braddishlife

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What’s in a name…

Creating this blog has been everything but easy.

First off your name and every time you think you have thought of something creative someone else has thought of it first.  You think it’s going to be easy, you want a name that represents who you are, that’s catchy and looks good…and yet every single time you type in those perfect words, the system says taken but it suggests that you add your name to the end or the beginning.  No!  What was I thinking people have been blogging since 2007 thousands of them, how am I ever going to think up a name that has not been used!

Something that has meant a great deal to me has been becoming a Nana.  I have not had any children of my own but am the step mother (that sounds weird, not very often do I call myself that) to two girls one of which has two girls.  They call me Nana…. and it touches my heart every single time I hear them say it.  I truly love them with all-of-my-heart and I try to make every moment I share with them special.

I new this blog wasn’t going to only be about them although I will share the odd touching moment (with mom’s permission) but Nana is who I am now and well I love it and so I kept coming back to that name.  However…you guessed it, it was taken.  To get the ball rolling I chose something else and decided to use it as my secondary name.

Creating my layout and look…. now that is another story….and if I wanted this blog up now I better just choose something basic and tweak it as I go.

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Our winter visitor

There are many birds I hadn’t seen before moving to this house, one of my favorites being the Pileated Woodpecker.  They range from 16 1/2-19″ the male, as seen here, with the red stripe on his jaw.

We have had both the male and female come for a visit at the same time but have only captured a picture of the male.  There have been times when we haven’t seen him for weeks, when someone comes to visit like my mom or our friend from Georgia, I’ve explained him to them, hoping that he will come to say hello and  he does,  like he has sensed that I wanted him to.


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My first post…

Late last year while searching for colours for kitchen cabinets I landed on my first blog.

From there I went to another and then another.  I couldn’t figure out what this blogging was all about.  Some had been writing about their lives for years.  Where have I been, I wondered.

Several months have past since then and I have enjoyed following, reading all about your adventures, raising your children, decorating and a little bit of everything in between.

Now, I am no writer and I am not sure how much of my life will be interesting but this year I have decided I am going to work at creating my own piece of blogging life.  Hopefully I will make it interesting enough for you to follow along.