Thursday, January 2, 2014

It's Another Year, Isn't It?

I made a confession over at Our Old Country Store this morning. . . .
We took off two weeks and vacationed in Virginia!
No work. . . .No computers. . . .No phones. . . .for the entire Christmas Holiday.
I bet several of you had guessed as much, hadn't you?
After all, I haven't spoken with you since last year. . . .lol
 
Such a fun and relaxing trip. . . .I have so much to show and tell you. . . .once I get my new Dell computer working properly. . . .Santa slipped it under the tree, and I do love it. . . .but as with all new tech devices, there's also a few bugs to work out. . . .For one, the Windows 8.1 won't recognize my digital camera. . . .so, I can't download all the wonderful photographs I took while away. . . .And, are any of you having problems with Blogger?. . .or is that a Windows 8.1 issue, too?

 
 
It's also true that it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. . . .I'm the old dog. . . .not a tech person at all. . . .I understand paper and pencil much better than Windows 8.1. . . .hmmmm. . . .Maybe I need to go back to school? . . . .I understand they don't teach pencil and paper in school anymore. . . .mostly tech now. . . .
 
Well, whatever the case, I have my work cut out for me in the next few days. . . .There's also loads of emails to answer (sorry if I haven't gotten to yours, yet). . . .A new Smart Phone to set up (remember, I'm not much of a tech). . . .Orders to send off. . . .Lots of catch-up and to-do lists.
 
Was it worth it?
You bet!
We spent a full week at Colonial Williamsburg and then rambled around the back roads of the Shenandoah Valley, my ancestral roots. . . .We wined and dined, visited with friends,  and just relaxed. . . .Yes, it was worth it. . . .I have hundreds of photos and will be sharing a few with you later. . . .the ones I think you'd be the most interested in. . . .such as the 1930s farm kitchen at Bassett Hall. . . .winter gardening with bell jars and cold frames. . . .bee skeps for your bees--or decorating the farmhouse. . . . and a few other goodies. . . .
If you're interested in weaving, I've already posted a few photos from Colonial Williamsburg
at Our Old Country Store. . . .Follow the link here or below.


Just wanted to let you know I'm not lying in bed doing nothing during this time away. . . .sigh. . . .How I wish. . . .The next few days I'll be diligently working toward a quick course in Windows 8.1, recovering our photos, learning the Smart phone, answering emails. . . .oh!. . . .I have one more job on my list. . . .nursing John back to health. . . .He injured his leg on our trip and it is not healing correctly. . . .Nurse Dru is having a hard time keeping him off it. . . .but in the end, I will win out there, too!
 
Sure hope your New Year is going well!
I'll keep smiling if you will. . . .It makes people wonder what we're up to!
 
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .
 
 
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13 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Dru,
So happy to hear you had a lovely vacation over the holidays. That is what the holidays should be. Fun and relaxing. I hope you get your computer to work with your camera so we can see the beautiful pictures from your trip. I have always wanted to go to Colonial Williamsburg so I am excited to see your pics. Happy New Year.
Kris

Okio B Designs said...

I wish I could unplug for a while. Not possible with my day job but a girl can dream! Looking forward to your photos!

Jeanine

Pamela Gordon said...

I hope you get your computer problems sorted out Dru. Your trip sounds wonderful and I'll look forward to seeing your photos. Pamela

Cozy Little House said...

Wow! Your header is positively gorgeous! Did you make it on Picmonkey? Good luck with Windows 8. I'm not that brave!
Brenda

cynthia lee designs said...

So glad to hear that you had a good time away. It is nice to unplug sometimes. That is what we did when we rented the cabin in the hills of Tennessee this past November.
hugs,
Cindy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It's nice to take a break every now and then, isn't it? Happy New Year!

Rowan said...

How marvellous to spend a whole week at Williamsburg! I spent just three days there a few years ago and would love to see it again. Looking forward to seeing your photos. Love that first picture of the flat iron and the linen - hope it hadn't been heated:)

Jo Ann said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas vacation well deserved!! Happy New Year :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

So happy that you had time to relax and enjoy. You will figure out the new gadgets in no time! Love your pictures. I will be happy to see what you post soon. I have been sick since before Christmas! a bug that turned pneumonia. but coming a long. Tell him to stay of his leg so you can be a good Dr! He must be getting fidgety. I can relate to that. Happy New Year friend. May 2014 be filled with lots of, blessings for you both.
Blessings
Susie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

So happy that you had time to relax and enjoy. You will figure out the new gadgets in no time! Love your pictures. I will be happy to see what you post soon. I have been sick since before Christmas! a bug that turned pneumonia. but coming a long. Tell him to stay of his leg so you can be a good Dr! He must be getting fidgety. I can relate to that. Happy New Year friend. May 2014 be filled with lots of, blessings for you both.
Blessings
Susie

Carolyn said...

How wonderful to enjoy a relaxing vacation during the most wonderful time of the year! Congrats!

Old Time Cindy said...

Hey Girlfriend!

Thought I'd pop in to say hi. Will be trying to get back into the swing of things this 2014! Talk to you soon.

Hugs,
Cindy

Melissa said...

Oh, your new header...so nice! After I printed off your recipe for the Williamsburg Peacan Pie, would you believe I actually received a Christmas card with the same recipe and a beautiful picture also!!

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