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Life’s Little Ups and Downs




It’s hard to believe it’s been over a month since I posted anything. A part of me is so let down, another part just doesn’t care. I’m nothing if not honest, especially with myself. It’s not like I haven’t been around, I have. I visit some of my favorite blogs, I talk to some of my favorite people. I’m still here. I just haven’t been writing.

As for the personal side of things, well, it could be worse I guess. The husband is slowly on the mend from his stroke in late October. He’s been to so many specialists that I’ve lost count of them all. His mind is much clearer with different pain medications. So, for now, he is on the upswing. He had his 65th birthday on February 4th. Sad thing….his mother died on his birthday. She had dementia for the last few years of her life and didn’t know anyone at the end, but she was surrounded with family when she passed and I guess that’s all anyone can hope for.

The winter here has been snowy and cold and longer than usual it seems to me. Or, I’m just getting old and can’t handle it like I used to. I long for warmer weather and summer breezes. Today we’ve had freezing rain, sleet and now snow. Yeah, I’m so over winter.

To say I haven’t been writing is kind of a lie. Sorry about that. I have been writing, just not on here. I’m working on a new story and I’ve promised my best friend, Maddie that I was going to send it to her first to read and critique. I’m so rusty now that I want to make sure it’s ok before I post it here. So yes, I am writing, kind of. It’s a hit and miss kind of thing lately. Some days I write, some days I don’t.

Mostly my problem is I’m so damn tired. This time change stuff doesn’t help me either. I hate when they have daylight savings time. It messes my sleep up and I don’t need any more help with that.

I thought at one point of closing this blog down. I’ve been blogging for almost six years now and maybe I’ve run out of things to say or do on here. But, it’s obvious I haven’t shut it down. I can’t. I love the community here in blog land. I love knowing I’ve had this blog for so long. No, it’s not earth-shattering stuff on here. I’m not political.  I don’t write deep, meaningful essays. But, I love it. I love the people I’ve met. I love the challenges. So, I’m keeping it. I’m hoping to get back into blogging more often and I appreciate everyone who has stuck with me thus far.

Life might be hard sometimes, it might be damn hard a few times but it’s my life and I’ll keep going for as long as I can. I’ll keep posting things. I’ll keep appreciating all the comments and friends I’ve made here. I’ll keep living life’s little ups and downs.








24 thoughts on “Life’s Little Ups and Downs

  1. I’ll keep reading Jackie if you keep writing, I’m in the same (feeling) spot as you, physically and mentally drained..even if I haven’t been doing anything. If you see me on Facebook it’s usually cause I can’t be bothered to do anything…thinking takes up way to much energy, add enough coffee though… lol.


  2. I hate the time change too. I have to put myself to be early to try and get my sleep sorted out. It takes a couple of weeks till it’s back to normal and this morning I woke up with allergies. The fact that you are writing says a lot. Confidence should not be your problem. You are an excellent writer. Maddie will confirm that. Fatigue is a whole nother animal. I get that big time. I’m struggling with it as well. Not as much gets done these days. Don’t always have the energy to care so I look for anything that will make me laugh or feel better. You’ve had one hell of a long haul. We are all here to reach out to and will support you on your way back. Just don’t ever give up. It’s too great a waste.


    1. Thanks, Marlene. I’ve been meaning to get to your blog to read the latest about your sister. I love those stories. Keep them coming! I won’t give up if you don’t. ❤

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  3. Oh, Jackie! I’ve been thinking of you often and wondering how you’re doing as I had not heard much other than some postings on FB so I knew you were hanging in there. I so understand how the long winter and all other stuff can wear you down and drain your energy. I hope you’ll see signs of spring approaching soon, renewal in nature can be uplifting. Sending you hugs and love 💗 and please remember I’m here. 🤗


    1. I’ve been thinking of you too, my friend. I’m sorry I haven’t been emailing you. Know that I appreciate you and your friendship more than I can say. You’ll be hearing from me soon. ❤


  4. Life is like that sometimes, Jackie. Winter and ‘just being too tired’ go hand in hand. You’ve had a lot on your plate to deal with and when that happens, the desire to write can fly out of the window – or the desire might be there but you just can’t be bothered. I’ve been like that for a while – not that I have the issues to deal with as you do; life is quite tranquil on that front, if busy on others. I don’t seem to be able to write like I used to; the business of life is just taking me over. I don’t even blog that often, only when I feel I have something to say – but then, that’s fair enough. What’s the point of blogging if you have nothing to say? It’s good news that you’re book writing again, I so enjoyed your others.
    I hope the sun soon come out and warms us all up and helps our spirits to lift. xxx.


    1. Hello Jeanette! So nice to hear from you. Yes, life does have a tendency to get in the way of writing. I’m sure we will both be at it soon enough when life lets us. Thank you for the kind words. xxx


  5. Glad you are sticking around. You have a lot on your plate, so post when you can … visit when you can. We are behind you …. unlike the WP gnomes who in-followed you at my end. Be strong, Jackie … be strong!


  6. Sweet Jackie I have made several blog changes over time and had lost contact with you. I am sadden to find the news about your husband and the loss of his mother after finding your blog again. My heart goes out to you, my husband passed away Oct of 2015. He had dementia and a few strokes much of my time was spent taking care of him the last few years he lived. I am glad you have kept your blog. For a time I felt like I wanted to close mine down but have since been so glad I didn’t. When we write on our blogs sometimes is can be great healing for us. Know that I will be thinking of you, sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Hugs


    1. Hi Mags! I wondered what happened to you. It’s so good to see you again. Thank you for caring, Mags. I appreciate it. I’m not ready to close my blog down. I want to get back to it as soon as life lets me. It can indeed be great healing to share on the blog. So I’m sure I will be back soon. Thanks Mag. Hugs!

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      1. So happy to hear from you. I will be looking forward to seeing your next post when you are ready to put one out….you will know when that time is right. Hugs sweet Jackie


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