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Stepping Back In

If you're a regular visitor to christyrost.com or reader of my Notes from Swan's Nest blog, then it didn't take you long to realize I stopped posting after January 2018. In fact, I eventually had to step back from my Facebook and Twitter pages, too.

I recall saying to my husband, Randy on New Year's Day, "I think this is going to be a difficult year." And it was. His mother's health was tenuous, and continued to decline, so I chose to reduce the time I spent on blogs and other professional endeavors in order to spend more quality time with her, while providing extra support for Randy.

My dear mother-in-law passed away at home in late August. We were by her side each day during those final ten days, and the memories of those precious hours will remain with me always. In the weeks that followed, I allowed myself time to heal   refraining from social media, work pressures, and my blog. Instead, I went on a fabulous one-week cruise in early October with my beautiful 92 year-old Mother on the Queen Mary 2. We had planned the trip for many months, and as we cruised up the St. Lawrence Seaway from Quebec City to New York, I cherished every moment of our special time together.

So now, I'm ready to step back in, and I invite you to continue this journey of "All Things Home" with me. It begins with new blog postings on Notes from Swan's Nest, plus next month's 10th Anniversary broadcasts of our Holiday television special, A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, airing nationwide once again on PBS and Create TV stations. In addition to your local PBS station, look for the show multiple times November 17 and 18 during Create's annual Thanksgiving Marathon

It feels good to be back!

-Christy