Just a brief update to let everyone know that I am still around, it's just that life is a little overwhelming right now, and the journal is taking a back seat.
I always try to be very careful of what I say here in order to respect the privacy of my friends and family, but I also hate to post something that's light and fluffy, when my life is anything but at the moment. Briefly, my sister is very ill, and she is in intensive care at the moment.
I feel like my cell phone has been bolted to my ear--she lives in Denver, so yesterday evening was spent talking to her husband out there, then talking to my mom (several times) and my brother (twice) and my sister, then Denver again (a couple of times), then Barb in California . . . I think I was on the phone from the time I got into the car yesterday evening and left work until the time I went to bed. Well, that's not entirely true. I finished the last phone call sometime around 10:30, then did some web work, did client billings, paid bills and tried to get a little bit organized in case I needed to go to Denver, and ended up getting to bed about 1:00 a.m., I think.
And! I'm going on vacation Sunday! So work is incredibly stressful, my personal life is incredibly stressful, and I'm feeling bad that I can't just cancel my vacation and be with my family. If it was just me, I probably would, but it's also Bob and his parents, and Barb, and while I would just cancel it if necessary, it probably isn't necessary right now--my other sister and my mom will go out if they feel like they need to this weekend or next week, and if I need to go out when I get back, I'll work it out.
Thank God for Bob and his calming presence. And thank God for free long distance cell phone plans.