Sunday, December 20, 2009

The end draws near

The title of this blog post sounds gloomy doesn't it? I will be deleting this blog soon so that's why the end is drawing near. In my attempt to change a few things, career wise, I'm switching from using Blogger to WordPress for a new blog. The move is still ongoing but I'm hoping for an end-of-year completion date. I'm learning new stuff, and unlearning old stuff, mostly via my own mistakes and discoveries.

Inserting an image into a WordPress blog post was recently attempted, successfully, but with some minor difficulties. They give you a few more options to work with compared to Blogger. That's the only minor difficulty I had, if you can call it a difficulty - learning the image posting options. I'm now familiarizing myself with and getting the hang of WordPress' widget feature, which is basically the same thing as adding a gadget on a Blogger blog.

I'll be adding a new "Blogroll" on my WordPress blog too, that's the same thing as Blogger's "Configure Blog List" option. So, all of my "followers" here will be added there.

And now you've been properly updated.


And for goodness sakes, be careful out there!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Say Nothin' Saturday

I'm not sayin much, so please click here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Movers (and Shakers?)

In preparation for a move to WordPress, you can view my latest post by clicking here.

(I'm shaking in my shoes thinking about the move!)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Christmas Garden/Dissed Below the Fold

I set out an amaryllis last spring after cutting the nearly three foot stalk down to almost nothing. I then forgot about it until about a week ago when I dug it up, stuffed (yes, stuffed, amaryllis like stuffy quarters) it in a four-inch pot and set it in a sunny window where it's now growing a new stalk that will produce another gorgeous bloom. It probably won't flower till after Christmas, but I don't care, I'm sure I'll appreciate the eye candy more even then. This lone flower, plus a poinsettia or two will be my indoor Christmas garden. I've got a few houseplants, but they're just that - houseplants. I'm sorry if it sounds as if I'm dissing my indoor container plants, I'm not.

Speakin of bein dissed....

The paper I write for hired another columnist. I'm happy that our local newspaper can afford to do this; we've all heard the doomsday reports about newsprint goin extinct, and havin a new columnist means the paper I write for isn't in dire straits just yet. But I wanted to be the one writing the new column. I mentioned this fact several months ago and was told then to go ahead with it, I should've, but didn't. The gist of the new piece has to do with love, Christianity, family, all that feel good stuff that a lot of folks like to hear. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the columnist is a bad writer, she's not, it's just that I had a very different set of ideas and topics I wanted to address in a much more critical manner.

The new piece has been runnin above the fold in the past two issues. The spot where my gardening column used to appear. Above the fold is a nice spot, you open right up to the article and you don't have to look down to read.

I fee like I'm bein dissed.

Green River, Greensburg, Kentucky