The clock of summer is ticking,it's alomst over. In a few days my daughter goes back to art school after being home all summer. My son will soon be starting his senior year of high school. And my 2 best friends will also be busy. One has aleady returned to her Principal job after being off 2 months,the other is returning to nursing school. My husband works nearby and he is gone 10 hours a day. That leaves me and my dog. I feel sad this time of year as I watch everyone move on with thier lives,and I'm still here. My biggest goal right now is to have at least a year without any surgeries. Now that is one boring full time job,as we all know. I do have my hobbies but they are tiring and cause more pain so I must limit my time. The days can be so long in an empty house. I've got the blues and I'm dreading summer's end.