I haven't written anything for a while. It's not as if I couldn't think of anything, but most of it would have been a rant, and nobody would want to read that. Well, not too often anyway.
So I stayed away from my blog and let it all settle down, and thus you are being saved from reading a rant or ten, so you see that procrastinating can be a good thing.
There are other, more important things anyway.
Last year ended with the husband of a friend dying.
This year started with two friends losing a parent each.
One of these friends had only lost his dad last year, and now he lost his mum.
My other friend lost his beloved dad. I felt as if I knew his dad a bit, because he told me about him frequently, and passed on my greetings and wishes - even if I never meet said friend or his dad.
Fortunately, all the friends I mentioned have family and friends to help them through these hard times.
I am very sad for my friends. And it reminds me of the age of people close to me, who mean a lot to me, like the couple whose house I go cleaning once a week, and, not least, my own parents. Admittedly, they are all healthy, but they won't live forever. I'd prefer not to think about their mortality. If I manage to forget about it, it is a bit as if it won't happen – if you know what I mean.
I haven't yet made up my mind whether or not I'd tell anybody. Currently, I tend towards not telling any of my friends. I may think differently if/when I have to cross that bridge.
On to something completely different: I've been very slack with my projects. I haven't done any Spanish lessons for four weeks, so there's a lot to catch up on before the next lesson arrives on Monday.
I've been back to proofreading, though. I really need some time management.
I am seriously thinking about writing a guide entry after my 'break' of about two years.* I probably should continue my other projects before starting a new one, though. We'll see. :-D
* A look at today's Front Page of the website just reminded me why I stopped writing guide entries, so forget about that.