A Blogging Hiatus

Right about now, I should be gearing up to post June’s speculative fiction prompt. I had a challenging image ready to go and couldn’t wait for the barrage of wonderful stories and poems.

But once again, my parents’ health challenges are requiring my undivided time.  Recent complications have meant I’m providing almost 24/7 care.  I’m just plain tuckered out, and though prompts and blogging are a major source of fun in my day, I need to step back until things stabilize. 

I have a few book reviews to share, and I will visit when I can, but I already know I’ll be scarce, at least for June.

On a lighter note, have a happy, peaceful, creative, and healthy month ahead! 

This pixabay image cracked me up. I couldn’t resist.

 

 

288 thoughts on “A Blogging Hiatus

  1. I can totally relate! I was out the past 2 months due to a major surgery. I could have posted after the first month, but sometimes taking a break is good for your sanity!

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  2. mylilplace says:

    I have not been able to blog nor check in on blogs at all these past few months. I hope your parents are getting better and that things are improving on your end. Hope to get back to routine again. I miss reading your blog. Take care, dear…and sending you positive thoughts.

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    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment and positive thoughts. Maia. I’m moving my parents in about 10 days! Then they’ll only be a half-hour away – much easier on me when providing care (as opposed to a 3-1/2 hour drive). Then I hope to be back to daily writing and blogging. I hope you’re doing well and that your absence from blogging has been because life is treating you well. ❤ Sending hugs. ❤

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      • mylilplace says:

        Hi Diana, you must be so busy with the move…felt like you just helped them move not too long ago. Having them closer to you will be much easier, I hope. Taking care of parents is not an easy task physically, mentally or emotionally You are such a wonderful and caring daughter. I wish you much strength, dear…and much wisdom during this whole process.

        I have been away from home and out of the country for almost 3 months now to be with family too. It has been wonderful…but I missed home so much. It was hard not to check blogs and write about what I see every day…but I felt that I needed to be “present” because I had very limited time with everyone in my family.

        Please take good care of your health…and I am sure you’ll be back before you know it. Don’t worry about responding. I understand how busy you are. Be well.

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        • I’m so glad you stepped away from blogging to be present. A wonderful gift to yourself and your family. I did just move my parents! Lol. I’m moving them again. Hopefully things will settle down after this one, and we’ll get to enjoy each other for a few years. ❤

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  3. Hi Diana, I hope things are going okay.
    I was thinking about picking up the speculative prompts where you left off if you don’t mind me pinching the idea for a bit. If and when you want to come back to it I’d be happy to pass it back across but I’ve really missed it so I’d like to see it brought to life again.
    Hope your parents are well.

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  4. baller says:

    Good luck! Take care! Hope everything gets better.

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  5. Have just come across your blog, and I hope you had a good June and have managed to get things a little more settled and had a good break. Life can be, as you say, a complete hiatus at times. I’m with you! Katie

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  6. Dear Diana, you remain in my thoughts and prayers…

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  7. Diane, I know how emotionally and physically difficult it is to care for very ill parents, but I know you will never regret caring from them. It is a wonderful thing that you do. All of us will be thinking of you and a healthier outlook for your parents. Hugs!

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  8. Wishing you and your parents all the best.

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  9. Ink 'em Down says:

    Wishing your parents the best of health! May ease come to them and you soon!

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  10. inese says:

    Just checking 🙂 Wishing you all the good luck you need ❤

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  11. Sending love and best wishes, to you and your family, Diana. ❤

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    • Thank you, Carol. It’s been a hectic spring/summer and looks like I have another month of intensive caregiving before things calm down enough to return to blogging. But I don’t mind. I hope your summer is unfolding beautifully. ❤

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  12. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my site during this hectic time, Diana, I’ve missed seeing your posts pop up on my feed so I’m glad I peeked to see what you’ve been up to! I hope things settle and that you’re able to take a breather now and then as our West Coast summer unfolds!

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    • Thanks for the visit, Kim. I feel a little like I’m missing summer this year, but maybe September will be warm and sunny! I have one more big hurdle related to my parents and then hopefully things will calm down and I’ll be back to blogging. Take care, my friend. ❤

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      • Having been there and having done that as my father’s caregiver for two years, I can relate…I missed a lot but in hindsight, there are no regrets, just a bevy of warm memories! Take good care and yes, let’s hope for a warm and sunny September…

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  13. Himani says:

    Oh! Diana, I missed so much due to the really busy schedule and I pray for the speedy recovery of your parents. Also, take care. Hoping to see you soon with a happy and enthusiastic start. Best wishes to you and your parents❤❤❤

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    • Thanks so much, Himani. No worries about the busy schedule. I can relate! I appreciate the kind comment and lovely wishes. I hope to be back to blogging relatively soon. Just a couple more hurdles ahead. Have a wonderful couple of weeks left of July, my friend. Be well. ❤

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  14. Diane, may the love you give so generously here be returned tenfold to you for your parents. Missing you. Patiently awaiting your return. Every blessing to you and yours.

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    • Thanks so much, Kelvin. You caught me at a good time as I’m trying to take a little time today to check in with online friends. I’m thinking that realistically, I’m a month away of easing back into blogging and writing. I need to sleep for a solid week first. 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful start to summer.

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