It has been over a year since I wrote my last post and I figure everyone has given up on me by now. If you ever see this, know that I don’t blame you. The truth is, I put aside many things early last year when my mother became ill and was hospitalized for three months. I spent much of that time at her bedside, believing that she wasn’t going to make it. Blogs and other fun things seemed less important. Frankly, my life and head were in such a turmoil, I couldn’t concentrate enough to write anyway. As you can see by the recent Mothers Day picture, Mom is doing well…very well. She apparently has remarkable recuperative powers. Most people can’t believe she will be 90 in September.
So Mom got well, but I had gotten out of the habit of thinking about my blog. Besides I had a lot of catching up to do in other areas of my life. Last fall I decided I had to simply buckle down and focus all of my energies on finishing that family history I’ve been blathering on about for the last couple of decades. If I didn’t do it now, when was I? Probably never, I realized. So I did buckle down, even retired from teaching my weekly classes at Santiago Canyon College…and finished! Yes, I can hardly believe it myself.
I’ll tell you more about the book, which I titled The Parrett Migration, and the publishing route I took, in a later blog. I mainly wanted to check in, dip my toe in the water, so to speak, in the remote chance someone out there might hear me.