Hi -- I've been a background fixture around here for a while, and this still feels like a nice homey, safe place to me and seems to fit me well. I don't post a lot. I have done hardly any scrapbooking, other than MOC, for several years. I still love it, it just seems there are only so many pictures of landscapes, cats, and coffee that one can scrap. As much as I love a good art journal, non-photo page I just haven't felt much motivation to go there or maybe I just can't figure out how to untangle the mixture of emotions. Some of you may have seen through my pages over the years my daughter graduate college (2014), get engaged and married (2018). And what I don't think I ever posted is my husband's surgery in early 2018 - that condition and surgery has left him with some residual mobility issues 2020 has been a year like no other I could have ever imagined. With all of the interruption and changes to how we live our daily life, it has also brought: first grandchild (a boy) expected in October (with a little help from science) an earlier than planned retirement, or a semi-retirement from 30 years in aerospace -- Am I financially secure? A realization that I NEED to be closer to my daughter and her family (even though they are only about 140 miles away, my hubby and I are alone here) completion of a yoga teacher training program opportunity to purge what we once thought were those things that we might need one day which have been collected over the 23 years we have lived in this house. Much has been done over the last 3 months, but there is still more to do. The garage has me mildly panicked. Anyway, I keep telling myself that I will scrap more, but I still haven't done it, but I did print out a backlog of pages -- yay for small victories!