Hi my friends.
I'm back, but probably not as active as I had been for at least a little while longer. It's a long story. Family emergencies took me away for a few weeks, and then when I came back I didn't know what to say. I just haven't had much time to spend online at all. It's been a very tough year. My mother had two heart attacks, my mother-in-law has been in and out of the hospital and I spent a lot of time with one of my best friends in all the world while she died of cancer.
My friend was laid to rest a couple weeks ago, and I've now been helping my husband deal with his mother's failing health. The last couple weeks we spent cleaning out her apartment because she is now in a nursing home to stay. Her ninetieth birthday is in November and we will be hosing a number of family members from the far reaches of the country in a couple weeks. After that I might be on a little more, although I am taking a college course this semester that is difficult. Needless to say I haven't been feeling very creative the last few months. I've lost four good friends this year already and nearly lost my mother. Add that to the fact we also don't get to see our granddaughter as much as we did because her other grandmother is very controlling and doesn't like to share her, especially on holidays. At times this year has been more than I could bear.
I have to apologize, especially to my groups. I didn't even have a lot of Internet access to do much, but I should have tried to get on more. You could say I've just been in a state of low mood, not really depression, but in mourning. I just like I couldn't make myself go online. I'm trying to get my creativity back. I think I just need a little more time.
I missed you all. Thanks for your patience.