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here we go…

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Summer is showing her face here these days. We are all a little hot and bothered. I definitely get grumpy when I’m hot. My husband finds it humorous, of course. My little Wisconsin skin isn’t quite ready for the hazy humid days of Maryland summer. I know I’m in for a long one if today I was already thinking I couldn’t wait until it was Fall again. Thankfully, we do have the blessing of air conditioning units in our house and a swimming pool just a walk away. (Although by the time I make the walk back up from the pool carrying a too hot, too tired toddler I’m usually just as sweaty as when I began.)
If you’re not reading this blog entry in bloglines, you see that I’ve made some changes over the weekend. I have a lovely new banner designed by Jan at poppytalk. She is known for her blog buttons and when I asked her to design a new blog button for the miniswap, I asked if she would consider designing a banner for my blog. I just get so tired of trying to get the right size, uploading it with my dial-up, working out a font, design…I was in the mood to have someone do it for me. And I already knew that I love everything I’ve seen of Jan’s on other blogs. So I love my new magnolia blue banner. It’s perfect. Thank you Jan. I’m not sure if she’s in the banner business for real now, so you’ll have to get in touch with her to ask.
I’m also working on the content in my sidebars. I tried a new layout that shows the most recent pictures I have posted. I’m not sold on this layout yet, but I’m going to give a go for awhile. I’ve also taken some things away until I can update them. I’ve added what my bedside reading–I always read before I fall asleep…or I should say until I fall asleep. I loved BelCanto and now I’m working on Traveling Mercies–both of which I’m reading with a small reading group that meets monthly. I want to add more things to my sidebar, but will get to it as I can–an updated music list, books i’m perusing from the library, something with children’s books, updated photo albums, etc. And I also imported my bloglines feeds. Thank you to all who offered lots of suggestions awhile back. I couldn’t have done it with out you. Really.
And another thank you for all the suggestions for my little ant problem. We found some ‘terro’ finally. I didn’t think they sold it in Maryland, but we found it at a little hardware store over the weekend. Those poor, misled ants are licking it up and carrying it home. I’m seeing less and less of them these days.

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Summer is showing her face here these days. We are all a little hot and bothered. I definitely get grumpy when I’m hot. My husband finds it humorous, of course. My little Wisconsin skin isn’t quite ready for the hazy humid days of Maryland summer. I know I’m in for a long one if today I was already thinking I couldn’t wait until it was Fall again. Thankfully, we do have the blessing of air conditioning units in our house and a swimming pool just a walk away. (Although by the time I make the walk back up from the pool carrying a too hot, too tired toddler I’m usually just as sweaty as when I began.)
If you’re not reading this blog entry in bloglines, you see that I’ve made some changes over the weekend. I have a lovely new banner designed by Jan at poppytalk. She is known for her blog buttons and when I asked her to design a new blog button for the miniswap, I asked if she would consider designing a banner for my blog. I just get so tired of trying to get the right size, uploading it with my dial-up, working out a font, design…I was in the mood to have someone do it for me. And I already knew that I love everything I’ve seen of Jan’s on other blogs. So I love my new magnolia blue banner. It’s perfect. Thank you Jan. I’m not sure if she’s in the banner business for real now, so you’ll have to get in touch with her to ask.
I’m also working on the content in my sidebars. I tried a new layout that shows the most recent pictures I have posted. I’m not sold on this layout yet, but I’m going to give a go for awhile. I’ve also taken some things away until I can update them. I’ve added what my bedside reading–I always read before I fall asleep…or I should say until I fall asleep. I loved BelCanto and now I’m working on Traveling Mercies–both of which I’m reading with a small reading group that meets monthly. I want to add more things to my sidebar, but will get to it as I can–an updated music list, books i’m perusing from the library, something with children’s books, updated photo albums, etc. And I also imported my bloglines feeds. Thank you to all who offered lots of suggestions awhile back. I couldn’t have done it with out you. Really.
And another thank you for all the suggestions for my little ant problem. We found some ‘terro’ finally. I didn’t think they sold it in Maryland, but we found it at a little hardware store over the weekend. Those poor, misled ants are licking it up and carrying it home. I’m seeing less and less of them these days.

15 comments on “here we go…”

  1. I love the new look!

    Also – am off to Amazon to find out more info about “Travelling Mercies”, as I am not familiar with it. I loved “Bel Canto”, though!

  2. Your new banner looks so pretty. You know you’re way too good for me to only look at you in Bloglines. Be sure and share any good reads you discover in your new reading group. Emma looks so sweet with her little summer face. xo

  3. LOVE your new look! It’s all a perfect fit! I read Traveling Mercies a few years ago and have been looking for Bird by Bird for ages but can’t seem to find it anywhere. I’ll have to check out Bel Canto…like I need another book in my stack to read! 😉

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