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(my old profile picture from "way back when"...) I am so happy to have my old blog name back!  In 2005 I started my first blog: Mice and Moonbeams. Back in the day when I was homeschooling my kids, I had some online friends on message boards that invited me to read their "blogs" - the word made me giggle, but I was intrigued.  My husband had given me my first laptop, an Ipod Nano (pink), a pink Razor flip phone and a small digital camera on Christmas of 2005, and we had just created an art room all my own with an easel, a few paints, canvases, needlefelting supplies and great lighting. I have had a love affair with mice for most of my life - it all began when I got a mouse named Angora as a pet when I was about 8 or 9 years old - mice have been part of my life ever since.  I have always loved the moon and have taken about a million pictures of it.  And I adore my husband of 38 years (as of 2023).  Stephen R. Koontz wrote a book in which his male char

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