Yes, my blogging here ground to a halt. A quick check shows me it's just been a little more than a month since I last poked my head out to say anything. So what's the deal, right?
I've been busy. I've not always been feeling great and certainly not at the end of the day. I've not felt I've had much to say.
The first excuse is self-explanatory. I suspect this sense of not having enough time in the day to do everything emerged last year, but it's been a full blown phenomenon this year.
As for the second excuse, there was the tooth I had to have a root canal again on. Around the time of that root canal I'd been having some pain and headaches on the other side. A sign of another imminent root canal? The dentist didn't see anything wrong. That all has diminished this month, so I'm going to take that as a positive sign. There was the mystery discomfort, which I did get checked out by a specialist to the tune of a sizable bill, a non-answer, and the suggestion to come back if it was still there in a few months. It did subside, which means the initial diagnosis of "referred pain" was probably correct. But yes, I've been feeling pretty banged up these last three months, which ate away at my motivation.
As for the third excuse, what else is there to say? The blog had been not-so-hot content-wise for some time. Since I wasn't feeling up to it, I could justify taking a break. I still think it's valuable to do some writing on a daily basis, but I hit a wall with it.
Anyway, I just wanted to say I'm still here even if I've been quiet of late. I think I'm probably going to take it slow with this site for awhile yet, but we'll see how things go.