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Hi everyone! I didn’t mean to disappear for a month, but sometimes with a chronic illness that’s just what happens. ;) I was trying a new-to-me medication for my fibro, and it ended up being a little crazy, so that combined with a flare-up knocked me for a loop. Fortunately, I’m finally beginning to feel like myself again!
I did read a bit, but it was all comfort reads (aka lots of mysteries, gothic fiction, and fantasy by white US/UK women authors plus a bit of fluffy nonfiction) and I didn’t keep track. I’m not even sure I can reconstruct the list from memory; oddly enough, despite my detail-oriented personality, this doesn’t bother me too much. I’m still depending primarily on comfort reads at the moment and sticking with one book at a time rather than my usual rotation; I’ve got enough on my plate right now that reading needs to be a refuge rather than a challenge (I normally like it to be both). And that’s ok. These three weeks have reminded me how wonderful books are, in that there’s one for every mood, and while all of my usual interests and goals have gone by the wayside, I am still a reader who’s delighting in the written word. All of the diverse, challenging, and enlightening books will still be waiting for me when I’m ready for them.
I can’t promise I’ll be back to blogging regularly just yet. My mom and I leave for Mexico City on May 29th, and since I lost three weeks to zombie Eva, I’m more focused on studying Spanish and playing with photography at the moment. I’m also being very gentle with myself so that I’m as healthy and prepared as I can be for my trip. :) I miss blogging, though, so I’ll definitely be catching up with my Google Reader and posting here a couple of times a week.
Just wanted to write an update now that I’m feeling better in case anyone was wondering if I’d dropped off the planet. I’m excited to see what everyone else had been up to; I hope spring’s been treating you all well!