It has been such a lazy day. All our body clocks are completely confused. It’s going to be so hard on Sam to get up Monday morning!
These days have been sweet and uncomplicated. I just had a delightful candlelit bath, with my storyteller staying with me the whole time. I am very, very sleepy now.
I’ve put this off for a time out of sheer laziness, I suppose, but it’s past time to move the rest of the articles on this site into WordPress. I don’t know how long it’ll take me to work through them, but I’ll try to space them out a bit so as not to flood the feed. I’ll try to remember to use the “more” tag, too.
I can’t just dump the HTML into posts or pages, because there’s always something that’s outdated, or that I would put differently now. And, of course, I’m trying to do this migration without leaving a bunch of broken links, which means setting up redirects as I go.
Yes, I know that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder. It’s officiously diagnosed and everything. No, there’s nothing you can do or say that will relieve me of feeling that I had to go through every single article.
Oh. To be more accurate than above, I’ve put this off due to sheer perfectionism, which is highly susceptible to procrastination for exactly these kinds of reasons.
I haven’t given up on this blog, either. Or even the long-missing podcast! I don’t know why I haven’t posted in so long, honestly. I’ve been in a very quiet time, but it’s time to leave the shell.
I have had more health problems, and I’m on more medications now. I’ve added a wheelchair to the walker and cane, and need an electric chair or scooter.
At the same time, I’ve constantly read things and thought, “I should post that to Fibrant Living.”
So I am, now. I hope some of you are still reading!
I can’t remember the last time I even considered seeking news anywhere but online. Whether it’s what’s going on around Atlanta, the nation, or the world, or just a weather update, I look there first if at all possible. Since I’m at home and can check in throughout most of the day, it’s easy for me to get near-constant updates on whatever is going on. I use quite a few different sources, to get a balanced news diet, but between RSS feeds and email updates that’s incredibly easy. I can always follow links to the originating web sites, and cross-check other sites (which I like to do) to get more information on anything that really catches my attention.
In turn, I feed the information to my family. I suppose most people do that, in one way or another, and I greatly appreciate the links received from friends via Twitter and the like. I don’t pass everything on to Sam and Katie, of course—just the stories that I know to be of interest to them.
Unfortunately, I can’t always refrain from telling them about stories that are particularly disturbing to me. Sam, in particular, really doesn’t want to hear about such things, which is one reason he doesn’t read the Atlanta paper. I feel a need to stay abreast of current events, but also need an outlet for my frustration.
Guess what? This is it!
Yep. I’m going to try to limit my outbursts to written ones, and this is the place I’ll be using for them. You can always skip the articles if you don’t like them. It’s much harder for the family to just not hear me, and I place a high value on peace in the household.
Utter insanity. All of it. My fall classes just started. I’m in a flare (when am I not? but seriously, I am).
But hey! I hate my birthday, and three insane new things for the month should, at least, be distracting!
So, yes, this would be my second NaBloPoMo post. I’m having a little technical trouble actually posting the NaPodPoMo part, but I’m doing them. And fine, might as well top it off with NaNoWriMo.
It’s Hope’s fault. And Sam’s. And, um, right. Kioshi’s. All of you. Dreadful.
Don’t mind me. By the end of November, at least, I won’t have any hair left, so I won’t be spending any more time worrying over whether or not to get it cut, or color it, or whatever!
Live+Press works, but it gives me lots of messy error messages. I don’t like error messages, even if the post does eventually go where it’s supposed to go. Oddly, it works just fine on Katie’s site. We’re using the same version of WordPress on the same server. Very strange.
So now I’m testing LiveJournal Crossposter. We’ll see how this one works. It’s simpler, with far fewer options. I can’t customize the LJ post in any way (user picture, mood, etc.) but most of those options weren’t really working in Live+Press anyway.
I’ve gotten the idea that some of you just won’t comment if you can’t do it on LJ, so I’ll just go back to having comments in both places. At least I’ll get notifications (or should).
That’s a real problem I have with using LJ as an aggregator: there’s no way to get LJ to disable comments on the syndicated feed account, and the blog author never know the comments are there. Few people actually go back to the blog to respond, and bloggers (on LJ or elsewhere) want comments. They are the ego-cookies that make us happy. You wouldn’t want to miss your comments, would you?
This week’s Stitching Bloggers Question is:
Since you started blogging, have you noticed any difference in your stitching habits? Tell us about them.
Blogging hasn’t really changed my stitching habits, but I haven’t gotten to know a great many other stitching bloggers — yet 🙂
When that happens, though, I expect that it may have the same effect that subscribing to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework did back in 1995. I discovered Q‑Snaps and Ott Lites and new techniques and fibers and fabrics! And there were designers who actually participated in the newsgroup!
I’d been stitching for over a decade then, but r.c.t.n. sparked a period of growth and renewal that has continued to this day. I’m excited about the new inspiration I’m sure I’ll find from reading the blogs of other stitchers!