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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Back Home to Stay

     A few years ago, when I first started blogging, I was totally entranced with the whole idea of blogging.  I love the fact that we can meet people from around the country an' around the world an' actually develop friendships with those new people.  Having traveled much in my life, I can completely embrace that whole concept.

     Then on January 26, 2012, I made a major change which simply did not work for me.  I chose to write on a different website an', for me, the results were nuthin' short of devastating.  I realize that others have made that same change, with great success, but I feel more comfortable here... at my home on Blogspot.

     Now that I am back, I feel as if I am tryin' to clean up after some great destruction; a hurricane or a tornado or some other disaster.  No, nuthin' has changed internally; my home on the web is still intact.  However, I have been away for a long time an' everything feels so strange.

     There's the last post I wrote in 2012, where I thought I was sayin' goodbye forever to this blog.  It looks so lonely as I gently run my hand over its surface.  I turn a few pages an' see pictures of my physical home; inside an' out.  It's like living in a park, where I am.  Then, there's the interview I did with Donna Nordmark Aviles, where we talked about her books an' the Orphan Trains that her daddy traveled on.

     Oh!  I almost forgot the post where I showed you the bats that were living in my basement an' attic an' other parts of my house.  I'm sure glad my good hubby-buddy was able to take control of THAT situation.  B'lieve me, I did NOT like knowing that we had "Bats in the Belfry".

     Tee-Hee.  I jus' saw the post where I shared "Why the Cow Jumped Over the Moon".  There it is; that feeling of bein' home, again.  I jus' knew if I looked around long enough, I would start to feel that warmth that can only come when you go back home.  I don't think I'll be leaving here again.  In fact, I plan on hanging around for a long, l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g time.  I sure hope you will stop in for a visit, from time to time.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya

Photo courtesy of Clkr

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Back to School to Learn to Blog

     So... it turns out that learning how to blog is actually somethin' that can be learned at a college an' I've decided to learn how to do this thing the right way.  So it's back to school for me.  Be sure to lemme' know what you think, okay?  If you think I'm actually learning anything ~ ~ ~ or that I'm goin' downhill in my efforts, well... I'd sure appreciate your input.  At the moment, I feel as if I'm somewhere out in space, without any kinda' support or recognition of any kind.  'Course, I have been away for quite a while an' I haven't figured out how to let anyone know I'm back... but it doesn't take away from the feeling that I'm all alone.  I sure wish someone would stop by an' say hullo or somethin'.  Also, any words of advice would be very much appreciated, don'tcha' know.

     We've been very fortunate this winter with all that's been goin' on.  Although it has been incredibly cold, we've had a relatively small amount of snow an' this year, my good hubby-buddy did manage to insulate the house so well that we've actually hadda' turn the heat Off, a couple 'uh times.  SO much better than that first year we were here, when snow found liberal routes Into the house an' we nearly froze our toes off.  I also recall one winter when things did get a little much an' I was ready for it (winter) to go on home.  D'you remember that year?  Truly, it was a year of 'Too Much Winter', if you ask me.

     How is the weather treating you, this year?  Lemme' know in the comments, won'tcha'?  Thanks.
     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya
Photo courtesy of By OCAL

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ridin' the Blogger Bull

 Rodeo Bull Riding
Yaya's Home Log Entry:     Friday ~ January 17, 2014 ~ 7:36 AM

     Well... THAT didn't work.  Somehow, I never quite felt at home when I tried to fit-in to my new home on the web.  For starters, I missed all my old friends an' how you used to come an' visit an' have hot cocoa an' homemade virtual cookies with me.  Then, there was the whole thing of how I couldn't seem to find anything.  You know; things like the towels, the washcloths, the linens or, even... the Linen Closet!!!

     So, I am back an' I hope you all have not forgotten me.  I have a new focus... or, nine... an' I'm ready to take this ol' world by the horns an' see if I can't tame it.  Won't you come along an' see which one of us survives?  Me... or the bull?  I live in 'Cowboy Country' an' after watching so many of those bull riders enter the pen an' walk away with most of their body parts, still intact... well, I think I jus' might be able to DO this thing!

     That said, ya'll grab yer hat an' boots an' let's tame this virtual rodeo; aka, bloggin' world.  Whaddya' say?  Wanna' join me?  I sure hope so.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.
 ~ Yaya

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