or why I have been missing in action for the past two plus months. In early May, my dear mother, who has been in a convalescent hospital for several years following a bad fall, finally agreed to let us bring her to live with us here in Arizona. It was not easy for her (she's lived in California for over sixty years) but she was brave and it has been wonderful having her here. I've still been creating here and there, but blogging was not a priority. Now that she's settled in, I'm hoping to have more time to visit your blogs and share a little on mine. We celebrated Mom's 85th birthday Saturday and here she is with her great granddaughter Lily and Nimbus, our new pup. Thanks for visiting, dear friends and readers.