I’m Back! (sort of…)


bike ride dead end

I haven’t blogged for about a month now. I’ve been busy with my son visiting from New York, then I visited Arizona a couple days later, and soon after that Steve and I went camping at the North Shore.

herb garden needing weedingI’ve been home for awhile but I’ve been trying to catch up with my completely out of control garden and yard.

And I’ve been rethinking a lot of things. Out of that rethinking, I’ve created a new website. It’s very much under construction right now as you can see. I haven’t quite figured out how to make the page do what I want it to do yet but I’m dropping my need for perfection before moving on with something so it is what it is for now.

I’m on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram very minimally right now as I continue to work on my writing and take breaks here and there to do something else — like write this post.

standing on cobblestone street

When my son was here, I wanted to show him how hip we now are in the Twin Cities – how we have trains and street cars, new housing along the bike and public transportation trails, and decent places to eat. Not that I expect Minnesota is anywhere near as exciting as New York but I was hoping he’d find it less of a place to avoid.

However, I don’t think my son’s and my idea of fun exactly match up. Surprise, surprise…

taking shelter from the rain

He didn’t seem too thrilled with my bike riding tour. Especially when it kept raining. And we ran into construction that dead ended the bike path and sent us back up a steep hill. Even I did not consider that fun.

I think we had some good moments, though. Eating out was good. Getting his broken phone replaced was good.

Seeing my son again was good.

photo of my son

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  1. I love how you just plow thru problems, learn as you go and figure it out. Your new place is going to be fine, I’m just wondering why you decided to change … I’ve noticed some others have as well.
    And that’s a fine looking young man.

    1. Susan, I’ve been debating between Blogger and WordPress for years. Since I’m not all that popular and don’t do anything BIG with my blog (yet), there was no need to change. But I wanted to learn WordPress and the only way to do that was to give it a try. I do hope my site will grow up with me and become the awesome author site I know it was meant to be. 🙂

  2. I have been with WP for 4 years and I am still learning myself. I like the look of the blog. And I also love how you just move through things, dig in, learn and move on. I am relearning that. So nice to visit with family. I do not see mine for years on end sometimes.

    1. Thanks Donna. So far, I am most challenged by knowing which Plugins to use. So many opinions out there! Happily, there are other sites like yours that I can learn from. And yes, seeing family is good. July was filled with family visiting as I also went to Arizona, where much of my family lives. It’s hard to be so far away!

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