2 cents from the chaotic mind

So I think I have the decor up, I'm not sure I'm totally in love with it yet so you may expect it to change a time or two more until I'm satisfied with the results. I've changed 3 more of my blogs over to the 3 column format because I think the new format will service them better as now I can add links for resources in one of the sidebars without junking up the already existing one. In the Padded Room (the Phoenix page), I've started adding links on where to go for help. I hope this helps out someone in the long run. Time to start writing in there again eventually. Been almost 8-9 months since I did anything with that page.

All I have left for this page (other than the title) is to see about getting a sig to actually post everytime without me having to remember to put the code in. I've tried going into the settings section and putting it in the code box but it just won't stick (my luck it's a main code issue and I'll need to do the same thing as when I reworked the header code). Really kinda sucks. I also need to see if I can find a proper widget for the Photostream. I'd much rather have mine look like iggy's with the pictures 2 by 2 instead of single file.

With all the ideas that came in and the comments that sent me into other places looking for ideas, I ended up with a full page (front and back ) of ideas. I suspect there were about 50 possible titles in that list. I've tweaked some of the ideas and narrowed down the possibles to like 7. Now I just need to decide which way I wanna work it. When I get it narrowed down to 2 or 3, I may stick it in a poll to see what y'all think about them. Then again, I just may decide I love one so much that no amount of voting is going to change my mind (and there's one that's getting to be that way) *shrugz*.

Have been having loads of fun with my camera. It seems like the subjects of choice (besides plates for the HLP) have been our "kids", clouds and flowers. I've loaded a bunch more stuff in my Photostream if anyone wants to take a peek. Uploaded several pictures last night once I learned the lesson of "reduce the file so you can fit more into the limit for your freebee account". I'm just waiting on the day that I have to go pro on that bugger. Since I'm loading only the best pix I've taken, I expect it may be a while before I get to that point.

MissSnooty

Aint that look just priceless? She's taken to giving the snooty look every now and then. Especially when I've got the camera in hand....

Katy

This is a SFC (straight from camera) of Katy. We'd just started daytime shift and so had rearranged our Thursday errand run. The groceries had been bought and hubby dropped me off to the dr's while he headed home to put the food away. When I got out from getting my shot, there at the door of the office was hubby and Katy. I told him it was a good idea because this way she gets out for a walk now and again. She loves the road trips too.



Speaking of road trip, we'll be headed to TN for a couple days. We're leaving out on Friday morning. Poochie is going to the "spa" so it'll just be the two of us. We're expecting to be home sometime Monday. I'm angling for a day away from the family and a side trip into Knoxville. Hopefully, I can get some zoo pictures. I haven't been to a zoo in a couple years or more. Please keep us in your thoughts as we travel that we arrive safely, that I don't end up with sunpoisoning or hives and that I don't freak out and finally kill my MIL. Thanks.

Honeysuckle

While we were out the other week, hubby saw this beautiful honeysuckle plant. He said that if he was certain on what type of pesticides were used while the trucks were spraying, he would have picked some. Says they taste really nice and sweet. Once we get into our own place again (eventually), I'll have to remember to plant some.

two-tone tulips

I can't remember where I saw this beautiful flower, but I really wish I'd thought to grab a few more shots of it. I suspect it was at a business somewhere. Which reminds me, hubby came home early today and took me out to Logan's. I got some more water fountain and geese shots. Unfortunately, as sunny as it was, I couldn't tell if they were good or not and won't know until I get back upstairs for the day.

Actually....I've got another set of pix I need to upload tonight. I didn't want to put them in my Photostream until I was ready to write about them. I think I'll work on them tomorrow sometime.

Found out a couple weeks ago that my stylist no longer works for the salon I'd been going to and of course no one there will give up where he headed to. I'm still in mourning. Ended up having to color my own hair. I hate doing it myself. The solution stinks and the bathroom isnt nearly well ventillated enough. Plus I can never get a color that looks good on me. Now that I'd been going pro and he'd found a nice color and style for me, I hate the fact he's no longer there. I think I got close though with Nutriesse Chocolate Caramel. It's supposed to be a medium golden mahogony brown.... looks more red on me than anything. I'll have to get hubby to get a pic of me outside.

Looking at the comments from my last post, it seems someone has gotten a trifle spoiled with me posting everyday-ish. Hun, I don't post everyday anymore as there isn't much to say and it got to the point where it was just riding stats. No sense boring everyone to tears with that. Yes, I'm still riding...I just had to modify it a bit.

I think this'll need to do for now. Got a few more things but I don't want an entry too long. I know, too late.

***edit 12am. I think I got the sig figured out. I was right, it was a main coding issue and a pain in the ass to find. I'm hoping it'll work each time now. I think so as I just pulled up a new entry as though I was going to write in it and it already had code in there. I also figured out how to remove the box from around my sig and pictures. Whoot! Go me! Now to work on that Flickr Photostream problem...but not tonight. I'm tired and ready for bed.

12 comments:

Pop and Ice said...

Still loving that "snooty look" and she's still my photo fave!

Yaya said...

I tried to do the siggy on my posts and could not figure it out. :(

Have a safe trip!

Dorkys Ramos said...

I really like the trees on the side of the page- they almost look like vines! Good luck on your trip and please don't kill anyone.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your blog is lookin' great!! Bravo on battling the code and WINNING!!!! I'd never be able to do that, lol!

I love your furbabies!

The plant pictures are lovely. I've never had honeysuckle - I didn't know you ate it!!

Best wishes and good luck on your trip! Please don't kill your MIL, we'd miss you!!!!

Deanna said...

I really, really like the new look. Cute pics of your kidz.

Your posts are always interesting, even if it is just riding stats. I really like hearing how things are progressing.

One of these days I might try to tap into your brain to figure out how you accomplished these changes...

Hugssss

Janis said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy your stay. Looks like you are learning lots of things to do to your blog design. Good Job!

Tori_z said...

Glad you're getting your layout sorted out how you want it. :)

Hope your trip goes well. Stay safe. *Hugs*

Grand Pooba said...

I love the blog look! And hey if you need help killing your mil just give me a shout, I still don't have finger prints ya know!

Intense Guy said...

Sorry I wasn't any help with the photostream thingy.

Your furbabes are cute :) I love that licking chops look on Katy!

Good luck with, and enjoy completely your trip to TN! Hope ya get to the Zoooooooooooooooooo!

$0.02

blueviolet said...

I love the siggy! Everything is coming along so well but hmmmph to your remark about not posting every day.

AliceKay said...

Nice pics. Love the one of Katy. :)

Have a safe trip to and back from Tennessee. Try not to let the MIL bother you. (i know...sometimes hard to do) LOL

I hope you get the chance to go to the Zoo.

ChicagoLady said...

Voted in the poll, and I love the sig you got there!

Quite an interesting banner pic you got there, lol.

$.10 since I haven't been here much lately

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