Monday, June 17, 2013


I'm taking the week and maybe two off because of family issues. Some you've read about here while others lay hidden. With Ricky's death, I realized it was easier for me to deal with all of them than leave it to my family to deal with it. I'll be back on Sundays for my Stroke Survival, but that's it for now.

No, this is not my car! But it feels like it.
Some things in my life have been put in the back seat for so long that it's time to deal with all of them for a fresh start again.

Now keep in mind that I drive a van so I have two back seats and a cargo boot to deal with also. It may take some time.{Grin}

For decades I have used the front seat-back seat (think automobile) method of dealing with issues in my life. Everything not life and death, literally, was shoved in the back seat. Eventually everything shifted to the front seat and was dealt with. In the past year since my stroke, too much has been put in the back seats that it's overflowing into the front seat, squeezing me tighter and tighter.

As with all things it's time to put things in order again. Usually this has been thought of as Spring cleaning, but my Spring was filled with more issues than I could handle. I realized part of my problem with writing was all these undealt with issues. They were niggling in the back corner of my mind. The guarded position of waiting for the other shoe to drop. I may have a disorganized/organized lifestyle, but I do have my limits to when I have to do away with the abundance of clutter in an organized fashion.

So see y'all back on Sunday.


  1. Hi JL .. can quite understand the stepping away and getting on with things .. good luck for the week - and see you soon ..

    With thoughts - Hilary

  2. Jo,
    {{{{hugs}}}} May the next season of your life come soon and with relief for the pressures you're under.

  3. Take your time. We'll be thinking about you.

  4. happy thought and prayers... we will be here when you return.

  5. Looks like I missed a bit last week. I hope you are able to take care of what you need. Good luck, I'll be praying for you.

  6. I really really like your analogy. What a great feeling when some of that backseat stuff is finally cleared away.
    Will miss you! {{hugs}}


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