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Friday, April 22, 2016

Celebrations, 22 April, 2016 - getting back into things

22 April, 2016 Celebrate The Small Things

This is my first post in over a month.  I took a 'repairing lease' and unwound.  We all have times where we have to sit down and catch our breath, clear the cobwebs from our minds, and try to gain a little peace.

It helped, and I am glad I bowed out for this time.

And now I am back and celebrating.

I am celebrating the literally hundreds of blog posts I missed in these past two plus months. And I must admit that returning at the height of A to Z gives me a lot of good things to read.  Since I will be with my mother this weekend, I'll be doing some catching up.

I am celebrating a book I picked up to read, which led to some truly wonderful moments, and gave me an author  to admire.

I will be working on a review for it.

I am celebrating the fact that my mother has decided, with no pushing from her children, that she will move into a condo-type place with other people, many her friends, where she won't be isolated, will have activities, and won't be lonely.  I could wish that she were closer to me than 250 miles, but if it allows her to stay where she is accustomed to be, with people she knows, I can certainly drive 250 miles to see her.

The move will cause headaches, of course, but she will be in such a better place that I can't object at all.  She said "I feel so badly that you have to drop everything and come down here."  And I say, "I seem to recall you and Dad doing the same for me."  It gets the point across.

Treasure your nearest and dearest.  Time passes too quickly, and it's best to say the things you want to while they are here.

Now to go off to work and to read other posts.

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  1. Moving is certainly a chore, but it's great she's going to a place she wants to be. My husband's grandmother is in a similar place, and loves it. She can choose as much or as little social mixing as she wants, and it's in the town where her friends are. Good luck with the move. It's good to see you back.

  2. I've missed you, friend! Glad to see you back.

    Cherdo on the Flipside
    "Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines" on the A-to-Z Challenge 2016

  3. I'm glad to hear your time off benefited and recharged you - and that you're back now! I hope you mother is very happy in the new place she'll move to. Have a lovely weekend! :)

  4. Hi Diana - 250 miles isn't too terrible ... relative far away I grant you .. but feasible. That's so good to see - she's made the decision and as you say she'll feel secure still being in the same area ...

    Glad you feel easier .. and look forward to review anon .. cheers Hilary

  5. It's one of the biggest and probably hardest decisions any of us will ever have to make, huh. I say, good on your mother for being proactive and making her own decisions! :-)

  6. You have to know I am keeping track of you, my friend. Seeing you back recharged and energetic, and again interacting with this great crowd, is marvelous.

    Indirectly, I am participating in A to Z through Helen Hollick's generous Historical Fiction Challenge where she allows #HNSIndies' HistFic Characters to speak for themselves. What a generous Lady.
    Keep the news coming, Diana.

  7. We should indeed treasure our nearest and dearest. I'm so pleased that I was able to see my Dad every day after Mum passed away. He died some months ago, aged ninety, and was able to live independently until they day he died, with support from the family. Time certainly does pass more quickly than we would like - something the young often fail to realise.