Blogging

A Fork in the Road

To blog or not to blog I started this blog nearly three years ago on my 53rd birthday. My husband and I were beginning our transition into the empty nest and I had no idea what life held next. The blog was a way of sharing that transition with others, as well as working through …

Drifting in the Doldrums

Drifting in the Doldrums

I find this empty nest stage of life rather amusing. For so many years our lives revolved around our kids’ needs and schedules, but now that they’ve both grown up, my husband and I are like a ship without an anchor. There are many options available to us, but we’re drifting in the Doldrums waiting …

On a More Personal Note

On a More Personal Note

Blogging has been a personal journey for me. I started because I enjoyed writing and sharing my home and hobbies, and also because I wanted to become more “techy.” Can an old dog learn new tricks? Well, sure she can! (And who are you calling an old dog?! LOL!) At the point of my life …

Rockport Revisited ~ Rebuilding from Disaster

Rockport Revisited ~ Rebuilding from Disaster

How does a community survive a direct hit from a class 4 hurricane such as Harvey? How long does it take to rebuild and restore? The day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, my husband left our home in Missouri to go to Rockport, Texas, to check on our business. He didn’t know what he would …

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

My husband and I are still adjusting to the changes brought on by emptynesthood but I think we’ve made good progress. We don’t seem to be as depressed and worried. Our evenings are usually pretty quiet, and since its just the two of us, every night seems like date night. We recently went on a …

Looking Back, Looking Forward ~ 2016 in Review

Looking Back, Looking Forward ~ 2016 in Review

The new year is a time when many people make “New Year’s Resolutions,” but I quit doing that a long time ago. For me, that term has become synonymous with “January goal,” because not many of them make it past the end of the month. They’ve become a bit of a joke, don’t you think? …

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Welcome to Powell! I was excited about participating in Show Me Your Christmas Tree, a blog hop featuring Christmas trees from around Missouri, and made sure ours was decorated in time to share. I want to thank our hostess, Terri Steffes, of Our Good Life, for organizing this fun holiday event. We have an artificial tree …

3 Mistakes I Made as a New Blogger

Self-hosted WordPress blog

Before I started blogging I researched whether I should start with a WordPress.com (hosted) or a WordPress.org (self-hosted) platform. Being brand new and feeling overwhelmed by all the terminology, I decided to play it safe and start off with WordPress.com which is the free, hosted platform. Although my learning curve was steep I learned quickly …

Learning How to Learn…And Loving It!

Learning How to Learn...And Loving It!

When I retired as Homeschool Teacher, I started blogging because I enjoyed writing and wanted to learn more about using the internet. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, but that was right before the internet came to be, so my education didn’t include anything about it. I haven’t always enjoyed writing, either. I went to …

Comfort Zones

Comfort Zones

I could have named my blog something about leaving my comfort zone, because it seems like I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. In The Birth of Curren Christian Academy, I shared how we began homeschooling. That was a big leap out of my comfort zone. My biggest fear in homeschooling was that I wouldn’t do …