Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Where do I start when I ended so abruptly and let all 3 of you down? Where have I been the last 385 days you ask? I am asking myself the same thing. I was on sabbatical. To accomplish what you ask? That is what I ask too. Hmmm. Well. Hmmm.

I've done a lot of thinking, okay a little bit of thinking. And what I've been thinking is, why do I blog and why do they call the stuff between your toes jam when it doesn't taste anything like jam? Here are some of the answers I came up with about why I blog at least:
I need one more thing on my to-do list.
Somebody said I should.
I socialize with people I've never met, creepy, but good, I think.

Then I asked myself, why should I blog? Here's what I came up with:
When my hard-drive goes out that I haven't backed up for months and I lose my whole journal, at least I'll have my blog on the world-wide-web unless I haven't blogged for as long as I haven't backed up my hard drive.
But the biggest reason I need to blog is that blogging fills some deep need I have to create, to use my mind, and communicate in more than grunts and moans.
In other words, I need to blog to preserve my history and avoid brain-rot.

So, I'm back although my brain is probably a little rotten. In case you're wondering, this is some of the stuff that kept me occupied during my sabbatical:

Jena Claire Campbell was born. And yes, the J is for me!!! and the ena is for the other awesome grandma, Kena.

We did this all wrong because Kena + Jill equals Kill.  I should be standing on the other side. . .

My daughter Cool Beans married the equally cool Luke Madsen.

Boston Milo Benson was born.

Bri married the amazing Tyler Killpack and I got to plan another wedding. What CAN'T I do with a glue gun???

Harvey, Aiden, Trey, Tyson, Colton Charlie was born.  His brother still asks, "What is baby Harvey's name again?" And because I have this obsession with videoing things and eating handfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I made this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM6-ShY8tUg

I also made this for a friend:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8A_wMlxF9g

And re-edited this because I wanted to:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8A_wMlxF9g

And made this because what could be more exciting than documenting ice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DflOQqn2LNk

I also did a load of laundry, picked the kids up from school and gave the dog a bath.  Probably.


  1. I'm sooooo glad you're back!!! I've missed your blog voice so much. Happy day!

  2. Welcome back! I've missed reading something that really makes me laugh!