slr2moons: a self-portrait, of me in my usual habitat: in front of my computer monitors! (Default)
Um....hi, guys. *waves sheepishly*

So...I see it's been over three months since my last post. I'm sorry, if anyone has missed me. The past few months have been a non-stop scramble with work. When I'm super-stressed, I withdraw from social interaction--including posting online, and all I really want to do is sleep, eat, sleep, sleep, and sleep some more. And when I'm sleeping ~12 hours a day, including naps, it doesn't help me get any work done. *sigh*

The fun every-other-weekly write-ins I've been doing this year ended before my last post, and I do miss them. Again, if it weren't for the weekly-weekly walks with Mab and Sno, the only actual people I'd have conversations with in these months would be my regular grocery store checkout woman and the Fed-Ex guy. (The same guy has been bringing me my Viz stuff since I moved here. We're on a first-name basis.)

Those of you who Yuletide have probably noticed I stuck to my guns and didn't sign up this year. It would have been my fifth year, but...given my already heavy stress levels, I think I made the right choice. I followed the Yuletide coms and threads on FFA and such for a couple weeks, but I had to stop. It was too painful to see everyone having fun and chatting, while I was just watching and knowing I really shouldn't sign up this year. It was easier to cut it all off. I haven't arranged any write-ins for the Portland area. I hope someone else is taking care of that. *wistful sigh* And I also stop reading my friends list, to avoid all the painful Yuletide cheer.

Yes, today I loaded my friends page for the first time in a month and a half. I don't know if I'll ever manage to read everything I missed, but I'm going to try.

I'm sorry my sadness of forcing myself to skip Yuletide kept me away from all of you. Checking my friends page has been part of my daily routine for years, but I let it fizzle away. And I remember when I had to force myself to post only once a day. ^^; I miss those fun days of LJ, when my traffic stats showed I had 50 different visitors a week!

I want to post more. I hope you'd like to read more. C: I'm going to try.

I've missed everyone. *hugs*