Halloween is over....again. Where have I been for...oh, say....off & on the last year? I could spin tales of an exciting, uber busy, just "too much going on and not enough time to blog" story, but that wouldn't be honest. Exciting? Maybe a few times. Uber busy? Well, busy enough to just concentrate on day to day is probably true. Too much going on? Maybe not "too much", but enough to throw a wrinkle into almost any plan we have had.
Let's see....since I last spent time here, I am now working full-time and The Hub is retired! Go figure, right? I keep my Real Estate license current, just in case some fabulous deal pops up, but I don't really use it all that much.
Within the family we've had a broken arm, a move to a new house (x2), a back surgery, new jobs, a cancer scare, a couple of hospital stays, bought a house, a relationship break-up, a kid with a kidney stone, a cervical fusion, a herniated disc, a cancer diagnosis...but, wait....it's not all so gloomy! We've got a young man that has found his niche in Health Care and after a couple of months has been offered a full time job, grandkids that are straight A honor roll students, a senior citizen that has written some short stories and won honors...we had lots of good bestowed on us, too.
And, then today, the news that a dear friend has lost her fight with ovarian cancer. Just told a couple of months back that she was cancer free, this horrible disease snuck right back in and stole her away from everyone within weeks. It was not pleasant or easy and she is now At Peace.
Maybe she will know that this moved me enough to continue my online journal. It's fun and I have had the chance to talk with some wonderful people out there and changing out the banner and posting something quick on National Holidays is not enough. I need to do this...for me and for my family. I feel the need to have a witness to my life.
So, dear Deb, many loved you and many will miss you. My wish is that you are pain free and healthy in your new life and we will all feel a bit safer knowing that you are watching over us. I know you are finally At Peace.