Sorry for my lack of content lately, folks.  A lot has been going on in my life, and to be honest, my heart just hasn’t been into this blog.

First off, I quit smoking.  It’s going pretty well.  The only real issue I’m having is that I used to sit outside or in the garage with my laptop while I smoked and wrote.  Obviously I can’t smoke and write anymore, so I’m having to adapt to writing without smoking.  As you can tell, that hasn’t been going the greatest.

Secondly, because I’ve quit smoking, I’ve begun to exercise.  The time that I used to spend blogging is now spent taking my two mutts for walks.

I’ve also taken up watercolor painting again, which I abandoned when I had my first child.   I hadn’t realized how much I missed it.   It’s a great outlet for my stop-smoking anxieties, and I was amazed that I hadn’t lost any of my artistic abilities by not utilizing them all these years.

Gardening has also become a new love of mine.  Hubby and I built a retaining wall and landscaped the back yard, and I’ve had fun picking out and planting flowers and plants.  I discovered that I don’t have a black thumb at all, it was just my overly-anxious Type ‘A’ personality.

All of this change in my life spawned out of several high blood pressure readings that really made me – and my family – very nervous.  I realized that not only was I not living a healthy life, I was also getting a little too worked-up about too many things that I had no control over.

Axel said it best… “All we need is just a little patience”.

So I guess what I’m saying is that I really don’t know where this blog is headed.  It may just turn into a journal that no one wants to read… and that’s just fine with me.

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