Thanks to the host D.L. Hammons and co-sponsors Alex J. Cavanaugh, Katie Mills and Matthew MacNish for hosting the Origins blogfest on Monday. I was struck by how many of us started writing later in life and how many people continued to write despite obstacles.
|(The photo has no relevance, just cool |
that someone took the time to paint
butterflies on the side of an ugly building.)
But that isn't the courteous thing to do. She tried to compare it to Facebook and told me you don't have to respond to everyone. But this is different. The comments seemed to be heartfelt, and everyone's posts were very personal. When I explained that to her, she said, "Or you can just respond to two or three of them."
I said, "Whatever," teenage-style and did my best to respond and return follows. If you followed me and I didn't follow you back, it's only because I couldn't find you. Feel free to leave a comment with your link and I'll follow back.
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My husband's dad had a heart attack last night. It sounds like he's doing much better now, but he's still in the hospital. My husband and I have only been married five years, and his family lives out of town (probably more like we live out of town). I don't know his family well, but I know them through my husband.
He's on his way now to see his dad. I hope they understand the best I can do is to help my husband pack, make sure he got enough sleep last night before travelling, and take care of things so he can go there to visit to let his dad know how much we care.