So... I've been gone all summer. Wasn't planned that way, but you know - things happen for a reason.
One reason I've been gone is the fact that my computer keeps telling me it is "full" and I need to delete something to make room for photos. I have been in denial about this, fighting it, playing ostrich with my head in the sand...but computer and camera kept up an argument that never did end. I finally gave in and bought a new computer. Once I get it set up the way I like it, I will use it to post some of the lovely photographs I've been taking. And what's a blog post without a photograph to go with it? Boring, that's what.
Another reason is I've been busy doing stuff. Not a lot of making, but lots of doing. And you've all been busy, too. Some of you have been having babies. Some of you have been getting married. Some of you have been moving house, changing jobs, dealing with illness. Me? Among the general hubub of summertime fun and travel, I was packing up a kid and sending him off to college. Another milestone. Another bittersweet life marker. And then, starting again the routines of home education for the five still here.
On a lighter note, I've been immersing myself in a fandom. Moderating some online gatherings, actually. Never in a million years would I picture myself jumping into something so ... I don't know - but Richard Armitage seems to do that to people. Ok - to women in particular. Add in The Hobbit (first chapter book I ever read - 2nd grade! for Pete's sake) and forget about it. It's for me. Not sure if frivolous is the word I want. It doesn't seem completely pointless or silly. After all, I'm making friends, expanding my vocabulary, finding my way around previously unexplored (by me) corners of the web. I'm over the deep end, according to my previous experience, but I'm doing my best to keep it good, clean fun. Heck, I even composed a song on my ukulele, something I have never done before. It frightens me a bit. But I feel like I'm growing in a good way. No, not frivolous.
Now, I've just in the past 10 minutes found out about this 31 Days thing. I'm going to do it. I'm changing the title to this blog post, and I'm calling mine 31 Days of Making Decisions, because I'm tired of hanging out in limbo so much. And although procrastination will still happen, just plain choosing is often more than half my battle. My first decision is that tomorrow I will teach myself how to make a button w/ words on it for my sidebar :D