Tuesday, 15 November 2011

46 days left.....

That's right.  46 days left until this horrible year is over with.  I shouldn't say horrible, I should say 'year that challenged me and stretched me and made me realize what I needed."  In other words, one of those years where so many things fall apart.  I wasn't going to say anything here, but I see now of course that it's affecting even my blogging.  My husband and I separated in the summer.  We are still in the midst of sorting everything out.  I am trying valiantly to get to my 100 books total, and write fabulous reviews of the really good books I've been reading, but I'm a private person, and as much as this separation is good in the long run, it's emotionally draining and I can't think of bookish things to write about yet.  I love my books, I just can't write much at this time.  So please bear with me, I miss all of you and will be back as soon as I can.  I won't say I'm taking a blogging break!  I'm not!  I'm sorting my life out, and reading as much as I can to help me stay as centered as I can.  I really wish it weren't affecting my blogging, but it has. 

So stay tuned.  In the meantime, Nymeth has a lovely post up today on Christmas bookish shopping.  It's fabulous. I want it all!  those mugs with books!  and I will be back as soon as I can.

18 comments:

rocalisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear the year has been a bad one for you - and while you're in it, you welcome to say how much it has sucked. Those wise words about how much such things help us grow are much easier to say with a bit of time and perspective.

Good luck with the 100 books - but don't worry if it doesn't work out. Enjoying the ones you read is more important than the number.

Look after yourself and take care.

Kerry (for some reason, I can't get Blogger to log me in so I've had to use my Wordpress ID instead)

Eva said...

*hugs*

Definitely a sucky year!

Cath said...

I said this on FB but no harm in saying it again. I'm so sorry that you're having to go through this very sad time with so much upheaval. Blogging is the last thing you need to worry about. Take comfort in your books and we'll be here when things are more settled. The best of luck to you, Susan.

Nymeth said...

*hugs* My very best wishes to you, Susan. It's only natural something like this would affect your blogging. It's a huge life change even if it's better in the long run.

I also can't wait for this year to be over. Here's to a better 2012 for all of us!

StephanieD said...

I’m sorry about all the challenges you’re facing. I feel for you. I hope that the rest of this year gets better for you.

wherethereisjoy said...

Hugs, Susan. Thanks for your email. I will write you later today and respond. We can get through these transitions. Big, big hugs.

brideofthebookgod said...

Susan, saw you mention this on Facebook and meant to say how very sorry I am that you are having to go through this. Lots and lots of hugs from London.

Sam Sattler said...

After suffering through one of the worst years of my life last year, I can truthfully tell you that it WILL get better. Hang in there.

Here's to a fresh start on January 1, 2012.

Kailana said...

I am sorry this year has been so hard on you! I hope 2012 goes a lot better!

mariel said...

So sorry to hear that it's been such a tough year for you. I hope that 2012 makes up for it and more. Stay strong. Thinking about you. xx

Susan said...

rocalisa: I'm sorry blogger won't sign you in, Kerry. Let me know if you have any other problems.

Thanks for your kind words and letting me say this sucks! lol You deserve so much that is good too, and I am in awe that you do blog as much as you do with all going on in your life, Kerry.

Eva: You are one of my inspirations, along with Kerry above, you know. We all do so much to stay optimistic and get through our days, don't we? you and Kerry deserve big hugs too.

Cath: thank you again, too. You have been a good friend from far away, and I know you are having such a difficult year also. We all need a much happier 2012! I'll be thinking of you in December, you know, you have to let me/us know how it goes. *hugs* to you too

Nymeth: thank you. *hug back* I'm so happy you are back to blogging. I've missed you!

Stephanie: thanks so much. I do, too. I know it's good in the long run, and I do for the most part feel better.

wherethereisjoy: oh, you need hugs at least as much as I do! I'm hoping this all has to do with 2012 and our lives somehow getting to where they are supposed to be for then. at least, I'm trying to rationalize it that way! Big hugs to you always, and yes, we will get through it, you and I and everyone.

bride: thanks so much, too, you know how much you mean to me! We are due a Fringe catch-up, and how life is with Book God retired now, and exactly how much you read/relaxed on your recent trip away.

Sam: thank you for you lovely words of encouragement, though I wish it hadn't meant you had to go through such a terrible year last year. I'm so sorry. I know it will get better. Mostly putting one put forward after the other right now, and coming to terms with how different everything is now. Here's to a better 2012 for all of us!

Kailana: When I start listing to myself all the things that have happened this year, I start to get depressed! lol I know things will all work out, it's the change and not knowing what lies ahead that is bothering me. I love that my books (and you my blogging friends) remain constant :-) thanks, and hugs to you.

Mariel: thank you! I've missed you, you've been away lots too. thank you for your thoughts, *hug*

Emily Barton said...

So sorry to hear you've been distracted by such unpleasantness. 2011 has not been a grand year for me, either (although it has begun to improve a bit), so I'm looking forward to its end, as well. Enjoy your books -- the best comfort life has to offer. Here's to a fresh start and a wonderful 2012 for you!

Eva said...

Thank you Susan! We can all inspire & support each other. :D

Memory said...

*hugs* You're in my thoughts, Susan. I'm so sorry you've had to endure this.

Carl V. said...

I am so very sorry for you both. I cannot imagine what you must be going through and I would think it is especially difficult during this holiday season. If I could wrap up a big healing hug in the mail and send it your way I would do so Express Mail! Please take care of yourself over the holidays and know that we are here if you need us.

Susan said...

Emily: thank you so much. It sounds like this year has been difficult for more people than I had expected. Here's to a better 2012 for all of us, complete with lovely new and good books to read!

Eva: You're so welcome, you know. And at least we can read, despite everything that is going on for each of us :-)

Memory: Thanks so much! It's been quite a year.

Carl: Thank you so much for the hug! I love your expression, sending it express mail! It is difficult at this time of year, although my ex and I are remaining very good friends and are kind of helping each other through this transition. It's not as bad as it could be. Just a little devastating and very sad. Thanks to for saying your just an email away!

Care said...

oh. dear. {{HUGS}} One of the lines from a book I once read: "I'm tired of this day, I would like a new one please." just put in year for day; I wish you a prosperous joyous 2012.

Susan said...

Care: thank you!! I like that: 'I am tired of this year, I would like a new one please'. In terms of the solstice, it is new. Waiting for the calendar year to catch up. Yes, it is how I feel now. I want a new year! lol thanks, Care, for sharing :-)