Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm Still Here! Sort of...

Hello readers! 

I've gotten a few emails lately, so I wanted to take the time to reply to them all at once. 

I'm still around and am doing okay.  I apologize for my absence these weeks since Christmas.  Some of you may remember I was sick a lot before Christmas.  Unfortunately, whatever I had never went away and eventually turned into pneumonia.  So many of of the past few weeks have been trying to fight off that.  Sometimes real life gets in the way of blogging, and that's really what happened here. 

For those of you who've never had pneumonia, it really sucks.  I've been coughing for about 10 straight weeks now, and I'm still not completely well, although I'm slowly getting better.  The worst part is that I'm tired all the time so on the days I'm well enough to go to work I pretty much come home, eat, and fall into bed (or the couch, depending on how bad the symptoms are). 

The good news is, is that I am getting better.  Slowly, but I am.  So my goal now is to try and get back into blogging.  I've said it a lot over the last couple months, but I really want to get back into doing more reviews, and I'm working behind the scenes on a few enhancements to help with that.  I also really want to get back into doing Waiting on Wednesday posts, since I love sharing new publications.  And I have a few other ideas circulating around back there, including plans for the 2012 book battle. 

Thank you to everyone who has stuck it out and stayed with me.  I really appreciate your support, and the emails from you asking if I was okay really touched me as well.  It's nice to know if I fell off the face of the earth, some reader out there would notice (LOL).  I don't know how much I'll be blogging since I'm not up to 100% yet.  My goal right now is to make sure I do at least one post a week.  I'd really like to do more than that, but with the pneumonia still holding on, I'm not sure if I'll make it.  So let's say expect one post a week and anything else will be a bonus. 

To those of you who I owe prizes, I apologize for the delay.  They should be going out this week.  I'm working on getting them wrapped up and addressed and sent off.  I didn't forget about you, I promise!

Again, thank you to everyone for sticking with me.  I'll get through this somehow!


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear. I hope you get better soon. Being sick for so long is no fun.

Leslie said...

Oh man! I'm sorry to hear you're sick. I've had pneumonia twice, so I know how that goes. Hope you get to feeling better. : )

Jo said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! :)

M.A.D. said...

Pneumonia is a real stinker - like I'd commiserated in my email to ya, it took me approx. 6 months to regain my *normal* strength :P

Give it time, girl. Hopefully by spring you'll be back on top of the world, even if that seems nigh impossible from where you're feeling right now :)

Angie L said...

I'm very glad you're starting to feel better! Hope the improvement continues!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thrilled to see a Shady Glade post! We've missed you. I actually send you a little something in the mail yesterday just so you'd know we wanted you back and healthy. Take Care of yourself...Jennifer

misskallie2000 said...

So happy to see your post. I have been worried about you and was afraid you had had a relapse.
I agree, pneumonia is a bad thing. I had 6 times between ages 7 and 17 and 3 times as an adult, several times almost had and dr wanted to put me in hosp but I would not go. Just follow the drs orders, plenty of rest and fluids, also eat healthy. You fans will be here when you are up to posting.
Hope you will continue to feel better and be back to normal (?) soon. lol

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Wrighty said...

It's so good to hear from you!! I was hoping you were off having fun and not still sick. I'm sorry the pneumonia has been so horrible but glad you're starting to get better.

Although I miss your posts you need to take care of yourself first. We will still be here! When I'm not feeling well I don't get anything accomplished on my blog. Or in my home. Ugh, it stinks being sick! Take care and get well!

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