I'm taking a vacation from blogging for a little while!  I have successfully blogged twice a week since February, and I hope to continue that when I resume blogging on Monday, August 18th.

There are a couple reasons for this.  First is that my life is quite stressful right now, grieving-wise.  July 4th, two years ago, is when DeForest and I went to the hospital.  July 15th is when he died.  Summers are very difficult for me, with weekly anniversaries of events, birthdays, memories, etc from the beginning of June through mid-August, and it's starting to take its toll.  This is all normal, and when my brain isn't gripped by depression or grief, I'm not worried about it.  It's just hard, and I've been finding it more and more difficult the past few weeks to make my blogging schedule.  Instead of breaking the schedule, I'm going to call it a holiday and deliberately not post regularly for a while.

After July 15th, it's less than two weeks until Pennsic, my annual two-week SCA camping trip.  Then I would like a week to recover from Pennsic, and I'll resume blogging on the 18th of August.  I may post in the meantime, but I may not.

See you in a month and a half!  I hope everyone has a lovely July.  ~Kelly