I am, as they say in the North country, gobsmacked.
Really, I never expected this. But now I feel obliged to thank everyone who has supported me through this difficult time in my life. Since my last post, I have received several emails from people who do not know me except through this medium, and yet still cared enough to send kind messages of encouragement. Several also have left caring and concerned comments on that last post. And while I only know them through this medium, I consider them friends.
And the really strange, unexpected thing? People still come and visit this blog! I am genuinely amazed at that. Pleased, to be sure, but still amazed. There have been over 1,700 hits since my last post. Not a lot, to be sure, but enough to let me know people are still curious and perhaps even finding something worthwhile here. Someone once chastised me for my blogslackery with the words, “Two weeks away from a blog and people forget who the hell you are..”
Excellent advice, mind you, but evidently some still remember.
OK, allow me to take all the mystery out of this (no, I am NOT dying, who the hell started THAT one?)
The reason for my little hiatus is that I am going through a divorce. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it is from the woman I wrote about on Valentine’s Day. I can honestly say that when I wrote that post I never saw this coming. Perhaps I chose not to see. I suppose it could be considered significant, portentious even, that she never bothered to read that post, nor hardly anything on this blog, for that matter.
So quite frankly I just totally felt like shit for a while and just didn’t feel like writing a damn thing. I’m over that now, but the other problem is that she got custody of the computer, so I have been rather disconnected lately (employers tend to get their noses out of joint when you blog on their time. I am in fact, still at work as I write this, but off the clock, so everyone’s conscience can rest easy).
However, the computer issue will be resolved in a few weeks, and I am itching to get back in the saddle here at WordPress. I never realized how much this had become a part of me until it was taken away.
So thanks to all for the kind words of support. As a great man once said, “I shall return!”