I've taken some time off from writing, and lately the camera hasn't been out and about. It's really kind of sad but life has just gotten in the way. My creative spirit has been... somewhere else. I'd like to say it was building Lego creations but I'm not sure it's been there.
I have been in design mode and learning and researching. I've been learning about Lego Digital Designer (http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/) and a program called Brickificency (http://www.buildingoutloud.com/brickficiency.php). Which has been cool. I've been using Bricklink (https://www.bricklink.com/index.asp) and I've started placing orders for parts.
In March we went to Brickworld Indy. We visited the town of Walton, Indiana and saw sights from my husband's childhood. I reviewed some of them on TripAdvisor. At BrickWorld I took pictures and posted them...somewhere. There was a lot of shopping on this trip. We managed to hit a Toys R Us and a Lego store on the way home in New York state.
In April, we went to a Lego KidsFest (http://legokidsfest.com/) event in Harrisburg, PA. We stopped in Yonkers, NY on the way and visited the LegoLand Discovery Center (https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/) on Saturday and did the KidsFest on Sunday. It was my daughter's birthday so we had a lot of fun celebrating that too. We stopped at a Lego store and a Bricks & Minifigs store on the way down. By the time we came home the car was pretty full of Lego.
Next up? We've got some ham radio events on our family calendar. Work is sliding into summer mode for us, and I need to get on the ball and figure out summer camps and family time stuff.
There's a couple more Lego events that we may or may not get to later this year. One is at the end of May (but it's in direct competition with a ham radio event) and the other isn't until August. We'll decide on those things when we get closer.
More immediately because our house is filling up with Lego we really need to do a cleanout! I am trying to get the family interested in this before I drop the hammer and just do it myself. I think I'm being generous with the time frame, but really the sooner the better.
And lastly.... I need to get the notebook out some more. I am going crazy with NOT writing. Designing Lego creations is fun, but the words.... I need to be putting words on paper. So I've got to get back into that, and if the camera comes out along the way then that's fine too.
Hopefully as we slide into summer things will start to fall into place and you'll see more updates here soon.
And if you have gotten this far, don't be shy. Leave me a note and let me know I'm not talking to myself.