Archive for May, 2008

Playing with WordPress

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I’ve tried out a few more “tweaks” to the blog site.  They seem to be working.

Of course, I was up shortly after 5:00 thinking about what could be done.  Another confirmation of why I’m not a computer techie!!

Time on my hands

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Just noticed that the clock was set wrong in WordPress.  You have to set Daylight Savings Time manually!

No, I don’t often blog at 3:00 in the morning!  Hopefully this has been corrected and you will actually be able to believe the time that a blog was posted.

Oh for the days of the sundial!!

Rabbits galore

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Just took a look out the window.  Wildlife running rampant!!

rabbit may 19, 2008

A holy day

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Some days just need to be filled with God, friends and fun.  That, I suppose, is what Sunday should be about.

Today, strangely enough, shared just that.  I think in the busyness of life, and the decades of church work, Sunday has too easily become just another day.  Not every Sunday, not every week, not every time.

But today was just enjoyable.  I sang with friends in worship of God.  I preached of truths I’m constantly learning.  I sat at meal with new acquaintances and old friends.  I rested for an hour.  I chatted with a friend and had another just drop in.  A couple bought us ice cream sundaes.  And another old friend (OK, she wouldn’t say she’s that old!) came across us at a fast food joint.  Finally, the day ended with the movie, “Saving Sarah Cain”, a God movie which provokes thought.

In all, not a bad day.  A great day to start my new week!!

Summer Time

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

The weather is beautiful, the grass is growing (I just cut it a few days ago), and people are out on the streets.  Picked up three shirts for $15.00 at an outdoor sale.  Enjoyed talking to friends and strangers.  And now I’m off to BBQ a hotdog.

Life doesn’t get much better than this!!

So, those tabs don’t work

Friday, May 16th, 2008

You have probably pushed a few of the buttons on blog.  They don’t all work.  And my categories are wild — I’ve never quite gotten around to working on that.

So, over the next few days . . . maybe I’ll rest, eat and hopefully look at working on the blog!!

On WordPress

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

This is it.  I’ve moved over (thanks to my service provider).  Now I just need to clean up a few things and see how it goes. 

It’s a start.

Blogging

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

This afternoon I headed to a suggested blog. The blog had a review of a book I have read. The review had been suggested by an email.

A lot of good insight on this blog. So I took a look at some of the other entries. Again, a site to consider.

Interestingly, there have been no comments on this blog. I’ve wondered how we rate blogs. I’m inclined to say that the more comments, the better the blog.

In this case, the content seems good. But perhaps the reading of this blog is what I see with my blog. I have a few faithful readers who comment by other means (phone, email, visits). I have not designed my blog to address a national or international issue. Rather, it is here to keep people updated on my life. Every once in a while I hit on a “hot button” issue and a few more people drop by to visit the site. After that spike, the usage returns to normal. Who knows, after I get WordPress up and running, maybe a few more will drop in for a while. But if my dad reads this, or my siblings, or some close friends, I’m glad.

Feel free to comment (might even boost my exposure — if not my self-esteem!!).

A sad day!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Today, I turned down eating two full meals.  Both were great food, well presented, and paid for by someone else.

But as the meals progressed, I couldn’t eat full helpings.  And that’s not a bad thing.  My weight could be slightly less (although I have settled on an acceptable weight — less weight means less stress on my new knees).  My stomach was also saying it didn’t need to pile up a lot of food at any one time today.

So, here I am.  Eating a few almonds as I finish the day.  I’ll have a drink (probably of tea).  Then it’s off to bed.  I’v been reading a novel, and have skipped to the final chapter — which I’ve now finished.  So, as my head hits the pillow, I’m planning for immediate sleep.  With the early rising of the sun, I expect I’ll be up around 6:00 tomorrow — and I should be well refreshed, looking forward to tomorrow.

A Ladies’ man!

Monday, May 12th, 2008

That’s what I guess I would be called.

Tonight I was the sound “man” at a ladies’ dessert night.  Not another man in sight.  Not one. 

I was asked if I felt outnumbered. 

I noticed when I laughed I was the only one with a deep voice.  And when I looked at the dessert’s they were all small pieces — compared to what I would usually take.

The evening was encouraging.  Some of our young ladies are off on a missions trip and they sponsored the evening.  Good stuff!!