Changes on the blog, changes in the weather, changes in my life. The weather is annoying, because winter is coming back. Ed may just get the chance to use that sled after all. But that’s tomorrow’s gripe.
Changes on the blog? Well, if you’ve been here before, you might notice that I took off Five Minute Fridays. It’s nothing to do with the link up. It’s great. It’s just a lot more faith based than I am. I consider myself a spiritual person. I do believe in Jesus and God, but I’m not the type that publicizes it. I feel that religion and faith is a very personal choice, and I keep my prayers between myself and the One Who Hears Them. And we have a lot of conversations. Mostly too inappropriate for the much gentler ladies at Five Minute Fridays. I get through life with a mixture of sarcasm, wit, and more sarcasm. There’s been plenty of times that I’ve looked up and told Him that it would have been kinder just to biff me. But I also know that He knows what is in my heart, and he accepts me for who I am, even though I will eventually offend just about everyone else I know. It’s just kinda what I do. It’s not intentional. I would never knowingly hurt another person. And I’m not too full of myself to apologize. When I’m wrong, I’m wrong, and I’m wrong a lot.
I’m also thinking of doing away with Meandering Mondays. Once again, the link up is fantastic, but it’s a bad fit for me. I’m a chatter. A story teller. I like to talk. Way too much at times. I’m not a fashionista, I don’t do make up tips (that looks exhausting!) , cooking…. I’m a follower, not a leader. And seriously, I love crafting, but there is just no time (says the woman who just spent three hours making graphics in Paint Shop Pro.) I love the meaning on Meandering~ to walk a long winding path. That fits me to a T. But the link up, not so much. And I am respectful enough not to steal the word. (I thought about it though, just to be honest.)
I still do want to tell Jamey’s and my own stories. I just got to figure out a better way. It is important to get Jamey’s story out there. I’m finding out every day that we are not alone.
I may also be going a bit more political than I would prefer. Politics and religion have always been the surest way to lose friends. But there are a few political issues right now that really are life or death for my family. I have to get involved. I need to have my voice heard and do whatever it takes to save my son’s life. And unfortunately, it has become a political issue. But rest assured, even though I am what is considered a “snowflake” to some, I will always listen to a respectful, differing opinion. You also need to understand, it’s my son’s life we are talking about. The boy I carried for 9 months, who pooped on everything I owned including myself for two years, the young man I have watched grow into a gentleman to be proud of. And that young man is suffering in indescribable pain day in and day out. It is past time that I cover CRPS on this blog.