Thursday, January 13, 2011

A New Year.....A New Project

I have spent lots of time (LOTS) reading blogs by quilters, cooks and bakers, and I have often thought, "I should try blogging, too."  I've asked myself questions like, "Whatever will I write about?"  "Who would be interested in what I have to say?"  "Would I be able to find something to say week after week, and even (gasp!) year after year?"
Well, I've decided that those questions are unanswerable, at least by me at this time, so I am going to jump right in and give this whole blog thing a whirl.  The start of a new year seems to be a good time to start a new project like this, so here I am!
I retired last June after a long career in education, most recently, as a high school librarian.  I loved my job, and I loved my colleagues, and I loved my students, but it was time to move on.  So now I have lots more time to sew and quilt and read and bake and cook and travel, and have lunch with friends, and go on outings with my book group, and spend time with my husband (who also retired in June,) and visit my sister and BIL who live six hours away.  I guess that answers the question, "What will I write about?" doesn't it?


  1. Welcome to the blogispere! Contrary to what you may think, there are NO blog police. You can write once a week, once a month, or every hour on the hour. The important thing is that you do write. There are lots of us out here just waiting to get to know you : )

  2. Nancy, sometimes when you leave a comment on another person's blog, they want to contact you back, but it's better to keep those conversations "on the side" via email. Do the following in your Blogger account, and others will be able to contact you!

    Log into blogger on your dashboard page, click where it says "edit profile" on the left side of the page. Then check "SHOW EMAIL ADDRESS" in the 3rd line down, and at the bottom of the page click SAVE PROFILE! :cD

    I can't take credit for the instructions -- copied it from Bonnie Hunter's wonderful blog:

  3. Yay! I'm glad you're doing this. It'll be great to hear the details of what you're up to, and you'll inspire me to get back to it.

  4. Much more interesting than facebook. Thanks for the inspiration.


  5. I'm a relative newcomer to blogging as well having started last November. I have been a teacher for 39 years and have decided to retire but at the moment I'm using up my Long Service leave. It's been only 2 weeks but I'm enjoying the lifestyle and the luxury of having more time to do things and not getting overtired each day as I had been. I look forward to reading your posts!