oh goodness

I finally did it.  I got the domain and the hosting all set.  And I’m good.  Except for the design.

A few years back, I took the time to learn some CSS so I could tweak my then self-designed “online journal.”  Did I retain any of what I learned?  no.  Somewhere I have a CSS for dummies book.  Somewhere in a box of stuff still never unpacked from when I moved last summer.  So, until I figure things out… or pay someone in favors or magical money to do it for me… I have this “sleek” (read: plain) design.

At this point, I’d be happy to get the header on here going.  And add in the side bar stuff.  And eventually import all some of my old time entries from years and years ago.  I’ve been doing this since like 1998!

It can’t be that hard, right?  I mean gazillions of people are doing it!

But now that my blog is in its new home, I plan to update much more.  Life is good and it deserves to be noted.

Right now, I’m sitting on my couch in our Casita next to my Yorkie Flower, watching American Idol, while my Dude goes through his collection of baseball cards next to me.  (He’s got a lot of Dodger cards, including Russell Martin’s rookie card!)  My girls are winding down as bedtime approaches.  And I’m happy as can be.

Ok.  So, I’m deliriously happy.  True.  But the last page of homework that Isa is working on is like pulling teeth.  She says “fractions are soooo easy.”  And yet, she can’t bring herself to do a thing without whining for help.  As in, just give her the answer kind of help.

Lately, I find myself wanting to apologize more and more to my mother.  Flashbacks to my own childhood, irritating my sister, being snotty, and all the eyerolling.  Like my mama likes to say to me in one simple word, “payback.”  Sometimes she makes me long for the days when a chancla was used!

But that’s all part of motherhood I guess.  All in a day’s work.

Oh, and something else happened today…

just to brighten my day

just to brighten my day



This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Miss says:

    Think your Dude will let me touch his card? Heh.

    No really, can I? RUSSSSSELLLL <3

    so happy you've got your space and all your happy!

  2. Ewokmama says:

    I’m the same way with the blog design stuff. I got all into it on my previous livejournal but just don’t have the patience on wordpress. I don’t know why! Anyway, you can download themes…

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/09/83-beautiful-wordpress-themes-you-probably-havent-seen/

    http://www.themes2wp.com/

    Hope those help!

  3. Erica M says:

    Congrats on the domain and self-hosting! The contest on my site is indeed perfect timing for you. I loved reading your post!

  4. Alexandra says:

    Hi Lex… I’m Alex I drew your name for the Dollar $tore Challenge, is there anything I need to know about you that isn’t on your About Me page? what is your favorite color? gold or silver, fave sport??? Let me know I am shopping Sat so …. yeah I’m excited. I actually haven’t read your bolg before now so I get to go read back at the other site for more! TTFN

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