Monday, September 25, 2006

Where is home to you?

I want to say Welcome to any visiters that come to me from Renny's blog! I posted on RennyBA's Tarella this weekend about my wonderful hiking experience in the mountains of Norway. We have gotten a lot of comments from Renny's regular readers and I have been encouraged to start blogging myself, so here I am.

I am trying to think of a good description for my blog but I'm not yet certain what my central theme will be. I learned from Renny's experience that it is a good idea to have a common theme to post regularly about. I am thinking about making my theme about the experience of moving to another country and living your life with a sort of divided heart and a foot in each land. My home will always be New York, but my home is more and more here as well. It is here that my core family is now, our house, or lives, my school and job and friends. So what is 'home' really? Home is where you're heart is they say, what if your heart is in two places? "Home is where you hang your hat," well I hang my hat up when I am at work too, that doesn't make it home! Oh I seem to be having an Andy Rooney moment here LOL!

I thought today I would post a picture from my other home. Here are the mountains I played in as a child, the Adirondacks in upstate New York. You can't see much of the mountain actually because I am taking the picture while standing on it. Anybody recognise Lake George?

Sunday, September 24, 2006

First time...

Well I'm no longer a virgin LOL! I lost my blogging virginity on my husband's blog this week! It was inspiring enough for me to tediously creep my way out on to the edge of blogging and find out how far I dare to go. I am a full time student, with 2 small part time jobs and 2 teenage boys at home. My time is very precious to me, so I have been afraid to start blogging because I am afraid my precious time will be eaten up. However as long as I enjoy it and can start just a little bit at a time. Maybe I will give it a try. That's often how it is when you lose your virginity you decide that wasn't so bad and maybe you will do it again.

If you haven't already, you are welcome to read my first posts on RennyBA's Tarella .

Here is a picture from my trip to the Telemark mountains in Norway. I took a weekend trip with two of my girlfriends last weekend while Renny held down the fort back home with my two boys! They had a boys weekend, don't really think they missed me too much :-)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Kittykat's Corner

Hi! Kittykat's Corner is now open for business!! I am Mrs. Amundsen too, so you can see some of our adventuers at Renny's Terella! Come in some time and check it out!! I will try to be a more active blogger!!

Hugs from Diane - Kitttykat