If we were having coffee, we’d be in my hometown.
I’d have one eye and ear on Little Jedi, who’d be running about the yard with two pups and his grandfather in tow. The rest of me would be talking with the grown-ups, catching up and marveling, a bit, at how time changes things.
There’s wi-fi in my parents’ house now; not just wi-fi, but the sort of wi-fi that has signal boosters. I can remember using dial-up here well into my adulthood. My mother and father have almost-matching iPhones–they had a flip and a Nokia (respectively) until a few years ago.
The landscape is different, too. When we first moved here, when I was 12 or so, there was only a little crooked road leading to our driveway. Now that driveway is about a mile from a major highway, the land annexed into the city. The fences that were around the place when I was a teen and we had cattle, those are gone. So are a lot of the trees, lost to clear-cutting or to disease.
There are still 2 dogs. There are always 2 dogs, big farm dogs with loud barks and smiling faces. Sometimes we’ve had 3 dogs, but always 1 of them runs away or something happens. Sometimes we’ve had 1 dog, but always another one finds us. Two. Always 2 dogs.
I’ve got the full listing of posts at this point, and I’m even going to have a few guest posts in April. Contributor Lyn will have a post or two, as will Gene’O, and there will be a Mystery Guest or two (!!!!).
(I’m trying to hold my excitement, but I’m afraid I’m having some difficulty.)
I’d probably also talk to you a bit about what to expect on the blog over the next month or so, as it’ll be a bit different.
Starting on April 1, I’ll be blogging through the alphabet in thematic posts (A is for…; B is for…; C is for…; and so on). With the exception of Sundays, there’s an A to Z post each day. So what does that mean for regular features? In April, the Monster’s regular features are on hiatus—except weekend coffee share. I’m not missing my morning coffee. 🙂
What this means is that on Saturdays in April, you’ll see 2 posts from me. The coffee post will go up, and then in the afternoon, there’ll be an A to Z post. So if you generally join me just for this, you might have to scroll down a post or so, but we’ll meet here for coffee!
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