(I hope you all are Gomer Pyle fans, cause otherwise you won’t know how to pronounce the title of this post. It also helps if you are Southern. And missing a few teeth.)
I read every comment that I receive every day on this blog. When I get home from work, I sit down for a minute and see what you all have to say. But yesterday I read them over and over and over and over again. And then I cried a bit. And then I read them one more time. To say thank you is just not even close to how much gratitude I have for the kind, thoughtful, insightful, supportive, loving comments you each left yesterday. It just doesn’t even scratch the surface. Your outpouring of encouragement in blog comments, emails, Tweets, Facebook messages, and phone calls just overwhelmed me. Thank you for being there. Wherever you are. It just means the world to me.
You should also know that I got a very nice email from my Mom yesterday that basically said, “I know this is overwhelming…but you have to actually DO SOMETHING now.” So, last night Chris and I were on the phone with Sallie Mae for about an hour, actively coming up with a plan for our student loans, which are a major source of stress for me at the moment. We came up with good information and a plan of action and I instantly felt better when I hung up the phone. And I also realized and remembered that MONSTERS AREN’T SO SCARY WHEN YOU DRAG THEM OUT FROM UNDER YOUR BED! In the light of day, it was just us talking to a loan representative, who was helpful and nice and WANTED things to be better for us. There were no monsters on that phone call. And I felt about 50 pounds lighter when I got off the phone.
So I celebrated by eating 50 pounds of Halloween candy.
I blame the New Guy.
You should also know that my Grandma was here yesterday to stay home with Beaner who had a stomach bug. While she was here, she did all my laundry. All of it. Why is it important that you know that? I have no idea. I was just so excited, I felt like it was blog-worthy.
The last thing you should know is that my blog posts have been kind of skimpy this week because we are in the process of moving our site to a new, faster, bigger, better server. That means that I can’t put too much stuff up on the blog right now because of The Move. Imagine that we are loading all of our website into boxes and then onto a moving truck and getting ready to truck across town to a new server. Well, at this point everything is all boxed up, so for me to add content here would be like going out and buying new furniture and then having to unpack the moving truck to make room for the new stuff. So, I just wanted you to know that my blogging is a little weak this week because of that.
Not cause I’m cracking up.
We’ll be back to regularly scheduled blogging my little guts out tomorrow.
Until then, know that I am – as always – grateful that you all are here day after day to support me. Whether I’m dealing with a husband who is stealing my Halloween candy or something much more serious, you all continue to be here and that is just amazing. So, thanks for that.