Flooring

Got home today to find the first pieces of flooring in place. It looks great! I’ll have to post before and after pictures. Purty purty stuff. Can’t wait to see what the new vanity and faucet look like when they’re installed. Not home for long… heading out to dance practise.

Solo?

Our troupe’s dance instructor threw me a curve ball today: she asked if I would like to do a solo. I’ve been interested in doing a solo, but have not considered that I was ready for one. I’d like to have a better repetoire of steps, for example. Eep! So Read more…

What a night…

Okay, first the good news. The package I thought had been Banff’ed was actually sent to the dead letter center in Atlanta. That was one MAJOR screw up on the part of the post office. I went to the post office when the letter was supposedly still in the building. Read more…

Bizarre Dreams

I must have had a strange dream last night: I woke up singing a song I learned in elementary school (“Senior Don Gato”–yup, song about a cat). Very bizarre. I haven’t thought about that song in years. Funny what you remember. Oh Senior Don Gato was a cat On a Read more…

Way Too Early

I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. I have missed two hours’ worth of sleep this morning to meet the cleaning people at my house. Sigh. Really tired. I know, it’s not technically that early, but when it’s two hours earlier than what you are Read more…

Sequestered Felines

The kitties have been locked in my second bedroom for the past week and half. I’ve been worried about them getting into the fans and humidifiers the cleaning crew brought. These kitties are completely spoiled: their room has a cat tower for climing up to a window, three cat beds Read more…

Dammit. Janet.

Ever feel like a deer in headlights? You get caught up in doing some activity, trying to correct some error, and you spend all day on it. It’s like some bizarre fascination that you just can stop once you’ve started it. Wasted the entire friggin’ evening looking for information on Read more…

MacJournal Frustrations

Mariner Software, the publishers of MacJournal, have a great reputation. Many people love MacJournal. It’s highly recommended as desktop journaling and blogging software. A friend of my tried it and love it, so I bought it. According to the reviews I had read, MJ works with popular blogging software including WordPress. Sounded like a great way to have a local backup of the posts and be able to write drafts offline.

I have spent approximately six hours trying to get this software to work with my WordPress blog. I’ve read all over the net and have yet to find a comprehensive set of instructions for configuring a WP blog to work with MacJournal. Basically, the user manual included with the software suggests letting MacJournal auto-detect the blog settings. This is great if you are using a blog hosted at LiveJournal. Works like a charm.

Unfortunately, if you are using WordPress, no concrete information is available in the documentation. Other people on the Mariner Software support forums have said that they were able to get their WP blog to work with MJ without a problem. So what am I doing wrong?!

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Helping Hands

My stepfather is flying in this weekend to help me with home repairs. I’m feeling really blessed to have supportive parents — and someone knowledgable to ask questions. Boy is my knowledge lacking when it comes to home repairs. He is flying in tonight and will be here until Sunday. Read more…

Dance Performance

The big day finally arrived! We met in Oak Ridge for the Secret City Festival about 2:30 on Saturday. The performance started at 3:00. It was a blast! Jaia from Ananda Dance Company, BellaBelly Dance Company, and Gypsy Dream (my troupe). Check out the photography section for pictures.

Dirt Yard

My front yard looks like a playground for a giant prairie dog. For the past two days the plumbers have been digging up the sewer lines to replace them. The old line turned out to be PVC, but a very thin type that can’t stand up to the requirements of Read more…