Life in the Slow Lane

Contemplating life, faith, words, and memories

Status Update…and a Favor to Ask — August 9, 2017

Status Update…and a Favor to Ask

Status Update

On this next Sunday, August 6th, it will have been two months since my last post here. During that time, I’ve had surgery, am in my eighth week of recovery, and have managed to recover from sticker shock at the medical bills we now have to pay.

The best news is my pain level is vastly diminished, and my surgeon released me last week to return to normal activities. That release came with a disclaimer. My surgeon’s expectations are that I will use common sense and previous experience with back surgeries to keep my activities within reason.

Soon I will be returning to my blog activities and my newsletter. Both bring me to the favor I need from you.

A Favor to Ask

In September, I will be moving my site to another platform. As you may know, each platform affords its clients a variety of options for use in building a site. The trickiest among those options, I have learned, is the way you can build the email list for your blog and newsletter. Therefore, I need your help.

If you signed up using the “follow” button or “follow via email” option in the sidebar [of my wordpress site], AND You want to continue Receiving blog posts, Please do the following:

In order to keep things flowing as they have been, followers who have received only my blog posts over the years by either of the above methods need to please complete the sign up form at this link.

if you receive my newsletter as well as blog posts AND want to continue, Please follow these instructions:

By receiving my newsletter, you may follow this link to the newsletter Preference Center. There you’ll need to enter your name and email again but you’ll note that you now have three options from which to select indicating how you’d like to receive updates.

When Does This Move Take Place?

It is my hope to have the site completed and up and running no later than September 15th or perhaps before then. If you look for me here and find me missing, you can use the same url for this site, Until the move is complete, the url will remain active here.

I am hoping you continue to follow by using the above directions. However, should you decide otherwise, I will miss you but know like changing seasons our interests and needs change. Either way, I wish you well on your journey wherever it takes you.

Thanks for your time,


Blog Temporarily Out of Order — August 9, 2015

Blog Temporarily Out of Order

Without any comments pro or con on Windows 10 upgrade, I dropped off my laptop with the Geek Squad today after having it sabotaged while attempting said upgrade. When it comes back home, I cannot say.

I’m currently infringing on my husband’s computer time by borrowing the use of his. Thanks to him for allowing me to let you know I’ll be “out of the office” all week.

Therefore, no posts, no social media, no newsletter this week. I have lots to share with you when I return–knowledge gained at a writing conference, progress on the book, and more.

Until then, happy blogging!

Taking a Leap of Faith! — September 22, 2014

Taking a Leap of Faith!

Via Flickr | Brian Smithson
Via Flickr | Brian Smithson

Later today I’m taking a flying leap! A leap of faith is more like it.

I’ve made the decision to move from WordPress hosted blog (free) to a self-hosted WordPress blog. What this means is that either I or a host of my choice will be moving my blog from the WordPress server over to their server. I have decided to trust my host to do the move. I can only imagine the mess I would make!

This might also mean at some point over the next few days (depending on the day the make the move), your ability to get access to something here will be impeded. Or it might mean a jumble of things get mixed up for some reason.

So, I ask your patience with no posting this week and whatever the techno-gremlins decide to make happen during the move.

See you soon!