Happy Friday, bloggy people! Just wanted to post a little reminder: I had originally made the deadline for blogiversary stuff today…BUT if yours isn’t ready, I will definitely accept them beyond this date. I know a lot of you have contacted me saying you received last-minute inspiration, so of course I will take something whenever you can get it to me. I have things squared away for a while, so no pressure. 🙂
As for the “sad news”…I had never intended to share a whole lot of personal stuff on here, but the fact is that so many of you guys have become my friends. We’ve never met in person, but we’ve exchanged opinions, we’ve bonded over shared obsessions, and we’ve made each other laugh. You guys are important to me, so I want you to know what’s going on in my life.
The sad news is that my grandmother passed away yesterday. We knew it was coming–she’d been in poor health for quite a while–but it doesn’t lessen the blow. I know I’ve mentioned her on here before. She was the only grandparent I ever knew. Mother to 7, grandmother to 12, great-grandmother to 13. Lived through the Great Depression and WWII. Survived more health scares than anyone I’ve ever met. She was a lot of things to a lot of people–avid reader, sports enthusiast, cheerleader, cook, and, yes, even movie critic. I fondly remember going to Harry Potter films and The Hobbit and Star Trek with her. It’s going to be hard for the family to say goodbye, but we’re taking it one day at a time. Anyway, I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but I prefer for you guys to know what’s up rather than leave you wondering.
Hope you have some nice plans this weekend. Do something fun with the people you love. 🙂