I can’t concentrate on just one subject and so much has been changing in my life that I felt like I would share a little bit of nothing and everything.
1. Droid Wallpaper
Learning the features on my new phone hasn’t been easy, but with each week that passes I feel more comfortable with the Droid’s touchscreen. It takes really great pictures too, so I took one when I was driving through the country. I think it turned out great and it really looks nice as the wallpaper on my phone.
2. Avatars – Half Face Or Whole Face
Without going into a long explanation, let me just say that when I started blogging I hid most of my face in my avatar. I also didn’t post any photos of my face in the blog. That was over four years ago. When I changed my blog to WordPress and redesigned the whole thing, I also updated the header. My daughter and best friend, Joan, insisted that I put my face in the header. After much discussion, I finally acquiesced which is why you see my face all over the place now.
One of my friends on Twitter encouraged me to change my avatar to show my whole face too. To have a consistent branding image, I decided to listen to the advice. For the past couple weeks I have been replacing my old “looking down half face” avatar with the “looking up whole face” avatar on the gazillion social media sites. So what do you think – Was it a good change or do you like the old avatar better? Whatever your answer, why do you like one or the other better?
3. Desktop Wallpaper
I organized the millions of icons that were on my desktop and found a new wallpaper. I TOTALLY love it! It’s simple, clean and looks rather sexy.
4. Easter Baskets Gifts Are Different
I like to give gifts that are different. So I’m sure it came as no surprise to my mother that her Easter basket held a Spider Man plastic egg filled with candy and a pinwheel that lights up as it spins. Mom loves pinwheels and bubbles. It’s the little girl in her that will never outgrow the simple things. I love that about her.
5. The Doctor Who Diagnosed My Grain Allergy
It has been almost eight months since I was diagnosed with an allergy to grain, so I decided it was time to check back in with the doctor. She also thought it was a good idea. The doctor took some blood to make sure I wasn’t missing any important vitamins or minerals since I stopped eating all grain. As it turns out, I was low on folic acid, so I’ve started taking a supplement. The rest of my check up was perfect! I’m so happy with my skin, the way I feel and my energy level. It has been a win/win all the way around.
6. The Drive To Get My Hair Trimmed
You all know that I drive all the way to Williamsburg to get my hair trimmed/cut/styled by Thomas. It is usually a peaceful drive and I’m able to think about “stuff” while enjoying the scenery. Last time I went to get my hair cut, the drive up there was rainy and gray. I love how the raindrops scatter on the windshield.
On the way back home after getting my hair cut, the rain had completely stopped so I took the back way. The trees were a shockingly bright green and the sun was shining like crazy. This just reiterates to me that things can change quickly. We all need to learn how to adapt to change because it is the one thing that is here to stay.
7. My Sunglasses
My sunglasses are prescription bifocals that correct my vision. I’ve always loved them and as I recall, I got the thumbs up from Alyssa too. The other day someone I work with said that she didn’t like my sunglasses and basically I could tell she thought they were a hideously out-of-date style. Well, it really doesn’t matter to me if she likes them or not because I have to live with the sunglasses AND I know they are a current style, but do you think they are “old fashioned” and “out of date” like my co-worker thinks?
8. Spring Has Sprung
Everywhere I look flowers are blooming, birds are building nests and the temperatures are getting hotter and hotter. Spring has definitely sprung.
9. At The Beach
Today in Virginia Beach, Virginia, down on 1st street near the jetty, the ocean was crashing waves on the beach and the sky was solid gray. Even so, I still think the Atlantic Ocean, beach and waves are beautiful.
10. The Quest For Jeans Is Over
I finally found blue jeans that make me happy. It has been a long search while I tried on probably close to seventy five pairs of jeans, but I’ve finally found a brand/style that fits my bootie. Yes, Alyssa can cheer now because the butt fits snugly without bagging. It has been super difficult to figure out what size/brand/style fit me best and on top of that I’ve had a TERRIBLE time finding the “long” length. The Macy’s in Chesterfield Mall doesn’t even order long pants for their store to sell. What’s with that logic? Hello! I need an inseam of 35″/36″ because if I wear regular 32″ it looks like I’m waiting for a flood!
I ordered a couple pair while I was in the Dillards at Stony Point Mall. They will be delivered to my home without a delivery fee! How’s that for service?! Hopefully the jeans will arrive before Friday and I can wear them to work for casual Friday.
Well, if you are still awake and coherent, that was my bunch of nothing and everything. More? Yes, there’s always more, but you will have to wait until tomorrow. I have several revealing posts planned this week, so I’m sure you don’t want to miss them.
Anticipation. (wicked evil grin)
Ain’t it great?!