Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Did It! All Finished!

Wahoo!  It took nearly 8 hours of packaging, wrapping, taping, addressing (and $60 of postage) but I am 100% caught up on sending out prizes.  Actually, most of them went out on Wednesday of this week, but for some reason my computer decided to hate Blogger and this is the first time I've been able to come on and post about it. 

In other news, while I haven't been able to post, I HAVE been able to get some reading done.  Which is a nice change, since even finding time to read is hard these days since I'm so exhausted when I get home from work.  Too many books, too little time and all that. 

So those of you who I owe a prize too, look in your mailboxes because they should be coming soon!  And hopefully I'll get lucky and Blogger will cooperate with my computer so I can get a couple other posts up this week. 

Starting the 4th, I will be in Disneyland for a couple days, so don't expect a lot of updates then. :)  But I do want to try and get a few posts up in the coming week, just to help ease me back into the habit of blogging. 

Thanks for sticking through this with me.  You are the greatest!

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!