Hello. Hello. Hello.
I have been avoiding my blog because two Saturdays ago I spent a really long time making a fantastic entry full of fun words and facts and photos and then I lost it.
I know better than to lose digital things! I've been writing things on computers since the late 80s. I know to save All The Time. And not to write things in a web browser window because saving isn't easy enough to do it at the end of every paragraph, and browsers can crash. I almost always write a post somewhere else and then move it over. But it was a post with a lot of photos which isn't as easy to do somewhere else, and I guess I had forgotten. And I thought I had gotten it saved a bit before Typepad stopped responding and crashed, but when I went back there were maybe 3 photos and 50 words.
Ugh. I was done with that. And I've just blocked it and everything about it.
But here I am this morning, writing. And in the browser box.
Remember the olden days? I know you don't. Back when I had an "online journal" before there were blogs. Sometimes it seems like that was easier, but I know it wasn't. Or maybe it was but it was so much more simple. I don't know. It's easy to think the past was better because of time and distance and all that, so who knows. Until I can time travel, it's all conjecture.
Speaking of websites like the olden days, Danny has finally done all the technical parts so that my fresh new domain name exists in the webosphere, and I am working and designing and dreaming up and learning how to build the pages.
The thing is there's also a lot of other things going on here around the Big Yellow House.
Like the bathroom project! One week, Alan and I spent Monday through Friday working morning til bedtime working on that crazy tiny bathroom. We took a few days off and then last week worked Wednesday through Saturday. When Alan asked me last night when I wanted him to come back so we could finish up, I was all "Ugh. I can't think about that right now."
Because the rest of life keeps going when you're trying to work on the bathroom, of course. Hannah started fall classes. I made some pasta sauce and have decided I want to make gallons of it and can it for the winter. Before Hannah was born, my mom and I used to can stuff. We loved it. Of course before Hannah was born I had a great garden which made the whole process easier (and cheaper). Actually this summer I potted 4 tomato plants, inspired by all the successful container gardeners. Well two are barely bigger than when I planted them, one pops out one or two yellow cherry tomatoes every few days, and one is just now making some medium sized orange tomatoes.
I read a book and started on another. I decided I'm not ashamed to like to read on the Kindle. The Kindle app because I don't really have a Kindle. There will always be books I need to have on a shelf somewhere, but it's so very convenient to read electronic books. They're always there and ready - phone, computer, laptop, tablet. I do run my phone out of battery quickly if I read on it, but still. super handy. Love it.
Oh and plenty of other things. I'm getting bored of this which means it's probably super boring to read. I just scrolled up and dang, it's long. So I'll stop. For now.