Welcome to Following the Whispers blog

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, May 24, 2020

hello again

Hello again. It's been such a long time since I connected here and I've missed visiting all of you.Part of the reason is technology. I have a mac and use Safari and because of that, I can't comment on other blogs unless I switch browsers so I just gave up. But I realized I've missed blogging and connecting with y'all in this way, so now I'm using google chrome for blogging to see how that works.

To quickly catch you all up, I am now living in Baltimore, MD to be near by two and a half year old twin grand babies. I'm in heaven being so close and being able to see them frequently. They have sleepovers at our house once a week and my heart is filled with joy. I'm grateful I was here when the pandemic hit because if I had been in New Mexico and unable to see them, I know I wouldn't have been able to cope as well with being quarantined.

I was hoping to begin writing again, but for some reason my brain doesn't want to work in that way. I am learning to play piano using chords (via youtube) and doing water colors on pre-drawn paper to feed my creativity needs.

Please share how you've been coping with the virus and all its ramifications to our lives.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Karen! Good to hear from you. Yeah, Safari is a pain when it comes to commenting on blogs. Glad you are now close to your grandkids. I've still been working so outside of not going to movies or the gym, not much different here.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi Karen! You're not in NM anymore? Figures, we're going there next year. LOL That's wonderful you are closer to your grandbabies though.

Mason Canyon said...

Karen, so great to hear from you and know you're okay. It's wonderful that you get to see your grandbabies. Sounds like they are a joy. Maybe your creative side will take over and you can write children's stories for them and to share with others. We're doing okay here. I was out of work for a bit but have gone back part-time which is good and bad. I'm glad to be back at work and I miss being at home all day working in my herb garden. LOL Take care, my friend!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm so glad you're on the east coast now and close to your grandbabies! So much better being quarantined near family. Piano and painting sound like great ways to stay creative.

Everything is going well here...just very quiet! Glad you're well and that things are good with you.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi, Karen. I've missed you and am happy to find you're near family and not locked down alone and far away. Our grown up kids don't live in our state but hubby and I have enough room and yard, plus a dog and a cat, so we're getting along fine. In our area, online ordering and curbside pickup is available for most everything, so that's how we shop. Stay well and enjoy those little ones. They grow up way too fast.

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