I've pretty much fallen off the face of the blogging earth these past months. So much has happened, and unfortunately a large part is not good. I tried to think of the best way to sum up everything since my last post - I even considered creating an infographic, but then realized it would be another 6 months before I posted if I waited for that.
The short story - when my mom passed away, we became caretakers of her cats. All of her and my cats are in the senior age range, and many have health issues. We've been dealing with all of these issues, and it's been tough. Since February, I've learned how to give subcutaneous fluids, had to force feed a few daily, taken one to the kitty behaviorist (I like saying the pet therapist), had a newly diagnosed diabetic, and spent part of my birthday at the emergency vet for poisonous plant ingestion.
The sad news is that we lost three members of our furry family within a relatively short time span - one to cancer and two within a week of each other to kidney failure. One of those was our beloved Kiko, one of the three whom my blog was named for. His was the most sudden (one week from diagnosis to his passing) and probably the hardest to take. I just wanted to take a moment to remember how much love and laughter they all brought to my life.
In the midst of all of this, there has been some good news. I started a new job that I love but one that's been keeping me extremely busy! And, I've been indulging in a ton of fabric shopping retail therapy. With all of this going on, I just didn't feel like blogging. Having a messy house with no place to take pictures and no time to clean didn't help matters. I'm only now starting to want to rejoin the blogging world. I've still been sewing a lot. The job gives me a place to wear all of my dresses, and an excuse to make more. Sewing has always been a great way to try to take my mind off of things.
I've also been quietly lurking on other blogs, soaking up inspiration. I just want to say thank you to everyone out there. Whether you know it or not, reading other bloggers posts was a big help to get my mind to a happier place.
So, we'll see where this goes. I have a lot of projects to share, and hopefully will find the motivation to do so.