Friday, October 7, 2011

Austin's Thoughts: my way of thinking

I have decided to just continue my blog right where it is. I know how to work this so, even if it's not as beautiful as some other's blogs, it is still my words that matter. I hope.

For the past several weeks I have been consumed with the redecorating of our little apartment. I shopped and shopped and spent tons of cash, but with our new shutters I am finished at last. What a great feeling of accomplishment! Oh, I got frustrated sometimes but all's well that ends well. Thanks to Shakespeare for that part.

I have been so gratified by the many comments and encouragements I have received. I am back on track and looking forward to sharing my stories with all of you. There is still a lot of adventure in store.

Charlie and Roxy have many a story to tell as well so we will just move on in this format and share many happy days filled with love. After all, that's what this blog is about.

Oh yes, I have taken the word "rant" away. Now it will just be Austin's Thoughts. Thanks for hanging in there with me while I learn and grow.

                                                                  Peace and Love,




  1. Good for you Bill on both counts!

    You were willing to try but know yourself well enough to say enough when something isn't working for you or perhaps its just not the right time.

    For finishing a major project at home! The Shutters are beautiful, so simple and serene. If you need any more practice I have a half painted wall which needs some 'help'.

    I like the 'thoughts' hmmm I wonder why ... ? the important thing is that whether its your rants, thoughts, reflections it's you Austin/Bill and your point of view all any of us can hope to share.

    Laine D.

  2. It's great to have you back, Bill! I've missed your thoughts. Don't worry about being with Blogger, I'm just happy you're posting again. Since I use Blogger too, we can help each other if there are any issues with that! :-)

    Laine said it best about your shutters: they are so serene! Love them and everything you've done to the apartment. What a project! Looking forward to reading you again. Take care.

    caregiving. family. advocacy.

  3. Nice Bill, love the new blinds and can't wait to see them in person. Your rooms looked great before, I can see how much these must enhance the look! Congratulations on finally finishing all the work and it is SO NICE to have you posting again! Even though we talk fairly often, I do enjoy seeing what you have to share with everyone. Talk to you soon!

  4. Yeah -- you're back! I know you were feeling frustrated with technical issues lately and happy you have found a solution. Sometimes it's just easier to stick with what you know...

    Love the shutters too --- clean & classic... nice!

    Heidi & Atticus
    "commentary to give you paws.."

  5. Bill, Welcome back! Sometimes, if it's not "broke", don't "fix" it but if you do decide to move you blog again, please contact me. I really do enjoy helping people and it could be as simple as my putting on my teaching hat and shooting you a step-by-step email.

  6. Hi Bill - There's no shame in trying something new and then deciding it's not for you. The real strength comes in being able to listen to yourself and make a decision that feels right for you. Nobody else counts in that decision! Glad to have you back.

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    Personal-Professional Balance Through Writing