On top of that, my father had emergency surgery the beginning of December, and it could have proved fatal as well. Considering how bad off he was, he's well on his way to a perfect recovery (as perfect as recovery can be when you're 75). I desperately needed the trip we just made to Cancun (canyonwalker is detailing it over on his journal) and it helped. But once we got off of vacation... I'm back in the same stages I was in before.
I'll get out of it, at some point. I want to try and make more of a point of being outgoing and seeing friends again. I know I keep saying that, but I actually feel it might stick this time. A lot of things went wrong with my brother, and one of them was that he kept himself isolated when he had support that he never used. If he'd used it, things would have been very different. So while I'm not promising anything, I will do my best to much more visible and available this year. And yes, silmaril, that means more beading posts.
I have no idea who's still reading this or not. I'm well aware that the majority of my friends circle is over at G+ now, and I still hate the interface enough that I'm not sure I'll ever manage to get myself there. But for those of my friends who are reading this - and even those of you who aren't - I wish you all a sweet and happy new year, and may any trials that happened in the previous year just be there to help make you stronger for this one.
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