Apparently, about seven…count that…7 months ago, I had every intention of blogging more regularly. and apparently, I was wrong! I don’t think that I ever anticipated being as busy as I was this year….with quite a few hiccups in-between. I not only used all of my sick time for the year by the end of March, but it began quite a roller coaster ride for us as well. In a nutshell, there was walking pneumonia, bronchitis, pneumonia again….we think….at least, per the ER doc….I did not have anything “deadly….but I can’t help you”….lots and lots of medicine….and ended the summer with poison ivy not once, but twice….and it got ugly!

On top of that, trying to get my youngest child to pass math, tutoring, bartering with the principal and praying….a lot.

At the same time, working on the never-ending renovations on the house….add to that a few bumps in the road that I am choosing not to mention at the moment and we land on the month of October…which brought us the “movie of the week robbery”….that devastated my child….and has caused us more grief and cost us more money than I even want to think about.

On a positive note, I learned a lot this year….and met and connected with some fabulous people. My photography is beginning to have a life of it’s own and I am getting closer to my goals of mastering my camera and building my business. I have a lot to be thankful for and realize that the little things that knocked us down this year were indeed “little things”. I have friends who are dealing with so much more. Friends who have lost loved ones. Friends who are fighting for their lives. So, counting my blessings and praying for strength and endurance to everyone in need.

I would like to promise that I will not take another “blog break” – but quite honestly, who knows what I will be doing tomorrow. I will be grateful just to wake up!

sweet dreams ~ OoXx