Sunday, January 17, 2016

Maybe 2016 Will Be the Year to Reactivate This Thing

Happy New Year, my new year, that is :-D
January 14th at Alpine Meadows.  What a great way to celebrate turning 65!
I must admit Facebook diverted me from this blog. I used to share my favorite photos here, but it has become so much easier to simply share a single photo on Facebook, or to quickly create a photo album. Then Shutterfly created Shutterfly Share, basically replacing my old Kodak Gallery albums (which Shutterfly inherited when they purchased Kodak) with Renata's Pictures. Now MS Open Drive,'s Kindle Fire support, and Google Photos offer free auto-backup uploads, so my photos are available everywhere. Yesterday, I reactivated my Twitter account and may start sharing a bit more there. No, I won't open an Instagram account to duplicate even more, but the way social media gets bought and sold, I wouldn't be surprised if I suddenly have an account opened for me and I'll have to eat my words. Oy vey.

Anyway, it's a new year - 2016 is off to a running start and I'm beginning my 66th trip around the sun. Every day I work will hopefully be my last work day, as I look toward retirement at the end of this year. Time to get organized and hopefully keep a bit more active this year.

Here's wishing everyone sunny days, enough rain and snow, and happy times with friends and family.