I know, I know — I’ve been posting a lot of reviews lately. They seemed more interesting than actual updates. Most of my time has been spent doing volunteer work for Grants to You, which is interesting to do but not to describe.
However, I have actual NEWS now! My baby girl and her beau are engaged! I swear, it feels like she was just learning to walk last week and now she’s all grown up!
No, there isn’t a date set for the wedding yet. I’ll post more when there is one. But for now, I’m very happy for my girl and her sweetheart. There have been lots of tears of joy around here.
I’m spending the next few days with Katie, so I won’t be online much. See y’all at the end of the week! (I’ll try to schedule a few blog posts to fill in.)
I’ve updated the article on our card system and added a Word document that has blank task cards, to help people make their own cards. That has been requested by several different people over time, and I finally found the original Word document, which made it easier to do so.
I’m considering further updates to that section, as some of the resources I originally linked to have disappeared and it seems to need more explanation. I’ll think on it a bit more, though.
Yet another Academy Caritas post today, Learning to Code, Part 2. That’s what I’ve been doing for most of the day!
Today’s main post is at Academy Caritas, Learning to Code, Part 1.
However, I’d also like to say thanks to James and Steven for the lovely visit and the chance to get out of the house for a change!
I missed mentioning an FL post yesterday! It’s one that has been in the works for a while, Canaries Are Us.
Getting Better is today's post. I'm going to be alternating between posting here and posting on my other blogs from now on, but I'll always at least post a notice here.
One of the changes I’ve made in the last few weeks is to move the stuff I’ve written about love, relationships and community to a new home, Felis Lunae. That’s a handle I’ve used on OKCupid and in other places for years, so it’s a domain I happened to have sitting around — no other special meaning to the name, honestly.
Another is that Heartsong Handicrafts, where my cross-stitch designs live, is now a WordPress site. That makes it a little easier to navigate, and gives people the option to leave comments or contact me through the comment form.
I finally got all the home education articles moved over to Academy Caritas, where I intend to continue talking about lifelong education (not just homeschooling).
I moved a few more articles over to my writing portfolio, and got the safety and privacy articles settled into their proper home at Cyberstalked.
The only site that didn’t really get changes (yet) is Fibrant Living, but it will get updated. It’s about living a full, vibrant life despite chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and major depression.
I wanted to go over the list of sites because I’m open to guest articles from anyone I know well here or on the other sites. I know some very good writers who don’t have web sites of their own other than Facebook, which is really more for ephemera. If you’re interested in writing an article or post, please leave a comment here or contact me otherwise.
I can’t say that I’ve fixed every broken link everywhere on the site (I didn’t go through all the old posts) but all the internal links are working now, thank goodness. I think I’m done with moving things about to new homes for a while, at least 🙂 I thank you for your patience!
But as you can see by the growing list of pages on the right-hand side of the site, I’m making progress. The reading, stitching, geekery and health parts of the site have been migrated to WordPress, although not always rewritten and updated. My professional site has been migrated completely now, too. There are still some pages to be migrated here, but they’re coming, then I’ll work on getting the patterns site migrated and maybe even add more patterns. Fibrant Living needs some love, as does Cyberstalked.org, but that last one is my lowest priority.
I don’t suppose anyone would like to test stitch one of the patterns at Heartsong Handicrafts? It would be nice to have stitched model photographs for that site. I haven’t finished the biggest pattern that I was test-stitching for the site yet.
There are new contact forms up on this site and at CynthiaArmistead.com to offer an alternative way to reach me for those who might be shy about commenting.