I do need to unload some frags. We have been ‘in transition’ for over 2 months now. I am so excited to say that we are settled in here in South Carolina. I also can’t tell you how weird it feels after growing up in the Midwest and having spent the last 17 months in Alaska, to be wearing flip-flops on December 20 because we will reach 70* today. Very, VERY, strange! We plan on taking photos of us grilling on New Year’s as a throw back to when my FIL was stationed here back in the late 80’s.
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It’s been a while since I joined in the FF. I am wondering if anyone else has noticed a decline in blog linking and commenting. I recognize the harsh reality that my blog is not an uber popular mega blog. But even for me, the traffic has been pretty slow. I am praying that much of it is folks spending time with family this Christmas season. Any theories on what is going on? I am not on FB, but was wondering if that is really where folks do most of their chatting and such. Ah well.
I participated with the 2013 Tour of Homes again this year. I do love that hop. I am one of the weird people who walk through open houses just to see what folks have going on and to get ideas for myself. I had so much fun decorating our new rental house. We have a mantle and a front porch, yay!!! Wanna come see it? We have the same decorations as always. I don’t have the storage space nor the finances to keep adding to our collection, but I did see some fabulous ideas with hurricane lamp large bowls!! Will be hitting after holidays sales for some of my needs 😉
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Bob Hope’s home came up for sale earlier this year. Did you happen to see it? I loved looking at the pictures. I also enjoyed the series Selling Spelling that aired a few years ago. Talk about some fine famous homes!!! Though it did make me sad that the Spellings tore down Bing Crosby’s home to build that huge mansion.
I am in a holding pattern waiting for my friends to show up here. Because I plan to ‘cash in’ on having old friends close this next 6 months, I plan on some streamlining here on the blog. I have never been to any blogging conferences, but I get the gist of having a focus to the blog for it to stand out. I won’t have time, nor do I want to become some corporate sponsored constant advertising space, but having a basic theme would probably be very useful this next few months.
- Mondays: back to the Memory Lane postings. This time I plan to do a music based series. There are songs that just spark memories or thoughts.
- Tuesdays: I am doing my own weight loss thing and it appears to be working. I hope to share what is working for me since I am not using drugs or pills or any special program. All me and all common sense stuff.
- Wednesdays: hump day devotions. Verses to get you through your week or just to survive the middle of them 😉
- Thursdays: this will be the only consistent each week. I believe in focusing on the blessings in our lives because we so easily focus on the negatives in life. Listing our blessings is a great way to remember to be thankful in our life.
We shall see how it goes. The rest of the week will be homeschool coop and hanging out with friends. I really need to bank some social time since I have no idea where we go next and I hardly hung out with anyone in Alaska. I made some good buddies, but everyone was pretty entrenched in their own lives and EVERYONE hibernates during the long winter. It is was it is, but I had a rough time with it.
Do you have some fragments running around your brain? Join in the Friday Fragments to unload them and meet some real fun people!!