Good morning Kim,
I'm still kind of broken from them. I think I got to the point like you, being addicted to them, however, I was trying to keep up with too many games. So I got burnt out. I still really like them, especially a couple, but with this depression phase, I've got no big pull for a lot of things right now, not just the games. I will go in about once a week now (usually the weekends) and play a quick Ravenwood and Ravenskye, part of Zoo World, and part of Birdland. Then I try to send and accept all of the requests made by players (on most all of my games) so they get things they are requesting. I'm still behind but keeping up a tad. I know if I get to the point of really attacking the games again, I will have many missions to catch up with, but with these games, I've learned you can catch up slowly but surely. Ravenwood, of course, those trees can really grow back unless your fair is pretty full of things. Ravenskye may pile up on missions, but none of the weeds and stones grow back. I've got several missions with Skye that I'm behind on, but doing a couple at a time will work.
I know you are at a busy time with interning and school classes, so I know things can really get hectic. Plus, I know you are trying to work on the genealogy files. Many people, I've learned, are on here all day and/or night, playing and interacting. It's kind of like their lifeline. But some have to work and do other things, and so have to get to the point of mixing fun with reality. Speaking of work, I have to sub on hubby's bus for 3 weeks since the monitor is having surgery today. That will help pad my pocket a little.
Bon went in and totally blocked the preacher friend and his family from them. I just can't understand why he's doing this and turning his back like this. I'm really trying hard, and some days I do pretty good. Then others, I am so low and weepy, that I have to take a xanax to calm things down. It triggers my asthma with the wheezing, then the coughing, then a headache. But I am trying.
I hope you work out a happy medium with the games, whether avoiding them, playing a couple of favorites, and/or helping with requests - it can be done with a compromise. Let me know.
Have a great start to the week! ((Hugs)) to you!