Monday, March 9, 2009

A new day...

Having always been told to journal to relieve stress, tension, as a way to ease these in life, setting up this blog is going to be my way to do it! I hate to write by hand, I've tried many times, but typing is such an easy thing and hopefully it will make it easy to maintain.

I've visited other blogs and wonder at the people behind them. I know that reading what they go through and how their lives adjust and morph over time helps me in my own life. Knowing that I have a number of topics to talk about, some of which could help others also, has prompted me to begin a blog of my own.

As with everyone, I will probably write about the everyday, the usual, the mundane, but I also plan to share information about what it's like to be in my fifties, still have a child at home (she's going to be here for at least 7 more years!), be concerned about the status and well-being of my last remaining parent (in her 80's, working through more breast cancer) as well as the status of my husband (in his 50's, disabled as the result of a medical condition brought on by a brutal animal attack).

Not one to dwell on the negative, I may also find time to talk about volunteerism, gardening, sewing, reading, just to name a few of my hobbies.

Hopefully someone out there finds these entries helpful, just knowing they're not alone, that we're all dealing with different issues and that in some strange, untelling way, each and every one of us has a life that is normal in its own right.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. You will find many friends here but be careful - it can become obsessive. I'be taken care of a sick parent and know how time consuming that can be. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate - I wish you peace and some quality time to yourself.



  2. Thanks, Nancy! Obviously I don't really know what I'm doing, as it took me this long to see your comment. But I'll get better! I haven't managed the time well enough yet for this to become obsessive, but I can see that it could be a possibility. It's nice to know someone out there is reading and understands. Take care of -- and make time for -- yourself...