Friday, May 18, 2012

It should come as no surprise...

Here I am, I haven't forgotten what I started for no reason other than to be like so many others.  But I experienced a massive case of burnout.  I just didn't have the gumption to sit down, think about what I should say, take pictures of what I wanted to show you, edit the photos, and then plop it all down here.  

The main reason is that my Father in law was really sick the last two years and he lost his fight with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on September 21st.  Having no father figure in my life nor Grandfather for my son is something I'm having a hard time adjusting to.  Father's Day is coming up and it's another one of those "Firsts" that our family has to get past to get back to some attempt at normalcy.  

We knew how the leukemia would turn out but coupled with both of our dogs dying in late 2010, I was shell shocked to say the least in 2011.  Hell, we all were.  

The West A house trudged along and we're keeping our chins up.  It's all you can do when life kicks you where the sun doesn't shine! 

We did get a new boxer pup, Lilly six months ago.  She has brought laughter and joy back while still being a handful; as all Boxers are.  Today she escaped the backyard and I don't know how yet.  Thankfully I was in the front yard and she just wanted to be with me.    

I am sorry to those of you who may have enjoyed seeing what I was doing and then I left you hanging.  I am back and I will post.  Here and on that tumblr thingy. 

Have a great weekend! 




4 comments:

Mr. T said...

So sorry to hear that man. That is a tough loss anytime. Hope you all can get back on your feet. Take care!

Rev. Dr. Potato. said...

Same here. I just don't have any time or energy to focus on writing anything here. Tumblr is easy and impersonal and I don't have to think about it. Granted, mine is considerably less personal than my old blog but still..

Sorry for your loss. I am glad to see things are otherwise well for you, though. I'd say we should get our pups together, but I think Lilly would run circles around my seven-year-old.

Chris said...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. Lilly is indeed a runner Ryan, we need to just get together when my weekends calm down a bit.

the DISH said...

Glad to have you back,man!