Yep, it's been one of those years for me. Here we are, April, and I'm just now catching my breath.
The Major Event went off almost without a hitch at the first of March. Then I traveled to CA to be with my sister, who was recovering from surgery. While there, my mother-in-law fell ill, so I got home from CA and caught a flight to PA to be with the family after my mother-in-law's passing.
Her death caught us by surprise. She's been ill, off and on, for years, but all of a sudden: decline. I think it was her body's way of saying "enough!" Her death was relatively peaceful, and the funeral and visitation showed how very many people cared about her, which I think was gratifying for the family.
When I got back home I had to get caught up on work, then caught up promotion, then finally -- finally -- I could sit down to write.
So yes, God was laughing, that's for sure. My plans to get two books written this year have gone up in a poof, but that's okay. The only deadline is one in my head and I can adjust. The books will be written, in their own good time.
For now, it's enough to be home and relaxing once again. I just won't be making any plans in the near future for travel, because I suspect they might change....