Where have I been?

So… I’ve been distracted by life and haven’t done much around the ol’ blog. Sorry about that. I’m working on fixing it and plan to be here more with updates and interesting things.  Slowly at first and then we’ll see how things go. At this point, I don’t want to

But to the point of where have I been? Well. Mostly, I’ve been away due to Alzheimer’s. My mom was diagnosed with it a few years ago and as her symptoms have progressed, my time for other things has evaporated. Something had to give (many somethings, actually) and this blog was one of those. A big one. 

I don’t regret the decision, though I feel guilty about it. And stressed. And disappointed. I had some definite momentum going with all things writing, which this blog, in part, has always been intended to support and promote. But you have to prioritize in these situations, and in my case, that means making more time for my mom and her care. 

And her care has definitely become…strenuous. I don’t talk about it much publicly due to a lot of factors, not the least of which is preserving her own privacy. Suffice to say, she needs a lot of care and help, and my brother and I are the ones doing all of that. I’ve got plans and am working toward some relief for everyone, but it has taken a lot longer than anyone hoped or thought it would. 

Most of that is due to healthcare and the difficulties associated with it. Which could be a novel all its own if I ever wanted to write it. And I don’t know that I do want to write that. So. Yeah. Here we are.

Having said all of that, I’m back with some regularity. Which is good. I need this. I’m looking forward to it.

I hope you are, too.

~P

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