March 11, 2011
In Case You Need To Know
We are planning to switch Web Hosts.
This may or may not have an impact on the accessibility of my blog.
Which, fortunately, has very little activity, so it would not be an internet catastrophe if all were lost. Although there might be two or three confused readers, should that happen.
So now those potential confused readers have been warned.
If all goes seamlessly, I'll see you on the other side, to resume my sporadic random blogging.
Oh, yes, and I'll be turning off all commenting until we break on through to the other side. You'll have to just comment in your head.
March 8, 2011
unending battle walking up the down escalator
Can't hurt to try, right?
I'm getting a late start, but still ... it can't hurt to try, right?
I'd put that over in my sidebar, too, in place of that long-defunct walking challenge, except that that would bring up the whole "my blog needs an overhaul" issue and we've already discussed that. Ughhhh.
February 17, 2011
I'm not very good at this daily blogging thing.
We've been working on doing the puzzle we made a few posts back. Tonight we nearly finished it. Except for one piece. Missing. We looked all around. We talked about how the puzzle had been started and finished in the dining room, but had been moved several times and many days had passed between start and almost-finished. Too many floor sweepings in the dining room, what if we lost it that very first day, and hadn't realized it?
I was very sad.
I swept very carefully, although not very hopefully.
But there, upside down on the floor, was the last piece. I am thankful. I didn't want to lose part of our *family puzzle*.
In other news, I haven't been very productive this week. I just keep getting more and more behind. I know I need to regroup, restructure, recommit to some plan to getting it all done. Make sure I'm letting the *right* things go, when things don't get done. But being behind is wearying.
So I'm going to bed.
February 14, 2011
It's my birthday!
Ooops, I forgot to blog for a few days.
But today I remembered, because today was blogworthy: It's my birthday!
I had a wonderful day. The kids made me cards. Dale took me out to lunch. And I received many birthday well-wishes and felt loved.
Here's three pictures of the end of my evening, all capturing the fact that I make stupid faces when there's a camera pointed at me. Somehow choosing silly faces is better than candid. Judging from the candid pictures in the batch, I made the right call.
Mmmmm! Dark Chocolate with Chili!
Sense & Sensibility* - the Graphic Novel! (think: like a comic book only way cooler) - very fun!
And my new favorite shirt:
I had a wonderful day. I am so blessed to have the undeserved love of my Savior, as well as a sweet and thoughtful husband who might just love me as much as I love him, and 7 beautiful, talented, awesome children, and a wonderful extended family. My life is filled with love, and I am humbled and thankful.
*corrected the book title - I had the wrong one, even though I knew what it was. D'oh!
February 10, 2011
It's been cold.
So cold the ice hasn't really melted. It sublimates. Which leaves some funky, hard to photograph shapes. Icicles with skinny spots. Some exceedingly smooth, others ripply.
I liked the shapes here with the downspout...
And the sun coming through these...
My ice ornaments melted very little. There's a few drips on the ground. Mostly the water just vaporized, concentrating the pigments in curious ways ....
Leaving icy colored strings behind.