August sucked! I'm not willing to say it's the worst month I've ever had, but it definitely ranked in the top five worst months of my life. Because of how the month hit me in the gut, I wasn't around as much as I would have liked, and I'm deeply sorry for it. I'm sorry for all the posts I never got written, and I'm sorry for all your posts that I never got to read. It was an exhausting month, and I simply didn't have the energy to log in the way I wanted to.
It's always a busy time at work, but for whatever reason, this coming Tuesday will be my first day off since July 17th. My average work week was right around 60-65 hours, and I barely had time to do laundry, let alone read. If it had just been a crazy schedule, I could have coped a bit more, but it wasn't.
For those of you I'm friends with on Facebook, you already know that I lost my grandma on August 12th, just three days before my birthday. It's been hard to deal with, especially the guilt of not being able to get back to MN for her service, and for all the visits I put off over the years, swearing I would get up to see her sometime soon. She was a terrific lady, and I'm going to miss her for the rest of my days. There was some other family drama during the month, but I'm so tired of thinking about it, that I'm not even going to mention it further.
Now that August is over, work will start going back to normal, 50-55 hours a week and a day off every week. The weather will start cooling down, and hopefully my equilibrium will soon be back to normal. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be able to get back to posting on a regular basis, hopefully this week, and I promise I'll get by your blogs, and catch up on with what I missed. So have a great week and an even better September.