Excuses, Excuses

There is a reason why I was hesitant in accepting the co-blogger post, and that is because I am notoriously inconsistent.

I do a lot of prioritizing of energy and time, and as much as I’d like to say this blog is higher on that list, the top 3 spots go to family, work and health – and sometimes, there is nothing left over. My friendships suffer neglect, my roses remain uncut, and I realize that, although I have the material, I don’t have the motivation to put together a post of any kind. For that, I apologize.

I am currently on antibiotics for a sinus infection and the early signs of strep throat, but alongside that I have some nasty bronchitis that seems to be enjoying April far more than I am. Doctor’s orders are to literally stay in bed and sleep until Saturday, but there is emails to answer and projects to sort out and my candidate-in-training is writing her thesis, which must be submitted on Monday (when I have to be in Sweden) – and of course, there’s the children and their shenanigans.

However, I have not forgotten: I still have photos from Canyon Matka, I still have photos from the coin museum (yes, it’s just lots of old, shiny coins!), I still have photos from the aqueduct, plus various random items that show signs of spring arriving. So as slow as I take it, please take it with the best of intentions.

April is for sure this year the cruellest month. And to think it’s only just begun…


  1. Jazzlet says

    That is the benefit of having a group of you, though it does make one appreciate how much work Caine put into the blog.

    I hope you get well soon.

  2. voyager says

    Your priorities are exactly in the right order except for taking care of yourself. That should come first. I hope this sinus infection/strep throat responds well to rest and antibiotics. Both conditions are painful and sap your strength.
    Please don’t ever feel bad about taking a rest from here. It’s just a blog and we are a team, which means when one (or two—Charly, i hope you are also better soon) of us is not well we can cover for each other. You’re a talented writer and photographer and I feel blessed (in an ungodly kind of way) to be able to work with you, but because you are also my friend it matters most to me that you are well. Please take good care of yourself and feel better soon.

  3. voyager says

    I don’t know how Caine managed it all either, especially during the periods when she was in pain and exhausted.

  4. Nightjar says

    There is a reason why I was hesitant in accepting the co-blogger post, and that is because I am notoriously inconsistent.

    I for one am glad you accepted, because inconsistent rq is better than no rq! :)
    Seriously, don’t worry about it. Get well soon and take care of yourself.

    Also… I enjoyed the song/video, thanks. ;)

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