November 13th, 2011

Challenges Upon Challenges…

I started my blog a little over a month ago, with high hopes… of creating, gaining insight and exploring new sides of myself. I had every intention of keeping up with it.

But a few things have conspired to prevent me from accomplishing those goals. First off, my online business has begun tanking, with a loss of a third of my monthly income, which has set me scrambling, trying to figure out what to do to remedy the situation. At the same time, it was incredibly depressing and discouraging, which in some ways has almost paralyzed me.

Jenn & Sam Hunt

Jenn & Sam Hunt

Secondly, I took a planned trip to Austin to visit my daughters, son-in-law and 3-month old grandson. That proved to be both wonderful and quite distracting and time-consuming… in a good way.

And then, 2 days into my Austin visit, my mom (who has end-stage COPD) took ill and was hospitalized in extremely serious condition. And I couldn’t afford to fly home immediately, nor did I really want to cut my visit short. Quite a dilemma, distraction and guilt-inducing situation.

Needless to say, posting in this blog has really slipped to the bottom of my priority list.  But… I have continued to take daily photos for the 365 Day Photo Challenge, and I WILL get them all posted one day soon. Perhaps as soon as tomorrow, when I intend to spend most of the day in vigil at my mom’s hospital bedside, mostly while she is sleeping.

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