Friday, November 10, 2006

Blah'g, blah'g, blah'gging

I am pressed for time today; the kids have the day off of school and I have two to spare over for the afternoon. Tonight there are other commitments so I thought I would share a little about what has been going on during NaBloPoMo other than my writing.

I was pleasantly surprised to find this blog referenced on other blogs by people who are participating in this crazy post-fest. So first, I would like to thank The Odd Mix and Marilla Anne for choosing me to be one of the blogs they are planning on encouraging this month.

Then there is Strange Neighborhood. Gus definitely lives in a place like no other--giants and zombies as neighbors, oh my!-- and one night while perusing blogs via the NaBloPoMo randomizer, he posted a few he had found, including mine. I encourage you all to check out Gus' blog because I can promise you it is different.

Of course, you can't be cheered on without wanting to cheer others on in return. In my sidebar you will find a few blogs I've found along the way. I will probably add to that list as the days go by.

Finally, and to take a more serious turn, one blog I found while doing a little randomizing myself has me captivated and saddened. Atomic Tumor is the blog of AT and GAC. I guess the wife, GAC was the more regular contributor of the two. The last few days of October she was sick with what seemed to be the flu. AT took her to the hospital on November 2nd, I believe and it was then that it was realized that GAC had an infection of unknown origin. More quickly that it seems possible, her conditin became very critical. Every day since then, AT has blogged about her condition and his thoughts and feelings during this time. The last time I checked, they had just found out that a CT scan showed multiple brain bleeds. It seems that what was a minute by minute concern about whether she would survive is now a longer wait to see how serious the brain damage is.

AT has been overwhelmed (in a good way) with how people have responded. The traffic on their blog increased so much he had to have help with the server. He is very moved by the thoughts, comments and prayers of others and it seems to be helping him as he copes with this. If you are so moved, head on over to their blog. Even if you don't want to comment, watching the stats and seeing how many people are checking in lifts his spirits.

Until tomorrow,


10 down, 20 to go


Beck said...

I checked out his blog - it was painful to read. I nearly died of a massive infection back in March and I am okay now - I hope very much that his wife has the same outcome.
But wow, still so raw for me. Still.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks very much for the support, it's much appreciated :)

However, I had to hire a personal investigator to track down your blog, as you didn't link it in your comment! Nevermind, that's $5k well spent, I enjoyed the read.

Best of luck with NaBloPoMo! We're 1/3 through :)

Mary-LUE said...

Ooops, Elizabeth! I'm sorry about having to spend all that money. I assumed when I signed up to leave comments at your place that it left a link somehow to me. (I don't know how to make an embarassed smiley or I would put one here.)

Mary-LUE said...


I'm so sorry to hear that you went through something like that such a short time ago. Can you tell from what AT is writing how similar the severity of the cases is/was?

(If you don't feel comfortable answering that, I understand.)

Elizabeth said...

No problem Mary, I have way too much money anyway!

xlbrt said...

Hey, thanks for the props! I think at least one other person has wandered into the neighborhood following your link.

kittenpie said...

Just a little Hi!
And a Keep going on the NaBloPoMo!
Wow, I'm awed by you people. I know I couldn't do it.

Kristen said...

Wow, yeah. This NaBloPoMo thing has introduced us to so many new blogs - I wasn't really expecting that! It's amazing. I'll have to check out the ones you linked. That last one sounds heart-wrenching.