1: Right about the time I left my last post, my brother was rushed to the hospital. Tests revealed he has two types of brain cancer. After a stint in Sloan-Kettering, he was released pending treatment. Needless to say, this is not good news. I will be going along with him and his fiance to Sloan on Wednesday for a treatment discussion where specifics will be shared. We also kept my niece with us through the worst of it, though she is back home now.
2: I just got back from a couple of days at my daughter's house working on their mini-renovation. It's going as well as can be expected when dealing with an older house.
3: I will be hosting 2 separate St. Patrick's Day dinners this weekend. I have an interesting menu planned and will be food shopping later today.
4: Rosa and I are doing fine and even did a bit of spanking. (I even got 700 whacks in a single evening, which eliminated another overdue slip!)
5: My 2 month-plus o-less period has ended with a massive bang.....or should I say: 'squirt'? I am feeling a lot more balanced as a result.
6: I am still working on dioramas. Currently I am making progress on a NYC storefront/street scene. I may post some pictures at some point.
7: And I am currently embroiled in a 'going nowhere battle' with Tumblr over their inexplicable policy enforcement. For example, this image:
...has been declared unsuitable for view with no chance of appeal. Since there are no nipples, genitals, or sex acts visible, I have asked why and they won't answer me. [there will be an entire post devoted to this at some point] Meanwhile THIS image (and many like it) can be seen on another Tumblr:
My Tumblr has never been popular nor of great interest ....even to me. It's more of my frustration therapy over terrible captions, but now that this issue has surfaced, I have decided to just see what happens......though so far it hasn't resulted in much. Still it's sort of entertaining to keep sending them emails about it.....just to be a pest.
Lastly, I just don't seem to find much that appeals to me 'blog-wise'.....whether here or elsewhere. In fact, I find myself being irritated by a lot of what I read and inclined to respond accordingly. However, I also think that such response will be construed as belligerent and therefore I'm just staying quiet and avoiding interactions. And since I have so much going on with family issues and projects, I don't have much to entice me to drop those things and write posts that don't seem to be of much interest to anyone anyway. So, that's what's been going on. I am not sure if this post will serve as an ice-breaker of sorts and prompt me to write more or just serve as an explanation for why I may not be around much going forward.