You've probably noticed.
I've been away from blog-land for a bit.
Sometimes I've dropped in for a comment or two.
Mostly I've visited, but made no noise.
I'm not sure I can fully explain it.
Except to say I've been trying not to make
personal 'rules' about blogging, which has been something
that has given me joy.
And at the same time I've been a little
more reluctant to be online in any way.
My life is more complicated than many of you
My husband hasn't been well for several years.
He is declining in health in small steps,
but in significant ways.
I've been trying to figure out how best
to spend my quiet time in ways
that really "feed" me without tiring me.
Much of my days find me doing "maintenance"
and "taking care": fetching and finding
and ever "adapting to new levels of 'normal' ".
And then there were income taxes, and medical appointments,
and more resultant fatigue on my part than
I usually experience.
This winter, I found that when I'd finally have time
to get online it was rather late at night.
And although I am often quite tired at the end of the day,
I think "screen time" was jazzing me up a bit.
Falling asleep was beginning to be a challenge.
Anyone who has ever been a caregiver knows
and sleep are two essential ingredients to remaining sane.
I miss you guys, however.
I really do.
So, although I am not posting as much, I hope
you will understand,
and not forget me.
I'll be back. I'm sure of it.