No picture of me today! I haven't been posing so much, and Mom's been, well, Mom hasn't been herself lately.
I am sure you have all noticed that I haven't been visiting as many blogs as I used to, and that Mom and I haven't been commenting much. We try to visit all our wonderful friends' blogs, but Mom just... well, I dunno. She isn't exactly blue, or grey. She isn't really sad... (except when she hears that Mombean is having a hard day). She just doesn't seem to have the extra energy she had before.
Of course -everybody- is worried about how hard it is going to be to feed the heating monsters this winter, and the e-conomy, the price of gas, global warming, the general state of the world, and the upcoming election (we won't tire you with political tirades, but please VOTE), and you know, all that big stuff.
Mom has had a hard time keeping up with the housework, and she tries to keep busy in the sewing room, and she works hard day hunting, keeping the bits and bytes flying around the net at her day hunting gig (don't ask, I don't get it either). She runs around as usual, doing the same stuff she did before, but it's not quite the same.
I think I know what it is. I think Mom has a tiny Sprout-shaped hole in her heart too. I know there isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't think of Sprout and her family. Our family. Sprout's family is my family.
So please forgive us for not visiting all of you and leaving witty funny comments. Please excuse my boring blog posts, or Mom's lame excuses for not posting an interesting Thursday Thirteen, or for posting a dull one. Mom's just not back to "normal" yet. Frankly, that old normal isn't going to come back. Mom needs to build a new "normal" and it's gonna take some time.
So if you'll excuse me, I have to go over and get her to give me some attention. I think she needs some purrs.