I started this blog with the intent to write nearly every day. Then we moved to a new home where we worked for 2 months in the spring and early summer to create the "Country Haven" Farm with fruit trees and a perennial garden as well as a vegetable garden. First it was the work outdoors taking me away from my writing. Then my sister became ill and I spent many hours with her at her bedside until she was recovered. Next, just as I was about to start writing again, I was driving to the farmer's market near home when a car ran a stop sign and hit my car. It totaled my car, but more importantly, I ended up with a broken kneecap on the left side, a broken lower leg bone at the knee on the right, as well as a broken ankle on the right. I am at a 1 month point after the accident and in a wheelchair. I am looking at a recovery time of at least 2 more months plus 3 months of rehabilitation, at a minimum. It is difficult to get into my office like this, and so, once again, life has gotten in the way of my writing. Today I decided to begin again, despite the reasons for keeping me from my writing. I need to write, just like I need air and water. I am not whole unless I am free to express myself by reaching for pen and paper (or computer keyboard), and so I am committing myself again. I am following what my heart keeps telling me. So with the help of a loaned laptop computer and after I get the wireless router I need, I will be back to writing with plans to continue to interact with other writerswhile I am recovering. That includes the writing group that I facilitate at a local Barnes and Noble. So since life will always get in the way....I will work my way around the obstacles to do what is essential to my heart..