It does seem that the natural progression of my life has lead to basically abandoning this blog. Shame really in some ways and "who cares" in others. I've not officially ended it because I want it to be here if I suddenly feel like sharing. Thing is, that hasn't happened in a while. I never saw the point in forcing it, and if I have to set aside time to blog, then it's just not fun anymore. I suspect that most readers have long since abandoned; that's what happens when you vacate the premises out here in internet land for too, too long. So, at this point, I suppose I'm more of a squatter here, dropping in occasionally but not even necessarily making myself known. We'll continue to see what happens.
I have seriously been so busy with the new ducklings and chicks, the yard, the veggie gardens, the house reno's etc. that I pretty well forgot I even had a blog. I've also got another photo show coming up next month that I'm prepping for...I'm exhausted right now.
I haven't taken any very good shots of the new birds yet, but my plan is to do that this week and share. Nobody can resist little ducklings and chicks, right?
OK not really a surprise. You've probably noticed I've not been posting much here. Anyway, been super busy with our property, I'll have a few things to share with you by Monday. Oh the excitement, try to control yourselves!
Seriously, it's been just over a month, and I'm ready for somewhere warm and sandy again. This weather sucks, drastic temperature changes mean huge migraines for me, actually have a lingering one right now.
I really crave a return to simplicity, a world where I don't know what every single person I've ever known is doing every second of every day. A world where everyone from the age of 18 months up has their face shoved into some sort of device (and the sick perfection of the "I" being a key part of the name of these devices isn't lost on me). So many of us can't write a full sentence or take the extra few seconds to use all applicable vowels. It's pathetic really.
I kinda love this infographic things. This one is super interesting, especially for someone like me who is:
a. pretty much blind without my glasses or contacts and
b. kind of a geek for sciency (yes, I said sciency) stuff. Color blindness is a pretty funny thing too.
Via: eyeglasses online
I never wanted this to feel forced, so until it doesn't (if it doesn't) I'm not going to go out of my way to blog. It's not like it's a job or even anything very important. It's sort of ridiculous that it's been going on even this long!
It's almost St. Patrick's Day and this year I decided to be less of a scrooge (is that only a Christmas thing? What do you call someone who doesn't bother with St. Patrick's Day?) and get into the spirit of things and throw a party. Found this and think I'll make some of the drinks on , The Tropical Irish Holiday sounds good and I have a TON of rum from Cuba to use (seriously, we came back with NINE bottles!)
DO NOT want to do the green beer thing though, ugh, green chemicals and teeth stains!
Cuba turned out to be quite different than I thought it would be. For one, the old American cars that everyone hears about are almost all taxis now. Besides those, most people seem to walk, hitchhike, ride the bus or a scooter or drive a Russian, Korean or French car from the 90's.
In places like Havana, tourism is king. It's very difficult to take a photo without being asked to pay for the opportunity, whether it's one of the cars, or the people who dress up super stereotypically to try to give you the "real Cuba experience" which in effect then becomes a Disney style experience. Because we went to Havana with a tour group, we only saw the most touristy areas which were packed and made taking photos not full of camera toting vacationers nearly impossible.
I managed to score a few though.
The city is very beautiful architecturally and there is so much to look at, much more than I got to see, I'm sure.
You could see that the people in general take a lot of pride in what they have, even if what they have might not be much by our usual standards.
So we flew back early this morning (got home at 4 am actually!) from Cuba and loved it. I have a lot to say and share about this trip, just need a good nap and to organize my photos and then I can begin. Being in Cuba was a lot different than I thought it would be.