Well, the last 2 posts were 3 months apart, so the title seemed obvious or obnoxious or something anyway.

There is much going on around here. The eldest daughter has went away to college. I’ve only cried a little on the outside but it’s been rivers on the inside. I am *SO* proud of her, though. So far she is everything I’ve ever dreamed for her to be. I just miss her.
We are moving into town. My allergies have progressively gotten worse and my health is declining to the point that my quality of life is shot. It’s affecting my children, my work and most every aspect of my life. But then I am surrounded by allergens in my current living environment. So we are going to take a reprieve to the ‘city’ and work at getting me healthy and then hopefully we’ll have the option of moving out here to our home that we’ve built in this beautiful countryside.

Also, I’m going to college. I figured it’s high time to finish what I started – finally – why wait any longer. This first semester I’m taking 3 online courses and 1 course at the Art School that is attached to a nearby community college. My online courses are English 101, Psychology 110 and Art 100. The class I’m most excited about is the one I’m commuting for until we move – Digital Photography I. It’s a little over an hour commute for the next 4 weeks but will totally be worth it I am sure! All of this is a loooooooooooooong time coming, but I am so glad.

There are a lot of trade-offs for the good things coming in my life right now. I’m trying to focus on the positive and not be bogged down by the negatives, but sometimes it is very hard, especially with my horrible health these days. Stress only adds to it and makes it so much worse. So it’s time to move forward, to simplify and to just plain get healthy, inside and out! I need to look at this as an adventure – a choice – and be thankful for it all. So I’ll try.