Friday, April 17, 2009

Blogging Sabbatical

My family dropped in for four days and it was wonderful to have them. I must admit it was also a bit overwhelming because it was a surprise (except for my brother). Dave had to work and get a root canal, lucky him. So he missed a lot of the fun. We had a beautiful sunny snow day with a gorgeous sunset. They were all thrilled to get a touch of mountain life in April.

My oldest daughter Michelle brought her hubby and their dogs Sammy and Max. Movies, Cash Cab, eating and Wii were all we did as the weather put on a show. You MUST watch Cash Cab on the discovery channel. It's a triva gameshow inside a cab in New York city, with unsuspecting passengers. I also had my computer rep out here for more training. Whew!


My daughter and I got to bond a bit, which we had not done in awhile. Her new job was put on hold AFTER she re-located. Hence the free time for a surprise visit. She job hunted online for a short term job and got a few hits on her visit here. My kid's don't have Internet access and that's how to find jobs in 2009. She felt comfortable in my home for the first time in five years. Her and Dave have a relationship now that works. They tease each other terribly and he steps aside to allow her to be a caregiver when she wants to. Not to mention she also has fallen for my cozy mountain retreat.

I sit here staring at my new computer and I'm intimidated to play with it. There is so much to learn to be able to blog, FB and voice bank. I need to just take some time to do it. So I am taking a blog sabbatical. I will not be commenting but I'll read my Bloglines every morning. I'll Twitter and FB update on my progress. I'm anxious to get outside on my computer and be able to do all my stuff. Wish me luck as I brave a new frontier.

24 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your family. The pictures are so nice, your daughter is beautiful.

Have a good break. Good luck figuring it all out! We'll be here waiting for you when you get back!
XXXXXX

Tabor said...

You are such a smartie I am sure you will absorb all of it in no time. I loved reading this post about the family visit and am so so so very glad that it did not set you back healthwise.

tinker said...

What a lovely couple! Your grand-dogs are cute, too ;) Hope everything works out for the best for them on the job front.
Glad you got to spend some happy time together.
Good luck with that new computer - but I bet you won't need our good luck wishes - you're one smart cookie -- bet you'll be acing it in no time!!
XOXO

Chris said...

You're such a rockstar in my book! You do whatcha gotta' do-we're not going anywhere. I'm not, anyway. ;)

Kay said...

Good family times are rich times. I'm glad yours was both good and rich.
HAve fun on your sabbatical - see you on FB!

Sky said...

you will have it down perfectly soon, i am sure. take as much time as you need so you don't overwhelm yourself. you gotta come first, girlie! see on FB.

Annie said...

What a great four days. Ouch to Dave. And bloglines? I keeping hearing about that. I have to find out what that is. Happy studying and learning Miss Tammy. Love, Annie

Mary Timme said...

Dave and I our both getting tooth work done it seems.

We had Dachsies for awhile. Gosh they are stubborn, but sweet too. I'm more of a terrier person.

I do wish you luck. It all seems overwhelming, but you'll do just fine, I'm sure. Meet your brave new world.

Geraldine said...

You'll nail this new computer stuff, no prob Tammy. Just take your time and take things slow. Computers can be intimidating but they need to know who's boss too! :<)

Hugs and see ya soon, G

forgetfulone said...

Enjoy your time off from blogging. I know you'll pick up your computer stuff quickly. Glad you had a nice visit with your daughter, too.

emmapeelDallas said...

You know I wish you luck, girlfriend, as you conquer yet another frontier (and I know you will).

XO

Judi

Star said...

It's a beautiful time to be outside enjoying spring and learning the ropes for your new computer. I'll look forward to your updates when you have a chance.

Lucy said...

i will wish u luck learning your new computer but I know u won't need it.. u are a smarty pants Tammy! It looks intimidating, but you will have it mastered by the weeks end!!
SO SO happy to read how great your daughter is getting along with u dave and your home! Time! isn't it a magical thing?
Also...Maturity! these kids all come around! her dogs are so damn cute and her HUSBAND looks about 12! haha seriouly.. my 16 year old looks older tam! haha
they are an adorable couple!
Can't wait to hear how much you love your new computer! xoxo big hugs and love sent to u mama!

GreenishLady said...

I don't believe there is a frontier that can hold you back. You'll master this... but take your time and enjoy it, without apology! Glad you had a good visit with the family, and the doggies! So lovely! Take care.

daisies said...

have a wonderful blogging sabbatical honey .. xo

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

I have no doubts that you will be a WHIZ! None!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Tammy, your daughter and you could be sisters;-) I am happy to hear you have a new computer with voice bank...wow, that sounds cool! I am sure you'll get it down soon and be able to manage it all just fabulously! I think it would be nice if we all could just talk into our computers!! Although, that wouldn't work too well when we have laryngitis, would it?! Have a good 'break' and hope to see you back here soon! Jan

Nance said...

Tam,
Not sure why you're doing the sabbatical...is it to learn the new "monster gift"?

For some damn reason, I don't get my fb OR twitter alerts. I checked my settings, but I think the settings in my BRAIN are off.

Anyway, the latest of my medical tests proved good so far. Onto the next. We'll catch up soon. I'm feeling pretty good...just miss the hell outta you of course.

Love ya to pieces,
Nance

TJ said...

You have been a VERY busy girl. Look at this place...it is beautiful!!!
Me too, with the change in season it is time to move. You are back to body building and spiritual renewal. I love that..i will call you!
Hugs TJ

Story Teller said...

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Lucy said...

thinking of you and thinking too that your sabbatical seems to be longer than expected which of course gets me thinking and worrying (my nature) so I am hoping you are doing okay.
sending much love and huge hugs to you Tam
xoxo

Tinker said...

Just popping back by to say 'Hi!' and let you know I'm thinking 'bout you, Tammy. Hope you're enjoying that new computer and all its happy gizmos! Have a great weekend~XOXO

Geraldine said...

JUst stopping in to say Hi and hope that all is well. I've missed you Tammy.

Hugs dear, G

Beloved Dreamer said...

Miss you sweet Tammy. Hope you are having the bests of times.
Always in my prayers.


love, Melanie-bd

my site is now:

http://beloveddreamer.blogspot.com