I’m listening to music and sitting outside for a bit. 2 weeks ago
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about the not returning cheers. I appreciate the kind notes of support. I foresee the next six weeks continuing to be crazy. Eldest son’s “wedding” is coming up (they had a legal ceremony before their 8 month military separation but are now having a wedding) at the end of June. After the wedding I’ll take off to see Dad. My youngest son will come with me. He’s not thinking he’s going to make it through the pre-surgery chemo so I need to go before surgery rather than after as they had originally asked.
I should be back in late July. Until then I”ll continue to be popping in and out but not really able to interact much. I’m sorry if I missed a question or comment somewhere. And I know my email thing isn’t working right and I’m not able to open your private msgs. will figure that out when I can.
I’m mostly hanging on FB right now because that’s where my family and students are. I can’t manage both at the moment.
Back in full force in late July or so… 12 months ago
This break has been both good and sad. Sad because of course I miss the many friends here so very much (which was why I popped by a few times to read some entries and answer some incredibly nice and supportive PM’s – thank you!!!). But also good because I forced myself to do things again, craft, read, play with the kids, focusing more on myself and what I need and want.
I still don’t have any clue about what I should do now, but I am sure that everything will be well in the end. Somehow.
So I guess this means that I am going to pop by a bit more often again even though I might just leave out any details about my personal situation to be able to just enjoy and have fun instead.
Thanks a lot for the many hugs and encouraging comments on my last entry under this goal! It really meant a lot to me! ♥ 12 months ago
Things have been taking yet another turn here.
Not for the better.
I find it difficult to be here and not write about it, no matter how subtle it would be. The support here is great, but would be too overwhelming at this point.
I hope that it’ll be a matter of a few weeks or months until the next turn, for the better this time….
Thanks to all my 43things friends who have been so very supportive! ♥13 months ago
and is currently consulting with a liver specialist. Best case scenario is Stage 3 cancer (35% prognosis) with a more likely Stage 4 cancer (25% prognosis). 13 months ago
Dad’s cancer has metastized through the colon wall, into the lymph nodes and some spots on the liver. It is an aggressive fast-moving camcer. Doesn’t look good. I will most likely be flying out next week. 13 months ago
I will be taking a break from 43T for awhile. I got news today that my Dad has colon cancer. I’m not closing my account but I will be gone for awhile. I will also be removing the threads about resigning teaching. I’m a bit overwhelmed. Between giving up teaching which I adore and dealing with the news about my Dad and all the past that dredges up..I’m just about done in. Keeping up with cheers and posts is just too much. 13 months ago
I can’t stay away. I thought this was what I needed, and maybe it still is. I only gave it two days, after all. But I need 43T right now. I need the wonderful, caring, supportive, and inspirational community. I need a place to turn when I reflect on March goals or losing weight or just about anything else. This is my comfort zone.
I can still work on the really serious things on my own. Ish.
So I “failed.” Oh well. I feel relieved to be back.
My apologizes for being so damn dramatic in the first place!15 months ago
Life is throwing me some major curveballs. As much as I WANT to be on 43T to help get through this time, I’m feeling like I need to figure things out for myself. I’ve always been the type of person that relies on the insight and opinions of others to make decisions, but this time it must come from within. I know I’ll be back (I can’t stay away from this place and all the amazing people here!) but I’m just not sure when.
Thanks again to all my subscribers and friends. I’ll see you again soon, I hope. 15 months ago