Well, flock, I’m blogging to tell you I’m not going to blog this week.  I just don’t have it in me.  There haven’t been enough functional hours of the day lately for me to be able to write.  Big chunks of time are eaten up by my “not serious” health issues.

Plus, I’m heading out of town this week to visit my parents.  They can’t wait to heap an overdose of TLC on me, and I can’t wait to be heaped upon.  By the time most of you read this, I’ll be basking in their love.  How lucky am I?

I’ll answer that question for you by explaining the picture.  I’m sure you’re wondering.

When we talk on the phone, my Dad often says how much he wishes he could give me a hug in person, especially since I’ve been sick.  Earlier this year, he got on this kick about sending Python hugs.  So he asked my Mom to sew a stuffed Python to his exacting specifications, including crooked, wacky eyes and a wiggly forked tongue.  He named it Loopy, and mailed him (her?) to me so it can give me hugs- like a stunt double.

That’s how lucky I am.   Could not be luckier.

Still it’s kinda not right that my 80-something parents will be fussing over me.   I thought it was supposed to be the other way around.  Sadly, someday I will gladly return the favor.

With the holidays almost upon us,  I wouldn’t hold your breath for my regular Friday blog, but as soon as Mom and Dad and Southern California whip me back into shape, I promise I’ll be back at it.  Because I really do love blogging.

As I write this, I have a huge sense of relief.  Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Y’know – I do believe I’ve written a blog after all.

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  • An emerging writer in upstate, NY, Karen DeBonis tells her story on her website, in publications like the NY Times, (a Tiny Love Story), in her “Become Emboldened” projects, and elsewhere. "Portrait of a People-Pleaser and the Son Who Paid the Price", Karen’s transformational memoir about a woman’s quest for authenticity and the courage to speak her truth, is currently available for representation.

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  1. lenlaura@aol.com on December 16, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Karen,
    So happy you are getting some well deserved and much needed TLC. Great post- sharing vulnerability is a gift.
    Laura

    • Karen DeBonis on December 18, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      Thanks Laura! Vulnerability has some tricky waters for me, and probably most people, but as long as I don’t drown in them, I believe I’ll find good company.

  2. Judi on December 16, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Enjoy Karen! You are so fortunate, as am I! Judi
    Merry Christmas to All!

    • Karen DeBonis on December 18, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      Thanks Judi! Yes, it’s so easy when things don’t go well, to become blind to the things in our lives that are SUPER. I’m glad we are both able to remember our good fortune. Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Cathryn V on December 16, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Enjoy your holiday

    • Karen DeBonis on December 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM

      You too Cathy! Hugs to all.

  4. Miriam on December 16, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Your father is so cute.

    • Karen DeBonis on December 18, 2016 at 3:59 PM

      I’ll tell him he’s got an admirer! LOL! It will make his day, Miriam -thanks.

  5. Karen on December 18, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Hi flock- So I’ve worked out some of the kinks of commenting, but as I’m trying to comment this morning, I’m getting a big black screen that asks for my name and optional email in order to post a comment. Sigh. I thought I had that fixed, but in the meantime, If you get this screen, you just need to type your name – first name is OK- and it will post. Back to the drawing board. After the holidays. 😉

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