Monday, January 14, 2019

Helllooo.....Anybody Still Out There?


I can't believe it has been 28 months since I wrote a blog entry. I just seemed to run out of steam for the blog while I worked on other projects. But, for some reason, I'm feeling the urge to write again.

One of the big things that has happened is that I completed a book I have worked on since 2010. In order to do that I spent a lot of 2017 learning Adobe InDesign. I still am a beginner but I learned some on my own and then I hired Mary Meade to help me pull my ideas together with the master page feature of InDesign. Then 2018 was the year of the book. There is a lot to tell about that experience but I'll save that for other blog entries.

I've done some travel over the last 28 months, two times to Italy and once to London and the Cotswolds, Port Aransas a bunch of times, Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, Austin, Memphis to see a grandson graduate from Rhodes College and maybe another place or two that I'm not remembering.

I had my 80th birthday and I've survived another couple of years. Just can't believe how fast time is passing.

Using the blog, I'm going to try to fill you in on what has happened as well as writing about current events. So, who among my blog readers is still out there?

19 comments:

  1. I'm here, Billie! Glad you're back! xoxox

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  2. You write it, I'll read it. Glad to see you are well.

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  3. ME, of course. I'm THRILLED to see you writing again. PLEASE tell us more.

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  4. I'm still here in Oregon! I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Betty

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  5. I’m still hear Billie. I love reading about you and all your experiences in travel with word and pictures. Also love anytime there is mention of your family. Which in turn is mine.

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  6. Welcome back! I've missed you, and kept checking.... and here you are! What a lovely surprise. I'm interested in hearing about your latest photography interests. Belated Happy 80th!

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  7. Your blog post popped up on the Mexpatriate list and I couldn't believe my eyes. Welcome back and I look forward to your "catching up" posts!

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  8. Welcome back from your hiatus as a writer. Looking forward to your future posts. And happy birthday!

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  9. Nice to see you back Billie, I have always enjoyed your Blog,

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  10. Yo,yo, yo! I'm here! Glad to see you're back to the blog (so few people blog anymore!). And congrats on moving briskly through you're ninth decade!

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  11. No comments? Weird, I commented yesterday!

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    1. I'm trying to figure out what is going on with the comments. Are you using a comment plug-in? So glad you missed me.

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  12. Yes, I'm looking forward to reading too. Welcome back!

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  13. What a coincidence that the first post I found is about Cuba.Great picture!
    Keeping this short in case it doesn't go through but will email soon.
    Teresa (la Cubana) Freeburn

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  14. Oh my, I feel so good that so many of you are still around and are welcoming me back.

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  15. Hi Billie,
    I just went back and read some of your old posts. I remember you talking about going to Sicily for a workshop. I had told you that my husband and I had lived there in the early 80s when he was in the Navy. Somehow we got on the topic of a sicilian cookbook and I offered to look for one for you which I never did find. Do you remember all that? Steve and I spent almost five weeks traveling in Europe this past October and early November. Our final stop was Sicily, it was great. We even found our landlords from when we lived there, that was the highlight of the visit for me.
    Icommented on your March 1st 2016 post of the picture with a little boy on Dia de los Muertos. I didn't read many blogs during the five years we were in Nagoya from 2011 to 2016 but I was really happy to find yours once again. I will be one of your regular readers. Would love to email you but cannot find your address anywhere. Can you tell me where to find it please? If not I will send you mine in a separate post so that you can write to me and we can make contact that way.
    Have a great week Billie and again welcome back.
    Teresa La Cubana

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    1. Teresa, my email address is down in the panel on the right side of the blog. Where are you living now? BTW, I have a dear friend here in SMA who was a Peter Pan kid from Cuba.

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