Making progress with this stack, slowly but surely.
On my newest blog, CURL UP AND READ, I’m documenting my progress.
I’m posting the reviews of books when I finish, but I also have another page that helps me focus on daily reading progress.
When I get sidetracked by other things (blogging, for instance!), my progress is slower. But it’s there.
Yesterday, I also clicked over to a new site that Natalie pointed out to me…It’s kind of a mouthful! NaBloPoMo, which is designed for people who might be addicted to blogging! LOL. I guess, by definition, that includes people with more than one blog, but admittedly, I am way over the top with my fifteen blogs.
There’s even a group for Blogging Addicts, and then other groups as well, like a group for Word Press bloggers.
I have both Word Press and Blogger sites, but I joined this group anyway. Why not?
Then, of course, I had to add this site to the page I have on my COLLECTIONS blog, where I list my “ning” sites and other social networking places.
I got that idea from J. Kaye’s Book Blog, since she has a tab for her “ning” sites. I like this, because now I don’t have to search for them on my bookmarks.
And other people can enjoy them as well!
With the weekend approaching, I am reminded once again of how quickly time is passing. I know…that’s something everyone says, especially when it’s almost Christmas. But I’m starting to have that panicky feeling, like…Christmas shopping? Oh, no!
In recent years, decorating for Christmas has been easy. I have a set of three or four small artificial trees that I pull out every year, and they are already fully decorated. I just have to plump them up and add a few things to personalize them. Then I have a host of Jim Shore things in the closet, which come out every year. My see-through boxes in the garage (thank goodness for see-through boxes!) hold other items, including the aforementioned trees.
So I usually enjoy doing this with Noah or any of the other grandkids that happen to be around. He’s so enthusiastic, it makes it all go very quickly.
Last year I bought some framed photo ornaments from Amazon that hold grandkids’ photos. I don’t think I’ll change the pictures, because it’s fun to see them as they were during the year I bought the ornaments.
This photo of my four kids taken in 1988 reminds me of past holidays. In this one, we were living in a two-storey townhouse with a loft.
Wow! That was twenty-one years ago! No wonder they look so young!
I pulled this photo out from an album recently and scanned it—no digital photos back then!—because my niece Amy, who is a “Facebook friend” asked for photos of my kids.
So that quest really took me back. There I was, with the albums spread all around me, as I sorted through them all.
Here’s another more recent one of the four, taken in 1999:
I think this was the last time that I have a photo of all four of them together!
Three of them have been together on several occasions, but the fourth—my eldest son Craig—has been in Europe for more than a decade, and when he has visited, we haven’t been able to get them all together.
But with him in Europe, we do get to enjoy his wonderful photos, like the recent ones he sent for my Oktoberfest article on Dames of Dialogue.
Now that I have waltzed down memory lane for awhile, I’d better be off to explore other blogs and post on other sites!