After I only just posted about how great our lovely house is looking, DIY Dad went up yesterday to discover that water was pouring, POURING, into the house from between the new build and old renovation. Our builder says it's not a problem and can be sorted out. Poor DIY Dad, he has so much on his plate as it is.
Being the Voice of Optimism in the home, I stated that it was good we discovered it now rather than later, after he had plasterboarded that area. Now that would have been a sorry state indeed. the huge rains this last week allowed us to find the problem now. You gotta be thankful.
- Less Feeds
I got into a very big de-cluttering kick the last few weeks. Not my home, but my mind.
I continued skimming my feed reader and from a start of around 210, I'm now down to under 100. My flexible goal is to remain under 100. So if I want to add a blog, I encourage myself to remove another. I really have to be vigilant with myself, my Shadows want more more more information.
I can't tell you what a burden that was off my mind.
I was abusing my reader's purpose too. I added blogs that i didn't need to check regularly. So the blogs I wanted to keep I moved into my Favorites folders.
- New blog
On a similar vein, I deleted two of my other blogs. My Global Homestead blog was eco-centred and house and garden stuff too. But you know, while green issues are very important to me, the wealth of information is too much for me, right now, to keep up with. And there are tons of blogs doing a fab job of filling that need. I'll keep up with the news and latest info, and blog about it when I want to.
My Hearth Herbalist blog I really enjoyed but it was actually stifling my various blogging needs. So I've deleted it but have started another. It includes all the delicious herbal goodness from HH, but incorporates weaving crafts (crochet etc) as well as metaphysical goodies (tarot, astrology). AND, I thought it would be fun to have a few other bloggers throw in their writing for good measure.
If you're interested in all such things, visit us at Crooked Hooks
I had a lovely template there but it's not behaving, so don't mind the formatting messes.
- Friend Connect
If you don't already know, or were wondering what happened to your Followers widget, Blogger has changed Followers to Friend Connect.
The groovy thing about this is that now other blog platforms can include Followers.
So if you are a Wordpress or typepad blogger, you can follow your favourite Blogger blogs, and, I believe, include a Friend Connect on your blog, that Blogger bloggers can now follow. make sense? Basically, we can all follow each other like true stalkers.
Wildflower started to crawl properly. After being put off during her last teething phase, she decided to resume her efforts. At midnight last Sunday. Proper mama-like, tired and wanting to sleep, I still encouraged her.
I made this (details at Crooked Hooks)
And this (thanks Joxy, I'm hooked!)