Heart of a Southern Woman

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Cure for the Winter Doldrums!


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Some of you have heard  me talk about the Zero to Hero Challenge I’ve been participating in these last 21 days! It is a thirty day challenge , so we are nearing the end! I  am simply amazed at all the things i’ve learned since participating in this challenge–as well as the fact that I have met about a 100 or more other bloggers as we have been assigned to mix things up! My blogging skills have improved also as I’ve learned all about widgets, menus, links, pages, posts, tweets, twerps…well, maybe I’ve yet a bit to learn! LOL Today is Day 21, and our assignment is to build on what we did on day 19! LOL  On day 19 we had to use a new feature or format in our blogs–as if everything we’d been doing hadn’t been new to some of us! lOL So I dutifully followed the routine I’ve pretty much developed during this challenge: read the assignment–print out the assignment, so I can write all over it and put it in my blogging notebook! (OCD much?)  Then I  have to go to Word Press’s support documents–and search, read, reread, print out and mark up–just to know what questions to ask! LOL  Sometimes the technical jargon is like reading Greek to me! So then, I go to the discussion forums where I ‘ve met the most helpful people who speak English as well as bloggy jargon! I usually leave there with a good idea of what I have to do! Still, I am always amazed when I actually accomplish new things! I am not really very skilled at this technical stuff–and my short-term memory is shot–so there you go! LOL I’d say its h— to get old, but this is fun! –and I’ve fought to stay alive! So learn I will! LOL      zero-to-hero-badge

On day 19 I actually developed a slide show–which was the perfect way to honor my little granddaughter on her birthday! That same day I was under the gun to complete an assignment for the other challenge I’m participating in as well–to write stories about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks! That is something I am also loving doing, it’s just that this weeks’ story came a little harder than I expected. Required more research. So, I got today 21 knowing I needed a break! It snowed here in sunny North Carolina today–that alone gave us a spiritual and scenic break! It also made me start thinking of warmth and Spring! Most of you know I am a gardener–and sometimes I have beautiful flowers if I do say so myself! I realized I could use some of those flowers RIGHT NOW! So…in the name of the assignment–and in the name of needing a respite–here is a slide show of some of my favorite flowers,and gardening photos ! I hope you enjoy the balmy break as much as I did! Don’t worry, I will get back to my genealogy asap! I love that also! Hope you are having a good day–enjoy! Helen  

Author: Helen Holshouser

Old enough to enjoy life, I am a Red Hatter, grandmother, gardener, and amateur genealogist. I am a retired clinical psychologist, master's level, who is disabled with heart disease, but having fun with family and friends. Married over 40 years, I have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. I have learned that grandchildren provide a joy one never knew existed---writing feeds my soul, gardening is therapy, and genealogy research makes me feel like a detective!

3 thoughts on “Cure for the Winter Doldrums!

  1. Pingback: Zero to Hero Day 21: Build on Your New-To-You Post, and Let the World Know | The Dragon's Lair

  2. Helen, you are too funny! I just read what you wrote on ZTH that you didn’t have the badge.
    For shame, for shame….LOL


  3. I thought all my hard work was for naught! LOL hate being so naive! Lol


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