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Hello, Friends.

I guess I've gone dark for quite a while. I haven't posted anything but book reviews here on LJ for the longest time, and I haven't been on facebook at all. I had to step away from social media pretty much entirely. I meant to step away from the internet, but I've actually been doing a lot of research as part of my self-care, so I've been on the comp more than I meant to.

Well, things have been rough. Mostly health issues for all of us, one after another. Josh was hurt at work (someone else cut his finger to the bone), so things got tight when he missed work. Plus he has to go all the way out to Rolla...as does Eden, who now visits the same doc after breaking her arm. 13 yrs before a break isn't too bad. She was learning to rollerblade. Unfortunately, it happened right after she had maybe one or two games in her last Little League season. So she missed out on that, and she's too old for camp this year. Ivy & Maya are going, and funds are always short during camp time of the year.

The garden is slowly starting to produce, and I'm working on my price matching + couponing skills again, and I'm going to give Whole30 another try. I have a friend or two who may do it with me. Anyone want to join us? I always see great health benefits when I do that, and I need to since I've been struggling with tons of illness lately. I've got some freezer meals planned out thanks to Once A Month Meals, and having easy-grab food made ahead seems to be the key to me sticking with it. I just get tired of cooking all the time, so I'm going to start making some meals ahead and maybe start in a week or two.

I'm supposed to be doing Camp NaNoWriMo and finally finishing my NaNo WonderSaga project, but I've been unable to write for the past couple of months. I'm not sure why it's so hard right now. I've been trying to read more and get more exercise, as that often helps when nothing will work/flow for me, but I'm still struggling.

I've fallen off the Habitica (formerly HabitRPG) wagon, and I'm working on that. It's been months since I was active, and I need to get back into the habit – any habit, really – again. I'm cleaning up my task lists and challenges and working on giving myself a fresh start there. The house is a wreck again, as it always gets when I struggle, but I'm going to take what I learned long ago from flylady and at least make a point to do 15 mins a day. If I can do that, it'll start to snowball. Hopefully. I've been doing pieces on the garden whenever I can, and I'm slowly (so, so slowly) reclaiming that, so I can do it with the house and rest of life too.

I have some other things going on that I don't want to jinx. They're pretty important to me though, so I'd appreciate any good thoughts, prayers, & vibes my way. I'll share more when I have something concrete and positive to share.


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Jul. 8th, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
Hello you!
I've missed you. You're not missing anything on FB, other than people being horrible to one another.

Fingers crossed and happy thoughts sent for the rest.
Jul. 8th, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hello you!
I've missed you.

Hello, thank you, and very much likewise! I heard from a friend yesterday and realized just how long it had been since I'd actually spoken to anyone outside my family. lol

You're not missing anything on FB, other than people being horrible to one another.

Blah, sounds about the same then.

Fingers crossed and happy thoughts sent for the rest.

Thanks so very much! I hope I have some good & exciting things to share one day soon.
Jul. 12th, 2016 06:47 pm (UTC)
What are you growing in your garden this year? I miss being able to have a real garden. Little pots of herbs and hot peppers are all I have this year.
Jul. 13th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
Well, I'm mostly just growing weeds, to be perfectly honest. Health and far too much rain have gotten the better of me, and I'm only just now able to get out and start reclaiming from the weeds. Some pest had gotten ahold of my potato plants and killed them off completely, but Maya and I found a whole bunch of small/tiny potatoes when we were reclaiming the beds. We have one more bed yet still to do, I think.

I've also got some pretty good bell peppers and jalapeño growing, which makes me think my serranos shouldn't be far behind. We've harvested a couple shallots, but I think they need to go longer, and I've got some red onion and garlic going as well. We also have a few squash, watermelon, and strawberry plants, but they're not making anything yet. :/ I'm about to get tired of waiting and just fry me up some squash blossoms if they don't get on the ball soon.
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