgeous!

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  10. Hope all turns out well for you. And we all have times that we slow down on the blogs for one reason or another. So, no worries and we are all still here for you. Try to take it easy.

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