It’s the Monday after Easter and…I made it through. There’s been a lot of death and sickness going on among the people I care about, but I made it through this Easter weekend.
For those of you who don’t know, my mother passed away on a Good Friday. She’d suffered with Multiple Sclerosis my entire life. Her immune system was shot. It was so busy destroying her nervous system, it couldn’t fight simple things like a cold or flu bug. One day, my mother got sick with a cold, and ended up in the hospital ICU. Her lungs shut down first, then everything else began to shut down as well. After close to a month of being hooked up to machines, we had a family meeting. It was time to allow my mother to die. There’s more to this story, but the end result was that on a Good Friday in March, almost ten years ago, I signed the mountain of paperwork, the hospital took my mother off of life support, and 20 minutes later, she passed away. I held her hand as she took her last breaths.
Cheery, right? Unfortunately, death is a part of life.
Anyways, I did really well this year. March was rough, but I reminded myself that we are now in April, and I got through this weekend, no tears.
I got a little writing done, though its been going slow. Bah! I also set up a Blogger account. Yes, I can hardly keep up with this blog, so I REALLY don’t need another, but I got sick of Blogger being so fickle when I’ve tried to comment on my buddies posts. If you already have a Blogger account, I’m: http://julihoffman.blogspot.com/
I’ve been playing with GIMP. I hear that books eventually need covers, and I’m determined to finish the ending of Book 1, but I still think that at home dentistry would be easier. LOL Some of the tutorials I’ve been playing with are pretty cool. I’m in awe of the ideas people have. Yes, I do have a talented buddy who does some AMAZING covers for crazy reasonable prices, *cough* Joleene Naylor, but I’d like to a least TRY to create a…something. I’m stubborn. I am NOT an artist, but I have a heaping pile of stubbornness and I would LIKE to be able to say, “I did this, the whole thing!” We shall see how that goes.
Take care, and have a great day!