So, where have I been? Sick. That pretty much sums it all up. After my world collapsed back in May 2012, I began to try to rebuild it....toddler in tow and on my own. Tra-la-la, I'm going about things having ups and downs just like anyone else. Then from December through January, I kept battling recurring strep throat. From January-April, I would wake up with a fever, chills, and overall achiness several times a week. Doctor visit after doctor visit with no answers. By the end of April, most days I couldn't get out of bed.
I missed the last 7 weeks of school. Most days were without my little guy :( I will tell you my life was no fun at all. The beginning of the summer I started to recoop. Although every few days I would still wake up with a fever, chills, and body aches with extreme fatigue. It's no joke people....there are days that I sleep for hours on end. It's so bizarre, I've gone from a non-napper to life as a cat.
As the summer came to an end, my "episodes" were getting farther apart, almost 2 weeks apart! Then I went back to school, I'm back to challenging days in every week. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh.
Throughout all of this, I have tried to keep my head high while facing some serious life changers....loss of 13 year marriage, his infidelity (and some scary things that followed), the loss of a house, moving out on my own for the first time EVER, and the realization that things can fall apart when you least expect it.
My school and coworkers have been the most incredible support system I have. While the people who I trusted and relied on have seamlessly faded into the background, my school has been my beacon. That's the kind of place I work. They are my family. I trust them and love them and could have never gotten through the last few years without them. My mentor, Pam, is honestly, the best person I have ever met. I am blessed to work with her and call her my friend. I will never be able to convey how lucky I am to work at Willow School.
How's the little mister? BIG and a tad naughty ;-) He's definitely mine. He's book obsessed (like me), he lives on a steady stream of milk (like me), and tests the boundaries of everything!
I have read each and every email and comment from you! Unfortunately, I just haven't been able to keep up. For this, I truly apologize from the bottom of my heart. If you needed something or needed something answered, please comment or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try my very best to answer you quickly.
For those of you that wanted a Wake-Up Work pack for August/September, I worked on it throughout the summer and simply just couldn't get it finished. :( I am working on the one for October, it just takes me a lot longer to finish things these days. I have just finished a Halloween type pack which is getting edited tonight, so be on the look out!
That's it for now. Know that I miss the blogging community and all my friends out there! I'm working out my come back, slowly and surely.
Lots of love,