Friday, November 14, 2008

I See The Future

The future of the next week or so.

Well, it's only 8 am here and I just finished putting Batman "tattoos" all over Bubby's arms. He seems pretty inspired to get to school now and show his friends his new ink. It's really such a simple thing but makes him very happy.

Speaking of simple, let us talk about something not so simple. Mr. Linky and FeedFlare. For me anyway.

For some of you, this may be simple. I am just technically challenged and learn best by trial and error, so I have been playing around a bit with them. Of course, this all happens in between putting tats on my kids and feeding them. Basically, I cannot read or understand all this computer code stuff in my templates and am terrified I will mess it all up somehow.

I do have some fun new things to introduce this next week, though (if I can figure out Mr. Linky). Jo-Lynne made me some new buttons so I can host some carnivals! Oh, they are soooooo completely cute.

So, I'm excited about that aaannnnddd, she just might be (okay she is) decorating my blog for Christmas. Yay! So, I am kind of already decorating for Christmas - just not my actual house. I can't bring myself to do that until Thanksgiving is over. Even if it is late this year.

I've got a couple reviews coming up also on some great kids books: a series for the younger ones and one for older girsls/tweens that B just finished.

Speaking of B, she is turning 8 on Monday.

Her birthday list is just a little huge including both a Nintendo DS, an iPod and new bike. No, she is absolutely not getting all of those things.

But we are not having a big party this year. $100 can buy a party or go toward the DS. Doing both is not really a good choice right now. Especially with Christmas right around the corner. You should see her Christmas list and no she is not getting everything on that either.

Anyway, this is the first in her young 8 years of life that we are not having an actual birthday party. We will still have a family celebration this weekend, though!

Oh, have you donated to the 50,000 shoes in 50 days, yet? Just $5 will buy TWO people shoes. People without even one pair of shoes for what you probably forgot is stuffed in the pocket of your jeans. Anyway, it's a great cause and easy to do. I plan on donating each week. Go here to join me! And yes, I will be talking about this until the goal is reached. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh I can't do Mr. Linky either I am so technically challenged too. I can't wait to see the new Christmas layout and your new buttons.

EE said...

My kids all chose the birthday buy-out this year... so much easier!!
I absolutely love your blog. I'll be back!!!

Kellie said...

You've got a lot going on this weekend! Happy birthday to your sweet Girl!

Can't wait to se the Blog all dressed up for the holidays!

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