Before I Go. . .

Before I take a break, I thought I would share a little bit – my plan had been to share my world with Cee, but I’ve had things that required my attention this past week. And since I can only do one project a day, you know, there just hasn’t been time.

People have been hitting happy numbers with their blogs – number of posts, number of followers – that kind of numbers. I have a lot more followers than I have people that actually read my posts, but that’s okay too. I blog mostly because I like to – which in no way means I don’t love whenever you visit or like or comment. That’s kind of like the candy-coating of the whole process. This is my 816th post – on WordPress. My first post on WordPress was on January 2, 2012.

I started blogging on Blogpost (I think that’s what it was) back in 2009 because husband and I were taking a trip west and it was a good way to keep family and friends posted on our journey and accompanying activities. When we got home, I didn’t post for awhile, until my daughter chided me and encouraged me to continue. I did that. Eventually, husband decided I should have my own website, and I did that for awhile using WordPress software, until it seemed a silly extra expense to me, and that’s when I moved to the WordPress site.

Which leads to the main reason for this post – I will be taking a break for at least a week because tomorrow morning we start the process of moving Kat to the northern end of Oregon, where she will be teaching this school year. Kat and I head out tomorrow in her car with her four cats, a coffee pot, coffee, twin mattresses in boxes, sheets, blankets, pillows – those things one must have for survival.  Because we have no desire to be rugged pioneers. No sirree! Comfort matters a lot to my old boness. Considering the size of her wee car, it’s going to be packed tight. As is my car, and a trailer we’re borrowing from a friend. Those will come up with Gep driving them on Monday. We will spend the week helping Kat get settled, enjoying time together, and relaxing as much as we are able between getting furniture put in place – she’s been shopping at Wayfair – getting groceries in the house, and other settling kind of things. We will be without internet, which she will not get until August 13, because wildfires up that way have created delays in installations. I suspect the internet provider has one installer that has a territory of many square miles.

So until I return, here’s what’s blooming in my yard right now:

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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11 Responses to Before I Go. . .

  1. Kathy says:

    816 posts! That is a lot of writing. As for those followers, I wrote a blog once about how those numbers aren’t indicative of anything, really. Half of them are from spammers or robots or random techno hits. I like that you’ve been so steady over the months and years. Enjoy your time getting Kat settled. Not sure if moving is enjoyable, but spending time with a precious daughter is.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    The number of people who follow you means little, in my opinion. It’s the people who continue to show up and comment that are the keepers. Thanks for letting us know what’s up with you. Happy moving [?] and I look forward to when you return with stories to tell.

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  3. Have a great trip! How nice to move her in on this side of the planet! There is something about getting our kids settled in to their new digs, whether it is a college dorm, graduate apartment or their first house, that makes moms happy. Just visualizing how cozy their new home is gives us pleasure and peace of mind. Have a great time!

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  4. leendadll says:

    Nice fleurs… what are they?
    Good luck with the moving. I hope all goes smoothly!

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Wishing you safe travels and a smooth moving day.

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  6. loisajay says:

    Safe travels, Carol. It sounds kind of fun–setting up a new place. Enjoy your break!

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  7. Gobblefunkist says:

    Have a good trip. You’ll be missed.

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  8. 816 posts, eh? Terrific accomplishment. And I also started out on Blogger, way back in the day when the Internet still consisted of tin cans and strings. That aside, I greatly relish reading your posts, and I trust you will be back shortly with more treasures. Enjoy your time away…

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  9. Lisa says:

    Safe travels on your trip up and back. And I wish all good things for Kat and her new venture. I pray this will be a blessed time for you and your kids and relationships are strengthened. Inadvertently, through no intention of my own, it seems I’ve taken a break from blogging lately too. Need to remedy that as soon as possible! I enjoy your posts and look forward to your return. xoxo

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  10. Helen says:

    That’s a lot of posts. I blog too, not as much now as I used to but still I do it to write down a bit about me even if no one else reads it but me.

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