I am about to hit eight years, all told, with the blogging experience. That practically makes me a fossil in the blogging world. I have actually had several blogs over these eight years, all of which I have deleted as I got bored with them. This blog is with this post hitting 500 posts which is another milestone of sorts. Who knew there was so much to say about mostly nothing?
I have ranted, reported, opined, editorialized, praised, poked fun at and even excoriated from time to time. My sarcasm has gotten me in trouble occasionally, too. I never could seem to make a blog that fit into a nice neat little niche, where people go there for that specific experience. Therefore, I suppose my blog is a reflection of it's writer, unfocused, and that reflection is supposed to be the object of the game, or so I have read. I have learned the hard way not to hit the "publish" button right away if I have written anything that might be considered controversial.
Many of you who have read my blogs over the years probably have a pretty good idea of me. Some who only occasionally read may not, or don't care one way or the other. That's OK, too. The blogging format in and of itself really just provides me with a place to express myself with words that some people actually read plus I get to exhibit my unprofessional photos.
I have written several books, only one of which was published so far. But, you never know... Short stories are a good exercise in writing, and I still write those, too. However, I am fairly lazy, and I have stopped beating the bushes for an agent. Once upon a time, I thought I had found one, but she turned out to be a dud. Who knows, maybe I will have another go at it one of these days.
When people say, "Well, aren't you a little too old for worrying about things like that any more?" my answer is NO! And I am not worried about it, either. The husband always says, "Worrying is a useless emotion." As my mother used to say, "I am just going to live till I die." Grandma Moses was pretty old when she took up painting, not that I am aiming to become another Grandma Moses with my splashing paint. My point here is that keeping oneself interested and engaged and as active as possible is the best thing we can do for ourselves as we move into what some idiot called "The Golden Years." About the only "gold" I have seen so far is the amount that I shell out for Medicare, it's Part D for prescriptions and my Plan F Supplement (Medigap).
My blogs have all been what I call a "Slice of Life" style -- they reflect what is going on with me at the time. At least, they reflect what is suitable for public consumption. I like to travel when we feel like it, but the husband and I are both homebodies. Keeping up with the news and current events is something of an obsession, although there are times when it is necessary to dial it back because it can get horribly depressing.
You have probably gathered that I am a fairly domestic little creature, and that the home keeping arts and all the various facets of making a nice home are near and dear to my heart. I love to read, I must write, and I enjoy all things "artsy". I also used to love acting and making music. I have always enjoyed having what people call "hobbies" -- or just my little pastimes -- because I had to entertain myself as a child and old habits die hard. A subject will catch my interest, and I pursue it until I am tired of it.
I am not athletic in the least, and in fact, I am a klutz with two left feet. I do get into exercise off and on, and now I am into it again upon the suggestion of my doctor. It is very frustrating that my body doesn't cooperate with me as easily as it once did, refusing to bend and stretch quite as far as I want it to. I am sure it will improve, because there are people in their later 80's in these Silver Sneakers classes at the Y who certainly put me to shame!
As long as I do continue with this blog, you can probably expect the unexpected -- that is to say, you never know what you might find here from day to day. Sometimes it will be painting or decorating or renovation projects. Other times it might be food (although I don't think I have posted any in quite a while, come to think of it). Occasionally I might talk fashion and beauty. You just never know, do you? I don't either.
So -- I hope you will continue showing up as long as I do to see what's new with me, because I do love your comments and visiting with you.