Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. ~ Jeanette Winterson
I haven’t written in a long time, have I? It feels like an eternity.
My depression is lifting. Little by little, ever so slowly. I’m doing much better.
And I want to write again. I think writing will help speed the process of healing — and if it doesn’t, well, it certainly won’t hurt.
I don’t want this to turn into a mental health blog. I want it to stay funny. But I can’t always find the funny right now, so sometimes you might have some more somber musings here. I hope you’ll all bear with me.
There’s been a lot going on here, with Loving Husband and Sausage and me. We bought a house, and moved into it. I was in a play. I won a gloriously strange mug. Sausage has learned new words, and how to manipulate me into giving him M&M’s. Loving Husband has gone back into the Navy for the next year. Lots of living has happened, with all sorts of things to write about. I’ll try to get to it all.
Thank you so much to those of you who sent me words of encouragement and love, through comments and through email. You have no idea how very much that all meant to me. You know who you are.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better and are back on the “horse” 🙂 I’ve missed reading your blog and laughing hysterically! Welcome back.
Thank you! Hopefully I can keep you laughing! But you know … horses are scary 😉
Yay! I’m impressed that you were in a play. I’m glad you’re on the mend. Continued success to you and your wonderful family… Take care.
And I’m impressed that you wrote a book! It may be a while before I’m back to a three-posts-per-week mojo, but any writing is better than none. Thanks for being such a supportive friend, Sandee!
Welcome back, you have been missed. Just get on a pony at first or one of those miniature horses but then your feet will drag on the ground which may be good so you won’t go so fast.
My feet would only drag on a very miniature horse. I’m a shortie. If I wore roller skates, it would be like horse training wheels! Wheeeee!
I’m a shortie too that’s why I ride the mini horses. Glad you are feeling a bit better. I’ve been there and it’s tough especially with a little one.
It’s extra tough with the little one, but he’s the major force motivating me to get through this. Before I had him, in a depression like this, five months on I’d still be hiding in my house, playing computer games all day and eating junk food. With him, I have to function. I just have to.
Kathy, it’s so good to see you back!! Take your time — funny, sad, introspective — whatever, when you write it, it’s worth to all of us. WELCOME BACK.
Thank you, Brigitte! There may be some of all those things. But hopefully at the end, I’ll be mostly finding the humor in life again. It gets a little easier every day. 🙂
So glad to have you back!
Thanks, Fish! I just hope I don’t fall off the damn horse again.
Even if you do, you’ll get back up. It’s what you do. 🙂
Thank you for having such faith in me!
Nice to see you back.. and shorties unite! I think you should write whatever the heck you want– it is your space afterall. I am just happy to see my shushing nun back 🙂
Aww, thanks UBS! I will write what I want, but I also wanted to give a little preface to the changes that may take place. This may also become somewhat less predictable in style, as I play around with finding my voice again. Could be an adventure!
well i am listening either way ..
The nun! The nun! The Shushing nun is back and sending out words that I am compelled to read 😉
Write what you want and when you want! There is no pressure or expectation – just happy to see you posting now and then!
I will soon write a post that just says “Fuckwad” over and over. And I will dedicate it to you.
Wait, that sounds like a negative thing … jeez, I should really sober up before I respond to comments. THE SHUSHING NUN HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM. It is that she does not drink often enough.
Nice one Sister 😛
Jesus. I’m an asshole when I’m drunk.
You’re back!!!! Yay!!!!! I’ve missed you and wondered when you would be back. I’m so glad you’re feeling better, and no worries about being funny all the time, you know we’ll be here regardless. Looking forward to hearing all about how you, LH and Sausage have been!
To have been missed by someone as prestigious as Madame Weebles is quite the honor! I’ve been (silently) following your adventures with Le Clown. You have been a very busy kitty!
Welcome back. I’m a big believer in the power of a hiatus from blogging in exchange for indulging oneself in the real world. It sounds like you had a lot going on during your time away. I’m glad that your depression is lifting and I hope it continues to do so.
Thank you! It has been a pretty crazy few months, even without being mired in the crazies.
Horses can be scary, but they also smell good (well I think they do) and that’s always a bonus 🙂
Welcome back xx
Okay, now, I may live in a Big City now, but I haven’t always. I know what horses smell like. And I suspect that you’re trying to trick me, for some terribly mischievous reason. But you know, Blogging Horses are a special type. They don’t smell at all, but you always run the risk of being unexpectedly trolled. 😉
I for one think mental health is HILARIOUS. But I’m insane.
You’ve been through a lot, and you’ve worked hard at it.
Be well, KV.
Those of us who are insane have earned the right to laugh over mental health. Solidarity, sister!
I’ve missed you, been thinking about you recently. Much love!
I keep half expecting to see you walking in front of my house! I just hope that when we finally do run into each other I don’t have toddler vomit in my hair.
As I was away, I didn’t realize that you, too, were away. In retrospect, I missed you terribly, but now the fault is only half mine. I guess that makes me feel better. Nope, not really because now I know that you’ve been struggling and I hate to hear that because you are one of the loveliest, funniest, charming, intelligent and wonderful bloggers I’ve met in the blogosphere. Just remember that there are gazillions of people out there who love you and wish you well. Especially me.
Thank you! It’s been a hard time. I’ve missed you, too. It’s still hard for me, but things are looking up, and I’m so glad that you’re writing again, too! And you know what? I’m not even being the tiniest bit snarky. ❤
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Welcome back! Here’s to another step along the path.
Thanks! I’ll drink to that.
I am late to welcome you back, but here I am, welcoming. I am glad the haze of depression is lifting; it’s kind of a jerk that way. Looking forward to more stories of Sausage and letters to princesses and addressing all forms of royalty, really.
Thanks! Depression is a jerk. It’s a royal jerk, even. Now I just have to keep the momentum going!