Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Last year was a whirlwind year consisting of: family activities and interactions (very important to me so I made time for them), traveling, special trips and events promoting and selling my book (which took a big bite out of the year), quilting (I made a quilt for my editor that started out twin size and ended up king size), and, I worked on my next novel, a sequel to "A Stranger to Myself".

I apologize to you who have sent emails and phoned with the question, "Where have you been? I miss your posts." I have made a strong resolution to post at least once a month for the year 2011.

I will post recipes and entertaining information about why German Russians cook the way they do. I will share quilting ideas and techniques. Many members of my family are interested in the family history and photographs I have collected over the years. I have a library of books telling the history of "Unser Leit", which means "our people". I am often asked why we are called "Germans from Russia".

This blog will reflect many of my interests: folklore, traditions and holidays, language, and medical cures.

The 21st Century is a time when the whole world is connected. We have cell phones, and ipads. We can easily connect with family, friends, and associates. The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs are tools for sharing information. Who knows what the future will bring.

I want my blog to be a way for those interested to connect not only with me, but with others. Hopefully, it will be meaningful interactions and not just "passing along" information. I encourage any comments on my blog.

In anticipation of a great year,