I haven’t written on my blog for almost 5 years. Lately, though, I have been thinking a lot about writing and have been figuring out if I wanted to journal or blog. I still haven’t decided definitively but will start with this blog since I already had it set up. So, here we go ….
I asked Santa Claus (i.e. my husband) for a new tablet that had a keyboard so that I could start writing again. I could have used the desktop, I guess, but that just seemed like a lot of trouble and for this to work for me, it has to be easy. I have a wonderful husband and all I had to do was ask and he got me a great Surface Pro that is so perfect for this task that the only excuse left to NOT do it is I have to figure out how to “work” this workhorse and remember how to find my way through WordPress. And, when I say workhorse, I mean the computer not ME because, since retiring last February, I am definitely NOT a workhorse-type person any longer. Yay! for me….
Another reason I wanted to start writing again is because I have a huge bucket list item coming to fruition in the near future. I am going back to Europe for a 5 week adventure as a follow-up to my earlier trip there when I was much younger (see earlier blog.) That same friend and I are “deserting” our still–working husbands and going off on a trip of a lifetime (at least for me.) My friend is a seasoned world traveler and knows all the ropes so I will be in good hands. I can hardly wait and I hope to post some blogs and pictures of our trip while I am there…hence the blog/journal decision.
Finally, just to let you know what I have been doing the past few years, I will say that I have started studying and trying to become an amateur artist. I did the picture that I posted at the beginning of this blog. It is a barely recognizable rendition of the picture that I included on my European Adventure blog. I drew this one. It isn’t very good–the shadows are wrong. Even so, it IS the same picture so I thought it was a good choice to go along with this post. I still am in the beginning stages of learning this new “passion,” but with time and lots and lots of practice, I have read that anyone can learn to draw. I am determined to prove that person correct. Besides, I have to say that it is very rewarding. I will post other drawings as I go along.
We have moved since my last go round with blogging. We are in our forever home and feel very lucky to live in a wonderful community with lake access, great neighbors and a location that is closer to my family.
Life is good…..that’s one of my “Likes in Life”