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House Fire Christmas Post - December 22, 2019

Update May 2020 - I'm currently going back through my Facebook posts and deciding what I want to leave up for public consumption and what I want to leave private (mostly photos of family that I don't want to leave accessible forever). I thought posting the text of those posts, along with some of the photos I'm okay with leaving public, here on the blog and backdating the posts to the days they went up would be a good alternative. If you've landed here in the midst of a difficult season (that is difficult for no fault of your own), I hope this helps. Leave a comment or send me a message (catpollockwrites @ gmail .com - remove the spaces) if you want someone to talk to, or even just someone to listen. ---------------- Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 3:20PM A little teary-eyed this afternoon... Over the last ten to fifteen years, Mom had been steadily working on hand-made crossstitch stockings for each of her children, their spouses, and her grandbabies. Most of us h

When the Words Won't Come

There's a blog post I've been trying to write for months now, and if you've been on this site in the last six months then you likely have a couple of ideas about which one it is. Maybe it's:  The one where I tell you what happened the day of the fire from my perspective The one with the updates on where everyone/everything is and how they/it are now The one where I write about how to get through the aftermath of a house fire Or maybe it's something else and I just haven’t thought of it yet. *shrug* For all the newcomers (or those of you who just haven't been in the loop), well… the summarized version of what happened is that my parents' home burned down in a brush fire six months ago. I was temporarily displaced by that fire as well, and most of my time and energy since had been invested in dealing with and starting to heal from that trauma alongside my family. I've got drafts sitting on the back end of the site waiting to see the light of