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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Reflections on the A to Z Blogging Challenge and other news

I did participate in this year’s challenge although there were times that I wondered if I’d finish.  I wasn’t able to write any posts ahead this year due to my work schedule, so I winged it pretty much and usually wrote them the night before. 

Also due to time restraints and no linky list this year, I didn’t get to visit many blogs.  I really wanted to and probably would have if we had the list.  It just makes people easier to find on the World Wide Web.  But I know why the moderators changed that this year.  They almost had to because there’s really no way to monitor a list that size on a daily basis to make sure everyone’s posting.  This is too bad and unfortunate.

I’ll look up some past blogs when I get a chance and see if they participated this year.  Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so busy all the time.  This would be a lot easier to do.

On another note, I’ll be leaving to visit family out of state this coming Tuesday.  I may not be able to get on the internet much while I’m gone.  I have to take that day-by-day.  Usually family can run you ragged with all the people to see and places to go as the days quickly tick by.  It’s been almost five years since I’ve been home, so it’s time.  Everyone is growing up and Mama is now living in a nursing home.  Her dementia is getting worse.  I’m sure seeing her will be a shock, but I have to do this before much more time goes by.  None of us are getting any younger.  I just hope she still remembers me.  May’s a good month to go because she just had her 86th birthday.  I missed that but will be there for Mother’s Day.

I can’t wait to see my family and haven’t slept well in over a week now.  My brain is working overtime and my nerves are on edge.  This is mostly due to the fact I have to fly to get there.  This isn’t something I enjoy doing at all.  My ears are ill-equipped to handle the altitude.  I’ll be lucky if I can make it there and back without getting dizzy and sick.  My fingers are crossed.  I’m thankful I could get a nonstop flight at least.  That may help.

I should have new stories to tell and pictures to post when I return.  Stay tuned.