I want to update all the loyal people who have used my stock properly, and love the beautiful works of art so many of you have included my submissions in. I have not forgotten about you! I have had a number of non life-threatening health issues since 2007 and am partially disabled ever since I was hit twice by a pickup truck while crossing the street in a crosswalk in 2001. He ran the light as he turned left, cutting the corner, crossing the double yellow lines in the middle of the four lane street (I was on the double yellow line when I was struck) hit me once in the legs and kept coming. I was thrown several feet, down the street and into the air. As I came down, he hit me a second time in the legs on the other side. I am surprisingly calm in dire situations and decided emphatically, "Those wheels are not going to run over me." Do not devalue the power of positive thinking. Most of us know negative thinking can ruin a good time and make life miserable. I firmly believe that the power of positive postulates, a decision how things will go, can directly impact our lives. I had my purse on one side (left) and was holding an umbrella on the right. The truck tires ran over both after the first impact, but not over me. I feel lucky to be alive.
I seldom share personal information anymore online, but just wanted you to know that other issues have robbed me of the time I used to spend here and cutting out nice stuff to share. When I saw how many people were abusing my rules (using on commercial websites, publishing in magazines, etc.), I simply did not have the time or the strength to edit or re-do my shares to help prevent some of the abuse. Eventually, I hope to be able to edit all my submissions and reload them for sharing. I had a number of additional items in the process of being made ready (way back when) and I hope to carve out time to finish those for your enjoyment. I was laid up recently for a year and a half and am now better. I have oodles of catching up to do, like deep cleaning my house that needs to be put back in the state it was in 5 years ago. I am on daily pain therapy but still hurt 24/7.
The point is I'd like each of you to value what you have. Don't take those around you for granted. Don't take for granted you can run, stay on your feet as long as you care to, or can do all the "normal" tasks life expects of you. Don'e begrudge that fact that you have to work for a living. I cannot, even from home. I am lucky to have family that are caring and generous.
Even with all the above, I am a silly optimist! I am certain I can be better/do better. I am flawed like everyone else and agonize at times over past mistakes. I know I must turn my attention to the future and know I cannot fix the past.
I do not expect nor need sympathy, but thank you for your kindness and applaud your talent!
Please be patient. If and when I can get back here, it will be (at least) some months from now.