We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled Friday shenanigans to bring you this very special episode of The Dose of Reality.
No one is more acutely aware of having dropped the proverbial blogging ball than us. With each passing day/week, we have found ourselves further and further behind and feeling immense amounts of guilt over it.
We kept emailing back and forth saying to each other “surely, things are going to get better starting…now” only to have everything fall apart again.
Posts we had planned fell by the wayside. Comments went unanswered. Re-run after re-run was scheduled with no time to return the blog love to our amazing Dose Peeps who were kind enough to keep showing up here each day.
You know those times when you just try to fake it until you make it, but after awhile you realize that there is a reason why your mom always told you honesty is the best policy?
Since we are all about telling you like it is..like it *really* is, it means that it is time to come clean and tell you all why this blog has been a mess.
Things have kind of fallen apart for both of us as of late.
And by fallen apart, we really mean things have sucked.
The good thing about running a blog with your best friend is that *usually* one person can pick up the slack for the other…unless of course you are BOTH dangling by a thread.
In addition to the regular stress of our children starting school (3 out of the 4 in brand new divisions this year), Lisa’s son Bobby suffered a massive break to his leg 2 weeks before school began. He had surgery to screw his bone back together and is now spending the next 6 months recovering. Needless to say, this has been quite a challenge…and by challenge, we really mean, TOTALLY INSANELY DIFFICULT.
Lisa also has had some serious health issues as of late and will now be undergoing major surgery next Thursday. If her husband Robert manages to actually take care of Bobby’s needs and still gets Lucy to dance class on time, we won’t even begrudge him the standing ovation he will richly deserve!
Ashley has hit the part of the year where she supplements her blogging pennies by trying to make some actual coin doing full-time nursing work. Cholesterol does not check itself, you know.
Her fantastic father-in-law has now spent several weeks in the hospital so she has been traveling back and forth on the weekends to attempt to help out and wade through all the medical speak (everyone feels better when you can translate “complete volume overload” into “he needs to pee more”).
So, there you have it. The Dose Girls are struggling, but we know things are going to get better soon.