Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Last Hurrah

If you come here on a fairly regular basis, I hope you noticed that in the past few posts, I have been working to upgrade the type of outfits I have been showing so that my readers didn't get bored seeing me in jeans every installment.  None of the outfits were too fancy, all still perfectly affordable options, but none had denim anywhere in them.  That's not to say I actually wore any of them in real life...just that I actually do OWN items that would work for other situations my readers might find themselves in.  I was trying to better the blog, and expand my reach.  I was motivated.

All of the images in the skirt series were taken on the same afternoon...more than a month ago now, and I hadn't been inspired to take a photo since then.  And THEN, on Easter Sunday no less, the Universe said "oh really?" and gave me a nice little injury to prevent even the possibility of taking photos.

I have acute calcific tendonitis with complete shoulder contracture--which is the fancy way of saying a frozen shoulder.  I have very limited range of motion in the shoulder of my dominant hand.  Can't work, can't cook, can't clean, can't photograph, can only type with the computer down on my lap and with a whole lot of pain.  I'm down for a minimum of 6 weeks with intensive physical therapy to get back my ROM.  Super, super fun.

ANYWAY, Universe, I hear you.  Loud and clear.  I'm done. It's been fun.  If I come back again, it will be a new and better incarnation (God willing).  If I don't then I don't and I'll figure something else out.  I just wanted to let you guys know...those handful of people who keep coming by to check if there is anything new here.  I love you guys.

Until then and as always,



  1. Well. This sucks! I'm so sorry, and I know it hurts like an SOB. One imagines how much fun it would be to be off work and to have the world peel your grapes for you. But it gets old fast and it soon feels like the world is passing you by and getting pissed that it has to step around you on it's way. Get better fast.
    I'll miss your blogs if you stop, so stop by and say hello if you can. I'll be content with just a "Hey."
    You look pretty smart here, but your jeans were never boring.

  2. Youch! I do hope you feel much better and SOON! I've enjoyed following your blog form the get-go. We started about the same time. I'll miss your posts, but you did break us in gently with your hiatus over the winter! xo

  3. Ouch! I hope you get better soon - this sounds really painful. I will miss you and we will be here if you decide to come back.


  4. Oh Alyssa, I'm so sorry! My mom went through something similar when I was a teen, so I know how much it sucks! Read lots of good books, and feel better ASAP.

  5. So sorry to hear of your injury, Alyssa! I hope you are better soon and I will miss your posts.

  6. It's probably hard to imagine coming back as you wince through every keystroke on your laptop. I'm so sorry that the Universe rigged this one for you...and yet, I'm a firm believer in a bounteous and generous universe, so here's hoping that the outgrowth of your painful moment will be lovely and wonderful. Take care, and hope to see you back soon!

  7. Oh, my goodness! I'm late hearing about your injury. I'm so sorry you're in so much pain and wish you a speedy recovery. Don't aggravate your injury by doing things you shouldn't. Just get better and I hope to see you back if you feel moved to post. Take care, Allyssa. xo

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