If you’d like to watch the Photo Show of the Color Guard Dinner, just go to http://www.siegelband.org/images/2005%20Guard%20DInner 

I have redone the look of the band web page–the one WITH flash.  You’ll have to let me know if you like it better or worse than before.  Maybe people like the look of the simple page best of all.  Hmmm…decisions.  Of course, lots of people who read my journal aren’t even a part of the band–imagine that!

You know, that’s why we have journals–to reflect for our own benefit.  It’s interesting, and a little courageous sometimes, to share a journal openly with whomever chooses to read it, but it needs to be first and foremost for you, the writer.  If no one comments, it can be a little discouraging, but when you read back over a six-month period, it’s not the comments that are as interesting as what you did over that period of time.  I guess I say that to encourage those of you (us) who may not always get lots of comments when we’ve written something we feel was comment-worthy, while others can write a simple sentence and attract twenty comments.  Write for yourself.  I love reading what others think and do, but I don’t always feel the need to comment on it, do you?

Have a wonderful Wednesday.  I’m bringing my mother here in just a few hours, and we’ll definitely have lots of fun! 

10 Responses to “”

  1. Awww, I love you, Momma Steen.

    And I have to agree with you about the comments thing.

  2. the photo show was wonderful!

  3. Sproing2535 says:

    MRS SUSAN! haha…. it was good seeing you lastnight. hope you enjoyed your cookies! and im very sorry about the starbucks coffee… im sooo stupid sometimes it kills me! have a very merry christmas!! i love you!

  4. merry three days til CHRISTmas!

    love          caroline

  5. tomorrow me and some of the guard girls might stop by!! have a great day mrs susan!! we love you!!

  6. ME_KG says:

    i hope you enjoyed your cookies! =]

  7. MELSA123 says:

    miss susan!
    i was sick.
    and i am getting sick again, but a different sick…
    and yes. you did mention who i should take to formal…
    haha! maybe i would consider it if i knew him, well if i knew more than his name…

  8. embolie13 says:

    mrs. steen!!!!!!! you’re my favorite i just love you oh so much!!! thanks for all you did for guard and still do for me!!!! i just appreciate it soooo much!!!! i want to just come over to your house and knit with you!!!!! and bring you tea!!! and we can make tea and knit!!! yay!!!!! i love you mrs. steen!!! <3<3 em

  9. embolie13 says:

    oh mrs. steen!!!!! the slideshow is amazing!!!!!!!! wow you are just a very talented woman!!!!!!!! i love you!!! sorry for 2 commentie thingies!!!! tell mr. b i say hi!!!!!!! <3<3 em

  10. me132 says:

    i’m a sucker for pictures; i watched the guard show..and
    i figured out that i know almost no one in it.. haha.
    i love you mrs. susan!! and i hope to see you soon
    (since we dont have youth and all..)

    ohh, and thanks so much for being you and always helping
    us kids; you’ve really helped me out whether you know or not 😀

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