Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Look At My Other Blog

Hello, if you have stumbled onto this blog and are asking the question; "How come this hasn't been updated in such a long time?"  I have an answer for you. 

I started this blog a few years ago and I had lots of fun with it. I liked the layout, background, and all the fun gadgets I could put up! The theme was nice and cozy, and suited me just fine.

Unfortunately, after awhile I began to hear of another site called WordPress. I heard rumblings about how well it worked and how easy it was to use. Well, after awhile I just had to take a look at the site and explore. After a look around the site, of course I just had to start a WordPress blog also!

So then I had two blogs, both pretty much the same format. For awhile I spent time double posting. Each site got the exact same post, but that became tiresome after awhile. WordPress, being the most recent, became my main blogging site and this one (Blogger) has been just sitting (mostly) quietly on the sideline.

So I was left with the dilemma of choosing one blog site over another. I've debated back and forth several times, first choosing one, then the other. It's been difficult!

Finally, I made a decision, for now. I am very used to WordPress and its format by now, and Blogger just doesn't seem the same as when I originally began it, so I decided to continue with WordPress. Notice I said "for now." I reserve the right to change my mind later down the line!

Just to be clear, it's not that I think one site is better than the other, I really like them both, I just needed to choose one, and I did.

So again, if you have stumbled upon this site, feel free to look around, enjoy the many posts and many pictures, then when you would like to read more updated information, please head over to my WordPress blog and read what's been going on more recently.

Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to read my ramblings!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Decisions, Decisions

This post might be confusing to some, let me explain. While this blog has been sitting dormant I have been posting on a blog in WordPress.  You can read that blog here, where a duplicate of this post has been made.

Wow, it has been awhile since I have posted.  Christmas activities kept me busy, and did contribute to my lack of posting.  But I must confess, that isn't the only reason I haven't posted much.  After all, Christmas has been over for a few weeks, and I still haven't posted!
Mostly, I haven't posted because I've been trying to make a decision!  What is the decision I'm working on, you ask?  The simple answer is, "which blog format should I continue with?"  I know that doesn't sound like such a major decision, and it probably shouldn't be, but I can't decide which way I want to go.
Ever since I started my WordPress blog I have been missing the (easier) Blogger format.  I do like WordPress, and I hear great things about it, but I just have a harder time with it.  For one thing, I can't get the gadgets that are such a big part of my Blogger posts, and I like them and miss them.  I don't want to spend lots of time trying to learn how to do things within my blog, and that's what WordPress seems to's probably easy for some, just not for me!
On the other hand, I hear about problems with Blogger, and I don't want to have to worry about that.  I do read many popular blogs that are with Blogger, though, so it does work for many.
So because I can't seem to make a decision, I just haven't done any posting!  Not a great idea!  So I decided to post anyway.  Even though I still haven't decided which blog to carry on with, (at this point, leaning towards Blogger) at least I'm posting something.  In fact, I'm posting two somethings since I've decided to put this on both blogs!
Well that's about all for now, I'll let you know what I've decided when I know.
In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures from recent times, just for some color!
Creamy shrimp parmesan pasta

Potato leek soup,  Mmmmm, good.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Quick Update

I've been really busy for the last couple of weeks.  Grandkids have been visiting, we've traveled out of state to a wedding, I've been working on a few projects that need to get done. Lots of stuff going on.  With all of this busyness, I've been neglecting my blogging!

So, while I still have lots keeping me busy, I thought I'd take a few minutes and post a little something.

How about a couple of pictures of how our garden is coming along?

Our tomatoes are doing well.  Though I don't have any pictures, we also have zucchini, onions, carrots and melons growing well.  We've been enjoying lots of vegetable dishes.

This stuffed zucchini was really good, with lots of homegrown tomatoes, onions, and zucchini.

And this bag is one of the projects that I've been working on.  I've sewn a couple of them for two of the granddaughter's birthdays.  They are fun, fairly quick to make, and really turn out nice.

And here is the inside of the bag.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to make one for myself, they turn out so well!

I have a couple of other projects that I'm working on but they aren't finished yet.  I'll post them as I get them finished.  Meantime, that's my update for now!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

No Words?

Lots of bloggers post a wordless Wednesday.  So here's my contribution....  an (almost) wordless Wednesday post.