It’s been a long spell of no-blogging, and so much has happened.
I’ve been sick, unable to work at my nurse job. At first, I thought a couple of weeks, some new meds, and some rest would whip me back into my usual self. Unfortunately, my illness has worsened, and I won’t be able to return in time to see the 8th-graders graduate. After 8 years of loving pubolescents, that’s a hard pill to swallow, but I know that my heartfelt hope that they will do well in life has already been expressed.
I started a fundraiser blog for Eric over at the site GoFundMe. I am impressed at how well they check out the fundraisers and their security policies. I got it started, but Melissa recently took over the reins, as she is a rather accomplished marketer. If you are inclined to help them with his medical expenses, look for them at http://www.gofundme.com/Eric-s-Left-Foot or you can just click that link up at the top of this page…see it up there? While you’re looking around, look over to the right-hand column, at the top: Melissa has a new blog, and it’s wordpress now. Check it out–I think you’ll want to follow her.
I still feel somewhat useless, but have begun to clean out our upstairs bedroom and make preparations for Emma and Eliza. They’ll be with us from about mid-June through July, when we will go to WDW. The Disney trip was planned way before Eric got sick, also includes the Jrs. (Samantha’s first visit), and I hope Eric’s feeling well enough to go.
In the meantime, I’m mindfully gardening, mindfully cleaning, and mindfully speaking peace and compassion for the whole world. Here’s a taste of what’s growing here at the Acres:
Really, how can anyone be un-cheered in a garden?