It has been a fun few years and next to no blogging. Not sure why, but I am back! And still hoping Leon will blog some, too. Haha, I dream.
We had our second grandchild, a boy, recently. To say Leon was excited to have a male heir to carry on his name is an understatement. To say his granddaughter has enchanted him is an understatement. I, of course, am immune to them both. (Wow, if you believe that, you will believe anything.)
We recently spent time at a gathering of South East Lazy Dazers (SELD) in St. Augustine and I got no pictures – my phone was full and our camera put away. Such a friendly group that Leon and I ended up in fun conversations, forgot the time and missed out on exploring. Worth it, yes, but next time we will talk while exploring. “The 50s Meets the 60s” was the theme for the last night’s pizza party. I went in the only logical costume for me… red thin headband, tie died tank top, jeans, and thongs. I was in my element. Leon rocked his Panama hat and jeans.
Workamping in MI and for Amazon.com, working in AL, visiting WI, IA, GA, SC, and WA state, and remodeling Panoply (our RV) have taken up a great deal of the past two years. Pics and stories to follow – and an opinion or two, I am sure. And I had a good opinion of the kayak below!
The atmosphere seems to have parted around us this first year full timing in Panoply. More times than a reasonable person could expect, threatening weather skipped hauntingly past us to throw lightning, hail, or winds at someone else. To say we were grateful would be the cliché understatement.
Do I dare hope for 2012 to go as well? How about I hope the same for you?
Yes, I do!
We wish you all a Happy New Year. May 2012 be at the least, interesting; at the worst, fantastic!
Also, note: My brother rerecorded his single, “I’m Coming Home” – to put the emphasis on the words rather than be drowned out somewhat by the music. The song is on my sidebar. Good Job, Bill!
Also, I am introducing our Granddog, Nelly, who I call Nelly Belly. She is a Brindle Boxer, full of love and a bit headstrong. What a combination.
It was a great 2011 for our family, adding a new Granddog and a new Granddaughter, just topped it off.
Leon and Marcia
But not always for the worse. Well, except right now I am typing without seeing the keys. It is typing in white apparently since I upgraded WordPress.
We have a new grandchild. Our first! As soon as Leon finishes up his workamping at Amazon.com, we will go meet her! Yes, there is a lot of pink in our future, hers, too! Don’t expect us to have a princess for a granddaughter, though. Her mom has well adapted her tomboy side with her all girl side. I am quite sure her daughter will be as adept! I am sure our son will play his role in helping to round her out, as well.
Yes, our granddaughter was born on December 10th. Is not that the greatest thing?! I have been lax on my knitting, getting used to this RVing life style, and not having access to the yarn and needles I wanted when I had time and patience to work on the booties and hats. And there is the ‘issue’ of new places, new people, new gorgeous views to distract me.
Patience, you ask? It’s like this, I am not a person who can concentrate on anything other than the internet or a good book, lol. I am so easily distracted that I miss a stitch in the pattern, discover it way down the piece and have to rip out. Of course, I do not know the correct way to do that, so invariably I am untwisting or twisting stitches on most or all of the row when I start knitting again. It IS a labor of love, but….
(Hmmm, I had to edit it, you could not read some of my strange typos, lol. It shows up in black on HTML page, but not on visual page. No time to research the problem now!)
I leave you with a vision of hope for good days. I absolutely love this sky – it is the reflection of joy radiating from despair.