Heads Up!, BFF


After months of “can I?”, “should I?”, “but I know next to nothing about”, “this makes me nervous”, “I’m definitely doing it!”, “maybe I should stick with what I know” and finally, “no guts, no glory”, I did it.  I have a website!  I do!  Mine!  Nothing much is going to change, it’s going to look different (I’ve been toying with the idea of changing the look of my blog for a while) and I’ll have a lot more options available, like using Javascript or HTML to add things I want my blog to contain, more storage, more security and since it’s my site, I’m the boss.

Since I know next to nothing or less about computers and codes and stuff, I decided to use for site management, handling backup, security, updates, all the stuff that goes into maintaining a website.  I get to do all of the blogging fun stuff, I suppose it’s one of those “all of the pleasure, none of the guilt” things.

I’m hoping to go live with on Monday, 1/26/15 and plan on keeping going for a little while, probably  mostly with links to the new site, hoping to make an easy transition.  As always, I’m always open to suggestions; I know there are a lot of bloggers who are old hands at this website stuff, and any tricks or tips will be appreciated.


Up until the last month or so, the grands and Josie the Pug weren’t a good mix.  Not because she doesn’t like kids- she LOVES them- but her being who she is, a lot of dog in a small body, and very exuberant, with lots of snorting, the littles were intimidated, shrieking and running whenever she got a little too close.  This was more than a little upsetting for Mr. iknead and me, having to keep Josie and the grands separated, usually with Josie having to be either in her kennel, in another room or boarded.  So hard!  Anyhow, all this changed over the last month or so and now, the Papoose, the Sprout and Josie are the biggest, bestest friends forever!  Yeah, Mr. iknead and I are pretty much over the moon about it.  Look.


How bout that!  Heaven for us all!

The trick is in what one emphasizes.  We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy.  The amount of work is the same.  Carlos Castaneda



Such An Honor


Soknitsome has honored me by nominating me for a WordPress Family Award.  This is something I love about blogging, making connections with others, which in turn makes all of us better that we originally were.  Thank you soknitsome, again, I’m honored.

Since turnabout is fair play, I’m nominating a few bloggers that I’m particularly inspired and/or moved by.  They are (in no particular order):

1.  speckledblue

2. february12

3. at350degrees

4.  for the knit of it

5.  flaws and all

6.  harmonic oscillator knits

7. pixelknitsponderings

8. Row’s Pottery Shed

9. uknit2

10. …my spare moments

Should my nominees be inclined to pass on this award, there are just five simple guidelines to follow:

1.  Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.

5. That’s all.  Please just pick 10 bloggers who have taken you as a friend and feel the love.

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.  Joseph Clinton Pearce



The one where I baked

and baked and baked this weekend, a total of two pies (one raisin and one pecan) and something new, Cinnamon and Sugar Pull-Apart Bread, which is to die for.  I found the Pull-Apart Bread on the blog via Pinterest.  This is going to be a repeater, I can tell.

 I’ve just been able to get started with Pinterest the past couple of days.   I like the idea of having a virtual bulletin board for things that resonate with me and I really enjoy seeing what others have going on.  I hope to be able to get more into it as time goes by.

I want to become more savvy with my blog so I bought a couple of books today Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 minutes and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress.  I can only get better, I think.

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.  John R. Wooden