I started this little blog back towards the end of the 2008 election. I had never blogged before, never ‘set up’ a website, had no idea what I was doing. But I enjoyed writing, and whether anyone read my words or not, it felt good to put my thoughts and (strongly-held) opinions down and then hit “PUBLISH.”
I have appreciated more than I can say the readers who have come by, many repeatedly, and left kind and generous words, and I have also appreciated those who disagreed with me. I have been exceptionally lucky to have the most civil readers and commenters. I have enjoyed immensely building this blog, and making new virtual blogger friends.
I wanted to address my lack of blogging, or at least the drastic cutback to my blogging over the past few months. I don’t want anyone to think that I have just lost interest. No, I’ve worked too hard and spent far too many hours lovingly putting it together to simply abandon it, and I care far too much about the future of our country to not speak out.
The simple truth is I started working outside the home again a few months ago. I’m working full-time at the nearby hospital, 3 or 4 night shifts a week. The hours are 7pm-7am; I sleep during the day in between my shifts, and try to stay up and do other things (real life) on my days off. I am working on adjusting but my body wants to sleep often and at the drop of a hat. That’s not normal for me, as I have always been a morning person, waking with the light of day. The sleep schedule feels so unnatural, but it is necessary for the present time. My home duties are still there too; caregiving of my elderly parents, farm chores, house chores, and all those mundane but essential tasks that constitute putting food on the table, wearing clean clothes, living in a fairly clean house.
So, now you know, and if you would, I would appreciate your kind thoughts and perhaps a short prayer for my immune system to hold up, for a rested body without sleeping all the time, and for better time organization skills. I don’t share this as a whine, I am content that this is God’s will for me at this time. “I will sing to the Lord, for He has dealt bountifully with me.”
I thank all of you for your past support and plan to continue to write as I can, and visit your blogs as I can. Perhaps I’ll get my time management ability honed soon, and can get back to normal. God bless all of you, keep checking in, and keep shining that light.