Well, my readership has certainly fallen off. Of 105 followers, you 17 are the only ones who cared enough to tag along with me. Hurray for you and thanks from me! I know there are others who read and aren't followers, as well, and I'm sorry to lose so many, but life's all about choices, isn't it?
This first post will be fairly brief. It's mostly to establish the links between me and each of you.
I know you're curious, so I'll tell you very briefly why this is private now. It's not a big deal, but in some ways, it is to me.
Long story made very short .... a friend and I had a falling out. There were two sides, but mine was ignored. I apologized for my part, but it was not accepted or even acknowledged. Meanwhile, she continued to criticize me and sent emails that became progressively worse and very passive aggressive in nature. I quit reading her FB and blog, but she continued to read mine, sending me, uhm, let's call them "critiques" via email.
I'm simply done. After two months of seeing, via the trackers, this person, well, stalking me on the blog, and accusations over silly and outright fictitious things, I've simply had it. As I said, not a really big deal, but one I can put a stop to. So I have.
For my part, I felt bad that it came to this. But I've always thought an apology should be accepted then you decide whether to get past it or go separate ways. Well, it is clearly the latter!
On a positive note, my sweet daughter is coming for a quick visit next week! Woo hoo!! She's a teacher, and it is her spring break. The kids will be with the ex, and so she is taking advantage of the time to visit me here and her dad and step-mom in Albuquerque. Makes me happy!
So there you have it. I'm back! I'm hoping at a few weeks/months of privacy will end the nonsense. I wouldn't care if she reads the blog, but I'm not OK with the criticism. Get over it!
Remember that you will not get the notices of my posts for a while. Sorry for that. Please check back occasionally to see if I've posted something.
See you all here soon!