Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks










This is my first post over here at Blogger. It may take me a while to get adjusted to the new lifestyle. Right now I feel betrayed by AOL. I started journalling there in our J-Land. I pray that my old J-Land friends and I can keep up the community spirit. Many thanks to Sugar for this graphic.


I've decided to name it Growin' Old Gracelessly because that's just what I am doing. My ascent up the ladder of life (or is it down?) has been rugged. Currently my back is fractured, my hip may fracture from osteoporosis, I have polyneuropathy, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, degenerative spine disorder and chronic depression/bipolar. I'm also more than 50 lbs overweight. Get the picture? I probably won't mention it again.


My Husband Rob and I live on the central coast of California where the weather is darn near perfect. We are retired missionaries. I/we have 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Little by little I may post pictures of all but our youngest daughter who is 14 and lives with her 41 year-old sister. We have 4 dogs, 3 Pomeranians (mother and 2 babies), an aging Shitzu and 2 Cockatiels.

There's so much more I want to write about, but the words are not coming. Oh! I am writing a book about my experiences as a missionary in Mexico. It's started and I have a few chapters done. Heaven knows when I will finish it.


Be blessed in the Lord today, Penny




























24 comments:

D said...

so glad you came along.. we will learn this together

Joyce said...

Hi Penny. Glad to see you here. This will be a good thing I think, once we all get used to it.
Hugs, Joyce

Kathy said...

So glad to see you've come along for the ride. Change is best when it's embraced -- I just figured that out this week.

Astaryth said...

Good to see that you made it over here... I've been on blogger for a while and if you need any help, just ask. My blogger blog is at:

http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

I did all the template tweeking myself, and the header graphic and photo are mine ;p

Sugar said...

happy you're here. it's sad leaving, but exciting too. j-land was were i first started journaling 3 yrs ago this mo, it was my home, i feel lost. it seems i was kicked out of my home by a landlord, or even like going through a divorce. grrr aol!!! BUT WE'LL BE OK, WE STILL HAVE EACH OTHER. :)
HUGGIES.

Laura said...

glad you are keeping it going. welcome to blogger. i'm over at adventuresinjuggling.wordpress.com

Jeannette said...

Nice to see your here!!! I think we all feel betrayed but we must make the best of it. AOL are losing a lot of customers over this, that is one consolation to me.

Chris said...

Oh, Penny, so glad to see you made the move. This old dog is also strugging with the tricks but we're coming together again. We'll get each other through this and make this a home. Love n Hugs
here's my link
http://cabscreationschatter.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Welcome to Blogspot! I've been here two years, and the newcomers from AOL have already taught me several neat things.

Carolyn said...

Hi Penny! I'm glad you made it over. It is hard to get used to a new place, but hopefully we'll all get the hang of it! God Bless~ I hope you're feeling OK. LOve Carolyn PS- I'd love to hear about your missionary days!

Carolyn said...

Hi Penny! I'm glad you made it over! I'm sure, I hope we'll all get used to a new place. I hope you're feeling OK today. God Bless! Love Carolyn. PS- I'd love to hear about your missionary days!

sober white women said...

I am so glad that you posted your new link! I can't wait to keep up with you!
Kelli

Valerie said...

Hi Penny, sweetheart. I just hated the move, hated it. LOL I haven't been feeeling well, so it wasn't easy, but I moved one of my blogs, Joy in the Rain. I will move the other one over soon enough. Oh, I don't like change. LOL But I do know it is good. Pop on over and say hello! I will be running my sentence game again when I figure out the ins and outs of everything. Love you, dear! Love, Val xox

ladymagnolia said...

Hi Penny,

My name is Donna and I am new to your journal.

Your post really caught my eye. I was trying to come up with a new name for my journal for Blogger. I almost called it what the name of your's is! Isn't that funny! because I feel the very same as you do right now.

I have type 2 diabetes, Chronic neuropathy in both feet, legs and all fingers. I have chronic back problems....2 bulging disk, spinal stenosis, muscle tares,degenerative disk something? I can't remember the name right now.

I too need to lose over fifty pounds *sigh.*

I am so sorry to hear about your back & hip being fractured!

Wow 15 grand children and one great grand child-what a blessing!

Mark and I Have 2 children-a son and a daughter. Both are grown now. Our son and his wife have blessed us with 2 of our grand children-both are girls, ages 4 and 3. I LOVE being a grandma Ü.

I look forward to reading your journal. I hope you will heal up quickly from the fractures.

HUGS~Donna
http://deardiaryitsmedonna.blogspot.com/




This is my first post over here at Blogger. It may take me a while to get adjusted to the new lifestyle. Right now I feel betrayed by AOL. I started journalling there in our J-Land. I pray that my old J-Land friends and I can keep up the community spirit. Many thanks to Sugar for this graphic.





I've decided to name it Growin' Old Gracelessly because that's just what I am doing. My ascent up the ladder of life (or is it down?) has been rugged. Currently my back is fractured, my hip may fracture from osteoporosis, I have polyneuropathy, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, degenerative spine disorder and chronic depression/bipolar. I'm also more than 50 lbs overweight. Get the picture? I probably won't mention it again.




My Husband Rob and I live on the central coast of California where the weather is darn near perfect. We are retired missionaries. I/we have 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Little by little I may post pictures of all but our youngest daughter who is 14 and lives with her 41 year-old sister. We have 4 dogs, 3 Pomeranians (mother and 2 babies), an aging Shitzu and 2 Cockatiels.


There's so much more I want to write about, but the words are not coming. Oh! I am writing a book about my experiences as a missionary in Mexico. It's started and I have a few chapters done. Heaven knows when I will finish it.




Be blessed in the Lord today, Penny

Kathy said...

Here I come! Thanks for letting me know where your new place is.

Carly said...

papjzHi Penny :)

And welcome to the neighborhood. I think you will like it over here. Give it a couple weeks, and it will seem like you have been here forever. :) Here is my address, come by sometime and say hi. It's always good to hear from you.

Hugs, Carly
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Carly said...

Sorry about the strange word next to Hi Penny, for some reason my word verification word ended up in the wrong text box. Weird.

:) Carly

Robin said...

Penny, so glad to see you made the move. I am still trying to figure out all the buttons myself but boy do you have it looking PRETTY over here!

a corgi said...

hi Penny; glad you are here!!! I think we'll eventually all get it and feel comfortable here; just will take some time; blog looks good though!

betty

Lisa said...

Hi Penny!! So glad to find you again!! We keep losing each other. Let's try not to do that here in our new spot. LOL. That first paragraph made me laugh when you said you would probably not mention it all again. Glad to hear your book is coming along!! Here's my link in case...
Lisa
http://thatkentuckygirl.blogspot.com/

bgilmore725 said...

Hi Penny! Thanks for sending me a link to your new blog... it looks great, and you do too! Only 50 lbs? That's a blessing then... but do get well, and I hope more days are better than others!! bea

Indigo said...

Welcome to this side of the blogsphere! It's impressive how many of the community have found one another again over here. I'm looking forward to future entries dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

gina said...

hi penny. i'm new to your journal but like what i see. i find it exciting that you are writing a book on your experiences as a missionary in mexico! i'll be back. :)

Donna said...

It's good to see you post over here. I'm glad you made the trip.