Jan 30, 2016


Hello friend, how are you doing?  Sorry to be out of touch for so long.  Its so hard to start writing and posting after a long absence.  I have a big catch up on this blob…daunting task. 

I will start with a heads up to my blogging friends.  For years I used Windows Live Writer to publish my posts.  I found it so much easier and convenient than the WordPress publishing software.  But then, in 2012, Windows stopped supporting Live, which was no problem until I upgraded to Windows 8.  The Live program started acting “funky” and frustratingly slow.  This dulled my motivation to post over the last couple years.  But, Glory Be!, Windows gave the program a new life by letting it go open source.   As I understand, this  means that Windows released its copyright, and a group of volunteers revamped the program and have released it anew.  Here is the link that will let you read and download the new Open Live Writer.  Open Live Writer works with many blogging platforms, not just WordPress.  And here is a review of the new Live Writer.  I am looking forward to using this program again, and optimistic Writer receiving regular updates. 

So, where do I start, after ending with Halloween of 2015?  With thankfulness for the past year, for the love of my family and friends, for health and vitality, for all the good things in life!  Sometimes the days aren’t what you would choose them to be, but that’s life. 

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.  -John Lennon

We finished off the year on a good note except for the health of my parents.  They have been to the ER many times over the last 2 months.  My dad’s  immune system fights pneumonia and other germs not quite as efficiently as in the past.  Mom had a bad fall in December, and broke her nose.  And from all the stress of these past months, she now has come down with a case of the shingles. 

Our “Littles” are growing and doing great.  The twin’s, Dylan and Aubree, speech switch seemed to flip on the minute they turned 2.  We now affectionately mispronounce many words because of them.  For instance, pillow = bippo, truck=twuck, wine=Grandma juice.  Colton is in first grade and loves school, so much so that he was upset on Martin Luther King day.  Codi is 3 now, and her own little person…full of sweetness and spunk at the same time. 

Right now I am working on mosaicing a large mirror frame for Steph and Derek’s main bathroom.  I thoroughly love working on artistic projects, and hope to spend more time doing that in 2016. 

After catching up with some photo editing and downloading, I will be back….

Thanks for stopping in, please say hello in the comments!

13 responses »

  1. So glad you are blogging again. I am looking forward hearing about your family, art and adventures.

  2. “Grandma juice” —- I love that !! So glad you are posting again, I’ve missed your stories and pics. Hope your folks take a turn for the better.

  3. Hello dear friend. Glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear your mom is in pain. I hope it is not for long. Hugs.

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