Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Widgets, Pyzam, and Problems Oh My!!!

Okay so I have just a few minutes before I'm off to fix my hair and make-up (oh help me) and head out the door to PT, but I HAD to tell you this story.

First let me just give a SHOUT OUT to my blog friend Jacquie. Well Jacquie doesn't know I'm given her a shout out, so she's reading this along with ya'll saying, "hey Dawn, what's up girl?" anyway. . .

Jacquie is such a sweetheart. She was the very first one to follow this blog of mine, even before I had the thingy up on my blog that asked if you wanted to follow. I just logged onto blogger one day and it said that I had one follower. YAY!! I was so happy. I looked over at who it was and it was dear Jacquie. I didn't even know you could do that!!! It was so great!!

Well, my dear blogger friend Jacquie has this keen sense about her. She just knows when I'm in the middle of changing my blog design, because she always jumps on and clicks over at just the moment that I'm tweeking it. It is just so funny. I love it!! She has seen designs ya'll haven't seen because of her girlfriend keenness.

Well about a week or so ago I was working on yet another design -- every since I've figured it out, I like to play with it -- anyway. . . and I posted it to see what it looked like alive and in color, okay black and white, but you get the picture. Well I moved on from that one to the one that I have had up since then (not including today, boy I hope your following me here =) Well, Jacquie commented on how much she loved my new blog look and how these pics could be her fav so far. Well I wondered about that since it was pretty much the same, or close to it of the ones I had. And then the next day she commented on me changing the look again. So I knew that we had a little secret her and I, she had seen the black and white!! =)

So we e-mailed back and forth about my Pyzam widget that I had on there. Well oddly enough, I really hadn't paid much attention, but when she asked me about then I started thinking about how to get that Widget off of there since I no longer had a Pyzam background. (Oh man I hope your still with me =)

Okay so it just kind of got stuck in my craw (isn't that another funny saying =) anyway. . . and I couldn't get it out. Ya know how one hair out of place ruins the whole look. anyway. . .

Well then I started thinking about figuring out how to get that off of there and then it became like, my-skirt-stuck-in-my-panty-hose-and-I-don't-know-it, kind of embarrassment to me when I'd look at it, so IT HAD TO BE FIXED!!!!! =)

Well last night was the night. Dick was watching 24 (sorry Jacquie I am not a fan, but I'll live it vicariously through hubs =) so I knew I had an hour to figure it out. Well I figured it out all right, I lost my whole page at one point. I mean the whole thing, oh yeah except for the black and white polka dot background. No postings, no pictures, NO NOTHING BUT THAT BACKGROUND!!! And then of course, that is the moment Dak comes in and asks if I'm almost done on the computer. (I needed a paper bag to breathe in at this point!!) So I tried to politely tell him that I'd messed up my blog and I didn't know how long it would take to fix. So then of course he wanted to see (patience mama, patience, breathe into the paper bag, he is trying to help). So I showed him and yeah, he had nothing. No help at all to lend me.

So then I tried something else and it took me back to plain Jane template Dawn back in the humble beginnings of this here blog. And guess who checked my blog at that time? Yep you guessed it Jacquie!! It is so funny. She left a comment about the plainness of my blog at that moment and she figured I was just working on it . . . she had no idea!!!!!

So I did what any 21st century completely computer illiterate girl does, Googles. I Googled my problem and within minutes I was fixed and up and running.

So the black and white background that I have on today, is an Ode to Jacquie. I love you girl!!!

I am in the process of a Spring look. One does need a new look for Spring don't you think?

Off to do the hair and make sure every last one is in place =)

Have a Blessed day,

PS And if you have not checked out Jacquie's blog. Please go through any link above, just click on her name and it will take you right there. She is just a sweetheart, really she is a sweet heart!!! You will be hooked on her, just like me =)

PPS oh yeah and look Jacquie no Pyzam!!! YAY!! Mission Accomplished!!!!!


  1. That Jacquie, she really IS a sweetheart!

    It's so funny that I've "caught" you a few times!! And I sure enough noticed the Pyzam banner - gone!!!

    Love the new look!

  2. Oh my word, that is so funny! I'm glad you got it all figured out and didn't lose everything. It looks great!!

  3. Jacquie is a blog hero!!! Way to go! I love the new black/white colors!!! Looks great!
    Love you and praying for you today!

  4. Hi Dawn,
    Finally had a day to come by and visit my favorite bloggers! I like those Pyzam backgrounds but have been afraid to do anything with mine afraid I'd lose everything on my blog and I wouldn't have the time to reload it all.
    Hope you have a fabulous day! Going on over to visit Jacquie's blog now!

  5. There is the post... you must have gotten the Gremlins afterall!! Little nasty creatures!