Monday, September 15, 2014

A new day

Many of your know I've been caught up on Facebook.  Yep!  It hooked me and hooked me good. Lately, I am beginning to wonder if that's how I want to spend my time.  I LIKE anything my friends post.  I LIKE all sorts of pages, then use the pages to liven up my posts.   I've been asking myself what is the value in that?  I think it's time for a change.

When you blog, you have to think.  I still meet friends.   I look forward to reading their posts.  I know one friend loves frogs and another friend is overflowing with children.  This I like.

Let's catch up a bit. Children and grandchildren:

Laura and Jeremy
  1. Our daughters still invade us and we love it.  For a few days we are just family again and our house is filled with laughter.
  2. Better yet, our daughters are becoming friends and are learning to respect each other's differences, maybe even liking each other for their differences.
  3. Laura and Jeremy got married.  Pictures in a minute.  We converged on the Delta King in Sacramento last June and had a great time visiting, taking photos, and of course, seeing these two best friends get married.
  4. Alicia collected her BA and went to San Francisco for a new job.  Part of the plan is to use that job to help step up into a PhD program.  
  5. Brandi and Ken moved to San Antonio, Texas where she has a new job.  I never thought she'd leave San Diego, but she's loving it in Texas.  (Of course it's been awfully warm here for September.)
  6. Holden is in school in Washington State, and his sister Brynne has joined a Roller Derby Club in her Finnish town where she is learning the womanly art of bashing the other gal without getting hurt herself.
  7. Brynne is Boo Boo Doll
  8. Laura and Jeremy gave us our first great-grandchild as he brought his son into their marriage.  It's going to be fun to get to know him.

You see, I still remember how friendly everyone is and I'm treating you like part of the family - the way you do me at times.

Roy and I have not gone out of our minds and gone back to work.  We are fine.  If you remember Pally, my defibrillator, I will mention that Pally stays quietly in residence and does not frighten anyone by going off.

Pepper tree coming down
  1. Our home has a new look.  Because of the drought in California and the imposition of controls on how much water we can use, we thinned our beautiful (and not so beautiful) trees in the yard.  Some of them had died already.  When the world becomes normal again (if it ever does) we'll have a lot of planting to do.  It looks so bare out there.  We kept the trees we felt were valuable to us, and cut down what wasn't.  There's a huge pile of mulch out by the road (firewood too), and another larger pile of mulch where our lawn used to be.  BTW, someone is going to have to spread all that mulch!  Not me in this heat.
  2. Roy volunteers to drive Seniors to their appointments for the City of Vista.  They pay him mileage and that's it.  It makes Roy feel good and gives me a bit of time to myself.
  3. When I'm not keeping my doctor's family in luxury, I am still in watercolor class.  I think I'm getting better.  Maybe next blog I'll show you some.
  4. I've also been doing my church's web site and Facebook page (San Marcos Lutheran Church).  I thought working on that web page was going to be the end of me, so I quit last week.  I'm leaving it in much better shape than it was.  However, my opinion is that they should trash it and begin again ------ and I'm not the one to do it.
  5. The Facebook page is fun so I'll still do it.  Facebook drives me crazy with all their "improvements" but it usually straightens out after a bit.
This is a long post, and I want to add some pictures.  Stop and say Hi.  I haven't talked to some of you in a very long time.



  1. I am glad you are back to the blog! I have missed you.

    Facebook is okay, but it's just so superficial. I voiced my opinion about something the other day and ended up unfriending two cousins because they were so mad at me. I think I'm gonna stay away from FB for awhile. I think my cousins will appreciate that. ;)'s good to hear how you are doing and what you have been up to!

  2. I've missed you too Lin. It seemed for a while that blogs were all going commercial. I like the ones that are person to person. What am I up to? I am still taking Watercolor lab. I'll post some of it one day. As you can tell from my post, the family is going in every direction and I suppose I will have to try to visit them all one day.


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