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Archive for June 4th, 2015

Just a personal note…
Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Today, I was supposed to post a blog from an author about one of my favorite subjects, Egyptian history, but the last thing I was thinking about was my blog. I’ll post that one on Saturday, so be looking for it—tons of great photographs and a fun article to go with them…

Some of you are aware of the dark cloud that’s been hovering over my family of late. It feels like we’re hexed. My dd had to close her frame shop due to too many medical issues within her family. We had to make the decision that she’ll be a stay-at-home mom for the unforeseen future. Kelly had to undergo a radical hysterectomy; her 11-year-old daughter had an extended stay in the hospital; and today, her 6-year-old had surgery to remove a tumor from her leg—and that doesn’t look like that will be the end of that little girl’s issues. The doctors think she has something called fibrous dysplasia, and that will be a chronic, life-long affliction.

So, even though we are resilient and usually very upbeat and positive people, right now we’re all depressed and doing our best to push through everything. In the meantime, writing time is precious and hard to schedule because she needs so much support. I’m doing the heavy lifting (she has a very active 20-month-old!) while her husband works. So I’m over there from early morning to evening.

But, that doesn’t mean I’m getting nothing done; I’m just not as communicative as I usually am, so bear with me. I’m making lists and checking them twice to make sure I don’t drop too many balls.

I think I’ll sage my dd’s house tomorrow. 🙂