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?
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
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. . .