Do Not Adjust Your Monitor!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Yes, you are in the right place, if you be looking for the Winters Family Matron. (Matron makes me sounds so old, doesn't it?)

I have been busy as a bee, working on this template, and through trial, error, and sleepless nights, I finally figured out how to create it. I even found out that CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet, which is the type of template that Blogger likes. Wheee! I've learned so much about HTML over the last week, my head hurts! All because I'm too cheap to pay someone else to do what I knew I could do myself. (That, and I like a challenge.) I'm sure I'll be tweaking it a bit over the next week or so, but I was so excited about it, I figured it was high time to go live.

Speaking of excitement, we are going down to Sylvan Lake for the weekend. Jason managed to get a 4-day weekend at work, thanks to the way the altered schedule there works. We are going down for Jason's brother Nick's wedding reception. (The wedding happened in April in the Bahamas, or some other such tropical place.) This will likely be our last trip down for the year, so we are hoping to make the most of it. I've got two friends with new babies to see, errands to do in Red Deer, and of course, a ton of friends and family to visit, if possible.

I told Jude on Monday that we would be going to visit Papa (my dad), and he's been counting sleeps ever since. He asked, "and Grandpa and Grandma, too?" meaning Jason's parents, and was pretty stoked when I answered in the affirmative. Too cool. It will be great when we can start having conversations like that with Noah.

Well, I better go get some laundry done, to get ready for the trip. Before I go, though, I would like you to meet my friend Christa from Sylvan Lake. This busy "oilpatch widow" just had baby #4, and just began blogging a few weeks ago. C'mon, welcome her to bloggy land and drop a line on her blog!

Quote of the Day:

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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11 comments

  1. Wow! Your new template is just awesome. If you could see me now, I am a rather suspicious shade of green. I wish I could do this. I am a complete HTML ignoramus, which is compounded by the fact that I don't have a single creative bone in my body :(

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  2. I really like this! I just started a blog myself so you've given me some inspiration!

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  3. Rohini - Thanks! Hmmm...wonder if I could figure out how to do a template for you, too? Not this weekend, though, 'cause I'm away all weekend. Think about what you want, or find a blog similar that you like, and e-mail me your ideas, if you want me to give it a go. I'm not promising anything, but I might be able to do one for you, yoo.

    Anonymous - Aah. Music to my ears--I've inspired someone else. The best compliment!

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  4. Hey! Yor template looks great! Can't wait to see you guys. It'll be crazy to see the boys and how much they changed! Naomi is coming into Langley tonight and we'll leave early tomorrow morning. We're hoping to be at mom & dad's by around 8pm-ish. Everything's happening so fast, I'll be home before I know it! See you soon!

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  5. It looks awesome, T! And wonders! No floating footer.

    On another note ... I FORGOT MY BUTTER! WAAAAH. Okay, I'm alright now.

    :)

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  6. Colleen - Yup, I had to totally revamp my template, but finally got everything where it should be. (Well, almost. I can't figure out how to get rid of the space above my header, yet. Yet.)

    I noticed the butter. Shucks. Darn. I have empathy for you, but I don't think this is the time of year to mail it up--would be nothing but a pool of grease seeping through the mail bag, if I did. Next time.

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  7. Wow! What a generous offer! Thanks! I don't think I have the ability to visualise what I want but if I chance upon a blog that I like, I might just take you up on your offer. ;)

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  8. Well done on learning CSS by yourself. I'm self-taught too and its wonderful to be able to change little things by myself.

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  9. Hey there!
    Love the new template, keep up the good work!!

    I've been meaning to ask you, have you ever heard of Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills Alberta?

    I applied to go there and then things went awfully wrong in my life and now im figuring out if that means God's closing the doors or if He's telling me to have faith.

    I'm going for the second but we'll see!

    Love in Christ,
    Sarah

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  10. Rohini -- Keep me posted.

    Fence -- You've done a great job on your blog, too, btw. Thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah -- My friend Amanda went to Prairie for the last half of Grade 12. I grew up in Sylvan Lake, only about a 45-minute drive from Three Hills.

    Thanks for the comment on the template!

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