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.

 

 

271 thoughts on “A Blogging Hiatus

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

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  2. 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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    • Thanks so much for the kind and thoughtful comment, Karen. It’s been a rollercoaster and required lots of patience, but you’re right about no regrets. I have to move my parents again in a couple of weeks, get them resettled, and then I hope to return to blogging. Yay! Enjoy the rest of your summer, my friend. ❤

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      • Diana, I took care of my parents a number of years ago and so I fully understand the rollercoaster and the need for lots of patience too. It is a very complicated thing to do, but so worth. Karen 🙂

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        • Yup. No regrets here, Karen, though at times I have to sigh and knuckle under. ❤

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          • Oh yes, no regrets, and a deep breath to know that love knows no boundaries, and sighs are very helpful with the knuckle under – I remember. I had to tell myself that many times (I also, at the time, had a 2 year and a 10 month old to care for as well and my 86 year old wonderful grandmother who came to help – oh sure, huh huh), and who came down with double pnemouna. Somehow I managed and it turned out to be, in retrospect, the most wonderful memory (just not when it was happening). Karen 🙂

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  3. Wishing you and your parents all the best.

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  4. Ink 'em Down says:

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

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  5. inese says:

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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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