Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: October 9, 2011

Have you ever had one of those weeks filled with so much, but completely unproductive?  That was my week!  After missing work all week a couple of weeks ago, I returned to piles of tasks and an exploding inbox.  On top of it all, the beginning of the week brought about a roller coaster of emotions ... one of my close cousins welcomed a first child and the next day, I received the news that another had very unexpectedly left this world.  I found myself struggling with wanting to celebrate, but also mourning from afar, being unable to travel to the services this weekend.  Needless to say, I was left with a week that did not result in a lot of writing and even less reading!

This week, I am hoping for a much more productive week as I begin to get back into the usual routine of work and life.  Thankfully, my health is even better and I am continuing to heal more and more every day.  And, with the rest of the news that surprised me this week ... it has helped me to appreciate all those that I love even more and tell them more often!

In fact, it has made me realize just how important my blogging friends have been to me!  I have been writing here for more than four years, and these past four years have brought a multitude of challenges and difficult times.  This has been a great outlet for me, and your comments and words of encouragement mean more to me than you will ever realize.  For that, I thank you!  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

On a less serious note, I'm hoping to step back up my reading this week with Deadline by Mira Grant, the sequel to my recent read of Feed.  Nothing like some crazy, flesh-eating zombies to get me back to "normal!"

Have you shared your love and thanks with those close to you today?  And, for a less heavy discussion question, what will you be reading this week?  


  1. Sorry to hear about your cousin.

    And I agree with you about making sure you tell your family and friends how much you appreciate them, frequently!

  2. It sure sounds like a confusing and emotional week -- great joy mixed with great sadness. That can throw anyone for a loop. Hope your upcoming week is calmer and less stressful.

  3. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. I missed the rest of your news this week. I can understand why you are so conflicted. You really have experienced the full circle of life.

    I hope you have a much better week this week!

  4. That's an incredibly crazy week. I'm sorry about your cousin and that you couldn't travel for the services. I understand why you felt scattered! But there's a new baby and that is wonderful, right? Such is life.

  5. Tracy ... Thank you!

    Jenners ... Thank you! It has definitely been less stressful.

    Michelle ... Thank you! You could not have said it better ... truly the full circle of life.

    Kristen M. ... You are right! Gotta love the new babies!


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