Welcome to the new and improved blog. "Improved" may be a stretch, but there have been some changes. For starters, there is the new background and header. I have gotten out of the habit of blogging and thought my renewed enthusiasm to return deserved a new look.
There won't be any huge changes to the content - a little about books, a little about crafts, a little about faith, and a little about life in general. One addition will be some posts about my journey with diabetes. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes on July 5th. So far it has been a roller coaster of information, glucose testing, diet changes, carb counting, exercise, weight loss, medications and depression. I think journaling some of my thoughts (believe me, you don't want to hear them all) will help with the depression and anger. Hopefully, sharing my experiences and lessons will help someone else who is dealing with this ridiculous disease.
A second addition, or rather expansion, will be more posts about faith. In the past, I tried to avoid including most things faith-based to keep the blog P.C., but I realized that is effectively denying my faith, so there will be posts about things I've learned and messages received, or possibly questions I hope someone else can answer.
Life just keeps rolling along, like it or not, so I'll also be talking about aging, aging parents, owning a business, and hopefully some humor thrown in.
In the mean time, I am preparing for our Eclipse Party tomorrow. We are in the "path of totality" so will be hosting lunch in our front yard for our construction crew and some friends. I'll post pictures and details afterward. If you are traveling to view, or can see the eclipse from your house, I hope you enjoy.
To my returning friends, thanks for not giving up on my blog. If you are new here, thanks for coming by and I hope you found something you enjoy and that will bring you back. Please leave me a greeting, including your blog address if you have one, so I can pay a return visit.