This is me…the bird on the bottom.

Chaos has descended. Mind, she has been circling for a while, so it is not as if I was not fully expecting her to finally swoop out of the clear blue and sink her razor talons into the back of my neck, yet still I am squirming in her grasp and wondering how – HOW – I find myself soaring 100 feet above my life and looking down on it all. Perhaps I will have a moment of clarity when I am dangling above the open beaks of her offspring, Failure, Doom and Hysteria, preparing to be gulped down whole by one or all of them.


The metaphorical sunset. Ok, you got me. This was the literal sunset tonight. Nice, huh?

here is also the very slim possibility that my overactive imagination is running into the metaphorical sunset with hyperbole in its teeth. it wouldn’t be the first time, as many of you well know. Still, it would be putting it mildly to state that my life has been a veritable rollercoaster for the past few weeks. While I have bags of amusing material littering the hallways of my mind and itching to make its way onto the page for your entertainment, the fact is that I am exhausted. Worn out. Too pooped to pop.

chicken tan

I may be on the dinner menu… but at least I have some great tan lines…

For the record, I need to apologize to all my regular readers and to the newbies for my neglect of your own writing in the past week. Caught as I am in the talons of Chaos, it has been difficult to concentrate for more than five minutes on anything more taxing than staying alive. I am well behind in my blogging and even more behind in my reading, but my voice is in good shape for performances the next couple of days, so I suppose that is something anyway!

Somehow, amid my almost complete neglect for this blog, I have actually gained a few new readers. Go figure! Rest assured, I shall soon be in touch with visits to your own sites!! 🙂 I can only ask you all, my dear readers, to be patient with your Mother Hen… she is flapping her wings like a crazy woman and thoroughly overwhelmed.

Mother Hen 

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  1. I can very much relate to that feeling. I have made lists for the next days trying to control the chaos as best as I can, but somehow things seems to feel like “to much to handle” anyway. It usually work out OK in the end 🙂

    Try to hang in and hang on as best as you can.


    • Than you so much! I am hanging in here… All is going well so far. Chaos will officially end depart after Monday… I will be a little buried still, but hopefully on my way to normalcy again! 😊


  2. I never understood how birds could eat birds. And I never understood how people get so busy, myself included!! We miss you but will still be around when life gives you some time! Hang in there Mother Hen! 🙂


    • I know! I agree – they can be so cannibalistic.It makes no sense. But here I am, 9 days later, still flapping my wings and finally saying thank you for the warm encouragement. It meant a lot during that tough time. Thanks!!! xxx MH

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  3. Oh noooo, not CHAOS!!!
    Are we talking about Cataclysmic Horrific Annihilation Of Species or Camping Hiking And Other Stuff? Rest up, do whatcha gotta do and we’ll be here waiting for you. Why? Because we LIKE you! (I feel a song coming on).


    • So here I am, 9 full days later replying to you, my dearest friend! A zillion apologies – I did read this when you posted it, but with the countdown to the convention, delegate entertainment days x2, tract/invitation campaign, aux pioneering… losing my mind, losing weight (intentionally), and losing time… it was a crazy blur for a good 2 or 3 weeks. But now that I’m normal, I’m going back and rereading all this wonderful encouragement! I feel rested and almost a normal person again! And, being named after Doreen of Mickey Mouse Club fame, I appreciated the final line of that comment… hahaha! xxx cheers, Mel – you are such a peach!


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