Come In!



Welcome November and NaBloPoMo: National Blog Posting Month. I believe this is  my eighth year.  I plan to focus this month’s posts on the theme of Gratitude: 30 things (at least) in my life for which I am grateful. As each day comes, it brings a host of everyday small yet very important things: memories, events, and people, etc that brighten my life…


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What better way to begin November than to celebrate Norman’s 85th birthday!  Yep, this “Kid from Chicago” is 85 today! We have no big plans – I offered; he said he’d rather spend a quiet, ordinary day at home. Wish granted! (Quiet as it’s kept: My vote was for a quiet-at-home day, too!)

Over the past month, I’ve not been very idle. I spent a lot of time looking at and trying  on themes for the blog,  sort of like trying on clothes, not on my “fave things to do” list… plus waiting for answers (via email) from WordPress staff.  Despite the fact that I’ve had experience with Word Press, setting up a blog from scratch turns out not to be as easy as I’d expected…however, thanks to friends Kat and Mary, and my niece Christian, I’m learning.

I also made 31 more story/scrapbook layouts. Some are included on the COLLECT photo collage that I’ll share over the weekend!

It’s good to be back! In fact, it’s great! I  look forward to reconnecting and spending these next 30 days with you! Thank you for being here. Know that friends are truly one of the greatest blessings in my life.



27 thoughts on “Come In!

  1. Congratulations, Honoré – it looks gorgeous! Makes me want to revive and revamp my poor, neglected blog, too! And Happy Birthday to Norman!


  2. Honore, It is so good to see you back. Happy Birthday to Norman! Quiet days are lovely days. Im learning that every day does not need to be packed with TO DO and places to GO to be meaningful and thankful for. TOday Im thankful for your reminder to have a quiet day.


  3. Welcome back! I’ve missed you, and this is a beautiful new site! I’m anxious to hear about your “move.” I’ve longed for a WordPress site for several years, but haven’t gotten any encouragement from my friends/family who are web developers.


  4. Happy Birthday, Norman! And welcome back!!! I’ve missed you. I love this new site; ’tis gorgeous. I’m anxious to hear about your “move.” I’ve longed for a WordPress site for several years, but my family (3 of whom are web designers) have not been encouraging,


  5. Kid Norman!! Happy Birthday to you – hope you are enjoying your quiet day.

    Great to see your new space Honore and am looking forward to a grateful November. Welcome back to blogland – you have been missed.


  6. Your new site looks great and I look forward to reading your 30 days of gratitude!. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Norman!


  7. Happy Birthday to Norman! I hope your quiet day was filled with ordinary grace and a few moments of celebration. The new blog looks beautiful. What a great idea to have the theme of gratitude for NaBloPoMo. I will look forward to reading your posts.


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