Hello Crazy Readers,
I don't know if you've visited the Blog lately, but if you have then I'm sure you've noticed my absence. I've been debating about even doing a post regarding the events that took place in April. I figured once everything came back to some sort of normalcy, I'll just continue on, business as usual, like nothing happened. But, that's not fair, I owe it to my dear readers, at the very least, a quick explanation on where I have been, and why the posts have been lacking.
In early April, my fiance and I were shocked with the news that his mother has fallen ill. After a brief 3 day stay in the hospital, she passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Her life was taken too soon, at the young age of 59 years old. The following week and a half went by in a blur. Still reeling from the shock of her loss, and now caught in the whirlwind of funeral planning, it's needless to say that not much reading or much of anything got done.
Then, a week or so after, just as we felt we were starting to get some wind back in our sails, our dear, beloved 7 year old black lab got sick, and unfortunately, could not be saved. His spleen had ruptured due to an undiagnosed tumour. His loss hit us like a ton of bricks. He was more than just a dog, and his absence in the house is so strong. We are all lost without him around.
So, Crazy Readers, those have been the unfortunate events that have taken over my April. Although we are still heartbroken and grieving, we are focusing on everything we still have in our lives, and cherishing all of the wonderful memories that we're left with from my Mother-in-Law and my Dog, Rocky. I thank you all for your patience while the blog has taken a hit during this time. Reading has slowly come back into my daily life and has turned into a welcome distraction.
The Crazy Bookworm will be back again!