So what’s new with you???

Hey everybody, thought I’d pop in and say “Hello”! (insert wave here)  Most of the posts that you have seen recently were ones written a while ago, I love the ability to schedule posts ahead.  HOWEVER, I’m not only out of posts, but I have all sorts of fun stuff that I need to write about, so the next few weeks will have some interesting new stuff.  Stay tuned!

Part of the reason for the pre-scheduled posts is because we went on vacation, and I knew it was going to take up a lot of my time, both before and after.  Then to top it all off, Mr. Flo and I both ended up sick (him while we were away, me right after) and I’m currently dealing with a sinus infection as my bonus, ugh.  I was very thankful that I’d taken the time to write all of those posts beforehand because between being sick and immensely busy, it would have been crickets around here!  Fortunately life has slowed down, and I’m hopefully on the road to recovery from all of this crud.  I’ve lost track of how many times in my life I’ve had a sinus infection around this time of year, why should this year be any different?  The break from writing though was a good thing though, and I have some cool stuff to share.

What else is new?  Not really a whole lot.  I thought I’d update you on some of the other stuff in my life.  The book is on hold at the moment.  Partially because of having too much going on.  I also mentioned previously that I was having issues with my laptop.  I ended up buying a new laptop, only to discover that there really wasn’t anything wrong with my laptop, it was an issue with a Windows 10 update, and after spending an entire weekend messing around with it, I have it up and running again.  Thank heavens I have a bit of an IT background, but talk about frustrating.  And now I have two laptops.   At that point though, I was having misgivings about the direction the book was going, and decided to put it on the backburner.  I’m thinking that the story might be better used as a short story, or even one of those cautionary type tales you see in Readers Digest.  I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with it.  I will say that having to think about the events that led up to the initial idea started to get to me, and that, along with some new developments in the situation, I just didn’t feel like dealing with it.  I may get back to it, and then again, I may not.  The crazy part is it is a continually evolving situation, and just about the time I think it’s done, something else happens.

My guitar lessons are going very well.  At the beginning of April I started working with a new teacher and he has been a godsend.  My concerns about my previous teacher were right on the mark and changing teachers turned out to be a very good decision.  I’m so glad I talked to another friend who is not only a professional musician in California, but also teaches guitar.  His advice and input helped push me in the right direction and I’ve not regretted it a bit.  I’ve since bought an electric guitar and I’m having all kinds of fun with it.  I think I learned more in two lessons from my new teacher than I had learned in two months from my previous teacher.  Definitely an instance of change being a good thing.

We are getting ready to have some new windows installed in our house over the summer, last year we did the front doors.  I’m not looking forward to the mess, although this builder is very careful about that and does a good job of cleanup afterwards.  I’ve never quite recovered from our bathroom remodel!  Fortunately the doll room IS NOT one of the rooms on this years schedule, I definitely do not look forward to that!!!

What does everyone think of the new AG releases from this past week?  I was happy to see them do a Jess mold doll that didn’t have brown eyes and dark hair, about time!!!  Also glad to see some new outfits that aren’t weird for a change AND colors that I’d actually wear myself.  My favorite piece is the 3 in 1 Game Table, although I’m not sure I’m going to buy it.  I think it’s a cool idea, just not sure I would get enough use out of it to justify the price.  We’ll see.

I also think the Wheaten Terrier is cute, and was backordered, along with the remote control car, but I see both are available again.   And why, oh why did they have to put an American Girl vanity tag on Kit’s outfit?? So not cool.  Not sure I’ll get the terrier, we already have enough pets in the dollhouse, but it sure is tempting…

I hope everyone is doing well and having fun now that summer has officially started.  Keep checking back, I’m going to have a wide variety of posts in the next few weeks, ranging from stories to reviews and everything in between!  Thank you so much for continuing to read and comment over the past few months, I’m hoping to get things back on track now that the really busy stuff has passed.


6 thoughts on “So what’s new with you???

  1. Enjoyed your newsy post! I hadn’t noticed that Kit’s outfit had the tag ☹️
    Brianna and I enjoyed looking at the new releases… nothing there that was a “have to have” for me, she liked the new cheer outfit and I liked Kit’s outfit.

  2. Lots of cool ideas out this go but nothing that called to me enough to order. Lots of new AG stuff just isn’t practical anymore. That means I want it but I don’t want to buy it or store it and I certainly don’t need it.

    Glad to hear things are going well. We’re replacing floors here. I’m starting to think no one cares about respect or pride anymore. (I had a complete meltdown yesterday after the workers failed to follow instructions causing major irreversible damage).

    Baby step closer to my new doll room…trying to look forward to something!

    • That’s pretty much how I feel about a lot of it too, it’s cute, but…do I really need it and how much would I actually use it in shoots and such.

      Looking forward to seeing pics of your doll room, Xyra told me about the big move!

  3. Hi! I totally agree with you and Nonna about liking what I’m seeing, but not being compelled to actually acquire the new releases. I liked a couple of the outfits and the slumber party set. I should have started collecting those a long time ago. Those have always been fun.

    If I had money (well one of my create your owns would be coming home) but that car would be cool. I can see it tooling around Coolspring. 🙂

    • Oh yeah, your girls would have a blast at Coolspring with that. I can just see the faces of some of the people walking around too!

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