Jacob and I set out today to try and update my blog template. This place has not had an update in over a year - it's just not been a priority.
Our household is suffering from a nasty flu following colds, plus a winter storm is on its way, so it seemed like a good thing to work on in between baths, tylenol, and loads of laundry.
(Quick hat tip to good ol' Murphy's Law: What a greaaaaat time for the water heater to die!)
Jake is a busy college student now. While he lives at home, he also works part-time and has something called a life, which I am working hard to release him, joyfully, to live. He's trying to make decisions for his next level of schooling.
In the midst of working on my existing template, I realized that I needed to be weaning myself from him technologically, rather than binding myself more tightly and dependently to him. I set my boy free by my own volition; he was perfectly willing to keep supporting his doddering old mother's hobby.
Thus, I've reverted to a common, pre-made template. It's simple, but I like it just fine. It's something I've needed to do. I've got to stand on my own two feet where technology is concerned, and this is the first step.
Tomorrow, if there's time, I'm going to try to turn on the television all by myself. Maybe, now that we've found the remote, I'll even try to find a station using the little box thingy, or *gasp* turn on the VCR. (Yes, we still have one, with a tv guardian to boot.)
Thanks, Jake, for your help with my blog over the years. I know you're not going anywhere yet, but I'm preparing myself for the day that you do. I'm glad Emily is only 15 - she'll be around to beautify my blog with her lovely pictures for years to come. Maybe by then, I will have conquered the camera too.