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"Funny the way life's trials and tribulations can make you laugh out loud when they're happening to Becky Povich. In her memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs, Becky recalls a life's journey not always funny, to be sure, but told always with a wry bemusement that charms and delights. A wonderfully engaging story of the heroine next door."

* RECENT REVIEW FROM ROBERT BRAULT (Author of "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ....among thousands of others)

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"If you wish to step back in time and enjoy memories of the period, this book is what you need. Take your time with it, though, because you don't want to read it fast. Each paragraph is a deja vu, a throwback to a simpler time. Povich captures smells, experiences, innovations, and the way parenting used to be. Food, travel, playing outside till dinner. There's so much rich material here you can't digest it at once. Enjoyable read."

* RECENT REVIEW FROM C. HOPE CLARK (Author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series, and editor of Funds for Writers)

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One of my favorite quotes: "We did not change as we grew older, we just became more clearly ourselves." -- Lynn Hall

Friday, January 3, 2014

* I'M BACK *

Hello Everyone!

I have my laptop again! My oldest son (the computer guru) kept it for a couple of days, and brought it back yesterday afternoon. All I can say is....What would I do without him??

Plus -- I would have lost everything had I not had my off-site backup system that he installed for me a few years ago! Whew!  

Not sure when I'll post again, or be able to read other blogs and leave comments, but I'll be back as soon as I can. Thank you to everyone who left encouraging comments!

* I wish everyone All Things Wonderful in 2014 *
 
                  
 

 "We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential." -- Ellen Goodman



36 comments:

  1. Glad it is back and all is OK. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks, Molly! I'm so glad to have it back, although a lot of things on it are different and strange. I have to re-do and re-learn some things... Ugh!
      I AM glad it's Friday, because maybe now I can attempt to keep track of what day it is! All these holidays messed me up worse than usual! :)

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    1. Hi Delores! Yes...slowly but surely!

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  3. Hooray! Glad he saved th day for you.

    Happy 2014!

    xo

    Sheila

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! He certainly did!

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  4. I love that quote!!

    I would love to have a computer guru in my family! Glad your computer is fixed!

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    1. Hi Beth! I love that quote, too. I searched for quite a while to come up with the one that said what I was looking for. And, I wish everyone had a computer guru in their family!! I have no idea who I would turn to without him.

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  5. So glad you have it back and working!

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    1. Hi Terri! Thank you! I can't wait to get around and read blogs....and yours is definitely one of them!

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  6. Glad you have your laptop, and all was saved

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    1. Hi Lady Katherine! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy New Year to you!

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  7. I'm so happy for you! Boys are the best! Happy New year my friend!

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks!! Happy New Year to you, too!

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  8. I love Ellen's quote. How right she is. Except that I find it much easier to see the cracks, the dents, the dirt than the potential.
    Welcome back.

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    1. Hey EC! I have difficult times, too...sometimes. Let's vow to look for all that potential! Happy New Year!

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  9. Happy New Year! So glad your son was able to save all your records. What a wonderful boy and lucky for you ;-)

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    1. Hi Joyful! Thank you! Yes, I'm really lucky he lives nearby and can help me. I hope he never moves away!

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  10. Yay! I need a new computer pretty badly. Stories like this make me realize I shouldn't delay!

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    1. Hi Jeanie! I'm glad I didn't need a new laptop, because this one isn't that old. Just be sure you back up your work...old or new computer!

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  11. Happy New Year! Isn't it nice to have a techie handy? I love the quote at the end. A nice way to step into a new year for sure.

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    1. Hi Deb! Great to see you here! Thank you! Happy New Year!

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  12. Yay! You need that computer! Review will be next week; I will keep you posted. ~xo~

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    1. Hey McGuffy! Yes ma'am, I didn't do well without my laptop! I was so excited when I read you'd be posting my review "next week." And I've read it now...and it's so wonderful! THANK YOU!

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  13. It sure helps to have techno-gurus in the family, doesn't it? Glad you're on line and that you were smart enough to back up all your work!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! Thanks, but it's not that I'm smart enough to back up my work...The company does it automatically for me! :)
      I'd probably forget!

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  14. Glad to hear you are back online! Sons are wonderful to have around, aren't they? :)

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    1. Hi Daisy! Thanks....and yes....love those sons of mine!

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  15. Oh Becky....So sorry to hear of the computer problems. Hope your new year will be filled with many GOOD things. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you very much! I wish you all things wonderful in 2014, too!

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  16. I could sure use a Computer Guru in my life right now. Had been using Mozilla Firefox as my browser, but some bozo there (disguised as a Computer Guru) fouled up my entire system on Jan. 2nd. It will cost me $ to fix what some "genius" at Mozilla just "improved". By the way... I hate I.T. guys.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Hey Stephen T! Can't you get your money back from the guy?? I'd sure raise H-E-Double Hockey Sticks, if I was you! :)

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  17. Whew! ... That was a close one, eh?
    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hi Mevely! Oh yes, I kept thinking.....What if I've lost EVERYTHING?? But, at least I knew my memoir was safe because it's on my createspace account, plus the guy who helped me format it! Whew!! is Right!

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  18. I'm so relieved that your son was able to repair your computer & you can recover your files as well. I know that scary feeling all too well & it isn't fun!

    I received your lovely book in the mail on Sat. & my 9 yr. old granddaughter helped me open it. She was tickled at the title & I had to explain to her how I had won your contest. She commented "That's goofy, Nana!" LOL She'll understand someday!
    Thank you so much for allowing me to win your memoir. I intend to curl up with a quilt by the fireplace with a cuppa tea & your book today.

    fondly,
    Rett

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    1. Hi Rettabug! That's cute about your granddaughter! And yes, she'll understand someday! :)
      I do hope you love reading it! Thanks much!

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