See that stuff on the right–stress coat? It came with Emma’s new fishtank. But doesn’t that sound like something that would be good for us? A few drops in your water and everything just feels good again.
Really though, I’m not stressed. I just feel a little disorganized at the moment. My desk being the perfect example–to my right: a small pile of Mary’s folded laundry, my almost empty nalgene bottle (drinking lots of water!), and plastic kitchen food. To my left: this new game of Emma’s, a flashlight, bowl of pretzel nuggets, desitin and a catalog that came in the mail today. The only clear surface is my laptop’s keyboard.
I usually feel this way on the days when I make the trek to the "high risk pregnancy" doctor in Baltimore. Have I told you that my blood clot is gone? yay! But, I’m still on the shots. Boo!
Today it was a follow-up ultrasound because they found that the baby’s umbilical cord has one artery instead of two. Can we have anymore "issues with this pregnancy??!! The high risk doctor’s reaction is to take me down the trail of "worst case scenarios", whereas my regular OB blows it off with a wave of her hand as "very common". So today’s appointment was to be sure the baby is growing properly. And yes, little babe is in the 90th percentile–getting me out of more high risk doctor visits for a few weeks. Phew!
On a completely different train of thought: have I told you of my new little typepad epiphany? Well, I am very bored with the limited colors that you’re offered when you design your weblog. And I look at other people’s blog and think that their colors are different (and better) from the ones I use. So, I upgraded to a "pro" account for all of ten minutes, to determine if you got more color choices with the top level account. You don’t.
So, then I thought: I wonder if I can put any little code in the box that comes up when I choose my colors. For example, if you choose a green border, the little box shows a mix of six or so letters and numbers that I suppose in HTML code means, "green". So, I did a google search of HTML color codes and found this website. Here, there’s a whole range of colors with little codes beside each of them. If you choose your colors, write down those codes and then type that code into the box on typepad’s design pages, you’ll get THAT color! does that make any sense?? If not, I’ll have to write it up step by step or something. But it works people! Now, instead of just a mere ten colors to choose from there’s at least four times that many!! You can finally find your perfect shade of green or blue or brown….
Try it. And if this makes no sense, tell me. I’ll try to get more detailed. added today: Sooo…after reading your comments, it looks like I am the LAST one to figure this one out! Oh well, it still makes me happy! 🙂
So there’s your blogging design tidbit for today. Actually, it’s the first tidbit I’ve ever given, but anyway…. (
And lastly–if you’re wondering if you’ve missed getting an email about your miniswap partner…you haven’t. My plan is to swap names tonight while I’m flipping pancakes. Yes, breakfast for dinner. It’s that kind of day. So, be watching. But no, you’ve missed nothing.