Sunday Review

April 7, 2008 at 12:29 am 4 comments

We have had a spirit of “being on vacation” all weekend. Late nights out for some dessert and a late movie Friday night for 2 of the kids “all A present”, sleeping in late Sat. AM, pancakes by The Hub, shopping for fertilizer, Wal*Mart errands, basketball until after dark Saturday. Today: shopping and lunch and individual times with the kids out of town. We all got new shoes! Clearance. Thank you, Lord!

Tonight, a great service at church, more b-ball, and supper at mom’s with my Navy brother and fam. Turkey and smashed potatoes and the fixins! Mmmm.

The kids interact SO much differently divided up…that’s been a joy all weekend, mixing “us” up in new groupings.  They seem refreshed by the change of pace as well.

Now, up late, later than I probably should be, working with a new blog template just for the challenge to see how things fly.  Wanting to test drive the design-end of the new WordPress.

Whew.  Header images are coming in at “crunched” resolution.  Fine for a post, not fine for a header. I had to scale way back on ideas to keep pixelation scattering.  I’ve contacted WordPress about this issue and hope they offer a separate uploading for headers than for post pics soon!

Widgets are a whole new world.  The main advisement…if you want to move a text box from one column to another, you will lose all content in it. For this reason, if you are going to move your text boxes to another column, I recommend keeping three copies of your blog up at once.

1st-for widget edit and saves.

2nd- to check your work by refreshing your browser”,

3rd-an old copy “unrefreshed” in case you lose widget content (copy and paste it to html, then copy and paste it back into a black text box.)

If that makes sense to anyone, you get all A’s today.

LOVED Melissa H.’s solo today “Turn Up the Music” by Point of Grace.  I’ve been singing it all day.  It’s now my personal version of “The Way I Was Made”.  Great job!

What are your Spring-Break celebration plans this week?  We do a lot of small stuff to make it special.  Short trips, movies, games, guests…

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim  |  April 7, 2008 at 7:44 am

    First of all…what is that strawberry thingy in the picture???? I want some!!!

    We have no big plans this week…I may try to take each kid shopping for spring/summer clothes…individually!!! I have to go back to L’ville Wed.

  • 2. Melissa H.  |  April 7, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the sweet comment! I love the song too, and I can’t get it out of my head!

  • 3. Misty  |  April 7, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Neat new design here! The girls are at Bryan’s parents until Wed night, then I’m going to have makeovers with them, watch movies with popcorn and pizza and play games with them the rest of the week. I really want to spend some quality time with them.

    Until then, sleeping late with Zachary and naps when I can. Just took him to Kroger with me for the first time, stocked up on some stuff to make special meals for hubby for a couple nights while it’s relatively quiet here. Enjoying the peace 🙂

  • 4. graceisenough  |  April 7, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Love the new page….I haven’t got brave enough to try the “new” wordpress yet…I had just gotten comfortable with the other one. I’m sure I’ll be asking you for help!

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