I'm not usually one to share intimate information online, I like to think there should be at least the semblance of privacy in our ever-streaming world. I won't go into much detail, but the main reason for my absence is that a very dear relative has been in and out of the hospital since August. Basically, we've spent most of our free time travelling to visit with this person as their health has roller-coastered, up and down over the last couple of months. We are at a stable point right now, which is encouraging, but the reality is there's no predicting how much longer this relative will be with us. I honestly haven't written a thing, blog, book, short story, or otherwise, since we found out about their illness.
My birthday is coming up next week, and in an effort to pull myself up by the proverbial bootstraps, I decided my gift to myself would be to dive back into my writing with what little free time I have right now. This includes my sorely neglected blog, although I can't promise that we'll be on a regular schedule for the time being.
So, I ask anyone who has been a regular reader in the past, or any new readers (welcome!), to please be patient with me as I get myself back into a regular writing schedule.
On a brighter note, the husband has been hinting at a special treat for my birthday. Perhaps a little matcha (green tea) cake from my favorite bakery? Who knows!
|Couldn't find an accurate picture of my favorite matcha cake, so this will have to do!|