Tag: wordpress

To Pay, or Not To Pay

Bloggies, WordPress is working out okay but I just feel so bland not having my wacky font and vibrant color contrast. I’ve tried out just about every theme here and nothing says: “House of Hale” like my Blogger Blog. There are customization options here but you have to pay for them, which is why I avoided WordPress in the first place. It’s not really expensive and I do blog a whole bunch so it would be worth the money I just don’t like the fact that I have to pay for something when it was free else where. Although then you have that whole thing about you get what you pay for and all of that… so I guess by not paying for Blogger things it’s the reason it started to fail epically.  Meh… I’ll find a theme I like here eventually and settle on it. Even if I had to abandon my wacky font.

In other news, we have a shady guy creeping by our house. I noticed him yesterday when I had the front door open enjoying the weather. I thought it was odd that he was running by in his baggy gangster shorts and flip flops when I first noticed him, but stranger things have happened and I thought hey it’s about to rain maybe he’s just in a hurry to get home. Then I noticed the SAME guy walk by two more times. In the pouring rain. Then I heard this weird banging noise outside like some one was trying to get into a locked door or something, so I got up to investigate and saw the same dude walking away in a hurry. The dog went nuts, and I ran to the front door and stared him down as he walked away. I then proceeded to walk around checking all the doors and windows to make sure he hadn’t been trying to get into my house. I didn’t find any signs that he tried to get in, but there were foot prints in the wet grass around my a/c unit. He was hunting for copper apparently.

I don’t know if he thought the house was empty when he was snooping around of if he was just that bold to go snooping while I was home, but I’m pretty pissed about it. My Mama Bear instincts took over and I was all in an uproar until Kevin got home. Then I couldn’t sleep at all last night because I was still so wound up about it. Even typing about it has me getting all antsy. I’ve never been a push over when it comes to defending my home, but now that I have a Little? Oh wow. It took a lot for me to stay inside the house instead of running out to the sidewalk to confront him. I decided it was better to hang out inside instead of getting shot or stabbed though. lol. Y’know.

My mom is supposed to be coming up today to bring some things for the house. Although she’s been supposed to be coming up for like two weeks now and hasn’t made it so we’ll see. lol. I should probably go attempt to clean up a bit. Since we’re still living in between the apartment and the house it has been impossible for me to keep up with cleaning both. My apartment is a disaster zone, and the house isn’t much better. I can keep up with one place, but two? HA! No… not happening.

Anyway… Until later Bloggies. 🙂

The Inevitable No

Nora has figured out her walker. She is all over the place because of this, and just yesterday she figured out that she can reach things in places that were previously out of her grasp. She snatched a gum wrapper off of the table as I was walking by with her yesterday and you would have thought it was the end of the world when I took it away from her. Screaming, crying, carrying on just because I told her no, and took something away. This afternoon she grabbed a hold of Kevin’s computer cord which was dangling a bit too close to the floor and it was headed directly for her mouth. I caught her and took it away, and yet again screaming, flailing, carrying on like I had just crushed her soul or something.

I’m not even being MEAN about it when I take things away. Not even raising my voice! I simply tell her no, explain why, and take it away. I know she doesn’t completely understand the reasons I give her, but she’ll never learn if I just keep snatching things and saying no with out an explanation. 

In short it has been a battle royal with my Little the past day and a half. lol. After I took the computer cord away from her she wouldn’t even look at me. She smiled at Kevin, gave him a hug and giggled when he was talking to her, but as soon as I took her or tried to talk to her I got an instant glare, and a fussy WAH! lol. She is not lacking in personality my Little. That is for SURE.

She is also completely confused by the “lack” of clothing I’ve been dressing her in these last few warm days. She looks at me like I’m completely crazy and have lost my mind when I only put a onesie and pants on her as we venture outside. Today since it is in the high 70F’s I just have her in a onesie as we’re lounging around the house. She keeps grabbing her knees and looking at me like: “What are you doing lady?! My knees are exposed!!” lol. 

I am still fighting an epic battle with WordPress when it comes to inserting photos into my posts. I click the button, drag and drop the file and then… nothing happens. They don’t know why it isn’t working, and I don’t know why it isn’t working but it is NOT working. Grr!! I have so many awesome photos to share with you Bloggies too!!!!

Anyway…. back to CampNaNoWriMo! I’m about 200 words away from my daily goal and I need to get on that. Until later Bloggies. 🙂