Here we are again after way too many months away from the blog. It seems most of my blogger friends have shifted – like I have – away from blogging and over to social media. That’s just not working for me any more.
Facebook has been a great way to know what friends are doing in a sort of minimal way. Between all the advertising and the local groups and pages the clutter on Facebook is out of control. I try to take a scroll around in the morning and afternoon but it is a way less compelling way to stay in touch than it used to be.
Instagram had moved into first place for me as a way to see pictures of things my friends (and others) found interesting and meaningful but again, the ads are out of control. I find my feed is two posts to one ad and that has nearly ruined it for me too. Could it be a surprise that Facebook (or Meta) owns Instagram, too? Anyway, I will still keep posting there and look a couple times a day but it no longer feels relevant in the way it had.
But since I’ve been missing in action for all these months, I thought I’d share with you a few of the photos I’ve shared on Instagram to bring you up to speed on things around here.
In other news, Paul is back doing his Content Manager magic for a local nonprofit, Foodbank Lakeside. They are an amazing organization worthy of your support. I am managing the website and Facebook for the Tepehua Community Center, another worthy organization that I was introduced to by my friend Mary. We were friends in Mazatlán and now we both live Lakeside. She runs the women’s sewing group at Tepehua – the ladies make lots of different useful items that they sell to support the Community Center.
We’ve managed to get through the pandemic without getting sick, in part by being very selective with our social outings and partly having two vaccines and three boosters each. Fingers crossed our good luck continues to hold, that is one awful virus. You have my sympathy if you’ve had it and/or are still dealing with it in the form of Long Covid. So many are.
Our sweet dog Coco at 13 years old is still doing well. She’s an only dog now since Henry died last year. She’s now on a couple of medications but we’re hoping she does well for a good long time. She still amazes people when we tell them how old she is.
We are going to be going on vacation soon for a whole month! More on that later but we have been lucky enough to meet a great couple who are going to take care of things at our place coming up soon. It will be our first getaway during the whole pandemic except for our overnight to San Diego for a booster shot ages ago.
I hope that there are still a few blog readers out there, I hope you will stick with me as I figure out a new way to share my little corner of the world. If these photos interest you, go ahead and check out my Instagram here.