I’m back. Now say that in all caps because that’s how excited I am to be sitting here on this site again.
On March 2nd, 2005, I purchased this site with every intention to make something wonderful out of it. I’ve taken it in several different directions over the years but nothing stuck. I started out using it as a way to journal my failed back surgery progress. When I got tired of reading how much pain I was in and how bad my days and nights were, I went in a completely different direction and used it to join pixel cliques like the quilting bee. After that fizzled out, it got pushed aside.
I’m in a whole different place in my life than I was 12 months and 11 months ago. And I don’t just mean mentally and physically, I’ve lived in 4 different places since then, which is a big deal considering I lived in the same place for 30 years during that time. I can’t seem to get far enough away from the time when I thought I would be fully bedbound for life. Although I’m still in a lot of pain 24/7, I have learned to live with it. What’s a little harder to live with is how much chronic pain can age a person.
After looking at my same walls, day in and day out, the first thing I did when I was able to get out of the bed, was to start traveling. That was fine and fun for a while and still occasionally but I’m also a homebody. I love to pitter around in my kitchen in my old raggedy bathrobe, cooking at all hours of the day or night. I’ve since started some new blogs that I manage on a daily basis & that helps fill in my time. I’m still a crazy coffeeholic, movie junkie and bookworm. Some things never change.
I’m now an empty nester. That’s been something I dreaded with everything inside of me and something I kind of looked forward to too. I’m not 100% alone these days. I have a dog and a fish. Yes, I’ve become one of those old people whose pets are their family. I now have 5 grandkids who visit often and I really enjoy those times. They range in age from 9 to 15. If that’s not enough to make a person feel old, I just don’t know what is, except hitting the 55-year-old mark, which I have.
How crazy is it that I’ve just summed up almost 13 years of my life in one short blog post?
Now that I’m back, I don’t have any idea where I’m going to go with this site but I’m going to try hard to keep it going this time.
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