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For those of you who regularly follow my blog, I wanted you to know that health issues and family problems have kept me from my computer lately.

Of course my mind has been busy coming up with great ideas to blog about but by the time I sit down late at night to write those lovely ideas have flown out of my head and gone back to wherever good ideas come from in the first place.

I miss posting. I miss thinking. I miss resting. I miss just standing and staring, as cows in the fields are known to do. I miss all of you too. Reading about your lives and reading your comments on mine.

However, I'm the eternal optimist and I see a teeny speck of light at the end of the tunnel.

In two weeks life here should be back to normal, whatever that is. Have any of you figured out what normal is, exactly.

I get up everyday and try to live the best life I know how. Is that normal? Or is normal different for each of us.

What about a new normal? Are we doomed to live our "normal life" for the rest of our lives, or do we reach a new plateau and then establish a new normal?

Well, I'm out of time.

Will be back up to speed in a few weeks.

Blessings to you and yours!


  1. I hope everything is going better for you soon. Normal for one person is abnormal for others. We all have our own lives and live them the best we can. Take care, Janet

  2. I've missed you but it's more important to take care of the things that keep us busy first and formost. I'm having similar problems and know what it's like. Susie

  3. I hope things start going better for you.

    I have a feeling things will begin to improve for a lot of folks who have found April to be an especially difficult month.

    Be well -- and find a bit of happiness every day.

  4. Just when you know what you are going to do -- 'life happens'. Sometimes everything seems to fall into place and then suddenly nothing fits -- April has been a bit like that for me, too. God bless, take care, and Happy Eastertide.

  5. Thanks all. This has been the month that didn't fit.
    There's been some good, I have to admit, but some not so good.
    Mostly it's left me drained for anything but what is in front of my face.
    Please, dear Kate, be right! I need a turn around.
    Love you all! Barb

  6. I hope things go alright for you soon. I realize that life has its ups and downs, but it sure is easier on the ups, eh?

  7. So nice to see you here this morning. I love your new background - it's so peaceful. I hope things begin to look up for you soon. Sending prayers and light your way.

  8. I have also missed reading your posts. Life happens. Illness and family matters can really get in the middle of our ability to do anything except deal with illness and family matters. Believe me, I understand this.

    I am sending best wishes to you. I will also say a prayer for healing and serenity.

  9. Thanks for all the good wishes. I'm dealing better because of you.
    God bless. B

  10. I'm so happy to see you're back, but blogging does take alot of time so just be sure you're rested and getting better. This has been a weird month. I was so looking forward to April and warmer weather, only to be drowned out! But everyday is a chance to change, to dream and to start over. Hope you are heading to good things as May begins.

  11. So sorry to hear about R's shingles. I know people who've had it–and it's not a pretty sight (or feeling). Here's to a successful recovery for everyone in the family, and a great visit with those beautiful grandchildren.
    One comment on "normal" – I think it's very hard to find a "new normal." Old habits are so hard to break. I'm still working on making daily writing time my "normal." Sometimes I succeed, sometime I don't. I do what I can.
    Blessing to you all.

  12. Hope things start looking up for you :)

  13. Don't apologize--like happens! Take care!

  14. I hope things are getting better for you.

    Sometimes I wonder what normal is, because something is always coming up.

    I love your blog background.

  15. sorry to hear you are not 100% Take care and get better asap.


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