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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Review

There's an old saying, "a day late and a dollar due." Just to prove how true that saying is, I'm going to do what is traditionally done yesterday, on New Year's Day. Having just read today's email from Paul Taubman, maestro of Ultimate Blog Challenge, I find I am right in step with the program.

Don't worry, I'll just be hitting the high lights of the past year. 

On March 30th, I lost my husband of 59 years on the day of our wedding anniversary. In June, my granddaughter, a mature thirteen-year-old, came to live with me temporarily. That summer, my son-her father, bought a house and moved it onto our farmland in the piney woods of East Texas. They've since moved in but still have outside work to finish up.

In December, I moved my oldest brother, J.R., from Kentucky to my home. Coping with advancing Alzheimer's, he is no longer able to live alone and care for his affairs. While my son prepares a camper for him to occupy, he camps out in my living room. In spite of the fact that we've seen each other perhaps a half-dozen times over the past fifty years since I moved away, we are co-existing pretty well.

I've been writing and publishing since about 1985. I started with producing a monthly newsletter, graduated to articles in national magazines and after taking a creative writing course, plunged into writing fiction. I now have a dozen or more books published in both fiction and non-fiction. If interested, check me out at https://www.amazon.com/Gay-Ingram/e/B008VS6AJI.

That's a bird's-eye view of my past year. Needless to say, it has been a year of life-changing events. And, in the days ahead, as the pressure to blog every day increases, you, my readers, may be subjected to more of the doing around the Ingram household. Including news of my soon-to-be-re-released Living With A Depressed Spouse. But, more about that tomorrow.

4 comments:

  1. What a year for you! I admire you strength! Keep writing, keep moving forward!

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  2. I am so sorry about your husband. Sounds like having your family closer is a good thing. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  3. My sister, I have been thru most of his with you, from afar. I thank you for taking on the,responsibility of JR, our brother. I know he will be safe and watched over by you.

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