Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Still Here...

For those who have noticed the deafening silence here for the past month, just wanted to let you know I will be back someday soon. As you might have guessed, my father died, and for some reason, it seems to have knocked me out of orbit a bit as far as this blog is concerned, though I'm doing okay otherwise. I guess money issues just haven't been top of mind, but of course they never completely disappear... so bear with me and I'll get back to writing more soon.

79 comments:

Tiffany In Houston said...

So sorry to hear, you and yours will be in my thoughts. Take all the time you need, we'll be here when you get back.

Anonymous said...

As one of your hundreds of thousands of loyal and anonymous readers: I'm sorry for your loss.

moneymonk said...

Sorry for your loss, Madame X take as much time need be.

We are all still loyal readerds to your blog

Jojo said...

I am sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Please take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

I was afraid that was the reason for the silence. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself. We'll all be here when you come back.

kldt

Revanche said...

So very sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family.

negative_net_worth said...

I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts.

KDW said...

I hope your family is at peace...

Jo in NZ said...

You are held in prayer around the globe. We miss you, but come back only when you are ready. With love xx

mw said...

Thanks for letting us know. I'm sorry for your loss and hope your grieving time is a good one for you.

MtnMama said...

I am sorry to hear, although that explains the "silence." Do what you need to do. Your audience will be here when you return.

mOOm said...

I'm sorry to hear of your sad news - moom

Jill said...

I, too, feared that had happened when I noticed the silence. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry for your loss... my condolences.

Anonymous said...

Like everyone else said...

Little Miss Moneybags said...

My condolences on your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mr. Findep Man said...

Madame X,

So sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure you will make the right decision and take as much time as you need to.

As many have already said - we will be here when you return.

Best,

Mr. Findep Man

Sweet Kitchen said...

I am so very sorry. My condolences to you and your family. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

mbhunter said...

Ouch ... no fun.

I'll pray for you.

Christel said...

My condolences to you and your family.
Christel

Kizz said...

I am so sorry about your dad.

Quadelle said...

Oh how terribly sad. Take all the time you need. We'll all still be here when you're ready.

Anonymous said...

My condolences on your loss.

Anonymous said...

Madame X,

I was wondering where you were; to be honest it never occurred to me that your father passed away. I'm so sorry and sad for you! Please know that you are in our thoughts and that we all wish you peace and comfort as you pull together with your family and friends during this difficult time.

tk_zk

Anonymous said...

My condolences on your dad's passing.

TXattny said...

Sending thoughts and prayers your way from my law office here in Houston, Texas!

Andrea said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I love reading your blog and my thoughts are with you and your family. Please take the time you need. We will be here when you are ready to blog again.

Andrea in Houston

Anonymous said...

I miss your writings immensly but take care of you and your family. You are a good daughter.

Kay said...

So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent or loved one. Make sure to take care of yourself.

Etienne said...

My condolences. I'm sorry to hear this. Good luck sorting everything out and thank you for your informative posts on this type of planning.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Tiki said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have been worried about you...

guinness416 said...

This is very sad news, condolences to you and to your family. Please don't worry about blogging/readers/etc at all at the moment.

Brooklyn Money said...

So sorry to hear that, Madame X. You have my sympathies. I've been worried.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and have admired the honest way you dealt with family financial issues. You have my sincere condolences on your dad's passing.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's perfectly understandable that this would knock you for a loop. Take the time you need, and you'll get through this one day at a time.

Hazzard said...

Hi MadameX,
I'm sorry to hear your father passed away. I lost my father 2.5 years ago and I can tell you that time will help.

I hope you are doing well and that the rest of your family is doing fine as well.
Hazzard

Anonymous said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry. I was hoping you were still by his side making sure he was ok. I wish you and your family healing thoughts.
-Tasha

Anonymous said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need, we'll be here when you're ready to come back.

~Deby

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss

Moneyapolis said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. When I saw you weren't posting, I was worried that your dad wasn't doing well. My thoughts are with you as you get back to a new normal.

