1. Cindy

    I think you made very good decisions. How nice that so much of your family came to see you! It’s an old cliche (probably a church one) but it’s a good one: Family comes first.

    • I agree Cindy. My happiest memories are those of family and friends–not necessarily checking things off the to-do list. I love writing, and it serves a good purpose for me, but I have to take advantage of the moments when my family is around me. I love you!

  2. Hi Christie,

    This is a good study in finding and holding what you value most. I am always blogging – well most of the time – so if visiting with fam and friends I squeeze in a post or some networking. Works like a charm. Just like this past weekend when I drove to North Carolina and spent 4 days with the in-laws. A little blogging time. A lotta family time.

    Well done 🙂


    • Thanks for taking time to check in, Ryan. You’ve obviously found a good balance. I have a hard time being spontaneous. I tend to live by a schedule and my to-do list. It’s not always a bad thing–I get a lot done and I’m dependable–but I definitely want to leave room for unplanned fun.

  3. Your life, your family, and your friends are what’s most important, of course you know that already. The blog can wait, it will survive! Thank you Christie for linking up and co-hosting with me at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  4. Sounds like you had a fantastic 4th of July weekend, Christie. I am glad that you didn’t let anything get in the way of that. Great decision making.
    Thank you for co–hosting and for sharing this post.

  5. Larry

    Was great to have all the visitors this week, we had some great laughs and made new memories . And it was great to see our next door neighbors at breakfast. Funny how we spend 10 days with them at their condo in Hawaii the last few years,, and besides breakfast Monday , it’s the only time we have managed to get together!! Life gets crazy and I’m so glad you keep us “in check” before and after your blogging?
    Love you !❌⭕️❌⭕️

  6. It is hard not to want to blog all the time isn’t it Christie but this year I’ve made a conscious effort to prioritise my life and enjoy it more. The blog will always be there but we need to make special memories with family and friends. Thanks for reminding us of our priorities and co-hosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared.

  7. I totally agree. Real life and real relationships (especially family) take priority over online activities. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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