The Sunday Post #90

Posted February 18, 2023 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 26 Comments

Hi there you guys. Oh I feel I can just take a huge sig of relief to be able to say hi to you! Gosh, it’s been a really tough couple of weeks.

The year started crazy with Mommy opening the new learning clinic and getting used to not being at school every day. All good, a change is a good thing and my Mommy is starting to settle into her new routine. And then a large part of her world came crashing down with one devastating event.

On Sunday night, 06 February, the staff at the school my Mommy teaches, received the upsetting news that one of our students have passed away by taking her own life. Wow, what a blow. The whole school was just dumped in silence and disbelief. This beautiful, beautiful girl was one of my Mommy’s students and no-one, not even her parents, who we also know quite well, suspected a thing. How, oh how is this possible? The shock and sadness that rippled through our tight-knit community was unbelievable.

Getting through the week up to her funeral, was a tough one and last weekend, my Mommy literally just stayed in bed. Crying, sleeping and reading. Thank the heavens above for the comfort of reading.

And then life needs to go on. The little mutt had to be sterilized this passed week and my Mommy also officially started her classes in the new clinic. But still, my Mommy’s heart is heavy with the loss of a beloved student. But then, again – there are hundreds of students who spend the last week celebrating love and friendship and having fun in the library.

I’m sure the upcoming week is going to be even better and perhaps, just perhaps we can fall in our blogging rhythm again as well!

We do miss you guys and the fun and comfort of blogging. We haven’t been reading as much as well, but we are enjoying this one tremendously at the moment:

And as we are typing here, we are watching the documentary Inside the mind of a cat. What fun is that! The mutt is barking away and I’m happily purring on Mommy’s pillow. Yes, life does go on.

So what’s new in your life? I guess we’ve missed out on a lot of fun new books and book blogging news, let’s see how quickly we can catch up.

Of course we will link up with our lovely hosts, Debbie @ Readerbuzz with The Sunday Salon and Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer with The Sunday Post.

Lots of Love,

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26 responses to “The Sunday Post #90

  1. Oh noooo. A student that young? It’s just unbelievable. And Awful. OMG. My sympathies to You & everyone there at the school. Man. just knocked the wind out of me. please take care.

  2. Oh I am so sorry about your students. I am glad you took time for yourself and I hope you were able to get lots of comfort from books and Elza’s snuggling. The Learning Center sounds fantastic and I hope this week has gone much better. Hugs

    • Thank you Mae,

      We are heading into week three after the tragedy and I do get the feeling that the town is more back in a rhythm. I need to find a rhythm for the year as well and I hope I can finally start with it this week.

      Have a good week ahead and thanks for the visit…

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  3. Oh wow. What a horrible couple of weeks. I’m so sorry for your loss and especially sad that it’s a young person with their whole life ahead. I just can’t imagine the pain you are going through.

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    • Thank you Wendy,

      The whole town is still in mourning and disbelief. I feel so so sorry for her parents. Her mom is the head nurse for the Mom&Baby Clinic in town and I just don’t see how she returns to work and deal with everyone else’s issues.

      So sad. But life does have a way of going on again, doesn’t it?

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  4. What heartbreaking news! You’ve definitely been missed, and it’s unfortunate it’s been for such a sad reason. Sometimes “life must go on” is an important thing to remember but easier said than done when dealing with grief. Hugs to you.
    I didn’t realize Follett had something new – I’ll have to check it out.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    • Terrie!

      Oh I’ve missed you guys a lot! Yes, it’s been a crazy first 8 weeks of this year. But I am sure it’s all going to be smooth sailing from here on. It is a terrible thing that happened and it’s still going to linger in the community for a long time to come.

      But I have a need to find a rhythm again and of course blogging is my first stop!

      Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words, I hope you will have a great week,

      PS: NEVER came out in 2021. It really really is very good and I can’t put it down. As soon as I’m done here, I am going to bed and read my book!

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    • Dearest Cindy!

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, change is always something to get used to hey. And if something like the death of a child falls in the middle of it all as well, it’s becoming chaos.

      But it will all be better!

      I am looking forward to a new week and new things to come. I do hope you will have a great week too!

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