Home again. Home again.

November 27, 2005 at 11:46 pm | Posted in The Good | 3 Comments

I am home from my mother’s. It was a wonderful visit… if you don’t count the incident with the scale… the bathroom scale, that is. Yes, I made the mistake of stepping on my mother’s scale. (I wanted to see how much Aurora weighed.) I had gained, and this before Thanksgiving, seven pounds. I was appalled and went on an immediate diet. The only thing is: I don’t know if I’ve lost any weight since as I haven’t been on a scale. (shrug) What am I to do? Besides, my scale may not be the same as my mother’s. (Hers is digital; mine has a dial on it.) Oh, Aurora weighs 20 pounds now.

Perhaps my weight gain is in muscle from carrying her around all of the time. (Yeah. And perhaps California won’t have another earthquake ever again.) I am still on the diet. The problem is not how much I am eating, but what I am eating. You see, my mother sent down a batch of homemade persimmon, oatmeal raisin with walnut, and chocolate chip cookies. Now, my mother’s homemade persimmon cookies are worth committing murder to get. My husband doesn’t care for her persimmon cookies, which is a good and bad thing, you know, because that means more for me. I can easily eat ten of those cookies without blinking an eye. They taste soooo good. However, ten of those cookies adds unnecessary fat calories. Okay. If I replaced those cookies with almonds or fruit or something, I wouldn’t have gained the seven pounds. But, to have those cookies sitting around the house is too tempting. Matter of fact, Mom sent me home with another dozen or two. :p After I stepped on the scale and saw my weight, I haven’t touched one cookie. I don’t know what I am going to do with these cookies, but eating them is not an option. LOL

WARNING: Techie talk to follow. πŸ˜€
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. I have been playing with my mag one a new server. I haven’t actually transferred the domain yet because I want to make sure everything works properly. Well, I am using the CMS (Content Management System) program Joomla, which is an awesome CMS by the way. This new server has the permissions set funky and I am having problems making Joomla work properly. It’s rather frustrating. Because this uses a mySQL database, everything has to be deleted through the admin panel, which isn’t a problem if the permissions are set properly for this to happen. This new server doesn’t. I am not sure how the permissions must be set, but if I don’t delete things through the admin panel, Joomla will still read the file, component, etc., as being still part of the system. (sigh) Just one more glitch. (sigh)

End techie talk.

Aurora is asleep, so I think I’ll unload some of her Christmas presents and do some wrapping while I can. πŸ˜€





November 23, 2005 at 8:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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Hm… emaciated? I don’t think so. I just had some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. That’s not going to put me on the emaciated list any time soon. LOL

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

What was I thinking?

November 22, 2005 at 7:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I must be insane to start another blog! πŸ˜€ Between a 15th month old child, a husband, and an online magazine, I have how much time? (grin) Well, I’m a glutton for punishment, that’s what I am. Or maybe I just like to talk, even if it is to myself. (grin)

This is my child. The one I spend most of my time playing with, watching, teaching, and learning a lot about me. She is sweet, smart, lovable, and exasperating, but I wouldn’t have her any other way. πŸ™‚

The Charmer


The Imp


The Singer


The Scholar


As you may have guessed, that last photo is with her dad. And, yes, she can sit for a good 30 minutes on his, or my, lap reading. It’s quite amazing, but then we are constantly amazed by her. πŸ™‚

What about my magazine? Oh, well, that is my other “job”. I am the editor in chief for Wild Child Publishing.com. It’s definitely not a hobby, but it is a passion.

Hm… I have some down time while Aurora takes a nap. I think I’ll work on the magazine.:)

If I am not back before Thanksgiving, enjoy your Turkey Day! And if you are not American, give thanks anyway. We often forget to express gratitude for all that we have.


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