Talk about the doldrums, man, I've been in one heck of a slump. I can't blame it on Frankie or even Muse, they've been great. All I can say is "I'm at a loss for words." They simply aren't coming, I tried to take some time off and contemplate this whole thing, but that didn't work either. Then I simply decided "Phooey", and stop writing my blog altogether. And for a while that worked, for a long while that worked.
Then this evening as I was scrolling down my bookmarks list I happened to stop on Ramblings of an Old Woman and decide to see what was new. To my surprise and delight I found some folks must be accidentally finding it and at least dropping by out of (perhaps) curiosity. And, I also notice the one blog that seems to pique the most interest seems to be the blog I wrote about my favorite children's story called Pinky Marie. Each time I see that someone has looked it up and perhaps actually read it I am even more puzzled. It makes me wonder what people must think the blog is about. Mostly I think they suspect is it an adult only web-site, if you get my drift.
Well, one thing hasn't changed I still go off on tangents. Anyway, I decided I would write a quick note to let all of you who stop by that I am still alive and kicking.
Here are a few things I can report. I went on a vacation to California with my daughter and two grand-daughters to visit family, and to do lots of sightseeing. It was wonderful but exhausting; nine days on the road for a Rambling Old Woman, only proved that somebody pushing (mumble, mumble, mumble) is not an easy thing to do.
My sister passed away in November from perhaps the most rapid bout with cancer imaginable that threw us all into a time of....this can't be possible....to this has to be a bad dream....to the realization that cancer is perhaps the most insidious thing that can happen to a person. Especially for a woman as healthy my sister had always been.
Then, I got a horrible bug myself, on Christmas day (of all times to become ill) And was down for the count for one whole week doing nothing but lie on the sofa and wish I'd just die. But I didn't and it took another two weeks until I began to feel about 90% of my normal self. I was talking with a friend today that I hadn't seen for a while and she apparently had the same thing and she commented she had not been that ill for at least twenty years. I had to agree. It was awful.
Then today, was a wonderful day. The temperature was in the 50's, the sun was shining brightly (not filtered through clouds), my crocuses are blooming and I had the doors wide open for hours. Perhaps my doldrums are about to pass. I wish I could guarantee I will write more often...but Frankie and Muse (although they are delighted I'm typing) are taking bets this is just a fluke and marking the calendar with various dates I MIGHT write again.
Any....way, I hope you all are doing well, and thanks for keeping in touch. You've all been good and faithful friends, I do think of you often. Really, I truly do.
Bye for now.