I have not been around much and am not sure if/when that will change. I came to a realization that all my computer communities are safe places to be because while you build friendships, they are not face to face so are much easier to deal with.
With all my pain and illnesses I have slipped into a place that I know I need to get out of - Most of my contact with even my local and long time friends and family are through the computer or texting on my phone. My last encounter going to lunch with two friends (one new and one longtime), didn't go well because I was "trying too hard to fit in". I need "real" people in my life to get better. You are all very real to me but all the time I spend talking to you conveniently keeps me from going outside.
The past few days I have spent time at my neighbour's and it was great fun and relaxation. I did some baking for my MIL and for our other neighbour who is always doing nice things for me. We went for a day-trip with TB's parents on the long weekend we just had, and I have said yes to teaching some pre-teens cupcake decorating.
I love you all and still want to be in touch. This is not an easy decision I hope you all understand it is not you, it is the fact I need to get out of the house and sitting here is a lot easier, specially when I am in pain.
I am still getting post and PM notifications and am using Facebook if you want to be in touch.