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Hanging On

Hopefully you haven’t forgotten about me or written me off.

Actually, I’m sure that several of you have not, based on all the e-mails, messages, and tweets asking about me and Granny and The Attorney.

I really appreciate the concern.

We’re all doing OK.

Along with the general issues of being 95, Granny has suffered through several weeks of shingles, but it seems to be behind us now.

I got so focused on her care that I pretty much let everything else go.

My blog, my twitter, my friends, my Attorney.

He has been understandably frustrated, but still very understanding.

Hopefully my allowing things to go fallow will only result in the fertility that it should.

On my blog, my twitter, my friends.

And especially my Attorney.

It may take me a bit to get everything up to speed again, but I’m ready to open the throttle.

Stick around for the ride!

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  1. Jdw Jdw

    Glad it feels more manageable and glad to have you back. Can I watch especially if you are gonna thtrow the throttle wide open all at once. Dwight Williamson

  2. Happy to hear all is ok, looking forward to reading you.

  3. Been thinking about dropping you a line. Sorry to hear about Gran’s bout with shingles. Nothing I’ve heard suggests there’s anything pleasant about that. She’s lucky to have such a dedicated guy in her corner. Carry on and give her some extra loving from all of us.

  4. Mark Mark

    Good to hear all are doing as well as can be expected. I’m sure everyone’s patience has been tried on the home front. Hang in there, glad we all heard something out of you. I think many of us felt an old friend went missing for a while.

  5. Peter Maria Peter Maria

    Shingles are EVIL! I hope to avoid them until I am old enough for the vaccine. I didn’t contract chickenpox until my teens, and it almost killed me. Don’t want to give the same virus another chance at that!
    Best wishes to you and yours, and I’m looking forward to more blogging.

  6. Well, at the end pleasant news, good luck with all!

  7. Ron Ron

    Your Granny is more important then your social outlets.
    Thankfully she has a dedicated grandson looking out for her. You are the BEST Tony and she loves you more than you know.

    It’s wonderful to hear from you and glad you’re ok.

    Always the best to you and your loved ones. Peace and love XO

  8. Johnny Johnny

    I am glad to hear that you are all doing well. I am glad to hear that Granny has recovered
    from the shingles. I am glad that you are back and look forward to reading you. Your
    Granny is very lucky to have you looking out for her. I wish you all the best.

  9. David David

    As a dedicated tweet-o-phobe, I’ve been checking several times daily in hopes of an e-mail that’d alert to a new blog post from you. So relieved to know that your Granny’s soldiering on – others have said the obvious, but I’ll repeat what bears repeat telling: both she and the Attorney are fortunate to have you in their lives. And I expect in due time the Attorney will be glad anew to have you in him…

    It’s a good day for your followers!!

  10. Glenn Glenn

    Glad your back!

  11. Glad to hear that your grandmother is well and that you are a dear man for caring for her.

  12. Glad to see you had your priorities straight and that all is well. Welcome back.

  13. Jacffr Jacffr

    Glad to hear that all is ok -your Granny, your Attorney and you. You all are fortunate to have one another. Missed reading you..glad you ar eback

  14. Michael Michael

    Have missed your posts. Glad all is better. The Attorney is a great and lucky guy to have you.

  15. Chris Chris

    You have been busy if Granny has had the shingles (Had those a few years ago @ 48) but I am glad that you have held on to your sanity. good to have you back.

  16. Justin Justin

    Phew! I am SOOOO GLAD to see this post! I am pleased that you have just been focusing on real life and Granny despite leaving us, your friends, the Attorney, etc. a bit lonely, questioning, and frustrated. I’m sure I speak for many others when I say ‘We miss you’. But also respect that you have your own stuff to do that does not include us. Cheers, Vancouver, Canada.

  17. jay jay

    Understand been so busy myself!!!!!

  18. k in okc k in okc

    I think that we all realize that you need your space from time to time. Glad to hear granny is doing well. Yet when you are not around you and yours are in many of our thoughts

  19. Good to hear all is well. Hope you’ve taken also good care of yourself.

  20. Old age has enough challenges but shingles, which often slams the elderly, are one of the cruelest. I hope she’s safely past the worst, and am glad to hear from you again.

  21. ken roberts ken roberts

    I missed hearing from you on a reg. basis but understand the care of ederly loved one… do it myself. thanks for finding time to share with us all.

  22. Shane Gordon Shane Gordon

    Glad you’re ok.

  23. Steve Smith Steve Smith

    Glad to see you back. I’ve been thinking of you and yours. Take care & love to you all.

  24. Henry Chriceol Henry Chriceol

    Glad all are good. Been checking on you daily from Louisiana. Remember, those that matter don’t mind.

  25. Paul of Q Paul of Q

    I was concerned. Thanks for the relief. You all are still in my prayers. You have so much I look up to and hope to (whatever the word is for “imitate” without being a copy cat).

  26. Wolfgang Wolfgang

    Make sure that you handcuff the attorney to the radiator while you are ignoring him to look after Granny. So glad you are back

  27. Being the caregiver is never easy and times like the past months are difficult. I am glad to hear things are better. (been checking in from time to time and praying that I would not see what I feared).

    Even when it seems impossible, remember to care for the caregiver, too.

  28. Frederick M Morley Frederick M Morley

    What can I say that all the others have not? It was so good to see your e-mail in my in box. There are a lot of us out here who look forward not only to your :homilies” if you will but to the personal aspects of your life that you share with us. It’s one of those cases where, like us or not, you are part of our extended family and we do care for you.

  29. Michael O Michael O

    Happiest of thoughts to you, Tony…Granny and the Attorney.

  30. Mike Mike

    Great to hear from you again and glad Granny is better. She should be your top priority for now and be sure to take good care of yourself as well. Always looking forward to more eloquent observations from you:)

  31. David David

    found myself really missing your blog, would go to the site and ask will today be the day?? Glad your back!

  32. cb cb

    Do NOT fuck things up with the Attorney. You hear me… BOY?!?

  33. Brian Brian

    Sending love your way

  34. Doug Doug

    Just passed through East Tennessee and thought of you. Hope all is well with you, Granny, and the Attorney. Hope to hear from you soon.

  35. LIFE then blog. Always in that order. *hugs*

  36. Kris Kris

    Hang in there. We’re glad that you’re all well. Best wishes.

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