Thursday, April 28, 2016

Back in the Saddle Again.....Maybe

It has been quite a while since I have made regular additions to this blog - so much so that it is a pretty poor record of all the things that have been going on in our lives.  I look back on most of the posts and feel that it was a good thing to take a few minutes and record some of the events of our lives (We= Annie + Me for anyone wandering in on this blog).

I think that I started slacking of on blogging sometime after January 2009....which was my start in Facebook.  Up until that time most of our kids had blogs and were active in documenting their lives.  That was a big part of starting this blog - make some kind of record of my life, and to connect a little with my kids.   And then the rot set in.....

Only a few if the kids continued to blog - most were sharing their moments on FB, and so slowly the blogs lost steam, and FB picked up the slack.  I was right there too.  Thoughtful writing takes time and effort, and as time went on, our lives were shared in memes and basically sound bites.  This is a somewhat broad brush painting, as some of the FB posts are very thoughtful, so it's not totally accurate.  But this trend has continued and strengthened and for me, right now, I just am tired of it.  Either I am sharing memes, or 'liking' other peoples memes, or not writing anything.  FB is just not where I want to share any feelings or thoughts.

So, I coming back to Sailor's World.  I think that I will leave it as Sailor's World.  That sounds better than 'Grumpy Old Grandpa Goat Farmer's World'....don't ya think?  I haven't been in a boat for three or four years now - not since we found this beautiful home and moved here.  But I still have the boats, and we might get busy with them again sometime.

That's all for now.  I don't know if anyone reads this anymore, and in a way it doesn't matter.  Sometimes the voices in my head want to write.