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Thursday, June 23, 2011


As my last post was a month ago, I feel it necessary to pop in and give you all a little update on my life.  It seems like blogging hasn't just taken a backseat, it's more like stuffed in the trunk.  :\ 

About 2 months ago, we started the process of getting my son evaluated for autism.  Two weeks ago, we got the official diagnosis... he's autistic.  Being a rational human, I realize that autism is not a death sentence, by any stretch of the imagination.  It just means that it's going to take a bit more work on everyone's part.  However, the mommy in me died a bit that day.  I was reeling and it took about a week for me to quit crying.  I kept going back and emotionally cutting myself by reading "A Trip to Holland".  I feel quite a bit better now and we do have a plan on place, but those first few days were rough.

Also, I've started working out like a mad person.  I go to the gym everyday and workout for about an hour and a half each time.  I've seen inches lost, but the scale keeps going up.  Stupid muscle mass.  LOL.  So there's where a big chunk of my free time has gone.

Plus, my job really ramped up over the past few weeks, but now we are seeing a decline in volume again, so I hope (*hope*), I may be able to get in some swatching soon.

I hate it that my blog has essentially died.  I do try to keep up with the blogging world on Twitter, but I still feel like I'm completely out of the loop, and I miss it.  :(  I think I really need to make a concerted effort this weekend to swatch some of the new collections I've received.  Though at this point, some are so outdated, you may no longer care.  :P

Also, I really don't want to do this, but I'm going to have to suspend blogger round ups.  I just don't have time to do them, and I don't want anyone entering in their info and waiting on me to get my act in gear.  I just don't know when that's going to happen.  I do plan on slowly doing them again, and I have plenty of blogs to list (both from my form and from my giveaway), so if you give me your blog info, you may see it in a roundup in the future, but for now, the round ups are going on an indefinite hiatus.

Anyway, thank you all for sticking with me.  I really hope I'm able to get back in the action again soon. 


Brooke @ Blushing Noir said...

**hugs** you're a strong woman - and can get through anything! I'm here if you ever need to talk or need someone to make you laugh ;)

Melissa B. said...

Very sorry to hear you've been so overwhelmed lately. As a mom of 2 boys on the autism spectrum, I can identify and empathize with many of the feelings you are having. How old is you son? My boys are 9 and 12...neither was diagnosed until they started school.

I know we don't "really" know each other, but I am so here for you girl!!!! Let me know if you ever need advice or just someone to vent to!!

Unknown said...

I feel sorry for you!
Don't worry for us, we're here and support you.
You helped me many times and you are always so lovely. Taake care of your family and keep beoign strong we are behind you!!

DesertNails8 said...

My heart goes out to you during this challenging time. It sounds like you're coping as well as is possible, which is to be admired. Take care.

Collyer said...

((((hugs)))) from England! My eldest son was diagnosed with Asperger's (asd) about 4 months ago and he is just 10 . That Holland analogy describes it so well. It is kind of a grieving process but in another was they are also special, marvellous kids that just are different and challenging compared to our more typical kids. It's Holland not Italy. Keep on going and it does get a little better as time goes on and you get used to the scenery and the lovely people. Thanks for a great blog, hope you can keep it up when you resurface, it's good to have other interests! Take care!

Adrianna said...

Take the time that you need, we'll be here when you come back. Sending prayers and positive energy your way :)

Libby's Pink Vanity said...


Unknown said...

Take your time. We support you!

chell said...

Big Hug for you :)..
coma back soon :D

Hannah J said...

You are so strong and know that you have 1,205 followers that are behind you and supporting you. I'm sure your in many prayers which include mine. Blogging can wait, your family and life should be put first, then some other things and then you can blog to us:) Stay strong! (((((hugs)))))

PolishGalore said...

I have a friend who has an autistic son and said she'd be happy to help you in any way she can (recipes, information anything!). So glad to see you posting!

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