Saturday, June 22, 2013

Begin Again


Steps in, opens a window, and dusts off all the cobwebs....

Pensive badger...surprised to find me here.

Well, let's state the obvious:  it's been 4 years since I last posted on this blog.  Doesn't seem like that much time has passed, but an awful lot has changed.  Social media has exploded, and with so many other outlets, I'm not surprised I got away from blogging.

Bird is 10, and Bug is 8 years old.  This has been a fun summer so far....the kids are far more independent now, which means a little more freedom for them, and I have a little more time on my hands.

I've done some of the normal summer books, declutter and/or reorganize parts of the house, and take the kids to the library, parks, and whatnot.  Along with quite a bit of nothing too.  I will say, I am enjoying a lot of nothing.

And then, I started working on the scrapbooks.  I realized I have one album almost finished - the book that chronicles our trip to the Grand Canyon - FIVE years ago?! While I've compiled all the pictures & labels, I still haven't done the actual journaling (my least favorite part).  And while I did keep some notes in my calendar, the bulk of my memories were posted here.

Naturally, though, I couldn't just open up the ol' blog and start working on that project.  No, I felt the need to go through & spruce up the place a bit.  Blogger looks a lot different too; many different controls and settings and such.  So after all that tinkering, I had to write a test post, just to see how things work.  ;)