It's been a month since I blogged here. I'd like to say it was a blog-ation by some other clever term, but it simply was an absence created by my response to stress and distress. Unlike other writers who become prolific and expansive with their words when under pressure, I go sort of numb and blank. I withdraw, retreat, internalize. I draw a curtain about me as I try to process what's going on and work out my response.
So, for Sunday's gratitude:
1. That I do not have breast cancer. After many tests and multiple screenings and examination of the tissue by three pathologists, I do not have cancer. For this I am more than grateful (and it is the main reason for my extended blogging absence.)
2. That a relationship that was once seen as beyond repair is being healed in a miraculous fashion.
3. That I have meaningful work to do this week that will actually bring in some money!
4. For good friends who love me even when I go silent on them.
5. For Island Coconut Coffee for my Keurig.
May this week be one of many thanks and hopefully the restart of my blogging.