Monday, September 30, 2019

Can You Believe It?!

Look what we've FINALLY accomplished!

Yes, you are looking at the first ever photo to be included on Embrace the Grace!  Of course, I would choose a picture of our tribe because they are the reason I write; they are the ones I write about; they are the ones who encourage my writing; they give my writing life.

Regular readers will immediately note this picture is inaccurate.  It was taken Thanksgiving, 2018 before anyone had even a clue Andrew Ryder would be joining us in 2019.

Last week, Becky Smith (of Smithellaneous fame and mentor to many writers like myself) was visiting the newest baby we co-grandparent (that would be Andrew.)  She sat down with Frank and I one morning to show that it would only take five minutes to teach us how to add pictures to the blog.

Well, things like adding photos to a blog site are easy if you have a good tech foundation.  When you're icon-dependent (like me) it's a different matter.  That explanation session actually took more like an hour.  Then I opened my site today and couldn't remember any of her clear and simple instructions.

So, I waited for my hero to come home and work at it with me again.  After another tedious hour of trial and error and trial again . . .Viola!  He did it.  Frank managed to find, edit, drag and click our way into the 21st century of blogging.

I have no earth-shattering news to report.  I have no thought-provoking illustration to share.  I have no story to weave for your enjoyment.

What I DO have . . . is a photo.  And I couldn't be more excited!

I'd love to hear about something new you've tried that took effort.  Would you do us the honor of sharing in the comment box?  


  1. Wow, I'm impressed! Learning a new skill is always reason to celebrate. I'm rather non-techy myself, so I can relate to that feeling of victory when the score is Computer-0 Human-1. 🙂 Great job, you guys!

    My latest accomplishment was changing from Word to Publisher to do our church bulletin. Feeling good about that.

    Loved seeing your pictures!

    Love, Deb Mantik

    1. Thanks, Deb! Cheering with you about the Word/Publisher switch you've conquered. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sheri,

    Extra, super, uber excited.

    Kudos to you and Frank for persevering until you had success. After doing it a couple more times you won't even have to think about it.

    And I am so honored that your very first picture on your site was of ME!

    Was so great to see you guys. Thanks again for the sweet hospitality and great conversations.

  3. Well, actually I meant that I was honored to be featured on your very first blog with pictures. :-)

    1. As teacher and guru of all things blog-esque, of course I would include you. LOL And besides, the picture of you sitting in my living room holding our sweet little shared grand baby, Andrew, was just too precious to pass up. Love You!

  4. Yay!!! Thanks Becky! :) I just love pictures!

  5. Today I replaced the seat on my toilet! First time I'd done that task. For the past several months, the old one would get loose no matter how often I tightened it. I finally went to Home Depot, bought a new one and installed it this morning. It's the little things.

    1. Cheering with you, Phyllis! I'm sure I'm not the only one who's impressed by your "take charge" approach. :-)