Monthly Archives: February 2011
>Hey bloggy friends, I’m back!!!!
Yesterday was filled with much napping and general lying around. Bliss 🙂 Honey’s feeling lots better (minus his persistent back pain), which is a very good thing. In addition to all the obvious reasons, he was able to replace our router. Apparently, it was the reason behind our recent internet woes. Yay for Mr. Techno-Fix-It!!!
Remember when I promised something exciting for today? Here it is…..
For the last several months, I’ve seen giveaways all over the blogging world for CSN Stores. Guess what? They contacted me and I get to offer a $35 gift certificate to all my US and Canadian readers!!!
I’ve entered a few of the contests hosted by other bloggers because they really do offer just about anything you can think of, from generators to cribs to kitchen sinks. This morning, I browsed through home decor, cookware, pets, pendant lighting and did you know they even have a whole selection just for daycares?!!!! I found some really cool stuff and I’m sure you can, too.
I wanted to share this link with you. Lola Sharp from Sharp Pen/Dull Sword sent me info concerning Lisa Madigan’s son. A trust fund is being set up for him and donations are being accepted. If you would like more information, just click here. I’m sure any amount whatsoever would be greatly appreciated. And please, keep him and his father in your thoughts and prayers.
Also, please remember all the people affected by the earthquake in New Zealand. The devastation is catastrophic…..
Maybe it’s all this sad news (including the news about Zahra Baker – remember, she lived in my city), but I’ve been in a strange, melancholy funk this evening. The gorgeous weather (I love cold, gray, foggy, rainy days…thrive on them) didn’t help as it usually would. I’ve been thinking a lot about the word ‘legacy’ and all it implies. There’s a blog post coming…..I just have to sort it out.
Do you ever think about the legacy you’re leaving behind?
On a lighter note, tune in Sunday for a special announcement; you won’t want to miss it.
Too, a big, giant shout out to everyone who made the first round of ABNA!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
This is a strange post, I know. And I haven’t been around to visit. I’ve actually avoided the computer…..yep, my brain-pan is working on something, for sure.
Hope you’ve survived the week intact and relatively sane. Hang in there, Caturday is coming!
>Please play this as you read…..
Ah, my bloggy friends, my heart is broken…..
The lovely Lola Sharp left some sad information on my previous post, and I feel I should pass along the news.
I don’t even know how to begin…..
Lisa Madigan, award winning author of The Mermaid’s Mirror, died today. I only ‘met’ her when someone else posted about her diagnosis (stage IV pancreatic cancer) and her last blog post, which you can read here. It’s an amazing post, especially considering everything she was going through mentally, physically, and emotionally at the time. I was so moved by it that when the weekend finally came, I went to B & N and bought their last copy of Mermaid’s Mirror.
I went back occasionally to read the post and prayed that she would be healed, that she’d beat the beast that had invaded her body. I hoped with all my heart that she’d have a chance to write the sequel to M’s M, visit more sunny beaches….have more time with her husband and son (read her post).
I never actually ‘met’ her. But she was a fellow blogger. She was a fellow writer. We’re a part of the same wonderful ‘family,’ the same supportive and incredible community…….and because of that, I feel a sense of loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and her son…..
And if mermaids are real, a mournful chorus will be heard across the seas tonight……
why don’t you pick up this lovely ‘gift’ before you leave.
Last week, dtwilight from Goddess of Cats gave me this lovely award
and I’d like to pass it on to you.
Cause you’re sweet!
If you haven’t checked out her blog, do so,
especially if you love cats 🙂
Happy Birthday, Honey!
And, Happy Birthday RDW 🙂
- I can’t write with a cap on a pen (two years of shorthand)
- All my hangers have to face left
- I never eat big potato chips (I have to have a little stack of pieces)
- After I eat cereal, I have to drink Pepsi
- I can’t stand to fold paper (I have to use the back of my nails)
- Filing my nails causes the whole goose-bump-shiver-jerky-dance thing.
- If I’m out in public after a rain, I have to consciously remind myself that I can’t stomp in the puddles (oh, but I really want to!)
Okay, first of all, thank you, everyone, for all your helpful advice. Since I don’t have some of the suggested software, I went to morguefile.com and picked out a free photo. Then, I uploaded the pic to picasa and edited it in picnik (took a while to find the right size for my template)….and came up with this header.
Then, I had to find a background that I both liked and that sort of matched.
What do you think? Be honest, I can take it!
*******Edit: I already changed the background…..this one has a more ‘rainy’ look to it…..? Opinions? Suggestions?********