Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hey there, I'm still alive!

The first time my husband had surgery (six years ago) I couldn't read any fiction for two years. And I'm a person who normally always has a book going, otherwise I feel insecure. This time around, I can still read, but I don't seem to have much talk in me. Again, as you all know by now, normally I'm a big blabber, words just flowing out like beer at a keg party. But now I can't think of anything much to say to anyone. My wonderful family calls on the phone and I just say, "Well, his stomach's not working on his own yet, so we're just waiting. That's about all that's going on...." I have thank you letters to write to the many friends who were so kind and generous, and generating even more than "Thanks" seems impossible.

I guess I'm just worn out. I know, this too shall pass, and I hope some of you will still be there when I remember how much I love words and how fun they are to put together into sentences. Till then, much love to all of you.

9 comments:

Doralong said...

Emotional exhaustion will do that to a person.. get yourself some rest woman! remember it all goes straight to hell in a handbasket if the Mom person collapses.

sageweb said...

Yep, rest up, and hope things get better for you. Miss you bunches.

Susan at One-Woman Show said...

Remember to use this downtime to take care of yourself and to get some reast. It's the oxygen mask theory, as they say -- put your mask on first so you can assist others. Best wishes for some peace, sleep and a few good books.

Miss Janey said...

All the advice offered above. Words adn the urge to share them will return when it's time. Until tehn, we're thinking of you adn wishing you and your family the best.

yellowdog granny said...

your much missed..but we all understand what is going on...so just take some 'me' time..where you can and when you can...just drop in and say howdy and let us know you're still around..take care..js

Rebecca said...

Take your time. No rush. Enjoy little bits of this and that. Love Ya.

Shannon said...

I'd much rather have my ability to talk leave me than my ability to read. And right now, in this house, I'd rather have my ability to HEAR leave me......
Shawn Colvin's website says they are taking reservations for the cruise next year, and you and I can't miss that twice........ and K won't care if you miss his 51st, right? ;-)

more cowbell said...

Hey, no worries. You know how bloggers are. You could drop out for 6 months, and we'd still be clicking in to see if you'd posted.

Kind of worried about the stomach thing, though... hope all is well and still improving?

I've kind of had a minor blog-crash too, but you've got the mother of all excuses, I just ... got too busy and my brain's on hold now. Or something. Or maybe my addiction has just subsided, ha.

Good thoughts to you -- you know we're not going anywhere.

mrpeenee said...

oh honey, I do love your sweetness. No advice, just big interweb hugs.