Black and Blue

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I’d rather not have to swear, but in this case it seems necessary.  This has been a shitty week.  I don’t feel ready to plumb all the details, but here is the short version: I currently have 40 stitches, two black eyes, and two sick children.  This qualifies as something another rung up the negative ladder than shitty, but I just can’t think of a good enough word right now.

I’ve missed updating this blog, and missed our conversations.  But sometimes life just gets in the way, I suppose.

This has turned out to be a difficult time for a lot of the people I know, so I hope that you are having a much better week than we are.  I wish you a happy weekend!  And if you could send me any good vibes, I’d greatly appreciate it.

In the meantime, here is something much happier.  I have started a second blog (that I will update along with this one) that is dedicated to my more humorous writing about life.  It is called Beacon and Joy (named after an intersection I lived at for many years in Boston), and this essay about my grandmother (and my hair) brings a smile to my (swollen) face.

xx

14 comments

  • Linda Goldfarb

    Oh no, Ali. I”m so sorry that this week has been less than par to put it mildly. It;s hard enough taking care of two sick children. I hope you and yours recover quickly and on onto your writing – I know that Nora E. would be proud!

    • Thank you so much, Linda. Your support means so much!

      xx,
      Ali

  • Linda Goldfarb

    GREAT story about your grandmother and Nora’s advice. It’s very tempting…..

  • Katherine Simon

    Is this image a selfie of your forehead?? With the right hat and sunglasses we can be back on the streets of Paris TOMORROW.

    • How did you know?? I’m not afraid to drop everything and head to Paris at any moment. 😉

      xx

  • kimair

    oh ali i’m so sorry and hope you’re on the mend. hope you have a lovely weekend and heading over to beacon & joy now to check it out…xx

    • Thank you so much, Kim! I am on the mend, thank goodness! I hope you like Beacon & Joy!

      xx,
      Ali

  • Pamela

    Ali…I’m so sorry to hear your news. Lots of love coming your way and I can’t wait to read your other blog xo

    • Thanks so much, Pam!! I am feeling much better, and my black eyes are fading. Thank you for your support. I have loved following your vacation on social media!

      xx,
      Ali

  • I’m so incredibly sorry to hear this Ali, and I really hope that things will get better for you and your family soon. Sending an abundance of well wishes your way babe. Take care. xxT

    • Thank you so much, Theresa! I am doing so much better, thank goodness!! I’ll be back to myself in no time. I hope you are doing great!

      xx,
      Ali

  • Hi Jackie, I am so sorry! Hope you are ok. I can kind of relate…a few weeks ago, I had an accident and got a black eye, major swelling and stitches(not 40 though!) on my face. What’s going on?! It was really hard for me to accept the fact that I had to slow down and take a break from my daily life.

    I’m sending you as many positive vibes as possible, and hope you feel better and recover fast.

    Take care,
    Josephina
    p.s. Checked out your new blog. Looking forward to reading more posts!!

    • Hi Josephina! I am so sorry to hear you had an accident as well! How are you doing now? I hope you’re recovering well and that the whole thing is a distant memory soon.

      It definitely seems like something has been in the air of late. Hopefully, it’s all behind us before we know it.

      I’m sending you lots of healing vibes too. Thank you so much for your message!

      xx,
      Ali

      • Hi! It’s been about 4 weeks, so I am well now. What about you?
        Hope you’re feeling better!

        xo,
        Josephina