I’m late. I’m late. But I’m going to fragment anyway!
Fragment # 1 – Did you notice my new look? I’ve been trying, for quite a while, to figure out a way to visibly brand my 2 blogs and tie them together. I tried several variations but wasn’t terribly happy with any of them. So I consulted a designer and she sent me to Etsy in search of digital clipart. WHY … in all the time I have been doing this it never occurred to me to search ETSY is beyond me. I started out thinking I was headed in a more formal direction but when I saw the clip art set that I used to create this theme … I fell in love. I bought it, and another set to give me access to a little tiger, and forwarded it on to Margaret. Then I started having fun playing with the images and WHOOPS … I designed it myself! This blog and Tigger are subtly different … which is totally what I wanted and I am just delighted with this look! Now … if I can just make myself leave it alone! And while my aversion to golds and oranges is well known … I like this. It just feels warm and cozy and friendly to me!
Fragment # 2 – I have 2 Giveaways going on my blog right now and I would LOVE to have more entrants! The first is for a 16″x20″ Rolled Canvas Print from uPrinting. It ends this weekend. The other will run through the coming week and is from the Midwest Dairy Council. It’s an awesome gift pack that they have titled a Get Mooving Pack! I’d strongly recommend entering both!
Fragment # 3 – I confess to having written my first paid post today and I feel as if I have stepped over to the dark side! I don’t plan to overrun this poor blog with advertising but we need the money! And it’s an interesting challenge to see how deeply I can bury a link, keeping the narrative interesting, while meeting my contractual obligations! I promise that I have NO intention whatsoever of becoming one of those annoying blogs that you speed past in your Reader because you know they are just trying to sell you something!
Fragment # 4 – I signed up, ages ago, for the inCourage inRL (Real Life) Meetup this weekend but I am so NOT feeling it! I’ve already missed 3 of the 4 simulcasts today. I’ll try to manage to login for the final one but whether or not I will make it to a local gathering tomorrow remains to be seen!
Fragment # 5 – My German Shepherd, Lucy, doesn’t seem to be feeling well. She’s hiding in her house and isn’t eating well. I’m worried about her. I thought that perhaps she had a parasite again so I went to the Vet to ask for meds. I really don’t want to take her in because a. we’re broke and b. she has fright seizures and it breaks my heart. They sent me home to get a “sample.” Said it’s not worms. I’m not entirely convinced. If she isn’t feeling better at the first of the week I will bit the bullet and take her in. Anyway … there is nothing quite like wandering around the yard, with a plastic bag on your hand, looking for fresh poop!
Fragment # 6 – I start training for my work-at-home job next week. And thus ends my life of leisure!
Okay … that’s enough fragmentation for today. Please leave me a comment with your own bits and pieces, or dog poop stories, and tell me what you think of my new do! And don’t forget to sign up for the giveaways!