Lei's Blog

lei
Aug-11

It's Been a Minute

 
 
I don't come to Delphi often nowadays. I  might stop by on a more regular basisif nearly all my friends and family weren't meandering elsewhere on the Internet. Delphi would honestly be a better venue than several for my tutorials and mentoring.

These days my fingers are in a whole lot of pies. Of course, my "day" job and my family take precedence. Thankfully I work from home nowadays, and have for the past several years. Considering my mobility limitations, that's a godsend. Autoimmune issues dog my whole family: a grandson with CF, daughter (and possibly son) with MS, and me with a laundry list of issues. Sister had brain surgery related to uncontrolled tremors, and the list goes on. But we muddle through - because it's our only option, or at least the only acceptable one.

Over the years I've upped my design skills and now both design and teach how to create professional-quality book covers. I've got a couple in progress for a friend - sadly can't share those - but can post one for my own long and winding opus.

I still have my mobility wheels but also this weekend bought some new WHEELS. If a few years back someone would have told me I could buy a gorgeous SUV, brand new, I'd have thought they'd lost their marbles. I was able to buy it in part by trading in the first car I ever bought new.

I hope my friends are all doing well. Some have passed on. Some have simply taken different paths. Others... who knows?
 
10/9/11

Moving On

Several years on, this site has become irrelevant to my life.  Delphi was an amazing opportunity for me; it provided me the springboard to many, many wonderful experiences and literally introduced me to the Worldwide element in the World Wide Web.

Here on Delphi, I chatted and exchanged posts with folks from Indonesia, India, and Italy; from across the US; from portions of the former Soviet Union, from Germany and from Canada and more.  I learned that there were other ways of seeing and thinking than the narrow spectrum my parents taught me.  I discovered incredible diversity within this singular microcosm of humanity, yet learned that at the core we are all the same.  Something tells me that without that introduction, I wouldn't ever have encountered the man I married, who hails from the Netherlands.

I am still friends to many a folk I met here.  Others have fallen by the proverbial wayside, as is common with the online communities.  My technical skills, launched here, have literally become the focus of my job and an entrepreneurial venture.  With all those things, in addition to family and health issues, it was time to bid Delphi adieu.

I'm still married all these years on.  Time has mellowed the relationship; but like a fine wine, it grows better with age.

My children are ostensibly all adults now (by chronological terms anyway) and we have a growing collection of grandchildren.  So far the balance is tilted almost entirely to the male variety on the grandbabies.  (One granddaughter to five grandsons.)  I've given strict orders that we see changes in that proportion in the near future.

My daughter-in-law apparently didn't get the memo, however, since she's expecting another little boy.  Not, of course, that we'll be sending him back.

If anyone still wishes to contact me you may do so by email at miss.leilani@gmail.com.
 
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TwisterJester (LEILANIH1)Still married, still a geek, ready for new adventures
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