The other day my son, in my presence, jokingly told some friends, "My mom is toddling down the information super-highway with her walker!" Gee, thanks Grant.
Actually, I thought it was very funny. He is so right. Having been called to be my tech support on several occasions (and Grant, I will master hyper-linking soon, I promise!) he knows that it is only my bull-headed determination that has gotten me this far with blogging. Once I start trying to learn something new, I just can't quit until I have it figured out, whether it is something that comes naturally to me or not. It's kind of a curse.
I hadn't touched a computer until about six years ago. PCs came out the year I left the workplace to stay home with babies. We didn't have one in our home for probably another eight years after that, and I didn't need to learn how to use it to wash dishes or wipe noses. Then, when Paul was going to India, I thought I'd like to learn how to use e-mail. That was my initial experience. Since then I've sort of accidentally by-hook-or-crook learned how to do a few other things, but there is still a loooong way to go!
Pastor Randy encouraged the church staff to think about blogging as a way to communicate with church members. So, dutifully, I gave it whirl. I'm not so sure that anyone from church reads my blog, but, whatever, I'm doing it anyway, and I've found out that I really like it. I love it as a form of self-expression. If you want to know what's on my tiny little mind, this is a good place to look. And I really love meeting and communicating with people in the blog world. There are gardeners, bookworms, green activists, and Christian homemakers from all over the US and UK that I have exchanged comments with, and I think that has been the real benefit.
Some of you may wonder at the, um, "eclectic" mix of material that shows up here. Well, here's the deal: I'm a wife and mother, so I write about my family; I'm a church musician, so I write about music and worship; I'm very interested in environmental stewardship, so I write about that; I'm a Master Gardener, and if it ever gets warm, I might write about that. And, first and foremost, I'm a follower of Christ, so I write about that. I am who I am and I write what I write. I'm not here to rant or preach (at least not more that the average blogger!); I just enjoy writing. And I love hearing from all of you. Please drop in and comment! You don't have to agree with me, and you don't have to think I'm cool. I'm 52, and I'm so over that. But it never hurts hear opinions and exchange advice and ideas. That's why I blog.