Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I'm Back!!! (Did Ya Miss Me?)

“There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.” 
 - John Steinbeck

So here I am again.

To my loyal readers who don’t know me personally – perhaps you thought I had dropped off the face of the earth.

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And I am sorry that you have been so worried.

Please cancel the police searches, the sign campaigns, he talk show blitzes.

Nope. Not in there dudes.

Indeed…I did – so to speak – come pretty close to the edge of the earth…and at times I felt like jumping…but no.

I’m still here.

See? Hello again!

But it has been one hell of a frickin’ looooooooooooooooooooong summer peeps.

I will get in to it in some (but not specific) detail in an upcoming post…but for now, I will tell you the following:

  1.       I have a new domain name. Frick. This pisses me off. But my credit card expired and the company that hosts my domain tried and tried and tried to tell me to update my info so that I could renew it (thehugginghome.com)…but I was too busy dealing with the other reason why my blog took a hike for the summer….and so I lost it. Because someone else bought it. And then tried to sell it to me for $1000.00. I know. Frick that.

  1. 2    So my NEW domain name is http://thehugginghome.ca. Yes….. .CA! For all of my non-Canadian followers, that stands for Canada. Because I am Canadian. Makes sense eh? Please take a moment now to update this in your favourites. My blog IS in your favourites…right? (And by the way, us Canadians spell favourite with a “u” – so please don’t write me of as a dumb blonde. I have my moments…but this is not one of them.)

I'm back. You can relax.
Right on eh?
  1. 3    I will put this one plainly. This summer, my husband and I (after a great deal of soul-searching and time) mutually decided to part ways. I won’t (and won’t in the future) get into the tiny details…I don’t believe that is for public consumption…but I will say that there were no third parties involved, we continue to put our children first and are committed to being successful co-parents. We are both good people and good parents…we just are not the best partners for each other. So yeah. I’m separated. And I share custody of my three boys 50/50. Not “the hugging home” I had planned for…but still one none the less.

As long as these guys are around, hugs will always rule!
So there you have it.

I have lots floating around in my noggin that I know I need to write about.

Thanks for waiting and for coming back for a visit.

The welcome mat is back out.


Come on in, grab a seat and have a coffee.

Stay a while.

I appreciate the company.




  1. Lora, your gifts need to be shared. As you know, I think the world of you. So glad you are back in the arena and thankful to call you my friend. :)

  2. I am so happy that you're back Lora! I really had wondered where you had gone because you are such a consistent poster! I am sorry to hear about your marriage, but it sounds as though you are coming through the other side and keeping your kids a priority. I am in Seattle and discovered you by fluke about a year ago and have been a loyal reader ever since. Welcome back! Jennie O'Keefe

  3. The Hugging Home is back! All I can say is Woot Woot! My favorite blog...and I thought you were gone! When this post popped up in my e-mail in-box I was so excited! I look forward to continuing to share in your stories, your funny photo captions (so great!) and your kind and generous heart and spirit. Cheers from California, M. Smithers

  4. Good Morning :) Ahhh..that's Better.