What’s the Deal With MeWe?


I had a Facebook account a couple of times and have deleted it for one reason or another.  There seems to be more bad things associated with FaceBook than there are good things.

I’ve heard a lot of hype about MeWe.  I opened an account back in March.  Here it is December and I’m still no closer to getting into the groove with it than I was back in March.

Finding information about how to find and connect with others is sparse.  Usually a search of a familiar name will result in zero results.  I have found ONE person I know.  But when I tried to connect, it says that they do not accept connections from those that they do not know.

Frustrating!

I have 3 connections. Three!  These are Groups where I don’t know a soul.  I’m not sure what to DO with these groups!  Should I even bother with this?

What has your experience been with MeWe?

Thoughts?  Suggestions?

* MeWe is supposed to be a social media site “like” FaceBook, except, there are no ads, they don’t track you, or sell your info.

Happy New Year


“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”                                                                                                                                         -Ann Frank

Happy New Year to all of my WordPress Friends!

Thank you for joining me on this journey!  ❤  Penny

Rabbit Killer


I have the Rabbit’s Foot in the picture above, hanging from the visor in my car.  This Rabbit’s Foot has been passed from car to car over the years.  I’ve had the foot for approximately 30 years.

I’m not superstitious, just sentimental.  Sitting at a red light I’ll see the foot out of the corner of my eye.  I’ll reach up and give it a little pet.  This always makes me smile.  I’m smiling, because it takes me back to the time when I received that silly Rabbit’s Foot.  A very good memory.

Continue reading “Rabbit Killer”

Importance of Blogging


When I first came to WordPress, I really had no idea or direction for the way I wanted my blog to go.  Well, here it is, years later and I still have no direction.  Hee hee!!  But that’s alright.  I’m comfortable with how things are going and what I’m doing here.

So that brings up the question “What the hell am I doing here?”  The answer is a very simple one.  I’m doing whatever I feel like doing.

Continue reading “Importance of Blogging”

What Did she Mean By That?


Once in a while, I will get a question from a friend about why I posted something in particular.  These friends are well meaning.  They want to be sure that I’m ok.  I’m very blessed to have these people in my life.

What you see here does not always reflect what is happening in my life.  Other times it will.  I’ll keep you guessing.

Continue reading “What Did she Mean By That?”

An Open Letter To My Fellow Bloggers


Boy, this sure sounds like a LOT of my fellow blogging friends! This post has probably made poor Biff even more popular and busier than ever!  Thanks for the great post Biff!

Biff Sock Pow

Panicking

Hey!  You know what’s a full time job?

Reading other peoples’ blogs.

Man!  I try to keep up.  I really do.  The more people I follow, the more things pop up on my “Followed Sites” stream.  And I try to read them.  I try to be a good follower.  I am liberal (though sincere) with my likes.  I even try to comment once in awhile.  But after an hour or two of that, it dawns on me I haven’t written anything in my own blog.  So I click the “Write” button and start to dash something off.

But then I have to deal with Bloggers Guilt.  That’s the feeling of guilt you get when you’re writing in your own blog and realizing that dozens of posts by fellow bloggers are slowly scrolling down into oblivion in your “Followed Sites” stream.   There’s no keeping up.

So I read and like and…

View original post 89 more words

Travel In Oregon and See the U.S!


 I recently received the great honor of doing a Guest Post on https://mohamadkarbi.com/ Mohamad’s blog.  He has a fascinating blog about travel, writing tips and a variety of other subjects.

You can see the piece I wrote here:

Travel Oregon and See the U.S!

To my Friends and Family in Oregon: Yes, I know I left a LOT out!  There is only so much I could cover in this post.  Perhaps I will do a more in-depth post on some spots in particular in the future.

To my Friends and Family in Texas: No fear, I’m not going anywhere.  Texas is my home now and I’m glad to be here.  But they say “write what you know” and I know the state of Oregon a lot better than I know the state of Texas.

To my Friends on WordPress: I hope I did not deceive or confuse you with this piece. I didn’t mean to.  I was born in Oregon, although I traveled all over the country, I spent many years there.  I now reside in Fort Worth, Texas.

Versatile Blogger Award


I’ve been nominated by Adam over at Write Thoughts https://writet.wordpress.com/ for the Versatile Blogger Award!   Adam, you are so sweet to think of me!

What is a Versatile Blogger Award?

Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high quality standard of writing and uniqueness of content.  Is this your way of saying I post random crap? I’m kidding!  🙂  Besides, I DO write random crap!  I’m honored and humbled to think that anyone would think my writing was of high quality!  Bless you Adam!

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award

Thank the blogger that nominated you and share their link.  Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide their links to their blogs.  Also, inform them about the nomination.  Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

My 7 Fun Facts

  1. I was actually born with the name Penny Nichols.  Try living up to that without any change!  (yuk yuk)
  2. I LOVE old black and white TV shows and movies.  Andy Griffith, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, James Stewart.  Stuff like that.
  3. I do not like strawberries or tomatoes!  I know, weird.
  4. I turned 60 in March!  Yikes!
  5. I would love to live in Mayberry!
  6. I dropped out of school my freshman year then went back and earned my GED so I could take college courses at the age of 40!
  7. I’ve recently broken my addiction to yard sales and flea markets!  🙂

My Nominees

Jason over at Harsh Reality https://aopinionatedman.com/

Robin at https://therobinsnest2017.com/

My friend Trent at  https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/

My new friend at Living In Stigma https://cherished79.com/

SauceBox at https://sauceboxsite.wordpress.com/

Lucky Otter at https://luckyottershaven.com/

Of course you are under no obligation to participate!  But I hope you all have as much fun with this as I did!  

May was a Great Month!


I’ve been away from WordPress for a few days and I miss it!  It’s amazing scrolling down through the Reader, how much I’ve missed!

The month of May was a great month for me.  I have so much to be thankful for!  I set out to post something every day in May and although I fell short of that, I still feel very good about what I accomplished.

What I wrote during May was certainly not Shakespeare.  But I WROTE.  That was the goal.

I had a yard sale that was fairly successful and that money will go straight into savings.  My sweet brother was kind enough to come help me with the sale.  He worked his butt off and I am so grateful that he was there to help me!  I love my Big Brother!  ♥

Everyone here at the WordPress Community has been so helpful and supportive of me in whatever I am trying to accomplish.  Thank you my friends for hanging in there with me!  I am blessed and grateful to have all of you!

I’m looking forward to the upcoming months!  I have some personal goals to shoot for and I now feel that I finally have some direction and can see the goal at the end of the tunnel!  I’ll keep you posted!