Ladies, I know some of you have been following along from the beginning (thank you), and know I am fairly new to blogging. Many of you far surpass my education level when it comes to blogging and social media etiquette. It worries me- there are rules. I don't do so well socially. I'm not a social butterfly in real life. Although I have had my own business for years, I am very to myself. My store has always been my comfort zone. It is easy to maneuver the social aspects of my business. I am at home there, and now that I am working from home, I am literally at home there. If you know me from my store, you might assume I am social. Take me away, drop me someplace else, I am a fish out of water. I blame it on my upbringing- so does my sister. We were farm kids. We didn't do the things town kids did- socialize. We didn't go to the pool during the summer. We played in the tank, sprinkler, and sometimes even mud holes. We whacked bees, built forts, flooded ant dens, made fake food out of gourds, and played war with my bothers in our spare time. We didn't have phones or talk on them, and we didn't watch T.V. My kids find this amusing. It's a wonder we survived college. I think the city kids like us because we were a novelty. One of my nieces innocently and kindly told me once, "Aunt Kasse, I think you missed girl 101". I tried to flat iron my wet hair. I was rescued by marriage, and now have close ties with three hair dressers, and a couple of divas. Surprisingly, we work well together. My wardrobe is fairly fashionable when I seek council, and on good days, I might almost fool you:) I've learned some things along the way (don't flat iron your hair wet) and can pull off girl and social fairly well, but most times I feel oddly out of place. Some days I wish I were more outgoing. I am sure it is a stumbling block. I'm telling this to say that it stresses me out completely to know there is social etiquette online too. If you are still reading this site, I'm sure you have been giving me some allowances for my short comings. Now, you know why. No worries, I'm catching up, and learning from the best of you. Thank you.
Just so you know, it is nice outside, and has been for some weeks. I may not be here as often as I had been. I hope this is socially acceptable. Love you Rural Women!! ~ Kasse D.