and a little bit of Monday random

Monday, August 10, 2009

*I can't not advertise a new website that was launched today, since a lot of my favorite bloggers are a part of this 20-person team: The place is (in)courage, and they're already hosting a giveaway! I'm looking forward to seeing what happens here - check it out!

*I walked outside for a moment this morning and found I couldn't breathe out there. It's just a little disconcerting that humidity can make the air THAT thick.

*We got a new rug for our living room over the weekend. You see, our old rug has seen a bit of wear and tear in the last five years or so, what with moves and cats and kid. We'd been pricing them out and had settled for a brown one at Walmart for $78 or so (which was a savings from the $90 rug we had liked at Target). But then we found a completely different one for about $40 at Walmart, a white Berber look, and I love it. I love the $50 savings we got for waiting on that purchase too...

*I think I would be really bad at Twitter most of the time, which is why I don't have a Twitter account. Those of you who know me probably think I'm really bad at Facebook already! Sure, I think out loud during the day, but nobody seriously wants to see what I'm rambling about! I'm just not that interesting!

*I think our cat Mia weighs as much as our toddler. I'm not sure if that reflects worse on the skinny toddler or the fat cat.

*For a little while on here, I had a widget that offered pictures and links back to older posts of mine. I thought it made the blog look too cluttered, but I liked the idea. Does anyone have any opinions as to whether I should use it here or not? (You can see examples of this widget in use here and here.)

*I just kicked a sinus infection in about three days by taking a 3-tablet dose of my GNLD garlic allium complex before bed at night. Pete had this gunky thing first, and it lasted him about two weeks, with a horrid sore throat and a bad stuffy nose that went with the thick drainage behind his eyes down into his chest. I just have to say, if you want an effective antiviral/antibiotic, I have one!

*Our pediatrician has recommended both a seasonal flu shot and a swine flu vaccine for both Piper and me in order to protect the baby this year. I've never had a flu shot, and I've never been very keen on the idea of getting them. But I feel as though I should consider it this year. Does anybody have any thoughts? I'm curious about any possible side effects?

*Also, if you haven't noticed, I'm having some nesting issues here at my blog, so I hope you will pardon my dust. The seasons are switching from hot summer to hot fall and school is getting ready to start, and I always get antsy for the holidays around this time of year. We've already done everything we can afford to do to the house, so I think the blog is going to get the brunt of this nesting Mama syndrome. Also, keep your eyes open for an address change. It's time.


dancebythelight said...

I need to post a random post as well. I've not posted much lately, so busy, also it's really hot now, zapping my energy. We've no AC so I really feel the heat. The weather's been so nice up until last week I've forgotten what normal Md. humidity feels like! since we've not had it, thankfully, so I can't really complain, though!

I've been enjoying a lot of the (in)courage bloggers and look forward to this new site.

Yay for the rug deal! I want one for the living room eventually . . .

I have a Twitter account but don't care for it that much. It's linked to my Facebook though, so Facebook is usually updated through Twitter. Some people say different things on Twitter vs. Facebook, but I don't have time for that.

I might have questions for you about blogger and creating your own template. I'm thinking of getting my own domain name for my blog and doing a design overhaul and switching to blogger because I can more easily customize it. That's going to be my Sept. project. I was inspired by Chatting At the Sky's post on purpose so I've been thinking about what my blog's purpose is and I think it needs a bit refreshing.

Well, how's that for some random Monday comments to your random post! :)

KLS said...

ooh - a delicious comment, Danielle!

So sorry about that humidity... I've been so jealous of you all up there where I want to be! I will try and pray up a window unit for you at least!

Ask away about the Blogger customizations. I have been wanting and wanting to move to Wordpress, but I just can't justify it for the same reason you're looking at switching back to Blogger. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Emily's post challenged me too - I've been wading through that stuff since I found your blog and realized that the "shallow" and the "deep" didn't necessarily have to be in separate boxes. Still formulatin' though!

dancebythelight said...

Yeah, I'm sure there's a way to customize Wordpress, but it's harder. What I like about it is that it's easy to do multiple pages. I think I just found out how to get around Blogger not being able to do this. If so, I probably move back to Blogger for sure.

KLS said...

You can't customize Wordpress templates without paying for it, at least last I checked. I'm too cheap to give up the free customization on Blogger.

Heidi said...

You CAN customize Wordpress without paying for it - Mike's blog is a free Wordpress blog and totally customized. But I think at the same time that it IS harder. Anyway you can ask Mike about how it works if you're interested.

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