I am still here.
I am still around.
But I am new
I am improved.
I have embraced the fact that like a good wine or great cheese, I am only getting better with age.
I took some time off from writing, as I was not sure where I was going or what I was doing.
I realize now that part of that was because I was beginning to censor what I put up here. This had always been my place to say what was on my mind, explore, expound and sometimes just plain bitch.
It had not been like that for sometime.
I like to write. I used to think I was half decent at it.
But i stopped.
Then the new year hit.
Lots of changes.
New position at work, different hours, new family dynamics.
Changes in all of the family as we grow and figure out who we are.
SO I took time off.
Sorry there wasn't any real notice, although there was as posting had been sporadic at best.
I am back.
I need to get back to why i started this blog 8 yrs ago. (WOW?!)
I need to be me.
Things you need to know that have happened since we last talked.
I quit smoking.
Keith and I both did.
I smoked for 32 yrs, and decided i had had enough.
Feb 1 was it.
The following week I started going to the pool.
I don't swim, but i can do a full water workout with weights and aerobic exercises.
I now do that 5 days a week..every morning.
Two times a week I do deep end aqua aerobics for the core muscles.
Three times a week i do shallow end.
Different muscles, different areas...same goal.
I am going to be healthy.
I am going to sit on my porch with my husband and grow old.
I am going to watch my grandchildren play (when the time comes of course)
I am doing things for me.
I am doing things for others, becase that is also being me.
It makes me feel good.
So if you are still around, thanks for waiting.
I am sorry that it took me so long to find my way back.
But I am here with you....