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May 12Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Hi Patricia. Glad you are finally back home. Although I enjoy traveling, I know how exhausting and stressful it can be especially in family situations. Stay well, and do make time for yourself! I post was about this topic. Safe future travels!

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May 6Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Travel always throws me off, too, and this time, I planned for it and didn't guilt myself about "not writing" on any WIP. I did bring my journal, and I managed to get in between 1 sentence and a few pages in there a day, but it's not much for "workable" type writing. It's random thoughts on a movie I watched on the plane, resort culture (I have a love/hate relationship with fancy places - I always feel like I don't quite fit in them, and what was with Cabo and the free-flowing alcohol and the 60+ somethings drinking from 10am to midnight?) and thoughts on books I was reading, and prayers, plus notes on the interesting bilingual nature of Cabo (I can speak Duolingo Spanish and not well, but I don't think some of those "word-for word" translations were actual). But enough about that - sending you all the hugs for all the stuff you've been through this year so far, and the hope you will have a happier rest of the year.

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Travel always throws me off my writing game, too, and there's been too much of it lately--the good and bad kind. Hope you find your rhythm again soon. @samanthabwriter from

<a href="http://samanthabryant.com">Balancing Act</a>

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May 4Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

That's a lot of traveling. Glad you can be there for your in-laws.

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May 4Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Hi, Patricia! My heart goes out to you. It sounds like you've been through a great deal. I hope May is a calmer month for you. Sometimes life goes off the rails, and all you can do is to be there to support the ones you love. You'll get back on track. The people you love are the most important thing in your life. The rest is gravy. Take care!

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May 4Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Life does go off the rails sometimes. Sometimes it's a few days, sometimes a few months, sometimes even whole years get away from us. I don't need to tell you this. But I am very glad you're back home and getting back onto a regular schedule and routine. Sometimes that's the best you can hope for.

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May 4Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

It's not easy to admit you're losing a battle, but I understand how that makes it more difficult for those who have to take care of things afterward. I've been there a few times. I'm sure your mother-in-law appreciates all that you're doing.

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May 4Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

You've had quite a rough start to 2023, but hopefully things will get back on a smoother journey now! And I bet those dogs are missing you a lot, too!

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May 3Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Best of luck with your travels! Sometimes life gets in the way of creativity.

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May 3Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

It's sad to see so many people not facing that something is seriously wrong. Looking back I can see that my mother's attitude slipping that last week. She didn't say anything either. Thinking of you Patricia.

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May 3Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

It sounds like the level of travelling you've been doing is enough to drive anyone ragged. At least it would be for a homebody like me!

My husband is also one of those people who is "fine" until it's too late. He's got arthritis now, can't bend one of his fingers, and any shift in barometric pressure has his knees, ankles, and shoulders swelling up with inflammation. It took him years to go see a doctor to try to figure out what's wrong. *sigh*

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May 3Liked by Patricia J.L. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Hoping you can make that return to "normal" and get back to writing! I'm sorry for your loss--and the extra frustration.

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