Some of my close blog friends know the reason that I have been "missing" for a few days. So I thought I would let the rest of you know also. My Dad was diagnosed with an abdominal aneurysm just before Thanksgiving. We have been working on getting him seen and treated. Yesterday was a long day, sitting at a major medical clinic to get tests and see the specialist. Dad is scheduled for surgery next week. My online time will still be limited for a bit. I hope to get the 500 post giveaway started this weekend, assuming I get time to breathe for that long. (I do put thought into it.)
If I don't respond to your blog posts, know that I was just too busy, and I am truly sorry.
Meanwhile, here is a painting I did a while back for you to see: