Tuesday, January 10, 2017

‘Weather’ you like it or not..

Is it time for some ‘brutal honesty’?  This ‘blogging’  has been going on for me since 2008…and my enthusiasm has really gone by the wayside and for the past few months I had honestly thought of ‘hanging it all up’..join the ranks of those that have left ‘blogville’…

Those bloggers who just ‘up and quit’..no sign off ..no send off..just disappeared..be it the writing just stopped or the travelling stopped or in some sad cases..life just stopped for them….could I? should I?

But my ‘chronological thinking’ got the best of me…I will finish out the year 2016..bound and determined not to quit mid year…

january 1

When I first started this ‘scrapbook’ on line I was enthusiastic..writing/ reading/ commenting on all the blogs I followed..but as the days turn into weeks and then into years..the ideas just don’t seem to   flow anymore..our day to day routine just doesn’t seem to be all that interesting, not to me anyway…

So now as a new year is upon us..do I begin again or do I make that decision to ‘go dark’?..and then I got a ‘bright idea’..maybe this  will give me some incentive to continue on with blogging…get the creativity going again?


Now what ‘crazy notion’ would keep the creativity alive and well?..

#captureyour365..yes the ‘picture a day’ is back..it has been 3 years since I last embarked on that ‘crazy journey’..

I am going ‘down that road’ again…trying to keep my blog ‘alive’..


as you can see from my ‘first 10 of January’ it has honestly been ‘all about the weather’..from sunny days to windy, cold snowy ones….the north wind has been relentless..and with that came some -double digit temperatures…our coldest being –16 celsius  and with the wind chill some days it was  a very balmy, -19

from a frozen water filter to a solid ‘dishwater-sicle’ in the sewer hose we are persevering with ‘old man winter’..’you won’t get the best of us’

Weather or not..we know that spring will be here soon..

Thank you for continuing to ‘ride along with us’..I aim to make it an interesting 2017…



  1. I saw you were doing the 365 again, good for you it's a good way to keep your blog going. Hope it warms up for you soon..10 weeks til spring.

  2. When we sit still in one place for months I just can't blog very often. Not even taking pictures. So mine has become a travel blog when we actually travel somewhere. And that will be mainly in the spring and fall. So I know how hard it is to keep the blog going.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. I hear ya!! When we began full-timing again I naturally started the blog again. Well, I told Mike last night it just wasn't doing it for me this time. I might decide to just post on FB from time to time and let that do it.
    I do like your 365 picture idea!! I liked it last time as well. Looking forward to your pucs!!

  5. I totally get it. I started blogging in 2009 and by the time we hit the road, I was kind of done with blogging. It has, at times, been very tempting to give it up completely. Then I realized that I truly write for myself. We've been at this long enough that looking back is a real joy. I want to keep making memories and documenting them. Good for you for finding a way to keep yourself interested.

  6. Always good reading your blog...my vote: keep it up! Although, I agree it can be quite a chore at times.
    Love the #Captureyour365 idea...great pictures!

  7. Kind of like Jim and Sandie. When we are stationary I blog at most once a month, and then when traveling I blog a lot more often. Whatever works for you, and that 365 days of photos will give you a good memory of what your year was like, and if it motivates you, then that is a good thing.

  8. Hi Sue, we really understand, it is hard to keep up the momentum, day after day. When we came off the road, Grant decided: no more major traveling so time to stop the blog. We have been so busy with volunteering in town that we no longer have the time to blog. How did we keep jobs?! lol So, hang in there! We love when you write, even if it's about the frozen sewer hose. Hugs, Kathy

  9. Whatever you choose to include in your blog, please do! To lose you would be yet one more dark day in these times of Washington DC chaos. xxx


Aww nuts…

How on earth does someone do a recap of the past seven months?… The last post that I did was on May 16..fast forward to today, December 3...