Hi to all of our doggy and kitty friends out there! (I don't think we have a hammie friend yet, but if you're out there, let us know!)
We have been receiving holiday cards in packs! E-cards and by snail mail, we are overwhelmed by the community that we are a part of, and feeling so thankful that we stumbled across DWB this past summer!
I fully intend to thank each of you on this blog, and to visit your blogs and get to know you. You'll have noticed that I haven't done that yet, and I'm sorry that it hasn't happened. And our e-card hasn't gone out yet either, but it's coming, too.
I just want to let all of you know how much this outpouring of love means to me. I have chronic depression and generalized anxiety disorder, to the point where I'm on disability. And December is always a very tough month for me. I'm easily overwhelmed at the best of times, and December is almost never the best of times.
But this year, we have a network of friends - canine, feline, and human - from all over the world. And you all have sent your love and good wishes to us. Being part of this community is the best holiday gift I could have asked for, and has made this difficult time of year more bearable.
I thank each and every one of you for your huge hearts, compassion, and support. Dannan and I are truly lucky; first, that we found each other, and second, that we found you all.
I think that I have to start to accept that I will always be "behind". I probably won't ever be (and stay!) caught up on visiting your blogs. But I do always get there eventually, and we read every post, even if we don't always comment. Dannan has awards to post, and I'll do that sometime this week. Sometimes I let things seem to myself like they are more than I can handle, and I let them overwhelm me. When I get behind, I fight with that. And as a recovering perfectionist, I want to do things just right. Most of the time, I listen to myself when I say, "Done is better than perfect", but sometimes I forget.
I wanted to do this post because lately I always seem to be apologizing for falling behind in reading and posting. And I realize that this is probably going to be more the rule than an exception, so I thought that I'd just post about it and let it go. It makes me feel better, even if none of you needed to hear it. LOL.
Thanks for always popping over when you haven't heard from us for a while. Sometimes, I do need a reminder!
Dannan, thank you for letting me hijack the blog today. He has a pink ducky post that he wants to do; it might get done tonight, and then again it might not. Just know that we love you all, and now that you're part of our lives, we can't imagine them without you!!!