First off….. Wow, it’s been a while. 🙂 Feels good to be behind the keyboard again.
Secondly, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH KTHX. Mercy, Olivia, Faith– you guys are incredible. I don’t know how to thank you properly for actually starting a second Embracing Insanity and taking turns running it while I was gone…. Quite honestly, reading the website, I love it more than my own 😉 It’s… it’s amazing that you guys would do that for me, and you have no idea how touched I am. If I could come over and glomp you guys all to death right now, I would. From the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you.
Thirdly, I’d like to thank EVERYONE. I was gone quite a while… (over three months!) and your patience and continued support has been a blessing. I was in a funk for a while, pretty much ever since January, moping around, not really seeing how God was working in the situations I was in with friends, family, and horse issues. It was getting harder and harder to keep up with the blog, I was procrastinating badly on my schoolwork, and I felt like I was suffocating constantly. Taking a hiatus allowed me to breathe and think about a lot of things, and I’m happy to say that things really took a turn for the better. I managed to turn things around and finish the school year strong. (Not that all my problems were solved… the social ones, for example, still exist ^.^ But you’ve gotta take what you can get.) Now that it’s summer (phew, halfway through it already!), I’m going to take back the reins, if it’s okay with you guys.
For the next couple of days, I’ll be mostly doing blog maintenance, notifying people I’m back, syncing the posts from the Blogspot EI (here, if you haven’t seen it), and generally reworking the site. But I’ll start back up with Post a Day. Groan if you will, but I have enough HFGs I “met” during hiatus to last once a week until the end of the year (I checked).
Yeesh… I don’t mean to ramble…. (Who am I kidding, “ramble” is my middle name….!)
So, as I’m getting things set up to restart this whole brouhaha of blogging madness, (hehe, brouhaha) I want to hear what YOU ALL have been up to these past few months. Anything notable? Just the norm? When does your summer start? Did you celebrate National Cow Week?
(Speaking of which, you guys, it’s SO COOL you got Carrie Harris to join you in the holiday! Click here if you haven’t read her post.)
In other news…. It’s been a while since I’ve made you lose the game, hasn’t it?
….Not long enough, probably *smirk*
(Note/Disclaimer/Weak Excuse: I actually meant to come back, like, two months ago, but my laptop went totally funky. I fought with it, unable to get online for more than five minutes, but eventually we had to take it in to get fixed by the IT guy at my dad’s work. It took him a MONTH to fix it. Not because it was a particularly difficult job, but because he took a vacation in Las Vegas and then traveled to Europe AFTER he’d taken my poor baby Codex away. Then he had job training or a Russian drug cartel to supervise or an underground wallpaper-trafficking operation to conduct or a black market quark retail to oversee. Either way, he wasn’t in town and he didn’t fix my computer kthxbai. I almost went and shot off his kneecap, mafia-style, to “motivate” him. Except I don’t know anything about him except his name (Richard), where he works (with my dad) or what he does in his free time (NOT fix computers). Dad wouldn’t give me his full name, phone number, or home address, or a gun, for some reason. So I decided, since baby Codex is now home and running smoothly, I’ll let this one go. But if you’re reading this, Richard, you are a dead man when I figure out your identity. And if you were out of the country smuggling foreign movies through my laptop, I will track you down and justice will be served and also I want in on your black market quark trade.)
I forgot where I was going with this. OH YEAH.
Not to be abrupt and tick off my amazingly awesomely wonderfulness-filled blogging substitutes who slaved to stick to the schedule for the three months I was gone, but since I’ve got some new stories and fresh ideas, I’m gonna ditch the brand-new schedule for a while and just freestyle it. I’ll still limit the HFG to once a week (max) so I don’t overwhelm the WordPress servers with hotness. Consider yourselves thankful, because if I were to post all these guys at once, your computers would implode. I’m serious.
Suppose I should wrap this up here. Long post still long, I just want to say thanks AGAIN for everything, you all. I’m seriously amazed at the extent that you guys went to keep things going and I love you all so much!! Here’s to the rest of the year being as insanity-embracing as the first, sans hiatus, plus more llamas!