before i begin my usual ramblings…um, holy crap. i didn’t quite know what was going on friday morning when i kept getting all these emails from wordpress. and i was even more confused when i saw they were comments – especially since i’ve only had about a dozen visitors since i started this thing. and then i finally figured it out: i had been included in stirrups queen‘s weekly round-up. thank you. thank you to mel for connecting me to the amazing community she is a part of. thank you to the 300-odd people who ventured over this way. and a big thank you to those of you who commented. i cannot express how much it meant to me to not be alone, especially with how things have been these past few weeks. they seem like such small words, but please know how much i am saying with them: thank you.