And So I Begin Again

My dear friends,

The more things change the more they stay the same, I guess. Perhaps the planets are aligned to help me clean house in more ways than one lately.  My washing machine blew up two days ago. One of my sons and I are going in together to buy a new and better washing machine in the next couple of weeks. That is a refreshing thing. Hard to believe that I have been acquainted with about four or five washing machines over the last five years. I have moved four times in the last five years which has brought me in contact with multiple of many appliances, including clothes dryers, toasters, coffee pots, etc.

The washing machine is not the only thing that decided to break permanently. I received a notice yesterday that my seven years’ worth of blogging at A Mother’s Journal is gone.  Done for. Ended.  Oh, I could have made an effort to disinfect the files that someone hacked, all 126 of them, but it contains so many photos and links to a painful past, I am happy to see it go.  When you go to A Mother’s Journal you will now be directed to my new home online. It is a clean, new online house full of antique white, guitars and music, touches of pink and silver, and a happy heart.   I feel lighter and better, and I did not realize what a weight it all was until it was magically gone without my having to make a choice.

I look forward to continuing my friendship with those of you I have known for so long. I look forward to new friendships online.

The little caboose where I have my shop called sidetracked is a sweet, sweet place to be. There are vintage hats, soft linen and cotton creations from a sewing machine, and lovely little collectibles like the Norman Rockwell plate that just sold.

Enjoy this day!
(Some things never change.)

12 thoughts on “And So I Begin Again”

  1. Dear Lynn, I've been reading your blog for ages, and keeping up with you, though I seldom write, I'm sorry. And I'm so sorry about the hacking problem and the fact that you lost all of your old posts. But if it makes you more light hearted, then that's a good thing too. I love your shop and look forward to seeing more of it, I know it will be a success. And hearing more of your music too. Hugs from Sheila

    1. Dear Sheila, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Honestly, there is a part of me that is terrified that all of those pictures and that blogging is gone. But I know that I have many pictures archived on old computers and many printed pictures, and it is very liberating to think that I can move forward day by day with the life that I have now. I appreciate your reading my blog. Thank you for the encouragement. xoxo Lynn

  2. Welcome to yet another new space… this is a very good one, too. Blessings upon it!

    I come to read now and then but my health continues to "side track" me. I am glad to read of your new store and life. I am so proud of you – again and always.

    Much Love and Happy Holidays to you, dear Lynn,

    1. Dear Lily, it is so wonderful to hear from you! I am sorry to hear about any health problem that disturbs your well-being. I wish you the very very best. Some days my knees creak and I certainly feel the reality of being in my 50s. We are all at different ages and stages. We are all on this journey together. Thank you so much for commenting. Much love to you! Lynn.

  3. Dear Lynn,
    Funny how our electronics can cause more anxiety than we would imagine! I hope your new washing machine has a long and happy life. The new blogsite is perfect, and you will thrive as you keep the posts going and create the goods for Sidetracked. Great things await!

    1. Pam, thank you so much! I can't move through the sweet little caboose without thinking about you! There are touches of you, here and there. It's great! I am in total agreement with your statement about electronics and anxiety! xoxo Lynn

  4. Dear Lynn,
    I empathize with your blog loosing you from much of your documented work. In college I had all my writing that vanished into thin air and later, a computer with my Children's youngest pictures on them, that crashed. Gone, all of it.
    I'm loving' the look of your (new) blog. The comment about your journey resonates with me. I wish that we could meet up for coffee and a song writing session. That is my best therapy to process through overload. 🙂
    Take extra good care,
    Jen xoxo
    P.S. Electronics have their place, to be sure, but I still prefer paper and pen.

  5. Jen, hello!! Don't know how I missed seeing this on the day you posted it. I am getting used to Blogger format again and feel like I am missing many things here. Ugh! Losing so many precious photos!! Sigh. Onward and upward! Love, Lynn

  6. I'm so glad you have so many of the special photos and whatnot from your blog backed up elsewhere. I, too, have a new blog. I've been here-there-and-everywhere to blog but this is my final move. I'm currently going through all of my past blog posts, editing them for links and whatnot, and then publishing them. 10 years of blogging is a lot to wade through but most of the memories have been fun.

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