This is my first post in over a month. I took a 'repairing lease' and unwound. We all have times where we have to sit down and catch our breath, clear the cobwebs from our minds, and try to gain a little peace.
It helped, and I am glad I bowed out for this time.
And now I am back and celebrating.
I am celebrating the literally hundreds of blog posts I missed in these past two plus months. And I must admit that returning at the height of A to Z gives me a lot of good things to read. Since I will be with my mother this weekend, I'll be doing some catching up.
I am celebrating a book I picked up to read, which led to some truly wonderful moments, and gave me an author to admire.
I will be working on a review for it.
I am celebrating the fact that my mother has decided, with no pushing from her children, that she will move into a condo-type place with other people, many her friends, where she won't be isolated, will have activities, and won't be lonely. I could wish that she were closer to me than 250 miles, but if it allows her to stay where she is accustomed to be, with people she knows, I can certainly drive 250 miles to see her.
The move will cause headaches, of course, but she will be in such a better place that I can't object at all. She said "I feel so badly that you have to drop everything and come down here." And I say, "I seem to recall you and Dad doing the same for me." It gets the point across.
Treasure your nearest and dearest. Time passes too quickly, and it's best to say the things you want to while they are here.
Now to go off to work and to read other posts.
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