Mar 192017
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

Happy Sunday Everyone!

When I think of anniversaries I think of happy celebrations. This past Wednesday marked 2 years since my son took his life. Not a happy celebration, so for me “anniversary” is just not the right word. Unlike last year I had decided months ago to just treat it like a normal day on my blog and for the book tours. I filled the day with work and commitments hoping that would push me through the day. Well, that was a mistake because it wasn’t a normal day, it wasn’t a normal week. My filling the week with work has left me feeling overwhelmed and behind in so many things. I had hoped to catch up this weekend but roadblocks just keep throwing themselves in my path.

First due to the weather we had several power and internet outages on Monday.

Then on Tuesday, when I tried to update tour pages on my blog the program had mind of its own and was opening earlier revisions with a many things missing. Confusing to explain, confusing to fix but I finally got the pages updated and the problem seems to have gone away.

Wednesday, the actual day I needed time for myself my email inbox was overflowing with things I needed to handle. To ignore them would have just put me further behind. Wednesday night I couldn’t sleep, that night from 2 years ago, the police at the door telling us our son was gone, just kept replaying itself in my mind and when I did get to sleep the nightmares had returned. When I finally got to sleep it was about 7 a.m. and then of course I didn’t get up on time, again, chasing my tail to get caught up.

Friday, no matter what I did I just couldn’t stay on task and soon it was 6 p.m. and I just had to stop.

Saturday, up early, ready to get caught up, my printer stopped working and Microsoft did some kind of update during the night and the restart took over an hour. I wanted to just do a manual shutdown and start over but the last time I had done that it caused more problems so I waited.

So no, not caught up, still behind. I am hoping today is better. This was just the computer side. I didn’t do hardly any reading this week and no time on the weekend for much reading because of all the time at the computer. Believe me, I have learned my lesson. Next year, I am not scheduling anything for this week.

Now I push forward until Kris’ birthday on March 29. Yes, I will be behind again then too.

~Lori

Weekly Rewind – March 13 – 18, 2017

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #11 2017

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – March 2017 – Week #2

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Death By Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Janet Finsilver – Author of Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table – #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – #Review – Beginner’s Luck by Corinne Scott – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Flashback Friday – Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Old Bones Never Die by Lesley A. Diehl

Plus – Special Guest – Kelly Lane – Author of Cold Pressed Murder @BerkleyMystery #Giveaway

Take some time for yourself this week! You deserve it!

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  7 Responses to “Sunday Salon/Sunday Post – Rough Week – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call”

  1. So sorry about your son. Please do take care of yourself. Maybe it was him with you this week telling you to slow down and try to find peace. Love and hugs.

  2. I can’t even imagine the loss of a child, but those were signs telling you to slow down and take care of yourself. On his birthday take the day to remember him – sit down and look at pictures from happy times. Have a cup of tea/coffee and just breath. Hope you find a way to cope.

  3. So sorry about your son. Please do take care of yourself. Try to remember the good times and cherish those memories.

    • You know, just last night I was thinking he was sending me messages and reading your comments today help me realize they were not crazy thoughts. Thank you so much!

  4. My husband’s father committed suicide and we’ve had a similar struggle with the anniversary of his death. I think a death by suicide anniversary is different from a death by natural causes – or at least it has been for us. I don’t think there’s a magic answer for how to deal with it other than just to listen to your self and do the best you can. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope this week is better.

  5. I feel very sad for you. You sound like you are trying to do the best you can from a difficult time.

  6. I can’t imagine how hard it is! I had a terribly hard time when my dad passed away, and we knew that was coming. But then the same day Dad dies, my daughter’s sister-in-law took her own life. And then the baby that our daughter was expecting died. That was a very sad time for us. But for you to lose your son without a chance to hug him before he left has to be so hard. Take the time you need to remember your dear son whenever you need to!

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