Alright guys, I am so sorry about the big, long gap in posting. There are a few very good reasons for it and I'll 'fess up to them now.
First is that I'm having some struggles with the site. Once again I went to my page and it couldn't be found. And then I had log in problems. Again. I almost bailed in favour of one of the many other things on my list but persisted and here I am (thank goodness!).
Now I know all of you know that time is limited so when you're having those sorts of problems, it makes you reconsider your host. So far I've been really happy but it's starting to feel like a bit like the old wordpress problems. I'm not going to switch yet but believe me, I'm noticing it and doing research.
Second (which is really the biggest so I probably should have started there).: I quit my job. Yes, I left the place I'd worked for almost 15 years. I feel totally liberated and a bit nervous about what's on the horizon (more about that in a sec)!
Third: I'm working on my doctorate. It's way more work than I would have thought but so much fun. I am and always will be a school nerd. Learning is my happy place!
Fourth:Because a doctorate isn't enough, I've been taking some online classes. Mostly art-making ones. I have always said "I can't" to the world of visual arts but not this year! I'll be posting work as I make it :)
And I just did a floor loom class too. I'll write about that soon. It was an interesting experience. You know the kind Experience. I'm still processing it a bit, if I'm honest.
Fifth (and biggest): My co-conspirators and I are working on the first issue of Flannelberry magazine. Like the site, it will be a blend of wholehearted and simple living with creativity.
And of course, the puppy is still in puppyhood which is a pretty time and energy consuming thing when you're in the depth of winter and can't take him on a big run or hike to get that puppy energy out!
And there's your update peeps. I hope 2017 has kicked off well for you.
I'm a 40-something writer and smallholder living in the wilds of BC with my family, our small herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats.