I have been a bit frazzled at times, trying to figure out which way was up.
Things have finally settled down into some semblance of a groove.
What have I been doing for the last ten months? Well, let's see, I have been:
- launching a new career to help fund this one
- taking care of my husband who had open-heart surgery in November to replace a valve replacement (YES, you read that correctly)
- battling fierce cold and a LOT of snow (ground clearance, four wheel drive, new tires and fervent prayer is my secret--not necessarily in that order)
- watching one graduate high school and settle into university
- watching another become a high school senior
- watching still another third grow what seems to be a foot in the last year
- wondering when/if it would stop raining
- NOT on vacation
- working on an assortment of genealogical projects, both paid and personal, every free moment I have
Those are some of the high points.
I also spent quite a bit of time figuring out what really and truly matters to me. It is an on-going process that honestly depends on what the "crisis" of my day may be.
I learned quite a bit from the Menagerie in My Backyard: six squirrels, two chipmunks, three bunnies, and an untold number of blue jays, cardinals, robins, and crows. And don't forget the 863,000,000 ants. While I don't believe these creatures pass down their family histories, I do believe they give insight into the way life should be lived.
The empty gap you experienced honestly wasn't. That's because it was created through a blue ton of events that occurred in my life. That gap was pretty full from this standpoint. It's all about priority created from perspective.
It's good to be back.