The last time I posted I wrote about summery frozen desserts and garden parties. Now all the trees are bare and we’ve experienced several hard frosts. Granted, we’ve had an unusually early cold season here… but the point remains: I have been a neglectful blogger.
Since I think it would be peculiar to suddenly pick things back up without acknowledging where I’ve been and what’s been going on, I’ll clue you in and catch you up a bit with this quick post.
I got very ill in July and remained unwell for several months. I felt a little guilty that I didn’t give notice or post at least a little bit… but not really. I needed to focus on other things. Thanks to good doctors, good medicine and good people, I have finally started to feel more like myself. Although I must admit that I do feel somewhat changed. I am okay. I am lucky. I am thankful. But I do have chronic illness, and I’m learning how to deal. It’s a process. Good days are becoming more plentiful, but in the past months I have experienced many not-so-good days. It has been, and I suspect will continue to be, a constant battle to find (and maintain) balance and calm.
All things considered, though, I have had some wonderful triumphs over the past months, including completing my training as a residential home inspector and passing the national certifying exam. I am especially proud of this because I am one of the youngest in the field, and one of the only lady-home-inspectors in the region! So a big *whoohoo* for breaking glass ceilings while home inspecting. : )
I’ll fill you in on home improvements and garden updates later on, but that’s the quick lowdown. It’s been a crazy ride, but I’m still hanging on, and I am looking forward sharing stories here again on a more regular basis.