Time to Learn Something

(Revised, Yikes) SURPRISE!!  I had a little free time, so I popped in today to tell you what’s up and to test my ol’ WordPress skills. I am a bit rusty, I messed up this post’s scheduling over the weekend. Then it slipped out this morning. Anyway, back to it…

Now that I am NOT Blogging, ahem, I often find myself asked, “What are you doing Now?”


For starters, last week I updated the saying on my Farmhouse Kraft Paper Roller. If you want to do the same or maybe print & frame the saying, you can go to Home Stories A to Z blog. I used one of Beth’s many terrific free printable downloads. Check out this blog, she has great style!

This quote really spoke to me since I am, it seems, in the midst of “learning something” new every day.

Here’s what I am learning…

I’m working more on my Photography, as I near the end of my year-long Kim Klassen Studio 2.0 course, of which I have not been diligent about. This morning I ran outside to capture an amazing crack-of-dawn sunrise photo of our colorful Autumn lake. to edit in Topaz Labs and Lightroom. Topaz Labs has many new updates that I want to experiment with. You may remember my “snowy” Winter lake sunrise photo tutorial HERE. Wow, that was in 2015…seems like yesterday (morning.)

Then, after sitting a lot at my computer this past year…to get myself moving more…I am learning Pickleball. Yep, practicing with a friend, although we’re at that level of chasing the ball, we both have a goal to get good enough to challenge “real” players.

Let’s see…my extra time has allowed me to read more and take part in an online (app) book discussion group. Don’t you love having a world internet community?

I’m also doing several Friend Meet-ups, each centered around different purpose…coffee chat, girls’ day out, neighborhood Bunko, and a meetup with a friend to make wood projects. So fun!

Then there are PLANS…

Captain finally has relented to (help) shiplap our livingroom wall in the lake cottage. Sooo, I am planning that project to happen after the Holidays, maybe in March when the weather is warmer and dry…and when I have more time. Woo Hoo, I can’t stand the wait!

I’m spinning my wheels in one place, can’t seem to get started…learning Esperanto.

Political Action & Volunteering is something weighing on me now, too. With so much happening in the world and in the U.S. it is time to get involved in purposeful work. There are many groups to join, I just need to find one that fits.

I GoogledMeetups” (for my city) and found a site with all kinds of groups to join. It filters by  a list of Interests that can be checked-off. That is how I found Pickleball groups, then was able to see their meetup schedule and RSVP ad go to learn & play. If you can’t find a group, it is easy to start one of yourself to connect with like-minded people. Cool.

In all this learning something new, there is the normal busy of preparing for the Holidays; cleaning, decorating, cooking – so, it’s no wonder why Beth’s Autumn Quote touched a nerve! Autumn is my season to learn something.

as always, stay Busy, but keep it Simple – Thanks for Meeting Me Lakeside!