Friday, December 20, 2013

The Most Stressful Time Of The Year...

I miss all of you, my wonderful blogger pals...

It's my own fault, however. Okay, well, not entirely.

I shall attempt to explain. Hubby and I moved from Alaska to Washington and are currently staying with friends. More like our friend, their parents and daughter. Our friend's father was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma prior to our getting here. They're older (I won't divulge age, that's rude) and lots of health issues. Our friend has psoriasis and the arthritis that accompanies it. So while he has done a great job of taking care of his parents, it's affecting his physical health, too.

Okay, so with that being said, "Dad" went into the hospital and we're trying to be optimistic, but it doesn't look good.

Hubby and I have been helping watch the daughter, clean, cook, well... practically anything we can help out with, we do so. We're meant to be here, to help, we know that.

So I have to say, writing and blogging have been put on hold. With the holidays and everything else, it's pretty scattered around here.

After Christmas, I'll be traveling for a week or so to go visit family in Arizona. I was trying to surprise people, but I can't keep stuff like that a secret, so the cat is out of the bag... stuff that furball back in! So I won't be around for awhile after that either. I'm hoping to have my IWSG post scheduled by then. Here's hoping.

On the off chance I don't post anything for a bit, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! I will definitely see you all in 2014.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm sure your friend it glad you are there to help.
Safe travels to Arizona and have a wonderful Christmas, Mel.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You have a lot on your plate right now. Arizona will feel so warm after Washington and Alaska.

Merry Christmas!

Mel Chesley said...

They're all very appreciative that we're here and stuff we're doing.

Thanks Alex and Diane! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Happy Solstice, Happy Christmas. Happy New Year, whether East or West, and all the best Mel.

Tonja said...

Sounds like the perfect time to take a blogging break. Hugs.

Misha Gerrick said...

Wow sounds like you're going through a hectic time. Best of luck!

Hope you travel safe. See you in the new year. May 2014 be awesome for you. :-)