Well, my blog isn’t shiny and new anymore, but it is still my first one.  I’m really glad you stopped by!

I actually had quite a few pictures I wanted to use for this updated page, but in the end couldn’t come to a decision on my own.  Therefore, I left it to my blogging buddies on here to make the decision for us all.   The above picture is the top result of their votes.   The picture below is the runner-up. I especially liked one comment I got on the above picture during the voting process about this being a good picture to use for this page because the footprints in the sand were very symbolic of striking off in a new direction.   And a new direction this certainly is.

Just getting here to our new place has been quite the adventure and I continue to discover exciting new tidbits as we work on settling in.

Thanks for taking the time to share a little of this blogging journey with me!


206 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Hi Torrie, I read Out of Characer in Gmail but couldn’t open it in WP. I unfollowed and followed but that didn’t work. Don’t know what’s going on. Anyway . . .
    I knew some of your background but didn’t realise you’d had quite such a rough time. I can relate to so much of what you’ve said. I can’t believe you came up with such a wonderfully articulate piece of introspection in 10 minutes! Seems like you’ve got your head together now!


    • Ugh. Carol, you can’t get to that document because it posted before it was supposed to. I was working on it and trying to get it ready and somehow it was published. So now it’s finally finished and scheduled to post tomorrow. You’ll see that a few things have changed …namely the ending…most of that was crafted in 10 minutes, but in the end, I went over the time limit. I think I try and figure out too much in my head while I’m writing! I got really carried away. I also wasn’t sure whether to post it or not…..it ended up being more therapeutic than anything else! LOL.

      Thank you for the feedback though…..I was still very nervous that perhaps it was too negative a piece for on here……..from your comments and feedback, I feel a little more positive that it’ll be okay to post it now. It will post tomorrow in its CORRECTED form.


  2. Torrie – it is so good to hear from you today. I hadn’t seen a post from you in a while, so decided to look – and lo and behold – unfollowed again! Why oh why does that happen?! I promise you I am not un-following – love reading your posts – some weird WP glitch I guess. So HELLO again, my friend!


  3. Merry Christmas, Torrie. May the joy of the season fill your home with all the cheer Christmas brings.
    Thank you for being a part of my year; it’s been a pleasure meeting you🙂

    Love ya,


    • Welcome and thank you! Have popped over to check out your blog and most impressed with all your “green” efforts and your gumption to just get up and go and do! Most impressive! Hope your Monday has been equally as impressive so far! 🙂


  4. Hi A.Promptreply. Thank you for your recent visit, ‘likes’ and follow.
    Having had a quick look around I’m delighted to reciprocate, on the ‘following’ front, but can’t help but ask…. without wishing to offend, obviously, but…
    While teaching your son to drive, if you do spot a cyclist, in Lycra, with a white hue, do you insist he slows down, drives sedately behind and then overtake at the first big puddle?
    No of course not, sorry, ignore me. Looking forward to one of your happy Monday’s.🙂


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