Sunday, November 26, 2006

sunday, almost noon

i'll get the photo thing figured out soon. for now, i'll sit in sweats and wool socks--watching 'cradle of life'--while i use gar's computer to post a new entry.

suzanne is calling calling calling. she wants without telling me what she wants. i could guess: some time under a blanket having her tummy stroked. she's my little sybarite.

been thinking about a christmas tree and where we might like to put it this year. we have a 3 ft pre-lit tree. last year, it worked on the entertainment center. we no longer have that piece of furniture, so i'm not sure where the tree will go. ben hasn't learned the decorum that must accompany the holidays.

over the past couple of years, i've been thinking about christmas and why it's usually a little depressing. it mostly comes from not being able to access the 'magic' that christmas was supposed to have had when i was a child. so i can try to find my own magic: lights, scents, tastes, generosity, family.

yesterday, i walked through a stand of freshly cut noble and douglas firs. their limbs were bound for easy transport. the sign read 'shaped trees', and it was obvious that some branches had been nipped or tipped for symmetric shape. with those nips, the scent was strong: fresh, green, peacefully energizing. ah christmas...


DaisyMae Maus said...

Okay ... Everything is up and running. You've got a "weather pixie," a hit counter, orange kitty clock, blogroll, and pet hamster.

The photo thing is easy. When you're posting within the posting wizard, there is a little icon in the upper left window that looks like a tiny green/blue photo. This is what you click when you want to place a photo. When you click, you're brought to another window where you can choose size/orientation of your photo. Once you've chosen the size/orientation, you go to the upper left corner and browse for the photo that you want to post. Once you've done that, click the uploading button at the bottom of the window and you're returned to your posting ... You'll notice that the html for the photo is in the upper part of the window. If you choose, you can leave it there or move it elsewhere in the posting by cutting/pasting. You can preview using the preview link in the upper right hand side of the window, you can save as a draft or you can publish. You can put as many photos as you want by following the steps above ... Just be warned that too many photos may take a long time to upload and you may time-out.

Good luck! Oh, and if you want to fool with the colors of your template, go to the "settings" part (when you want to do a new post, it's on the left ... settings and stuff are on the right of your "dashboard") ... once you go to settings, choose "template" and then fonts/colors ... You can try them out ... you have to choose "save" after each try-out so the "view blog" option will be revealed ... Tinker around with your settings to personalize your blog. I don't advise the 'view html' selection unless you know what you're doing and want to change minor things.
DaisyMae Maus

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