Before December is a mere memory, I resolved to blow the dust off the blog and join the holiday merriment that is such a fun time in blogland.
The problem is, things are a wee bit different this year.
First of all, there's this:
With the downsizing frame of mind I am in, there's nothing new to see in the decorating department. In fact many of my vintage treasures are finding new homes through Ebay or thrift shop donations. Shocking, isn't it? When I began my blog in 2009 the thrifty treasures were a big part of what I was all about.
We are in the process of having some rooms repainted.
Most recently it was the laundry room.
In preparation for the painting, I removed everything but the appliances from the room. The painting was finished days ago, yet I have no desire to return anything to the room.
It's been so nice to be able to work in there without working around stuff on the counters, the top of the dryer, the floor, etc.
Yesterday I edited the vintage laundry room collection.
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that I was blogging about those collections. Now, I'm nearly embracing the minimalist lifestyle. Ha!
All this to say, will anybody who's been reading my blog all these years be interested in this pared down home?
So... there's that.
Most concerning of all, there's this:
It was necessary for us to get a new laptop.
All data from the old computer was transferred to the new.
Although, it took me awhile to find where they hid the photos I use for blogging.
Since day one, I stored them by month and year in Picassa.
When I began my blog and had no clue what I was doing, my son set up the Picassa account and that was the only way I knew to get photos from the camera to the blog. It worked great for all these years.
Picassa is nowhere to be found on the new computer.
The photos are there, but I have to click the month and year to see what's in there. With Picassa the photos were all there at a glance.
It seems that Google has done away with Picassa. They said some of my photos can be found elsewhere. I went there and found some, but they were in no kind of organized order. Grrrr.....
So, it seems I will need to figure out how to do the picture thing again.
Despite all of the
this and that's excuses,
the joy of the season is still happening all around us.
It's been kind of a fun challenge to pare down and re-think the old.
Not sure how fun the challenge of organizing blogging photos will be, however. If you'd care to share your method for blog photo organization, I'd love to hear. After you take your photos, what's the next step? I'm sure my Picassa method is outdated by now, but it worked for me. Often I find the new methods really are more efficient, it's just a matter of knowing how to do them.
On that note, I wish you a lovely day today.