Hello? Is anybody out there? Do I still have any readers left after my inexplicable silence?
Actually, I have a really good explanation: everything fell apart. And by “everything,” I mean my computer fell apart and I’ve spent way too much time over the past week trying to restore its health. But I do believe that tonight, with the installation of over 60 Windows Updates and finally, FINALLY, rebuilding my “blogging office” (also known as Windows Live Writer), I feel like order has been restored in my virtual world.
Hi! It’s good to be back. I have missed you and this blog. I say that in all seriousness: one of the most frustrating things of the past week has been the loss of my writing routine. I write for all kinds of reasons: to share, to take notes, to ponder, even to grieve. I think out loud on this blog. I make sense of my world. And it’s been tough not having that outlet, even just for a week, because I had so much to say. Now, after spending hours and hours saving my files, reinstalling the operating system, and installing hundreds—yes, literally hundreds—of updates, I’m just tired.
For tonight, let me say I’m sorry to have disappeared with no warning. I really did miss you. And for tonight, I’ll leave it at that. I’m going to watch Grey’s Anatomy while eating a cranberry-chocolate bar and sipping herbal tea.
Ah, home sweet home.