My sister Carol turned 65 yesterday.
I happen to be 63 so she is a much older sister. And I remind her of that every chance I get.
Carol is the sister with whom I made mud pies and with whom I shared a room when we were growing up.
She was always petite and small-boned while I was the big, strapping girl. I was taller and heavier as far back as I can remember. As younger sisters often do, I annoyed her greatly. We would get into physical scrapes. My mom told me more than once that I had to be careful with Carol. I was so much bigger than she was and I could really hurt her. Couldn’t my mom see that Carol was like a bantam rooster, fierce, stubborn and relentless? And that she had the upper hand in almost every dispute?
I published the first post on my blog exactly two months ago. I did not know if blogging would be something I would enjoy but I needed to jump in and give it a try. I simultaneously enrolled for WordPress’s Blogging U 101 class. I can hardly be considered an expert with such a short tenure but this post reports the state of my blog today.
Nobody warned me that it would be addicting. But what a joy it has been.
I extend sincere appreciation to those people who have connected with my blog, whether or not they choose to follow me. I am always happy to receive feedback and constructive criticism which will help me to improve my product.
Today is my two month “blogiversary”. It has been quite a ride and I have learned so much. I am very appreciative of those who have joined me.
I missed last week’s casual Friday because of traveling. Although I had hoped to be able to do my regular posts while on the road I had some technology issues and did not accomplish that.
I experienced the joy of airline travel as I went to Wisconsin to join an older brother’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration. The airport experience went fairly well on the way to Wisconsin, but the return trip was less successful. Because of terrible weather in Dallas many flights were cancelled over several days, including my return flight. I was supposed to fly home leaving early Sunday morning. I did not get home until Tuesday evening.