Well, it's been quite awhile since I added to my blog. There are a number of reasons for that, some of which I will attempt to share here now. My daughter and husband and their two toddlers have been living with us since before Christmas while they wait for a home to be built near-by. It has been about 6 months of pure pandemonium and pleasant delight! Anytime seven people share a house, there will most likely be stories to tell. And....each of us could certainly tell a few! The computer that I typically work on to create the blogs here happens to be in an office-turned-children's room! So the opportunities to sit quietly and write are let's say, not as frequent! I sit tonight among three of our combined six lounging dogs, one hamster, a fish, toy baskets, un-matched shoes, blankies and binkies. There is a toy octopus eyeing me and a T-Rex who has temporarily stopped growling while his favorite boy is out with mom and sister tonight. So, I have slipped past the gnarly-faced King Kong and puff-a-lumps to see if I might still have a little writing inspiration left over since we brought the dump trucks, tricycles and baby dolls in. I have to say that having grandkids - and kids at home is an inspiration of its own. Not all can say they get the opportunity to have a window of time with them that is so up-close. I know it will be short-lived as far as sharing space and meals and moments, but I cherish the joy of grandma-hood in its pleasantries and am thankful for these specialties of life! I have also been working again for the past year (plus), which is also often inspirational, but also very time-consuming. One day I hope to to have more concentrated time to focus here in this little space. For now, I will sneak in as often as time allows and hope some of you might also enjoy a picture or two, some humor or just thoughts on a page. I might add that I appreciate the visits and peeks from those of you who are curious - or just enjoy these expressions of life! Life. We all have it in common...I just sometimes like to put words to mine! Blog blessings to you!
"Every song that I write comes from my own personal experience. i believe the role of an artist is to interpret reality through a system of beliefs and a long-term seeking of truth, in your own life and in the world at large." Dan Folgelberg