I’ve tried to make my presence here as free of my personal trials and tribulations as I can make it (some of my diary entries notwithstanding). But sometimes I just can’t forget what’s going on around me and have fun here. For almost two weeks now I have been grappling with some things that make me glad there is a God; otherwise, I think I really would have gone insane. When I got home from Comic-Con, a family member was suffering from some serious health issues. I wasn’t home a day until I found out there was a murder/suicide of a couple we knew. This is a small community which means things like this always affect our household whether we know the people personally or not. We happened to have known these people, and the wife was our family doctor’s nurse for years and years, so we not only knew her personally but as someone we saw anytime we went to the doctor.

About the time I got used to the shock of this, there was a death of one of our kids’ close friends. A day later we got word on the shooting in Aurora, and yes, we know someone whose relative was injured, and the person we know had kids at Columbine High School when that shooting happened! A couple of days ago we got word that the daughter of some very close friends of ours almost died by going off into a canyon and ending upside down in the river a few miles from our house. It is a miracle she is alive and not permanently injured although she does have some serious injuries. And there is more, but I think you get the idea that I just haven’t been in the mood to talk about Comic-Con.

For all of you who have sent me email or a personal message, thank you. They are all very sweet and mean a great deal to me.

Give me some time and I’ll get back in snark mode, but I just can’t today.

Take care,


  1. I’m so sorry to hear about all these troubles, Frenz. Please don’t worry about your report from Comic Con – we can wait. You concentrate on keeping your chin up and please take good care of yourself. My prayers are with you and yours. x Kathryn

  2. hugs and prayers!

  3. I’m sorry to hear about all the sadness and tragedy and near-tragedy.. It seems unbelievable two such horrific events as the shootings would take place in the same proximity. Heartbreaking to think places like schools and movie theatres can become deathtraps so needlessly.Thoughts and prayers go to all the affected families, including your own, Frenz.

  4. Holy cow. When it rains, it pours. It is times like these that knowing there is a God can at least give us some peace. You all are in my prayers…..

  5. Oh no sorry to hear about all your problems.
    Add you to me prayers.

    Don’t think about your report.

  6. It is certainly understandable why you are almost immobilized with everything that is going on in your world. That is a lot to absorb in such a short span of time. You can be sure my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with the many circumstances facing you, as well as prayers for guidance as you reach out to others.

  7. Real life is more important than superficial blogs about movie stars.

    Your priorities are in line, so remove any pressure to write up Comic-Con off of your shoulders.

    Love ya, girl. Sending prayers.

  8. Please take care of yourself and then your family, and then your friends. If and when you are ready to write again, we will be here. In the meantime please feel the love and prayers that are coming your way from the RA community.

  9. much love and big hugs to you!!! mmmmmwah!

  10. “calamity goes in twos”
    Tace care of yourself, Frenz! ((( )))

  11. Really sad to hear all this Frenz. Praying that His peace will wrap around you like a blanket. Take care of yourself girl!

  12. Oh my, that sounds terrible. I send you some good vibes and hugs! Take care

  13. OMG I am so sorry to hear what a terrible time you’ve been having. Please forget about everything RA related for now and just use your strength to manage these traumatic event. My heart goes out to you xx

  14. Hugs to you and yours Frenz and most of all take care of yourself xx

  15. Thinking of you Frenz. Take care. x

  16. Bless you Frenz! Youhave been through some terrible trials lately. What can I say but that I hope the best for you and yours!

  17. I’m so sorry you’re going through such an aweful time. Sending you plenty of positive energy!

  18. So sorry to hear about all of this. Had a year like this once – just can’t imagine it all happening in just a few weeks! Hang in there. It will get better.

  19. I wondered what was happening. Sending hugs. :-)

  20. Thight hugs, Frenz. *mwah*

  21. You are in my prayers. *Hugs*

  22. My prayers are with you. I am so sorry to hear of the troubles in you life. The blog, as interesting as it always is, can wait. Take care.

  23. There is indeed a great God who seems to be prepping you for something huge!

  24. The world is a scary place. I’m glad you have your faith in God. He will see you through. Take care.

  25. Praying for you my dear friend!!

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”~ Jeremiah 29:11

  26. It’s terrible to see people hurt in general, much worse when they are close to you in a way or another.
    Hugs to you and your family!


  27. Best wishes to you, RAFrenzy. It always is so hard to believe why anyone should have reason to be cruel and murder or hurt people, when there is no necessity to make our burdensome life full of tribulations worse. ((hugs))

  28. So sorry for all you and yours have been going through. Wishing you all the best for healing and well-being.

  29. Very, very sorry. A big hug from the other side of the Atlantic. Wish more could be done to send you some support

  30. I’m so sad to read all that you and yours are experiencing. May the God of all comforts give you peace and the strength to deal with all of this. My prayers are with you.

  31. Prayers for you and yours.

  32. I’m so sorry to hear what you’ve been dealing with…sometimes life can just seem too heavy. Praying for you!

  33. Thank you all so much. I appreciate the many kind words and prayers and hugs. It is a balm.

    I hope to be back blogging soon.

  34. Late to the ball, as always. RL and things intervene. Obviously. But just to say that there is enough for you to deal with just now. When time effects a more healing, we wil back back, to reading this blog. And checking up on it. Life is not all Bling and the latest on whatever RA sightings. Or not RA sightings. Cheers, cope with here and now. The “Sisterhood”? “Auntie”? (or more senior?) can wait for you. :D

  35. Life isn’t easy, but it sure is hard enough. *hugs*

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