Category: Chatting

Z is for Zzzzz

At last we have come to the final post for the month of April. I want to thank all of you for reading, liking, and commenting on this blog. Your willingness to share my work with friends and family through email, word of mouth and social media is, and has been, greatly appreciated. 8551d4cc-c1de-4c57-9029-e4ed24580817_0367

I have especially enjoyed getting to know you through your own blogs and websites – many of which I never would have found without your visits. Thank you for inspiring me and for sharing your creativity and struggles and humor.

Although the 2016 Blogging A to Z Challenge is almost finished, today is really just the beginning for this, and my other two blogs ( and The coming year is already bursting with day trips, mini-excursions, and a few week-long adventures.


I am looking forward to long days of research, late nights of photo editing, and happy hours spent interviewing county historians, public document recorders, and local people  – all of whom have the longest memories and the best stories!

Please continue to travel with me from the misty Appalachian Mountains to the expansive Western Plains. There remains so much to see and learn and celebrate – and to share.





If We Were Having Coffee …

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I have a crazy-busy weekend ahead of me, but I stayed up all night watching old black and white classic (and not so classic) movies, so I am off to a groggy start.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that from what I’ve learned through the A2Z Challenge, I have decided to do things a little differently as far as blogging. I will post at least three times a week, once on my Creatzart blog – the photography site – and twice on Discovering Home –  including one post having to do with food or restaurants, since those posts were very well received.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am still stuck on the artwork for the children’s book I’m writing. It is such a big part of the story, I do want to create/make/find the right visuals, even though I realize that if a traditional publisher picks this up, they will choose the artist.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am not going to get much done on the history travel series this week since I am swamped with other tasks, jobs, errands, and life. I am looking forward to a few days spent on the back roads and in the silent basements of historical societies — but not this week, sadly enough.

And … if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I really need to dash away, but that I love this concept and will spread the word! I learned about this weekend coffee share through Melissa Barker Simpson indirectly, and through Nerd in the Brain more directly, who learned about it through Part Time Monster absolutely directly!

If you are interested in joining, look over the blogs mentioned above, then please click here!

Have a wonderful weekend!