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Teresa R

My kitchen table, which has now become my writing/computer desk, is piled high with stacks of paper, books, a stuffed unicorn, a money bank, and a couple journals.

Harriet Eilber

Loved the picture of your office. Mine is bit less cluttered, but I am not creating all those projects you are. Your office looks well used and comfy to me...curious about your new blog. Can you tell us how to do a blog?

loren stephens

Love the cat in the photo. My cat, Yuki, will sometimes try to sit on the computer keys when I am working. Just trying to insinuate her feline point of view into whatever I am writing. See you in February. I'm signing up for the workshop. Hugs as always, Loren

Barbara Abercrombie

Teresa - a stuffed unicorn and money bank - love that.

Harriet - I'm not good at the technical aspect of setting it up. But WordPress is one of the best for creating a blog. Find someone under the age of 30 to help!

Loren - So glad you're signing up for the workshop. There are three spaces left. Hugs back.

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