Sometimes Life Gets in the Way of Blogging

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Second Self Virtual Assistance

medical heartI had made a New Year's resolution to post one blog post a day.  And I had kept that promise up the end of February.  That's when I got derailed.  My life got in the way of my blogging.  First, I got a part-time job at night that ate up much of my free time during the week.  And then, three weeks ago, we were out with our family, celebrating my 18th wedding anniversary, when my mother-in-law had to be taken to the hospital after complaining of chest and back pains.  Fast forward four days and she had open heart surgery to replace the aortic valve in her heart.  (Now, she's part piggy...my husband thinks it's funny to snort at her occassionally.  He even took away the bacon they gave her during her recovery, saying it was tanamount to cannibalism.)  She then had an adverse reaction to the medications she was given, making her extremely unresponsive to what was going on around her and making the doctors think that there might be brain damage.  Things were touch and go for several days.  That did pass and now she's doing great, as long as she can ignore the invisible elephant that has taken up residency on her chest.  My family definitely comes from strong stock!

Now, I could beat myself up for not getting my blogging done as I had meant to.  But, I'm not going to.  Instead.  I choose to move forward, secure in the knowledge that I will be blogging to my little heart's content now that things have settled back into a more normal (albeit, still busy as hell) pace.  Yes, Active Rainers.  Life can get in the way of blogging and that's OK.  It's nice to know I can always come back, though, and be a part of this community I love so much.  I'm now going to have to plan ahead and gear up for my daily posts on the weekends, I think.  Whew!

Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

goose/ganderIf you like this, take a gander at these:

How Social Media Affects Your Website Traffic

Beware the Ides of March

 

Happy Pi Day!

Dry Spell Ends in the Desert

Record-Breaking at Daytona 500


Dr Seuss Storytime at Target

Husband Upgrade

Annotating Your YouTube Videos

Dancing Kings at the Budweiser Shoot Out

Google Honors Thomas Edison's Birthday

Like Apple, Active Rain Has "A Group for That"

To Be Fair, You're Only Paying For...

Silly Laws in Idaho

Family Game Night in Boise

 

Posted by

 

 

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Club Chaos
BananaTude
Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul
The Optimist
Tags:
blogging
points to ponder
family stories
heather chavez
real estate virtual assistant

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
927,482
P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy
Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley - Morgan Hill, CA
San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!

Excellent post Heather..... love the photo!

Patrick

Mar 22, 2011 05:38 PM #1
Rainmaker
236,637
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Heather - Sorry that life kinda got in the way of everything there for a while! But it sounds like everyone's in good spirits now, and we're happy your back playing in the Rain.

Mar 22, 2011 05:40 PM #2
Rainmaker
252,852
Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

Don't you hate when that happens? The next thing you know, your life is taken over by really important things. I understand, but believe me, if I was in the middle of a contest, I would be blogging from the emergency room!

Mar 22, 2011 05:40 PM #3
Rainmaker
142,310
Suzanne Taylor
361-510-5413 http://www.CorpusChristiHomeFinderOnline.com - Corpus Christi, TX
Home Sales In Corpus Christi, TX

Heather,

I know you pain.  I did so good through February and these last couple of weeks have just been lost.  Best wishes for the health of your family.

Mar 22, 2011 05:44 PM #4
Rainmaker
1,768,339
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO

Heather

 All we can do is all we can do, and all we can do is enough.

Have a great day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 22, 2011 06:40 PM #5
Ambassador
1,555,674
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Oh Heather, cut yourself some slack with the life gets in the way, it does for all of us, with those blogging goals. I hope your mother in law continues to recover.

Mar 22, 2011 09:31 PM #6
Ambassador
567,698
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Flushing, NY

Featured @ Club Chaos

Mar 23, 2011 07:41 AM #7
Ambassador
567,698
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Flushing, NY

Coming back here sometimes is the best part of my day. It's great to have you back sweetie. Regards to the family. Love, C.

Mar 23, 2011 07:44 AM #8
Rainmaker
247,578
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

Thanks, Patrick.

Thank you, Judy.  I'm glad to be able to be back splashing around in the Active Rain.

Stuff happens, right, Kathy? :)

Thanks, Suzanne.  We're trudging through.  With a big family comes big love as well as big responsibility.  There's always something going on with someone.

Thanks, Lou.  I'll keep that in mind.  :)

Thank you, Gary.  She is doing well with her recovery.  I appreciate the good thoughts.

You're a doll, Miss C.  Thanks alot.  I've missed you.

Mar 23, 2011 12:58 PM #9
Rainmaker
677,102
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Heather--Wow!  Glad that your mother-in-law is doing well after the surgery.  Hopefully that elephant leaves her house soon.  Happy belated anniversary and many more.  Next month Dave & I will celebrate twelve years.  All wonderul years.

Good to see you again as I said in my previous comment.

Mar 23, 2011 05:17 PM #10
Rainmaker
247,578
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

Thanks, my dear, sweet Mary.  Happy Anniversary to you both, too.  You make a fantastic couple.

Mar 25, 2011 03:51 PM #11
Rainmaker
677,102
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks, Heather.  I hope that we have the opportunity to meet the love of your life one of these trips.  None planned to Idaho at this time.  We are grounded for awhile.

Join my new group.  Do Not Worry ~ Today

Mar 25, 2011 05:48 PM #12
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
247,578

Heather Chavez

Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention