My husband Mike and I just returned from a trip to sunny San Diego, CA. I fell in love with this pocket city filled with friendly people. And if you give me a second I will tell you all about its wonderful zoo.
We returned to New Jersey and a Nor’easter of epic proportions.
Lucky us, we received “only” 14 inches or so of snow, a mere dusting compared with our further north East Coast friends.
When I began my blog more than 3 years ago I made a conscious decision to keep it light, breezy and hopefully funny (at least on occasion). I’ve mostly kept that promise. But over the past few months it’s become challenging; I’m not writing as much because (1) I can’t find anything positive to say and (2) my focus has deserted me. This winter has knocked me sideways beginning with Superstorm Sandy and our 8 days without electricity. It’s knocked me hard enough that I am having trouble regularly stringing coherent (and hopefully interesting) sentences together for my blog (never mind my ability to write the actual book I think I have in me).
Truly, though, it’s more than the weather … both of my sisters are having health problems; my father-in-law is gravely ill; my very capable but still young niece is dealing with her Dad’s sudden life-threatening illness; my beloved uncle was briefly hospitalized and another uncle continues to fail; two young women have died, one in an accident and one by her own hand. And more.
I know that we all go through periods of sadness and have our challenges and concerns; it’s part of living an engaged life, a truly connected life. And let’s face it, maybe I have it easy compared with you. I’m just saying that it ain’t all sweetness and light in my life right now, and I miss my writing muse.