Anonymous said...

Frequent lurker first time commenter so sorry for your loss.

Miss M said...

Madame X - you and your family have my deepest sympathy. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Another long time lurker & fan of your site. Just wanted to extend my condolences to you & your family. Take care, my blog friend.

Ashie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts.

Lindsey@14footceilings said...

I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself and your mom first and foremost, don't worry about the blog!

palmetto soul said...

Sending up prayers and condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I can only guess how devastated you must feel. Thanks for reaching out to your readers in the middle of your grief and the aftermath of his death. I thought that was what had happened and have been thinking of you. You are a wonderful writer and I read your blog almost every day.

Anonymous said...

I am also sorry for about your dad. Ironic that you posted on the 20th anniversary of my own father's death. Be assured his love will never fade from your heart. I am sure he was very proud of his accomplished daughter. Time does heal.

T'Pol said...

Dear Madame X,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. It is very tough to deal with a parent's death no matter how old you are. I lost my father 15 years ago and I know how hollow I felt inside. May God rest him in Peace.

Joshua said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Be well.

Melanie said...

Ah...I had feared as much.

Take care of yourself; be gentle and forgiving of what I call "grief brain" - it happened to me with the loss of each parent.

I join the many others who carry you gently in my heart and will be here when you return.

Sicilian said...

Hugs . . . . the loss of a parent is extremely difficult.
It made me re-think my priorities. . . . hope you get to feeling better soon.
I do enjoy your blog.
Ciao

Tampaite said...

My heartfelt condolences.

Notch Consulting said...

If you have any of the feelings I had after the passing of both of my parents (also when I was in my 30s), you're probably pretty sick of platitudes right now. But, you probably also know, that's about all we, as 'friends' have to offer...

So I will say this: do something nice for yourself today: go to a park or a museum, go to a movie, buy yourself something frivolous, eat at an expensive restaurant with a friend (and treat them!). These are the things we tend to pass up after the loss of a loved one, most often because we feel we should be "grieving".

Remember to live.

Sue

Victoria said...

Hang in there Madame X. We will still be here when you are ready to start blogging again.

Anonymous said...

Bronx chica...He is now a guardian angel who will protect you and ur family. God Bless you all!

bugbear said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Madame X.

Portlairge said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Jackie said...

Am so sorry to read this. My own father passed this past Spring and I turned 40 last month. I'd love to tell you that I have made peace, but I haven't. I will eventually. You will too.
Prayers to you and your family this evening across the miles.

modena604 said...

Sorry to hear about the death of your dad. R.I.P.

CT Mom said...

So so sorry ... peace to you and your family.

frugal zeitgeist said...

I am so very sorry. I hope you and your family find peace in time. Went through this last yera myself - email me if you want to chat.

Grace. said...

I had hoped I was wrong when I kept going to your blog and finding no new entries. I am sorry for your family's loss. We'll still be here when you feel like blogging again.

Anonymous said...

I am really so sorry for your loss. They say time heals all wounds..I hope this holds true for you...

Beatrice said...

Dear Madame X, I'm so sorry for your loss! Peace to you and your family...

Doctor S said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts are with you and your family.

Archie said...

madam X -

Knowing it was coming anytime never makes it easier. Our wishes and prayers with you - we'll be here and waiting to hear WHATEVER you have to say (about your family or finances) - whenever you come back. Stay strong - all I can say is, it'll always hurt but you'll get better at handling it.

K said...

I'm sorry for your loss, I wish you and your family the best.

ToniAnnette said...

I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry for you loss. God Bless you and your family during this heartbreaking time.

Anonymous said...

My condolences. Take good care of yourself in these hard times.

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Sorry for your loss. Be strong and take your time to get started with new things.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry for your loss Madame X.
I hope you are at peace, now that he is not suffering any longer.

Cynthia said...

Though it may be a bit late, I'm truly sorry for your loss. It's understandable for you to take a break from blogging. Hope you get well.