Monday, May 9, 2016

Return of PhillyCollector

Hi, folks. I'm back.

 A blogger buddy has just returned to blogging after a loss. Her return reminds me that I have been AWOL from my blog for far too long. Also, I want to coo over the new Curvy, Tall, and Petite Barbies. Despite the limited articulation, I like these dolls. Several are on my Wish List.

So long time, no see, PhillyCollector. What's up?

Well, I've moved to sunny Upper Darby. Yes, for the first time in my life, I am not living in Philly. While I could whine about my new location, I won't. There are other things to worry about. Like my dolls being scattered in several locations.
Wohhh. How did this come to pass? Lack of planning. I got sick. I went to the hospital. This time, they kept me there. Months of hospitalization and then rehabilitation kept me away from my playscale buddies. So, I lost control of my collection. Some dolls and action figures, my Mom held onto. I have those. Others, my sister Amy took. I'm having trouble getting those back. Others, my brother Jason has in two storage units. I've got a few of those. Just need to get the balance out.


I haven't given up on collecting or lost interest. I was away from computers from December 25th, 2015 until gee, sometime this year. I was bed-bound for a month and then another month or so doing rehab to get back to walking. Why? I have colon cancer.

I did not want to announce that here because I thought of this blog as a usually sunny, happy place. But I want you to know because you are my people. So I am sharing this news with you. I have had time to get adjusted to this diagnosis, and I'm taking things one day at a time. I've received good treatment and lots of family support. Friends chime in as well. Life is good 'cause I'm still here AND able to eat. Did I mention how much I love eating?

I'm looking forward to - FINALLY - selling some dolls and buying NEW dolls! Just have to get my camera back and snapping photos again.