Okay, here's the deal......in a very compact form.
I am not dead. Due to various computer glitches and circumstance it seems that I have not gotten around to updating my blog in about half a year. Such is life, and I am trying to rectify the non-blogging situation now. I received a new digital camera for Christmas and was eagerly looking forward to snapping some new pics of my knitting. However, I have run into even more technocal difficulties with Blogger. The very first thing that happened, which I guess doesn't really have anything to do with Blogger itself, was that I lost my home internet connection. That was a blower, but I was doing okay with the laptop. I never downloaded any kind of publishing program on it though. Maybe a day after the camera made its way to me, I got all set up to redo the blog and make it oh-so-much-more-fabulous than before. No go. I evidently downloaded a virus when I was updating my bogger account and photobucket apparently does not believe in publishing complete photographs of mine, only thin slivers.
So that's that. I have delved into bits of computer repair and downloaded some kind of program from Norton that kills my particular virus. This is the first time I've been able to stay on Blogger for more than the time it take to type a word, so that's a good sign. I will soon attempt to republish my photos and all that good stuff, and hopefully all will go well.