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This has been a tough week, personally.  While I focus mainly on my writing and publication journey in this blog, my “other” life suffered a blow which left me stunted in this one.  You may have noticed because this blog has been empty of a new topic for about a week.  Definitely outside my goal of three a week with a book review thrown in every once in a while.  I haven’t even had the energy to finish reading my current book, which I was very excited to read and review.

What happened?  With the turn in the economy, the company who pays my salary suffered some losses.  This week it resulted in losing some of the staff, colleagues, and friends. Although I was lucky to survive the cut, there is nothing more depressing than walking into a room to watch one of your friends, who is a super cool chick, get the axe.  You stand there helpless, wishing you could call out “I’m sorry for being an asshole when I convinced you the day before your job was safe.”  (Obviously, I had no idea this was coming.)  Being the super cool chick she is, she gave me a small smile and a wink before being put out of her misery.

Okay, this is a little melodramatic, but that’s where I’ve been all week.  My solution?  Coming home to lemon drops.  Mature?  No.  Helpful?  Yes.  I also vowed to take some time away from the computer for a couple days to spend more time with people.  Crazy, I know.  T-ball games, family dinners, and girl talk over cocktails helped with getting centered again and enjoying small things.  (It didn’t hurt having a lemon drop induced Mikel Jollett dream last night, but that’s a later blog.)

So, please excuse my absence…for those few who read.  I truly appreciate your support in this journey!  Now, I’m brainstorming of what future blogs might be fun.  Does anyone have a topic suggestion?  Anything you would like to know?  I’m sure we can find something funny…I do live with Hubs.

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