No I didn't drop off the face of the planet, well


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maybe just a little bit.

Just wanted to say hello to those that may remember me. I dropped off the edge of the earth about a year and a half ago. Was spread wayyy too thin and just wound up retreating into a virtual cave.

Began with a computer crash and from there it was being overwhelmed with moving into a new house, some volunteer job responsibilities, some minor yet felt like never-ending health issues (none serious thank god!) and in general I just pretty much stopped communicating to folks in all of my various concentric circles.

To those who tried to maintain contact with me that I blew off, my apologies. I was just too overwhelmed and just taking care of the family each day was all I could muster.

So flash forward today, I've withdrawn from my post in a local political committee, took a leave of absence from two of my other volunteer jobs, and am just starting to reintroduce myself to some of the craziness of my main volunteer job again....slowly :smile:

I've been lingering for the last month or so, reading some of the posts, but when I saw the posts of late of tpcmom's, isabel's and timer lady's, I felt guilty just lingering and not offering up my condolences and support.

So here I be :hammer:
Not sure how much help I can be to anyone else, but will try to weigh in again when I think I can offer something solid.


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Wow, looky there what the cat dragged in!

I cant believe it. You have been missed. I have been wondering where you have been for months now. Glad you are back!


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Welcome back! Glad you finally started to take charge and give up some of those responsibilities that get overwhelming at times. You may find yourself back there someday - but for now scaling back sounds right!

Enjoy your new found freedom/time!


member since 1999
Welcome back, blb - so glad to see you!!

difficult child is 17??? Holy cow - time flies when you're... uh, well, doing whatever. :wink: So thankful we don't age as quickly as they do, cough, ahem.

Glad things are getting back on a more even keel for you.


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Is your "virtual cave" available by the week or the month?? I
sure could use a good cave lately! LOL!

Welcome back. DDD


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Thank you so much everyone for making me not feel quite like pondscum for abandoning the board. Ant's mom, when you said welcome home, it really did feel like that a bit. I've shared so much with all of you throughout the last 7 years.... you all were there in some of the darkest days.

I promise to be a better board family member in the future, thanks for the welcome home :smile: