Life is Kinda Nuts Right Now

Normally, I don’t do personal posts, but I really feel I need to get this off my chest.

The reason I haven’t been posting much recently is because, well, life has been pretty crazy. My grandmother, as some of you may know, had a car accident about six months ago in which she suffered a brain bleed. She’s been living with us ever since. The accident and resulting injury really exacerbated the dementia – we think it’s Alzheimer’s – that she’d already been suffering from. Adding to the situation, my grandmother’s always had a really stubborn personality. Not a great combination.

I don’t really want to go into details, but the week or so before last was really, really rough. Kinda blew up on Memorial Day. Everybody just reached their limits at the same time. It was bad.

I’ve been spending most of the past week out of the house, running “errands” and writing my novel. I’m over 22,000 words now, and the plot’s really starting to pick up, so that’s good, I guess. I know it’s not the best way of dealing with the situation (it’s like a grieving process that never ends), but I’ve been having a really hard time with the whole situation since it started back in November, and I was a complete wreck the week before Memorial Day. Honestly, I think I was close to cracking up. Getting away is the only thing I’ve found that lets me relax.

The whole thing’s affected my blogging, as you’ve no doubt noticed. I have to be in the right “mood,” if you will, in order to blog, and I haven’t really been feeling it lately. When I am in the blogging mood, I’m usually hopelessly behind on current events, so there’s really no point in posting.

I don’t know how long this is gonna last, but I’ll try to stay on top of things blog-wise. Right now, if you all could keep me and my family in your prayers, I’d really appreciate that. Thank you all.

Later,

Raptor

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