Hello friend and fellow bloggers. I know I've been out of the loop for a really long time. I tried, I really did, to keep up and stay in touch. I failed. My crazy life was spiraling all over and while it will always be crazy and slightly chaotic it has settled down some. My divorce was finalized this August, my name is reverted back to my maiden name, and I am getting on with my life. Still in the house in De Soto until I decide I want to try to sell it. Parts of my life are still the same, parts are jarringly different and not necessarily in a bad way. One thing that I have found is this: I miss writing. I miss the connection I had with you guys and when it comes down to it I wanted this life before I had a house, a marriage or was even in Southern Illinois so the core of what I want is still pure, still intact. I just need to shove off all this garbage that I let myself get bogged down in. I have a saying on my desktop that I read everyday. "If it's important to you, you will find a way. If it's not you'll find an excuse."