Tuesday, January 1, 2008

wait for it...

My ongoing mantra: I love technology when I can get it to work.

Yesterday I spent a considerable amount of time formulating what was to be my first post, and, yes, it was nothing less than spectacular. Using carefully crafted phrases and vivid verbs to showcase my step-by-step process of loading, or rather my inability to load the mind-boggling photo that would launch my blogging endeavors, I completed my first self-delegated writing assignment. I felt like such a big girl (mommy lingo).

So I then decided to include a special thanks to Stephanie (amazing, must-see blog) for the inspiration I gained to test the blogging waters. Because I am such a technological genius (ck, ck), I easily navigated my way to the help site to learn how to incorporate the intricate, one-touch-of-a-button link maneuver used above (note that I did actually figure it out).

Intently, I studied the three words of information that showed me the tricky, yet highly visible link button located on my tool bar. Sweet! Not a problem. I must be a technological genius, or something.

Carefully clicking the back button to return to my masterpiece, I experienced minor heart failure to discover that every hand-picked word had been erased. I just love being me. To borrow a phrase recycled from me through my daughter: that was not nice.

I think today is a much better day to begin.

In the centrifuge of life, we always have expectations of what should safely separate to the bottom. In other words, everything should come out exactly as we planned, right? Well, I've come to find out that sometimes the expectations are still swirling around on the sides...and I just can't see them yet.

Yesterday the swirling led to this, my first ever post! (yea, me) Speaking of swirling, thanks to my daughter who is always ready to pose...even on a blustery, cold day. And her picture can easily be mind-boggling.

New blog, new year...and I think it's going to be a good one! I pray blessings for you in 2008.

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37: 4



dawggirl said...

Great start! The vivid verbs comment cracked me up...ever the teacher, aren't we! I think this is a great outlet for your creativity...keep it up.

littlepurplecow said...

I am so proud of you! Blog on sista.

d.girl said...

Thanks for the encouragement...come back and visit often!