Come on in out of the cold. It’s a frosty morning here in Tennessee. The coffee’s hot, the Christmas music is playing, and I’m glad you’re here.
It probably strikes me most right now because I found out this morning that WordPress decided to change the layout of my dashboard – the way I see things when I first log on. I found that my blood pressure went up just a bit and I panicked just a little when “Write” and “Comments” were not in their usual locations. Since that’s about all I do – write posts and approve or disapprove comments – those two things are pretty important to me.
Two things about the real me that you need to know: I’m not a visual person and I’m not technical. When the layout changed, it set me back just a minute or two, but now I’m on my feet again and all is right with the world – until I try to do something that I knew how to do in the old layout.
Another thing about the real me is that I’ve been wanting to make beaded earrings for a while. Now, I knew they couldn’t be that hard, but not being visual, looking at a picture or reading directions on how to make them did me little good.
Yesterday I was able to take a class at a local bead shop, and 2 1/2 hours later came home with this little beauties. It was loads of fun and I got to meet 3 women who were just as pleased with their designs as I was with mine.
These, or whaterver designs the women and girls come up with will become part of our craft for the family gathering at Christmas.
Which reminds me, another thing I like to do is give away stuff. I love meeting other people’s needs or seeing how a simple act of kindness can bring a smile to someone’s face.
This promises to be one of our least expensive Christmases in a while, but one with lots of fun and family time.
Yours for the celebration of life,