October 17, 2017

Surprise!

Hey there blogging buddies! Long, long, LONG overdue greetings from the sunshine state :)


Nothing like taking an unexpected three year blog break! I apologize, it was totally unintentional. Life just got hectic and crazy, and then I had my blog set on private and couldn't figure out how to get back in. Well, today I was determined, I just finally figured it all out and here I am! 

There have been so many changes in my life over these last few years! To name just a few - I took an early retirement from the school system, had to take care of things long overdue with my parent's estate and their huge collections. We sold our McMansion and moved back into our original little house by the beach, that was after after renovation because the renters totally destroyed the place. We became empty nesters as of last year, and we ventured off into a new business in May of this year. Oh, and then dealing with hurricane Irma last month to top it all off. Hectic doesn't even begin to describe it all!

I've made some changes here on the blog today too as I re-open to the public. As most of you probably remember this was originally my food blog. It wasn't about fancy recipes, just an overworked mom on a tight budget trying to make quick, easy, inexpensive meals for my family that were still good and healthy too. I've reverted all posts to draft other than a few that were featured on The Huffington Post. I'm ready to start fresh. As I attempt to make my way back to the blog world this blog will still be food related, although quite different now that we are empty nesters. Of course you'll get lots of Florida lifestyle blogging thrown in too. 

I'm impatient to see who is still out here in the land of blogs. I can't wait to reconnect with all of you! 


I am really going to make an effort to stick with blogging again, even if just once a month. I miss blogging and have missed all of you. Until next time friends, Cheers! :)

12 comments:

  1. I wondered what was up, Martha, as I got old posts of yours in my feed over the past few days. It is good to see a post from you! Can't believe its been 3 years, but time does fly! I'm blogging less these days, still reading, not just posting much. We lost Koda 12/23/14; his cancer came back with a vengeance. A month later we moved from Southern California to Prescott, Arizona. Later that year we found out we were going to be grandparents so we arranged to move to Phoenix to be closer to son, who got married, and made us grandparents on 02/15/2016 to a delightful little boy. Hot weather withstanding, so glad to be close to him and spend time with him. I do hope to see more of your posts in the days ahead.

    betty

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    1. Hi Betty! I just knew you would still be out here in the blogging world. Sorry about the old posts, not sure why they went out. I did catch some spelling errors on older posts and corrected them, maybe they resent as I updated.

      I'm so sad to hear about Koda. I just saw old photos of him a few days ago from his virtual vacation to Florida, remember that? So cute and so funny. Those photos are what gave me the push to figure out how to get back on my blog. I'm so sorry to hear he has passed :(

      Congrats to you and to your son on the marriage and the baby! I'm glad to hear he has settled down, he was quite the handful. So glad you are able to be close to them now too.

      So great to hear from you! I look forward to keeping in touch, I've missed you. Martha

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  2. I saw those old posts too and wondered. I'm glad you have returned to blogland and will be looking forward to your posts. I've been an empty nester for quite a while now. Many changes in my life too. Great to see your post today !

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    1. Hi Ma! So great to hear from you, hope all is well in your world. I knew you would still be out here blogging. Sorry about the old posts, I did some editing that must have caused them to resend. I'm so glad to be back, now I just have to stick with it. I'll be by to visit your blog this evening. Thanks for popping in here, I've missed you! Martha

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  3. Hi Martha! Welcome back!

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    1. Hi Jen! So glad to see you are still around. Thanks for the welcome back!

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  4. Welcome back Martha! Great to know that you are still alive and kickin'. Looking forward to reading your posts once again. Cheers, cher!

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    1. Marguerite! Yep, still alive and still kickin'! Thanks for the warm welcome back. I can't wait to get over to your blog and check things out. I miss all that amazing food and partying! Cheers backatcha! :)

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  5. OMG you could literally have knocked me over with a feather when I saw you had returned to the land of blogging! Oh, how we have missed you! WELCOME BACK!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVE!

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    1. Tamy, I'm hoping to make it an extension of my Instagram. I just hope I will stick with it this time. I've really missed it, but so out of the habit now. Fingers crossed! :)

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  6. Welcome back!! It is SO nice to see you again!

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    1. Iggy! So glad to see you pop in here. I had no idea if anyone would still be blogging these days. So glad I figured out how to get back to my blog. I look so forward to catching up more with you soon!

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