Hello to those stopping by via the article in the Blair Enterprise!
I blog mostly for myself and my family. I look at my blog…RedMittens…as more of a personal journal. Many people have blogs that started out this way and they turned it into a business! Someday I might do that, but for now, this will do. Frankly, I mostly like to READ blogs!
I agreed to do the interview because I believe in the “Saving of The Everyday.” Blogs feel a little more permanent than Facebook.
Starting a blog is easier than you might think. I started out with Typepad and then changed to WordPress. I am now thinking of changing to Squarespace because it supports some features I am starting to want.
I enjoy writing, taking pictures, my family, cooking and recipes, social media, and combining all of these together! You can find me on TheTweeter as @marybethhunt
and on Facebook under Mary Beth Hunt.
Want to start a blog of your own? It is easy. And Google is your friend in helping to choose a blogging platform and learn how to use it. You can also email me a question anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
And leave a comment and say hello! Do you have a blog? Leave your URL and I’ll come visit.
I describe TheAmericanClub in Kohler, WI, as a resort where they price the rooms by the Bathrooms.
I’m relaxing this afternoon next to the Fireplace. I am IN LOVE with the Decor! The Wood! The Carpet! The Wood!
Our “Reliable For The Last Six Years In The Winter” Jeep needed a little boost the last time we went up to Okoboji. Luckily, the MomVan was up to the challenge!
One new battery later and I think The Jeep might have another 6 years in her!
(Does anyone else refer to their cars as Female?! )
As my favorite Dad always says, “_________________ do things People Think Just Happen”.
You can fill in the blank….Mothers……Teachers……Politicians…….Chamber Execs…….
The truth is, there are so many people in every single community, doing work behind the scenes that nobody really knows about. They might just see the end result—like a building or an event. Sometimes you don’t know who or what is responsible for a visible change. And, of course, there are many INvisible things that happen in communities, too.
I just came from the Blair Schools Foundation meeting. That group, which numbers about a dozen, raise money for Blair Schools building projects and STEM projects, among other things. Right now, we are finishing raising money to renovate the High School Auditorium.
Dan attended school there and performed in that auditorium.
Dan and I met in that auditorium.
Our daughter performed in that auditorium.
Our son performed in that auditorium.
It means a lot to our family! Dan, Megan, Matt and I have made a donation to the fund. So have pages and pages of other people who feel the same way. Over $360,000 has been raised….person by person…..over the last several years.
So, if you are on a Board, a Committee, a Group or a Volunteer and YOU make things happen, Thank You.
What you do…matters.
I’ve been a fan of Amazon.com since the BEGINNING! I shopped there so much at first that they sent me a coffee mug!
Back then….it was just books. Now…it is anything you want. Heck, I even have an Amazon Shop!
I love Jeff Bezos.
Having said that….Jeff, I feel your pain!!!!
JOE KLAMAR / AFP – Getty Images file
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, speaks during a press conference in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo in Santa Monica, Calif.
Amazon.com founder and new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was flown from the Galápagos by an Ecuadorian Navy helicopter after suffering a kidney stone attack on New Year’s Day, according to a summary of reports from local newspapers.
The Galápagos Digital website said local media reported Bezos was flown from Academy Bay in Santa Cruz Island, where he was aboard a cruise ship, to his private jet on Baltra Island. He was then taken to the U.S. for emergency treatment.
The website’s summary was written by retired NBC News correspondent George Lewis.
When reached for comment via email by Drew Herdener, vice president of public relations with Amazon.com, Bezos replied: “Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars.”
Herdener added, “No surgery was required, and he’s feeling well.”
I got a new toy. A few years ago, I upgraded my camera and bought a photographer friend’s used Canon 20D.
Yesterday, I bought her lens when she upgraded to the next level.
It’s a Canon 50mm. It is a fixed lens…very new to me!
First picture I snapped was of some pears right in front of me. This picture is straight out of the camera.
This might be fun!