Monday, April 15, 2013

On wilting…

I’ve missed y’all!


And I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting.

As I explained in a post months ago (wince), my brother went through a patch of misery that I can’t go into any detail about.  Suffice it to say that his misery was my misery…and when he emerged from it,  I then found myself dealing with my own patch of post-misery misery.  

Blink.

Add to that an extended stretch of work-based overwhelmification, and…well, lets just say that this bitch’s Afro was wilting.

Shit, my Afro is still wilting!

Sigh.

Many of you know that I’m co-guardian of my older autistic brother.  I’ve written about the challenges of guardianship and how taxing they can be…they are often as taxing as being a sibling is empowering…and for the last several months, trying to balance the two was all I could do.

But of course that’s not all I had to do…cause life doesn’t pause when a body is going through a ton of emotionally challenging shit.

Anyhoo, I thank y'all for your encouragement and support.

Trust that a bitch hasn’t retired or fallen off a cliff…or been in jail (thanks to a certain Trinity from Nashville for offering bail money if that was the case!)

This thing called life sure as shit is a wild ride!

Oh, and bitchitude is back.  Look for posts beginning tomorrow…

11 comments:

Rileysdtr said...

Welcome back, Little Sister.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back and he has come out of his misery.

Prosey said...

Sending you and yours love.

charmngbilly said...

glad to see you're back....i got a pick and some Afro-fluff somewhere 'round here....(*goes to rummaging*)

stay strong.

b.

DesertRose said...

I'm glad to see you posting again. I hope life isn't giving you too much shit. :)

Laura said...

You and C-money are wonderful, wonderful sisters. There's a special place in heaven for you. And Bill, too, of course! Love and prayers to you all.

Mark said...

I'm sorry Bill has had some rough times. And I'm sorry you are having them too! I'm so GLAD you're back!! Massive squeeze hugs of LOVE to you! I missed you so much, what was I gonna do without my dose of Shark-Fu to get me through the day? YAY.

I've been going through some tough times too. But it's nothing new really- unemployment, religious confusion, involuntary celibacy, intra-personal friction... yep, nothing new in my life. Oh and I got a painful tetanus shot today. Still living at home with the parents.

But on the upside, I finally got my own garage-door-opener today, so I can come and go as I please from the home-place without being beholden to folks. I'll be working soon at a library in a zoo! My dream job! And my ex and I talked for two hours, basically decided to be best friends, and made up from our old quarrels. Shit, I thought the dude was poisonous but he is as sweet as banana pudding and has genuinely apologized for his previous displays of assholery.

So it's a balanced picture on my end.. I wish I had been able to e-mail you or been more adept with this site. I am praising the Lord to be home again in a place with decent soul-food restaurants. Now that I've got the money, the time and the transit I think I need a serious infusion of something smothered and covered and fried! If the gods are kind, perhaps buttermilk pie!

Serious Love to You Pam a.k.a. Shark-fu. So glad you are back.

Pamela Merritt said...

OMG, buttermilk pie sounds beyond yummy!

Hugs and love to you too, Mark.

It lifts my spirits to hear that things are turning in a positive direction for you - fantabulous!

Antonio said...

Happy to hear your brother is doing better, hope things improve for you as well.

Anonymous said...

I was worried you'd given up on the fine art of bitchitude. The love you have for your brother is solid as a rock and amazing, keep on keeping on! Your fans in West Michigan await your fluff of the Afro.

_david_

Lincoln said...

Girl, just glad to see you again. Was starting to worry a bit. :)