Monthly Archive: January 2008

The four-legged Zoots are adjusting as well. 8

The four-legged Zoots are adjusting as well.

Something that has surprised me during this transition of me into a Stay-At-Home Mom is watching my pets also transition. The oddest change, has been how the animals are adjusting to having a toddler around all the time. NikkiZ has always liked the cats more than the dogs (they’re not as licky) but lately, all of the animals seem to want to hang out with her. If you’ll notice, it seems that Sunflower pops up in a lot more of our pictures lately. It’s like she is always hovering around NikkiZ, waiting for some love. NikkiZ, if she notices sunflower,...

Looking for a Guinea Pig… 9

Looking for a Guinea Pig…

So – in my downtime I taught myself how to design to work with the sidebar widget capability of WordPress. Probably not rocket science to those of you who gave in to learn that years ago, but I was pretty damn proud. I made a simple design to work with the default sidebar options a WordPress blog gives you. If you have a WordPress blog (one you set up yourself that you can add themes to, not the WordPress.com blogs) and you use the basic WordPress sidebar widgets – and you’d like a very Plain and Simple Aqua theme –...

Dear Internet, I’ve Missed You So! 7

Dear Internet, I’ve Missed You So!

Let’s never fight again, shall we? It was such a good sight to wake up and see all of the lights on my cable modem going strong! You’re back! You were back for awhile yesterday, but I only had time to upload pictures before my daughter thought that the best way to entertain herself while I was on the computer was to kick me in the head. I decided to step away from the keyboard then. Let me just say – there is no way IN HELL that I’ll be able to catch up with all of your lives in...

Sorry about the disappearing act… 14

Sorry about the disappearing act…

What started as minor internet issues on Friday turned into a full-fledged vanishing act, didn’t it? Jeez. Sorry about that. When I was waiting for the Comcast guy on Friday I realized something. I’m Agoraphobic-Phobic. I was stuck in the house waiting for him during that 14 hour timespan they give you to expect them – and I thought, “Man. This sucks.” Not being able to leave my house may be the worst situation I could ever be in. It’s worse than not having a car, because I could just call a friend or family member in that case. I...

All in a day’s work. 26

All in a day’s work.

The first half of today was awesome. I was super-productive both professionally and domestically. I got a lot done and had a good feeling about the day. I sent several inquiries/resumes out and was optimistic to hear positive feedback. Then – I got my first “No, thanks!” response. And that sent me for a downward spiral. One negative response and suddenly my whole day was ruined. I asked Marilyn why I do that – why I let one DENIED email ruin my day – but she was no help. She just said, “I do that too!” Heh. We were talking...