Sunday, September 23, 2012

Why I've Been M.I.A.; Quick Thoughts

Don't worry, this will be shorter than usual. ;) In fact, these will be quick thoughts (like Friday's quick takes) so I don't write too much.

1) I've asked why I've been M.I.A. from blogging, Twitter, and Facebook. The answer is simple: a combination of being sick and work has kept me busy. I had a busy week freelance writing (I went non-stop for a few days) while dealing with stomach issues.

2) Ah, yes, the dreaded stomach issues. If there's one thing I've always had problems with (since I was a child), it's my stomach. I've gotten progressively worse lately (a parting gift from summer; *shakes fist.*) It's pretty bad at the moment but I have faith that it'll get better. I'm going to start a novena to St. Timothy today because I feel like crumbs and he's always intercede for me. btw, this is why I hate summer -- stomach issues almost always come out during the summer.

3) I have some good news on the writing front... but I'm going to wait until I receive the official word on when it will be published. Let's just say that this opportunity came at the right time and it's a huge blessing. Oh yes, and I also have some other exciting news that isn't related to publishing but is related to Catholic media. News on that in a couple of days. ;)

4) I want to ask y'all to please pray for the repose of the soul of Angela Faddis as well as for her family. She passed away on Friday. Even though I didn't personally know her, I had spoken to her husband Chris via twitter a couple of times in the past and their story hit close to home. She was truly an inspiration.

5) Can I just say how giddy I am that Autumn has begun?! It not only means the end of summer (♪ So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight... ♪), but it also means that Advent isn't too far away. Advent is quite possibly my favorite time of the year so I will be counting down the days.

6) Can I also say how much I HATE missing Mass? This is the third Sunday in a row. First two times because of horrible anxiety (which I haven't experienced in a number of days) and today because of stomach issues. It's a conspiracy.

That's it for now. It looks like my freelance work is going to be slow this week so I am hoping to blog more... but don't hold me to that because I won't know in advance. I occasionally get last minute assignments so we'll see. :D

I hope you all had a great week and weekend... and that you have a fantastic start of week. :D

As always, thanks for reading and God bless. :D

1 comment:

barkleys said...

Along with Advent, I also loooove the last few Sundays before Advent, when we see everything begin to die around us, and we collectively contemplate our mortality and the Last Things. It makes the autumn and winter so meaningful, and the promise of Christ's salvation begun at Christmas all the sweeter.