February 04, 2011

Catching Up, Good-bye

Goodness. Where has the time gone? I finished up my job with the Census back in July and haven't written since??

Well, I pretty much took August off - from everything. After a year and a half of chaos, I needed a break. Little did I know it was going to be a longer break than I expected.

On August 28 I dislocated my kneecap and tore a ligament in the process. Thus followed two months of forced inactivity and I couldn't really sit at my desk with my leg stuck out straight.

In November my husband and I quit smoking. For 22 days, so I know we can do it. Why did we start back, you ask? Because I got a call from my father that my brother was having serious physical problems. I hopped a plane to Tennessee the next day (the day before Thanksgiving - amazing that I got the flights, it was meant to be.)

My brother was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer. I stayed in Tennessee and cared for him until his death on January 4, 2011. Rest in peace, Chris, and know that you're loved.

Then I stayed on to take care of my brother's estate. I came home to Washington on January 22.

So those are my excuses. The real reason I haven't been writing is that I haven't decided exactly what my focus will be for my blog. With everyone's time so precious these days, and with the number of blogs out there, random musings aren't going to bring people in (not even my friends & family, LOL). People want significant content - to educate, to entertain. So I have to find my niche and then I'll be back in the blogsphere with a new name and a lot more of interest.

Wish me luck!


  1. Hi,
    I'm just starting to go through your blog, and I think it is very interesting. :)
    I'm terribly sorry to hear about your brother, it is so hard when we lose a loved one. I hope there are better days ahead for you and your family.

  2. Hey Sis, I have a suggestion for a blog topic; can’t speak for the rest of the world, but I for one would love to read about the day to day workings of a hobby farm. I’ve always wanted to make a change to that way of life, but probably never will.