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Monday, February 15, 2010

Anybody Out There? 

If it hadn't been for the whole Haloscan deal I most likely would have been archived and faded from the blogging scene. Who's to know? I was shocked to know when I visited my blogsite to add the new Echo commenting thing to see I hadn't posted in a long time. OK. A very long time. With all of the new technology I am not sure anyone is out there anymore that I knew from the blogging community, but thought I would send out a greeting and see what happens.

Smalltown hasn't changed much since my last post, but I do have a new grandbaby. Brady has a new little sister, who actually isn't even little anymore. She turned 1 this past July and her name is Chloe. While I hope she will one day become the lady every little girl has the potential to be, right now she is quite a pistol. Although my daughter-in-law dresses her like a little girl and she sports pierced earrings and a purse, Brady is turning her into a tomboy. Of course she is beautiful. What grand-daughter isn't?

Last March I lost my dad. It was a journey that was not welcome. I tried very hard to wade through the shock and pain in order to help make arrangements. That is what is expected and what has to be done at such times. It didn't change the fact that my dad had died and I felt like I had a hole in my heart. In this year of "firsts", I still feel that way. Most of you know what I am talking about as you have traveled the same road.

Today I am home in observance of President's Day. I woke at 5 a.m. to the big woods surrounding the house being blanketed with fluffy snow. There is nothing more comforting than being snuggled on the couch with a cup of hot coffee, snow falling softly, and a day off stretching out before me.

The past couple of years have been gut wrenching. Like everyone else I know, each day has been difficult and laced with challenges. While I have strong faith and belief that I will endure and succeed on a personal level, our country is facing difficult days. That is why I am so happy to drive down my country road to my little house in the big woods each day. Here I know peace and love the world can't touch or take away. I hope you know the same peace, and that there is hope of better days ahead.

Until next time,