Well greetings campers. I have not passed on the the great unknown, given up the ghost, shuffled off the mortal coil... I have been both very busy with work and unfortunately in a lot of pain from that little fender bender almost 3 years ago now (i.e. Lots of MRI/CT scans, spinal injections, shoulder injections etc.) with no slowing down in site.
Writing for me is very therapeutic. You have the chance to strike up conversations with folks you never met before and if all works out well keep those conversations going for years to come even with long pauses in between. Are those pauses intentional, (I'm gonna see how long I can put between these letters and see if they miss me) they can be misunderstood by the recipient, especially if you were fairly regular on the onset.
In our need it now society patience has been lost. When we don't get an immediate response from something sent, there can be a tendency to get upset with the person on the other end for their seemingly lack of interest or further intention to keep contacts/relationships going.
With that I would ask my regular pen-pals to be patient with me. I have not forgotten anyone, nor do I intend to quit writing. There are just some times when doing an activity that requires a neck position to accomplish an activity that honestly is very painful to complete. This post tonight is being done at almost 11pm on a reclining couch with a hot bean/rice/buckwheat bag behind my neck propping me up to get this down.
So with that, bear with my friends, I have not forgotten you, I have not abandoned my post (see what I did there :).
My little girls turns 9 this Saturday. She has gone through quite a bit in the past 2 years and I believe will be stronger for it. I have found someone I believe was just there waiting for me to find her and could not be happier. Our dogs have complete faith that we built an in ground pool just for them (they spend more time in it than we do).
Letters going out in the next few weeks as I can hold my head up for that long (work and family first folks). So with that, Night Ya'll.