Most of you probably don't know this, but my blogging life did not begin on Wee Folk Art. Back in October of 2007, I began a blog called One Generation to Another after my children encouraged me to "write down" some of our family stories. Over the next couple of years it evolved. Here is the blog's About Me page:
I am a wife, a mother, a gammy, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. I have raised three children, numerous pets, ran a home based preschool, and met my soul mate at the ripe age of 47… they do exist! Through him I acquired two more “children” that I have grown to love. When you hear me speak of “my children” it is usually referring to my three biological offspring. When I talk about “our children”, I’m speaking about Tim’s and my collective brood. I received a degree in home economics, later returning to school to get my elementary education degree. I’m at the tail end of the baby boomers and was in my teens during the turbulent sixties. I have lines upon my face from a lifetime of smiles…I count my blessings daily.
I loved, or more accurately, love my life. I enjoy raising my children, befriending my house, and spending time with my gardens. I came from a home rich with traditions, many of which I continued, and added many more to our family’s life.
And “Why the blog?”
This blog is a gift of love to my children and grandchildren. It is, in part, my legacy to them. But, it is also my way, hopefully, of sharing with others the things that worked, and sometimes monumentally failed, on my quest to turn our house into a home. It is a cozy chat amongst friends, and it is meant to span the generations. Although some of the postings are didactic in nature, I hope you find it lighthearted and amusing in tone.
Finally, The Invitation!
In this blog I share stories about children, homes, gardens, friends, observations on life and, well, whatever suits my fancy on any given day! Over the next several months I expect the blog to grow and evolve. I hope to develop an active on-line community committed to sharing and encouraging family lore. I hope you become a regular contributor to the comment section. This blog is intended to amalgamate generations, allowing us all to benefit from different perspectives and points of view. So, welcome, return frequently, share with others, but most importantly… enjoy!
I posted every Tuesday morning until I started Wee Folk Art back in June 2008. Once I began Wee Folk Art I started writing less on One Gen, until finally in November 2009, I stopped posting altogether.
The truth is... I miss One Generation to Another and I have decided to "re-open" the blog. If you would like to join me, I'd love to have you. It is meant to be a "chatty" place, and I am hopeful that if you come, you will feel comfortable sharing your ideas and experiences.
So, there's my new invitation. I hope you stop by at least long enough to decide if it is someplace you'd like to visit :) There is a complete listing of the archives. Each post is its own "story" and can be read independently. All are welcome :)
This week is titled "A Day in the Life of the Chronically Disorganized". It really is nothing more than a glimpse into how my brain works... or more precisely... doesn't :) See you at One Generation to Another (I hope!)