I'm very sorry to hear about your husband. I am a cancer survivor and thankfully, live in Massachusetts that has Mass Health (basically what they now call Obama Care, but was developed here by Mitt Romney years ago). It was a lifesaver financially and I'm very lucky in that regard. I know how hard things are for you and wish you blessings!
Thanks for the friend request. I must start off by saying I don't get on here as much as I would like. Trying to barrel through a re-write of my 2012NaNo piece, which is going slower than a snail at the moment. If the pace picks up, I might be able to get on here more often. I do check email, so if anything important comes up, do message me. Will respond when/if I can.
Finally have the time to be part of the She Writes community and get caught up on the Blooming Late activity. I've been so busy writing, editing, re-writing - but worth it: our book (co-authors Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, Lori Toppel), STILL HERE THINKING OF YOU: A Second Chance With Our Mothers is being published! March 1, 2013 by Big Table Publishing (Boston, MA). So, at 55 I am a first-time published author. The four of us have been meeting for several years now, one morning a week, to share and critique each other's writing, and somehow found ourselves all eventually writing about our mothers, and hence, the book''s birth. Anyway, now I will check out what all is going on here on She Writes and with our Blooming Late group. Thanks!!! Peace, Vicki Addesso
My simplistic approach to things made me think I should find Blooming Late first when in fact I needed to go to Samantha's page and then click on Blooming Late. My brain is learning and it fits with the idea that I've lived my life backwards. Smiling all the way to success.
Being computer deficient in some areas, I have no idea how to navigate around this site. What is available, how do you navigate the group site versus the She Writes site, how do you find members in our group, how do you find the resources available, etc.?
Thanks so much, Samantha. It's good to know that there are places where one can come and not have to be in the middle of things, but also be part of what's going on. With my schedule, being in the middle is not possible. I enjoy watching to see what's happening when I have the time.
You've done some really good stuff here and on your website. I enjoy both.
Ah, Samantha. What can I say. I so seldom get time to play, even on She Writes. You've done a really good thing here, my friend, and brought so many women together. Kudos! Hopefully I'll be able to devote a bit more time to hanging out on this great site in future. Take care and keep doing what you're doing. It works. Have a great weekend.
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