Skip to main content

Blah, blah, blah

How's that for an exciting title?

So far my energy levels are not rebounding the way I'd like them to. I'm lucky to still be married. My husband spends the evenings by himself in front of the television, while I toddle off to bed as soon as the dishwasher is loaded.

I'm so tired of being tired. And sick. This is the eighth day. A message to my cold: Be gone!

When you spend your days just getting the necessary things done – laundry, meals, minimal cleaning – and you sleep 10 to 12 hours nightly, there's not much to write about. I'd love to tell you how much progress I've made on my grandson's knitted cap but zero isn't much.

He just got a cellphone and I'm really enjoying his daily text messages. Young people prefer texting to talking, I wonder how that's going to affect relationships in the future?

We're having company this weekend, so I need to clean and menu plan and, since three of our guests are three years old, make some kind of treats. Because that's what grandmas do when little ones visit, right? I put butter out to soften yesterday, and it's still on the countertop, waiting to be made into … something.

What do you think of the blog's new look? I switched my photo blog (which is probably finished for this year) a while ago, so thought I'd try it out here. I've been trying to insert my own header instead of the bland type that is part of the template, with no success obviously. My stats will certainly go down because  in order to use the Dynamic View template, you have to show full posts in Google Reader. Some of you who connect through the Reader may not even be aware of the new template.

I really do want to know what you think. Right now you can't add any "gadgets" to the Dynamic Views, so the blogroll isn't there, nor any of the badges I had with the old template. Supposedly we'll be able to add those 'soon.' I like the clean look and the archives are easier to peruse. (Except when I just looked at it the archives aren't there at all.) But you can't preview a post you're drafting, you just have to publish it and then edit it after the fact. And it seems less informative and less personal. I'm looking forward to your comments.

And I'm really, really looking forward to a day without snot.


Anne M. said…
I like the new look! Easy on the eyes and feels lighter. Maybe because lots of the side bars are gone? Whatever the reason, I like it :)

Do not go crazy with cleaning before your company comes, not if you are still feeling so tired & sick. Tidying up some would do it. Family doesn't look around to give a grade on cleanliness.

Popular posts from this blog


Update on the water: the circuit breaker tripped, either due to a power surge when the electricity came back on last night OR when lightning struck in the area. My neighbor's electric fence control box got hit in the same area. He was able to reset the circuit breaker for us and we have WATER! I think I'll go do a load of laundry. Heh.


Well. Well, well, well. Should this morning's scale number be divided between two weeks, or did all of it happen this past week? It's an easy number to divide, and I've been consistent for two weeks, so it should probably be split, doncha think?

That means I lost three pounds for each of the last two weeks. SIX pounds total. Excuse me, I mean
SIX!!!!!! I'm going to do everything I can to stay on track while I'm gone this week. There's little more I can promise. I'm really motivated to keep it up. The dumbbells are packed (and my luggage weighs a ton!), I'm taking a thermos of water in the car and I know where are the rest stops are between here and Nashville. I think I'll walk a bit at each of them, then walk again when I arrive at my destination. Hope to get a total of 80 minutes done by the end of the day. SIX!!!!!!

And the winner is …

Kitten with a Whiplash, who left two comments and it was the second (which had nothing to do with the contest) which won the prize. Congratulations, and since the Kitten was the only commenter who expressed any interest in actually winning it, I'm so glad the Universe took care of it. Heh.

What a weekend! But first, how was yours? I hope you did some fun stuff and got some necessary stuff done, as well. It's all about balance.

Saturday was our fun day (but we had to drive, drive, drive to get there and then drive, drive, drive home again, all in one day, boy was I tired). We went to my husband's granddaughter's first birthday party. In addition to a sweet little doll, suitable for ages 0+ (meaning it has no parts that will come loose, and do you know how difficult it is to find dolls for babies when you live in the Middle of Nowhere?), I made her this:

I haven't sewn anything in a month of Sundays, so was a little apprehensive about finishing it on time, but this p…