up and running

I guess.

I don’t understand the whole process. I just know that my site was down for, like, a couple of months it seems and I had no clue how to fix it or what to do. Tracy is super busy and I felt awkward asking anyone else, so I just let it go. Sure, I thought it would have been nice to be able to post something on some days, to ‘talk’ through it, to be able to process and explain things. But, I got through those particular days without falling apart. The longer I went without even so much as typing one word, I realized that I really can find other ways to cope and work things out.

Then I got this sweet note

Hey Grandma! So I was thinking about you today, and I thought I should tell you that I really miss your blog! I know that you probably have a lot of reasons for not writing lately, but you are a wonderful writer and I think you could write about way different things than you have in the past. I know you care a lot about your weight, but it doesn’t define you or who you are as a person. I love reading your posts about life on Facebook, and I think they tell much more about who you are and how funny you are than your weight ever could. I love your rants about the post office and your countless commentaries on football. I love your funny stories about driving and your lovely quotes. And I was just thinking that you could maybe just blog about what you write about on Facebook. I would totally read about football and the post office and everything else if it was on your blog! Also, I know you like things a certain way, but maybe you could just write little tiny posts like you do on Facebook… I feel like that would maybe be less stressful. Anyways, I’m sure you’re busy, and you don’t have to listen to any of this. But just know that I love you and miss you and I have always loved reading your blog! It’s kind of like a journal about your life that helps me feel connected to you even though we’re so far away. Love you! I can’t wait to see you at Thanksgiving! Andie:)

P.S. – I also LOVE your posts about grammar. They make my day:)

from granddaughter, Andie, and thought, I really should try to figure out what is going on with all this ‘malware talk’. I’d call Tracy and ask for direction and I’d get discouraged because I’m not terribly techy [at all] and I don’t speak geek [at all] so I’d just toss in the towel and forget it for another day. But like I said, Andie got me thinking how much I miss posting.

This morning I called Mid-Phase and asked them what was going on. I said, “Last month I had a big old-MALWARE thing on my site that said not to open it or my computer would crash and burn up my entire house [so to speak] but for some reason, this morning that was all gone.” I asked if it was safe to post. He ran a couple of tests, told me to update wordpress and be on my happy way. I asked, “Well, what happened between then and now? Why is the warning off now? No one had worked on it [that I know of.”] No clue on his part either. So I’m still a little unsettled about this whole thing. Is it a trick? WAS it a trick? Could it still possibly be a big fat trick?

At any point, I hope it’s safe to open, safe to post, safe to read. I would feel terrible if anyone’s iPhone started smoking next to their ear or if someone’s iPad folded up like an accordion because they opened malware infested weighing matters. But, surely, it’s time to continue documenting the times of my life since this is as close as I will ever get to writing a family history. Next best thing! And we’ve been counseled from above, and by above, I mean by our general authorities that we should share the good things in our lives and the gospel with those we come in contact with. This is my small contribution to that commission from President Kimball. Here is his amazing prophecy:

“Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the church are seen as distinct and different–in happy ways–from the women of the world. ”  (President Spencer W. Kimball, November 1979 Ensign, The Role of Righteous Women)

[BIG TIME Disclaimer: Not that I am righteous or articulate! But I am trying to keep in touch with my family in this small way and hope that I can be a positive influence even though much of what I write about is unimportant and quite ridiculous in every sense of the word.]