Let Me 'Splain
No, wait, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Oh, what the heck. It's my blog, I'll explain at length if I want!
I am a pretty good chicken photographer, and I can take a decent close-up of knitting or a columbine flower, but it turns out I'm a rotten travel photographer.
And without pictures, I don't have a lot to say.
There have been a bunch of little stumbling blocks keeping me from blogging, little, but one after another, I just don't seem to get to it.
For one thing, what with the home schooling, on weekdays we have a "No computer until afternoon" rule.
However, it turns out my most productive writing time is in the morning, from around 8:30 to about 10:00 am. Pretty much anything I get started in that time slot gets done. But you'll notice that it falls in our "no computer" stretch.
For another, I got this sweet little netbook, and I was thinking that would lead to easier blogging, since I can move it around anywhere.
But the netbook doesn't have all my yummy photo editing software that my PC has, and I haven't figured out yet if it will even work on the netbook.
We bought a new Brother laser printer to replace the horrible old HP inkjet, and the old one is sitting in my computer chair, inconveniencing me and keeping me from using the PC until I woman up and deal with it.
Then there is this mostly snowless winter Michigan has been having - no snow makes our cloudy days all the darker, and I slow down like a chilled lizard.
And! There is FoldIt.
I started playing FoldIt just before we left for the Netherlands. I actually played some of the tutorial puzzles in the airport, then I worked on the science puzzles while we were there.
So I've been playing a lot of that and not blogging.
And to add more weight to the winter darkness, my last living grandmother, my dad's mom, passed away on the 10th of January.
I've written an in memoriam post for her in my head so many times I don't know what I want to say any more.