Sorry for the hiatus.
I spent last week trying to decide where I would be going with this blog ...
say good-bye to my long-distance friends? give up trying to read & comment often enough so you know I really do care? scramble to put together a post just so I don't lose you? take something else out of my life to make sure I can put daily quality time into the blog? keep going as I am .. hit and miss, true self into blog posts, but sporadic at best?
I found myself vacillating.
Passionate or not about the purpose of Silver Strands, I have not been tending it as I should.
I'm not a "do-things-half-way" type of person.
This has been a struggle for me - the decision, I mean.
Anyway, SILVER STRANDS wins! Hooray! I'm not giving up!!!!
So here's what you can expect from me:
I will begin to take better care of my Silver Strands. I will continue to stay up to date on your posts and lives. But I have to cut something out. Comments (which I admit, have been thinning already) will be fewer. Please know, even if you don't hear from me, that I am here. When life slows down a bit, I'll comment more. But for now, I am cutting myself some slack there.
So, what has been keeping me so busy as to make me question my loyalty to Silver Strands?
For one, my sweet family.
Family. That's one thing that's taking my time. Family near and family far. The above picture shows 2 of my kids, Bryan (in the dark blue with thin white stripes) and Sierra in the wide blue & white. Below is Brooke in Kyiv, Ukraine. She's there with her little family of 3 and so is my son with his family of 4. Azure (no picture) is also keeping me busy (she's 13 ... those of you who have had teenagers know what I mean by "keeping me busy")
(Brooke doesn't usually go around with a head covering. You can read about this adventure here)
Besides family, I'm hop-hop-hopping with work and volunteer jobs. The big "Multi Regional Single Adult Conference" happens this weekend. I'm in charge of the presenters ... it's going to be amazing with workshops and performances by Marvin Goldstein, Ardeth Kapp, David Osmond, and many more. It all comes together this weekend, and then I'm going to crash. Celebrate with a massage.
So I leave you today with this thought:
"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau