Okay I am back and ready for the New Year. Wow, it is funny how work can get in the way of life.
I thought I would start out the new year with a new front…new front blogging home page that is. I spent all morning looking and trying on different looks. It was agonizing. I am a no-nonsense type of person. When I go shopping, I get in and out with record speed. Well, maybe not the grocery store or the bakery or the local pastry shop. Okay when it comes to food – eating – buying – or cooking it, I involve all my senses and that takes time. Wait, I am getting off topic. I was saying that this theme shopping was killing me. I started at 6:30 in the morning and finally decided on this one at 12:47 in the afternoon. That is a whopping six hours and 17 minutes. Like I said, agonizing.
Being a no-nonsense person, one would think a minimalist look would be perfect for me. Grid Focus or Clean Home were indeed sensible and clean but I discovered I desired color for my life in words. I found it with Matala and Sweet Blossoms but they did not let me transfer some of the customizing I spent hours working on in the beginning of my blogging life. I even tried on the ones in the middle, only to find the fit was not right. Some of the themes were too busy, some were too tight, others were too dark, and some required magnifying glasses. This was turning into an impossible task. Why has no one thought to design a free theme that is visually impaired friendly? I mean, someone thought to make that phone for us AARP people. You know the one with giant numbers. My mom had that phone and I loved it. Anywho, I was getting no where until I started thinking about the blogs I love to visit. I began looking in my own back yard and fell in love with the Bouquet layout.
Now that I have a new beginning, I decided to do something I had been wanting to do for a long time. I may be committing bloggers suicide but I feel compelled to follow my heart. I have decided to change the way I refer to Hubs. Mr. Moody or Mr. M is far more fitting. You just have no idea how much this describes him. I played with Chief or Chief Yells-Alot to give recognition to his military background but it made him seem hateful. Mr. Moody covers his many ups and downs which can occur between seconds, not the usual days that most people experience. He is a hot mess but I love him….hills and all.
Daughter was next on the agenda for a name change. The one thing that stands out above all else regarding her is she never sleeps unless the sun is up. She uses the quietness of the night to do all her art, reading and studying. The first site of light sends her running to the bed. Her sleeping is all messed up, at least it is to me. This put me in the mind of a vampire but a vampire she is not. Then I thought of a bat. She loves bats and does sort of live like one. ( dark green and burgundy room, loft style bed and different sleeping habits) This lead me to the children’s book Stella Luna. It was her favorite book when she was little and somehow it fits her now. So, Stella it is.
I also changed the header to include my dogs. I think it is only right since the name of my blog was inspired by them. Plus they are just so darn cute.
I wanted to say thank you to Tony again. I hope you all enjoyed reading him. I just fell in love with the letters and I wanted to share with you, the people that enrich my life so much, what I thought was very special.
I think I had better wait for any other changes to implement. I know how frustrating it can be to go shopping for the ice cream only to find it has been replaced with diapers and the dad-burn ice-cream is clear across on the other side of the store. Change is good but I prefer it in small doses.