I’ve been absent. Did you notice?
My blog ideas have run low. Unfortunately, I have not kept up my writing of story drafts for 12×12 in 2012, either. My Muse is a little weary, I guess.
I’m behind in reading emails, sending responses to things, reading other writers’ blogs. But wait, there’s more …
Because of a fall that happened on Labour Day, and from which I’m still recovering, I’m going for laser treatments on my knee. It may be another month before the healing is complete, but now there is much less pain and I’m starting to sleep a little better – for which I’m thankful.
Can anyone out there relate to the following? …
When on my alternating weeks at home I have had such a very frustrating time with my internet service. We have Fibre Optics at Dad’s, but the phone company we deal with has not found a feasible way to even bring high-speed out my way, and the dial-up connection is painfully slow. How slow is it, did I hear you ask? So slow that I have nearly nodded off while waiting for pages (even here on my blog) to load.
True story! The longer I kept dial-up, the worse the service became. How long could you put up with that? I don’t know how I did it for as long as I did, but it had become such a point of stress for me that I finally said NO MORE!
We now have wireless internet – for which I’m thankful. It’s been all of one day, I’m already feeling better, and I LOVE IT! There was far too much stress the other way. My blogging, business stuff, emails, Skype calling, everything … had become such a chore, and with being a caregiver now, too, I was about to walk over the edge. I am bordering on the blues leading to depression, and something had to change. The Internet c0nnection I now have at home is much faster, which gives me breathing space. (If you know anything about stress, depression, anxiety .. you will understand about breathing space.)
What bothers me is I’m so far behind – according to my own expectations – and it seems my weeks at home are not long enough. I just settle in when it’s time to go again. But that is my life now, for as long as it takes, and we can still make this work – for which I’m thankful.
The air has an Autumn chill, the leaves are changing colour, the Fall harvest is being gathered, and here in Canada it is Thanksgiving weekend. Today is a truly beautiful day – for which I’m thankful.
To close, I’m including a few images captured this morning. I thought you might enjoy these wonderful signs of the season. Descriptions are below.
1. Morning fog rising off the river – a view from my deck
2. A showing of colourful leaves above the river
3 & 4. Cortland apples (for pies) – given to us yesterday by a neighbour
5 & 6. Three varieties of squash from my parents-in-law’s and our garden
7. Only sunflower that grew for me this year; seed dropped by birds in planter! Bloom’s end.
8. Leaves changing colour on a tree in our yard.
Let’s all be thankful for God has blessed us.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL CANADIANS!
For what are YOU thankful?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!