Monday, March 16, 2015

Finally, a minor update

I had a great post all written up explaining in great fun details of why I'd been away from this blog, but the darn thing got eaten up when I tried to post pictures via phone.

Sorry everyone, you get the short boring explanation.

My health is bad due to some pretty severe problems at work. Currently working hard to look for another place. Wish me luck!

My parents health were also going through some roller coasters (a few emergency department runs, operations, medications, etc...), so I'd been trying to help out with that while hiding my health issues.

The biggest reason was my father in law passed away a while ago. My husband is doing much better now, but it had been very tough for the past year. I'll save it all the gruesome extensive details for another post, but my father in law had been sick for a while. He passed away right after the new year and we went into very traditional mourning. The Chinese Buddhist mourning rituals were actually very interesting and I would like to write a post about it if I have the time in the future. I learned a lot and the situation helped open the conversation for myself and my family.

All in all, I'm alive and still fairly healthy and functional so I will cut down on the complaining.

I do need to read more. Haven't read anything, or watched much in a while. I did start re-learning my mandarin due to the prayers and I was amazed and the exponential growth of my reading skills... I can actually read a few Chinese short stories without help. :)

In the meantime, I will try to get back into the blogging/reviewing mood. It's just been hard, so please hang in there with me.

Also, please please take care of your health. Physical, mental and emotional.

Laterz~

A pics of my adorable nephew saying laters ;P