Thursday, August 16, 2012

See You In September


I haven't felt much like blogging lately.

My mother-in-law passed away Tuesday night - quietly, peacefully and unobtrusively, as she lived her life - with her husband and daughter at her side. Her health had been failing for years, but this is still a difficult time for the family.

Our household, too, is in flux. The twins will return to college over the next couple of weeks, and our oldest daughter continues to prepare for her move to New York City.

Writing book reviews, even jotting down a few thoughts on the books I've been reading, feels like an insurmountable task. I just want to read, so that's what I'll do... for the next two weeks anyway.

I'll see you in September. Thanks for understanding...

37 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, JoAnn. Take care of yourself and family during this difficult time. *hugs*

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  2. I'm so sorry, JoAnn *hugs* Sending warm thoughts to you and your family. Take care of yourself, and see you in September.

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  3. So very sorry to hear this, JoAnn. Sending gentle hugs. Txx

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  4. So sorry, JoAnn. Take all the time you need, read all you want without comment. We'll wait for you.

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  5. So sorry to hear that. Lots of love to you and your family x x

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Take care and we will be here when you come back :)

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear this. That is quite a lot of change. Rest, and rejuvenate. Hold your family close.

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  8. I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law. Take care of yourself.

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  9. Sorry for your loss, JoAnn. Take all the time you need. I always find comfort in reading.

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that reading does provide some comfort and distraction during this difficult time - and Zelda too!

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  12. Oh, JoAnn..my heart breaks for you and your family. Take care of yourself and know that you all are close in my prayers and thoughts.

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  13. My sympathies - sounds like you have a lot going on. A break sounds like a good choice, though you will be missed!

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  14. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  15. Sorry to hear about your loss. Take care of yourself, and looking forward to reading you in September. Have you read Tolstoy and The Purple Chair? how reading helped the author go over her grief at losing her sister. great book.
    With my prayer

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  16. I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. I mean, that is the way I would want to go honestly, but is still so hard to say goodbye. It is sad and you miss them. To say that I am empathetic would be an understatement. Just this week I started my oldest in her first year of high school, my son started 7th grade, drove them to cross country and football, AND had three days of grueling voir dire (8 to 5 almost solid) for a four week trial. Luckily I was released today, but I'm telling you JoAnn, it has depleted me emotionally and physically. Too much shit girl, too much shit. So turning everything off for a few weeks is pretty enticing to me.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Take care of yourself.

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  18. Oh, JoAnn, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you lots of peaceful reading.

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  19. My condolences to you and your family. Go take a peaceful hiatus, read, rest, and recuperate. I wish you all the best. See you in September.

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  20. I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, JoAnn. I've learned from experience that no matter how much warning we have, we're never ready to love those we love.

    Take time for yourself - enjoy these last days with the girls and take refuge in your books.

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  21. So sorry to hear about your MIL Joann. I totally understand your preference for quiet reading and not concentrating on reviews at this stressful time.

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  22. JoAnn, I'm so sorry about your family's loss. Take care of yourself and know that we will all be around whenever you feel more like sharing. Big hugs and I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  23. Oh JoAnn. I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss of mom, grandma, and mother-in-law. I'll be thinking about you in the next couple of weeks. Big hugs.

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  24. May this time away be just what you need. I am sorry for your loss.

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  25. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  26. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you find some peaceful time in the midst of it all.

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  27. Hugs coming your way. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. It sounds like you've got a lot on your to-do list, so don't forget to take care of yourself.

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  28. I'm so sorry to read about your mother-in-law. It's nice she went peacefully and in a way she wanted too.

    I understand the feeling of wanting to read but not write about the books. I'm glad you are doing what feels right for you, JoAnn.

    I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers and will be thinking of you as your daughters return to school and your oldest moves to NYC (if there's anything I can do for you or for your NYC daughter just let me know!)

    I hope you find some peace and relaxation, JoAnn.
    Take care.
    xo

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss! Sending hugs and prayers!

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  30. So sorry to hear of your loss, JoAnn. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Take a well deserved break and remember the good times.

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  31. See you in September, JoAnn. Sending you love and light.

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  32. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. ((HUGS)) I understand your need for a break. My thoughts are with you and your family. See you in September (or whenever you feel ready)

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  33. Oh JoAnn, I am so sorry. Take care and once you feel like entertaining the idea of a smile I posted a photo of something that reminded me of Zelda. Hugs to all of you.

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  34. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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  35. Sorry to hear of your family's loss. If blogging becomes stressful instead of fun or fullfilling, it's time for a break. Relax and enjoy the nurturing time.

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  36. JoAnn, I am sorry to hear of your family's loss.

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  37. So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

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