Shame on me! Don’t tell me it’s really been more than 3 months since my last post? Wow – where did the time go so quickly?
I wish there was some major reason I could give for this leave of absence, but I think it boils down to two things – 1) Not having any extra time and 2) Writer’s block.
I think it’s mostly been writer’s block. I just couldn’t think of anything interesting to share with you. I seem to go through the same phases on Twitter and Facebook. I visit those sites daily, often multiple times a day, yet will not post anything from me. I love reading what other people are doing, what they’re thinking, what they’re sharing, but I find myself with nothing to share back. I don’t want to be one of those irritating people on social media that everyone complains about – posting they ate whole wheat toast for breakfast.
Since June – I’ve been on my 4th camping trip to Lake George. Survived another year there and this time saw NO snakes! Being up there is a total escape from reality. While the bathroom situation is horrendous, everything else about it is heavenly.
Immediately after returning from the Lake, Mike and I both came home to face health crises with our moms. My mom had been to the doctor while I was gone and received an MRI for her severe back pain that has been progressing rapidly over the past few months. The day after we got back I took mom for her follow up doctor visit where they said she had severe spinal stenosis, caused by arthritis. It’s too long of a story to detail here, but we’ve had to implement measures to make sure there is someone at her house every day of the week. New this week – we visited a neurosurgeon who will operate on her in December. Hopefully this will get her back on her feet again, but December is still almost 3-months away.
So, between a hectic work schedule and a hectic personal life, I apologize for abandoning this blog as much as I have. I will try to get back on the saddle with blogging. To the 2 people who are probably reading this, hang in there and thanks for being patient!