Studio Musings

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hello World, have you missed me?

Iceland in July
Wondering where I've been?  Me too!  This summer was a one-of-a-kind adventure for us.  All told, we spent over three months traveling - most of it out of the country.

Originally I'd hoped to blog along the way.  However, I discovered it's amazingly difficult to post pictures to this blog using an iPad!   You wouldn't believe the hoops I went through trying to get that sorted, with very limited success.  I even tried starting a Wordpress blog (more on that later).  Then we received word of attempted burglaries from two different neighbors on our block.  Aack!

Almost home
Worries about the security of my empty home quashed my dreams of travel blogging.  I promised myself I'd start writing as soon as I got home.  Yeah right - home to the whirlwind of catching up with regular life that did not stop while we were gone (what's with that?)  So I told myself I'd start 'as soon as I caught up', with three months worth of mail, work, work in the yard, etc.

We had someone mowing the lawns while we were gone, but the wisteria on our front deck had nearly devoured our house by the time we got back.  All I could think was "Feed me Seymour".  Luckily our wisteria hadn't quite achieved Audrey's sentience!  I should have taken a photo of the house before we started trimming it back.  Except I was more than a little embarrassed that ours was 'that house' - the one all the neighbors shake their heads at.

mid-Missouri wetlands, mid-August
Then it was time for a shorter trip to visit family in mid-Missouri, meet our newest nephew and experience a total solar eclipse.  And more time passed without writing.  Over time, the not writing takes on a weight of its own, making it harder and harder to figure out where to start.  I have a feeling many of my blogging friends will know just what I'm talking about.  Where to start?  Is it old news now, if I haven't been there since July, or June, or May?  It's not beading; would people be interested?

I don't know.  But I'm going to write anyways.  Mondays and Fridays, from now until I've caught up.  Lots of travels, some 'local' news, and even some occasional beading (maybe?).  I hope you'll join me.  Because whether or not you've missed me, I've definitely missed all of you.


  1. Yes have missed you! Glad your back and that you had fun. We postponed our travel plan till next year so can see you this winter 😊

    1. Hi Vala - great to hear from you, and that you're still in town. I'm thinking about your Snowflake Party idea. Maybe for mid-November?

  2. We absolutely want to hear about your travels! Can't wait. And I am right there with you on the non-blogging .... I'm finding it harder and harder to figure out how to stat again

    1. Great to hear from you, too! Finding your path back in is really tricky, isn't it? I feel like I keep wandering around a thicket that grows higher and denser every day. If felt like if I couldn't find my way in soon, I might as well simply give up.