Remember to click the GIVEAWAYS tab to enter the current giveaway!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Sorry for the hiatus.
I spent last week trying to decide where I would be going with this blog ...
say good-bye to my long-distance friends? give up trying to read & comment often enough so you know I really do care? scramble to put together a post just so I don't lose you? take something else out of my life to make sure I can put daily quality time into the blog? keep going as I am .. hit and miss, true self into blog posts, but sporadic at best?
I found myself vacillating.
Passionate or not about the purpose of Silver Strands, I have not been tending it as I should.
I'm not a "do-things-half-way" type of person.
This has been a struggle for me - the decision, I mean.
Anyway, SILVER STRANDS wins! Hooray! I'm not giving up!!!!
So here's what you can expect from me:
I will begin to take better care of my Silver Strands. I will continue to stay up to date on your posts and lives. But I have to cut something out. Comments (which I admit, have been thinning already) will be fewer. Please know, even if you don't hear from me, that I am here. When life slows down a bit, I'll comment more. But for now, I am cutting myself some slack there.
So, what has been keeping me so busy as to make me question my loyalty to Silver Strands?
For one, my sweet family.
Family. That's one thing that's taking my time. Family near and family far. The above picture shows 2 of my kids, Bryan (in the dark blue with thin white stripes) and Sierra in the wide blue & white. Below is Brooke in Kyiv, Ukraine. She's there with her little family of 3 and so is my son with his family of 4. Azure (no picture) is also keeping me busy (she's 13 ... those of you who have had teenagers know what I mean by "keeping me busy")
(Brooke doesn't usually go around with a head covering. You can read about this adventure here)
Besides family, I'm hop-hop-hopping with work and volunteer jobs. The big "Multi Regional Single Adult Conference" happens this weekend. I'm in charge of the presenters ... it's going to be amazing with workshops and performances by Marvin Goldstein, Ardeth Kapp, David Osmond, and many more. It all comes together this weekend, and then I'm going to crash. Celebrate with a massage.
So I leave you today with this thought:
"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau


  1. Oh good, I thought you were going to say that you were saying goodbye! I'm glad that's not the case. I feel the same way about comments--it's hard to keep up. But we know you love us. :) Keep up the good work, Denalee!

  2. Happy Valentine love love Ria................... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ...... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ... .... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ .....

  3. It is always good to hear from you Denalee. You are a busy individual and a remarkable woman.... don't feel the need to apologize for life being demanding. Just know that we still love you!!

    Happy Valentines Day!

  4. Oh friend I've been having the same feelings lately. For me, it's not the time to put together posts - they are bubbling up all over for me, it's the getting out to the other blogs to comment because, as you said, if you don't, slowly the audience disappears. I've been wondering what it all means and trying to make decisions as well. Glad you are sticking around :)

  5. nice to read from holland