Wow, it’s been a long time. Much longer than I had planned.
I had planned to see if I was ready to get back in the swing of things in January… but, during a visit to Charleston to see my daughter and her family I wound up in the hospital thanks to a kidney stone. When I got home D. had the flu and I was still dealing with the kidney stone.
February…still walking around with The Stone and feeling crappy and beginning to get concerned about that virus in China.
March…finally got that darn kidney stone removed (it was big and needed surgery) right before the shut down. Very on edge about what was going to happen with COVID-19 and just didn’t have it in me to write.
April…more crazy. More stress and uncertainty. No motivation.
May…can we just say that the level of crazy had hit epic proportions and we had a garden to plant.
Here we are at June…it’s all still crazy. More so if possible. This may be the norm now so I decided it’s just time to quit procrastinating and move on into whatever.
I have been doing some artwork that may turn into a series. In January I started my first art journal. I have no idea why I decided to do that, but it has been a sanity saver over the past few months. Maybe I will post some of it at the end of the year. Maybe I won’t. It is not intended to be a great piece of art, but some self expression during what has turned into a historical year. I am hoping to eventually add on a gallery here that purchases can be made from and completely redo my Etsy shop. I think it is still on vacation from June of last year.
Today I just wanted to dip my toes back in the water here and let you know we are all doing fine. I truly hope all of you are safe and healthy.
For those of you who have lost jobs and every day feels like an eternity of worry…I have been in your shoes. I know the stress. You are in my prayers.
For those who have lost friends and family during this year, you are in my prayers. I do not know what it is like to not be with them in the hospital or attend their funeral. I can only imagine the guilt and the need for normal closure.
For all who are involved in the Black Lives Matter protests (protesters, police officers, National Guard, government officials, concerned citizens), you are in my prayers.
Prayers, that on the other side of this virus, shut down, economic crash, protests, murder hornets, tornados, hurricanes and whatever else 2020 throws at us, we will emerge as stronger, kinder people with a safer, cleaner Earth to continue life on.
I hope to be back next week. Be safe and be kind to each other!