Where have I been? A Random Five style Update

I know I've been missing.  I only wrote a handful of posts in 2017 and most of those were reviews I wrote for the Homeschool Review Crew.

I mostly blamed my blogging silence on being too busy.  But I think the real reason goes much much deeper.

2017 was a hard year for me.  Harder than I want to admit. And it was busier.  Yes I was very busy with homeschooling and doing the Crew but the busyness of 2017 was different.  Harder.  It's taken so much more out of me.

I'd be lying if I didn't say that I was worried about 2018.  The new level of normal busyness doesn't seem to be slowing down at all but I'm hoping I can learn to manage it better.

In the style of Random Five on Friday here's a rundown of what's happened in the last year:

1) December of 2016 ~ very near the end of the month, my older brother passed away.  I intend to blog about this sometime maybe.

2) Supergirl got very very very sick. She was diagnosed with Protein Losing Enteropathy or PLE a complication of being HLHS post Fontan.  She also didn't want to walk anymore.  This turned our world upside down.  PLE crisis has resolved and she's stable. We've had 6 months of OT and PT.   She has spiffy new green custom built for her wheelchair. 

3)  BooBear graduated from university.  This most definitely needs a dedicated blog post if for no other reason for me to gush and post pictures.  I am so proud of her!  But the month of May was so busy with her finishing up! 

4)  Tailorbear graduated from high school!  So busy trying to get things figured out for her to attend a local technical college and so in September she started a new job and a new school.  The Taxi Driving keeps us all busy. 

5) My Mama went into hospice and I went into denial.  Mama passed away on October 16. I still don't think I'm ready to talk about it.  Memory Eternal Mama I miss you so much.

I do hope to post more regularly in 2018.  My blog might be less about homeschooling and more about random bits of my life but since I am still homeschooling Supergirl and still part of the Crew I am sure that I will still be talking about homeschooling.


  1. So much emotion packed into the past year for you! Hugs and prayers for you through this season. - Lori

  2. I'm so sorry about the loss of your mama. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories.


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