Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lots Of Stuff Happening = No Posts: An Update

Where to start?

You remember when I talked about stress? First of all, after, catching up and finishing my writing stuff I wanted to do, I've felt a lot better about all of that(all the encouraging comments and all the people who are going or have been through the same thing really really helps so thanks for that!). So, yeah, even though I haven't posted much and am still behind on comments I'm feeling better about all of that.


However....

I mentioned in that post that after the 18th which was my self-appointed deadline for what I was working on I should be relaxing and get back to posting more frequently.... That was kind of a lie. I am more relaxed, but I have even less time for posting and at the moment I really don't know when that's going to change. There are two reasons for this which I will explain real quick.

Reason #1. Family things. So, my brother had surgery Wednesday, I might have mentioned this once of twice a couple months ago and I mentioned it a few times back in like July, so, anyway. This wasn't a surprise, we've known for almost a year now that he was going to be having this surgery, it was oral surgery and, without going into too many details, it entailed his surgeon breaking his jaw which then had to have metal plates inserted to keep it together and then wired shut so that nothing happens to it. Yeah. Lots of "fun" stuff for him. Originally they were hoping they wouldn't have to wire it shut but they did, and we were hoping he'd only be in the hospital for a night or two but his doctor wants to make sure that his pain is under control and he knows his limits with his mouth wired shut and everything, so he's still at the hospital. We're a close family and he's on a lot of pain so one or more of us is constantly at the hospital with him.

Now, this is not a huge deal, I mean there's no serious health risks or anything. But we still worry because he's in pain and uncomfortable and everything. When he gets home we'll still have to help him a lot and he won't be able to eat for a minimum of 4 weeks, but still, there are worse things. And since it's my middle brother(older than me, younger than our other brother) and he has the worst luck ever it's not his first surgery, most painful? Yes. But not first.

Reason #2: We're moving next month. So, we've been thinking about moving for a while because the house we're renting is basically falling apart around us, we weren't really planning on moving so soon but it's kind of out of our control. So, we've moving in April which means packing, and cleaning, and finding a place to move, not to mention the actual moving. All while my brother is recovering.

So, yeah. Besides that everything's good! I've been reading quite a bit so I will have reviews whenever I get around to it. I'm going to try and do some other posts still when I can, I had some Camp NaNoWriMo related posts planned but at the moment I'm not even sure if I'm going to be doing NaNo next month so we shall see. I just wanted to do a quick update(that turned out longer than intended) to let you know why I might not be posting and visiting and commenting as much. I'm hoping I'll have plenty of time to do all that once my bro gets home from the hospital, but it's hard to say.

In the meantime, I've been reading a lot of fluffy contemporary(YA of course) because it's easier to read something that I don't have to have full concentration on while at the hospital with him so any recommendations are much appreciated!

How has your week been!? Hopefully a step up from mine!

8 comments:

  1. Oh no that sucks. I hope everything goes well! I mean it sounds like things are going to be really busy. And I understand the whole house is falling apart part. I'm renting now, and even though I love the house, it was build in the 40's or 50's, so some of the things are outdated. Plus there are cracks on the ceiling! But we're not living here for long so it's ok. Ok, anyways, I hope everything turns out ok and your brother heals well. It sounds painful what he's going through.

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    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, stupid old houses! The cabinets are literally falling off the walls in the kitchen and that's just the newest problem.

      Yeah, it really sucks for him, it's super painful, luckily they're keeping him feeling good with the pain medication. Plus, you know, he's a guy so he doesn't admit to it hurting that bad.

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  2. Aww, I am so, so sorry to hear that you have been having such a rough time- and especially that your brother has too. I know how hard it is to watch someone suffer after surgery, and mouth stuff is incredibly difficult, because of all that pesky eating and drinking and breathing stuff. And even though it is super hard now, it is better that he is in the hospital so that his pain can be managed better. But HUGE hugs to you, and I will be thinking of you and your family. I cannot even imagine having to move at a time like this!

    I am not so good with the fluff. Ummm... Loop by Karen Akins is fun! Not exactly contemporary, but still fun. I literally just looked through stacks of books and yeah, I do NOT do fluff well! But if you ever want to chat, feel free to email me, or DM me, or anything! Hang in there <3

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! Yeah, it just sucks knowing he's in pain and mouth stuff is the worst. Luckily, he's home now and doing a lot better, the swelling all went down so that he can kind of talk and it's a lot easier for him to drink, and, of course, the pain has started to lessen. Yeah, the moving thing came as a surprise so we've working on balancing everything! My oldest brother and I are kind of taking over that whole thing so that my mom doesn't have to worry about it.

      Loop sounds perfect! Anything fun really. Thanks for trying so hard, that's so nice! And I will keep that in mind. <3

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    2. Thank you so much, Shannon! Yeah, it just sucks knowing he's in pain and mouth stuff is the worst. Luckily, he's home now and doing a lot better, the swelling all went down so that he can kind of talk and it's a lot easier for him to drink, and, of course, the pain has started to lessen. Yeah, the moving thing came as a surprise so we've working on balancing everything! My oldest brother and I are kind of taking over that whole thing so that my mom doesn't have to worry about it.

      Loop sounds perfect! Anything fun really. Thanks for trying so hard, that's so nice! And I will keep that in mind. <3

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    3. Thank you so much, Shannon! Seriously, you are beyond nice.

      Luckily, he's home now so things are easier, he's not in as much pain, and all his swelling has gone down so that he can talk somewhat and at least drink easier. Yeah, the moving thing came as a bit of a surprise and we're just trying to figure out how to juggle everything all at once!

      Loop sounds perfect! Thanks so much for trying so hard, that's so nice. And I will definitely keep that in mind if I need someone to talk too, again, thank you so much. =)
      <3

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear that both you and you're brother are having a hard time. I hope it will get better for both of you soon, and I think it's great that your family are so close. I'll be thinking of all of you. <3

    I'm having a hard time thinking of fluffy contemporary books, but Miranda Kenneally's books are always great, or maybe The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller.

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    1. Thanks, Petra! He's doing better now and he's home so things are calming down, which is great.

      I've heard good things about Kenneally's stuff and I've actually been really wanting to check out The Summer I Became A Nerd, sounds perfect for me. Thanks so much for the kind words and the recs, both! =)
      <3

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