A Month Away from Blogging

It’s funny how life can get away from you. I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since I blogged anything. I took the time off because the past six months have been utterly hectic in our lives and we (or rather I) needed a break from — well everything.

We moved into our new apartment last July and I couldn’t have been happier. It was to be a fresh start for us. We finally were out from under massive construction and crap in the last apartment we were in. We had a nice big backyard. Great neighbors. And our apartment had a washer and dryer and was a large space. It was a dream come true. Then all of a sudden my husband and son started to get bit by something.

Bed Bugs

I wanted to die. I know that sounds drastic, but anyone who knows me will tell you that I do not like bugs. In fact, I hate them. They literally scare me half to death. So the thought that we had them crawling on our furniture, in our beds, biting us. Well, let’s just say some not so nice words came out of my mouth on a daily basis as we dealt with the issue.

bed bugs heat treatment.
Here are all of our clothes in bags stuffed in the bathtub as our home gets heat treated for bed bugs because the little creatures from hell can literally survive in anything!

After we got rid of the bed bugs, school started and we began to nestle back into our ordinary lives. Christmas came and went, and I had some pretty great products listed in our holiday gift guide this year. So things were looking up. Or at least I thought they were until the new year came.

That’s when everyone got sick.

During the winter months, we are used to having a cold or getting the flu. I follow all the steps to make sure both Corey and Trace and I get healthy as soon as possible, putting the sickness at bay. But that didn’t happen this time.

This time, we got sick from the beginning of January to the end of January. Almost one whole month of puking, pooping and eating chicken soup till the cows come home.

It was tons of fun. NOT!

Aside from the bed bugs, the nasty cold, and flu, at the end of January, we were driving down a bad road when we hit a pothole the size of the grand canyon and wouldn’t you know it — bam! Our tire blew. The pothole busted the tire and the rim, and the cost to fix it — $500 bucks! That was it. I was done.

That’s what led to me taking an entire month off blogging.

I realize that life happens. To all of us. There are good times and bad. Ups and downs. We aren’t the only ones who are going through hard times. I have lots of friends struggling both mentally, physically and emotionally, and going through way harder situations than we are.

But I just feel like the past few months we’ve been getting bashed on, and I needed time to rejuvenate. My heart wasn’t into blogging or even working on my writing. I just wanted to crawl into my bed and hide away from the world.

So that’s exactly what I did.

I took the entire month of February and I hid away from the world. Actually, I spent time at Tim Horton’s drinking Ice Capps, writing, playing Township (game) and spent time with my family and friends, hanging out and watching movies and stuff.

It has been truly wonderful.

Now here we are at the beginning of March, and I feel so much better than I have in the past several months. My youngest is turning 14 and my oldest 21, and yes, I’m still empty-nesting his leaving home. I still feel invigorated and more into sharing and writing than I have in a very long time.

Back to blogging…

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