I Dropped The Ball


You may have noticed that for the last few weeks there has been zero activity not only on this blog but also in the Accommodation vs Confrontation debate. I have to take the blame here though there ARE extenuating circumstances. I’m here to explain that.

Right after we got back from the JOCO Cruise Crazy cruise on Jan. 8, I came down with the flu. This is the kind of stuff than hangs on for weeks. I STILL have the flu. I wanted to give the A v C debate my full attention but that’s been next to impossible since I find it very difficult to concentrate. The fever comes and goes. My head is full of mucous and when i DO take cold pills or antihistamines, I end up dopey…and can’t concentrate.

Add to that, my Mom was in the hospital for several days. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Since she also has two dogs, flu or not, we had to drive to the other side of the state to care for them. I HAD been recovering. The trips made things worse.

Right after that, once Mom was home, we were forced to take a brief vacation. I know. that doesn’t sound right. let me explain. Disney has a time share kind of thing called Disney Vacation Club. We bought into it late last year. You buy points and then use them at different resorts on any Disney property in the world. Well, we had points that had to be used before February 1 or we would lose them. So we spent four days at the Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village. I spent most of it in the room in bed or watching the African plains animals outside our balcony. I felt better on the last day and went to Animal Kingdom. Big mistake. By the end of the day I was back to feeling like death in a can.

Then, because of Mom’s diagnosis and her other health-related issues, we needed to find her a new place to live. We drove over to the other side of the state. Again. To look at houses her realtor found. It never fails. I start feeling better, have to deal with an obligation and end up right back in bed.

Unfortunately, two days after that, we had to help out another friend because we had promised that we would several months ago. And here I am. Right back in bed.

In between all of the family and personal obligations, I have also had the enjoyable experience of my volunteer duties as the new Managing Editor for the blog on Randi.org. I’ve been working with the new Communications Director, Sadie Crabtree, to schedule articles and keep the blog as spam-free as possible.

I DO take total responsibility for letting the A v C debate critically lapse. I don’t blame my worthy opponent for getting frustrated and ending his part of the debate. So, because it is my fault, I am declaring him the winner.

I am also adding this to the second round of the A v C debate page for people who may not see it here.

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1 Comment

  1. latsot said,

    January 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Fledge, there was never the least suggestion that anyone would be the winner of the debate. I don’t think that’s possible, especially by default. I wasn’t in it to win it any more than you were. Also, this is a blog and I didn’t expect more than best effort. You don’t owe me or anyone else any explanations. I grumbled because you didn’t reply for a while, but obviously that’s my problem, not yours. It’s your blog.

    Maria, sincerely, if I can help with anything to do with your currently frenetic life, I will, so just ask. I don’t consider myself worthy or an oponent. But hopefully I’ll eventually be able to consider myself a friend, despite or perhaps because of our differences.

    Our discussion isn’t over, just postponed, I hope…


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