Sometimes technology is frustrating but for me right now I’ve got nothing but praise.. I’m lounged out in bed in my flannels and I was just able to do my students report cards and IEP progress notes in comfort. (I’m rushing through this post because my battery is almost dead though!)
Last night I was lamenting about being able to Skype video chat with my mom who lives in Arizona and to be able to readily Facebook chat with my daughter every night while she’s living away at school.
So, for me, (at least today) I’ve got nothing but praise for the digital age!
Now Reading Fixed!
Yippee!!! Thankfully, there was an easy peasy fix to my Now Reading plug-in problem that I mentioned yesterday. Since the upgrade to WordPress 2.7, it hasn’t worked completely and I thought there was some kind of broken code on my end, but it turns out that it’s due to the incompatibility since the upgrade. There was a fix though and it was as simple as choosing a different admin option among two offered. Thanks @Kate!
The technology gods like me today 😉
With Christmas in the rear view mirror, I’m moving forward and just enjoying being home. One of my goals for this vacation is to get back to a consistent gym schedule and I’m happy that I’ve been able to stick to that. Today was spent running errands and YIKES… the traffic was nutty! I had to do some practical things: bank, market, pet store, etc…. I would have prefered to not be out there with the crowds but I really had no choice.
I also went to Joanne‘s to spend the gift card that I got for Christmas. When asked what I wanted, I said that I needed some new knitting needles and sewing notions so my niece obliged. I bought some nice yarn as well and some candles which were marked down 70% because they were part of red, white, and green section of holiday stuff. (I always have candles lit and had run out of tapers.)
I’ve been pretty productive so far this week too, having uploaded all of my holiday pictures, tailgate pictures, writing up the latest tailgate report and updating the website. I also upgraded all of my blogs (except the podcast one because podpress doesn’t work with the newer versions). Unfortunately, my Now Reading plugin is broken for my Book Nook. I really hate upgrading wordpress and hold my breath each time I do! Hopefully I’ll be able to figure it out and not lose all of my information in my library. Right now, I can only see one page of entries and also have no links to add images to blog posts. It’s late now, so I’ll research it in depth tomorrow.
I hope to get a lot of reading done this week and some relaxing once the decorations are down and put away. I’m excited for the HUGE Patriots game on Sunday but don’t want to wish away this vacation so I’ll be content if time drags… Anyone who knows me knows: I Love Being Home!
I should be in bed… I’m tired and I’ve got a big day ahead of me tomorrow because my class is cooking a Thanksgiving dinner and I need to go in extra early to get the turkey in the oven. (The kids are cooking everything else!) I’m up though, because it seems that when technology fails it seems to be catchy. I’ve mentioned in the past that my iPod won’t mount and there doesn’t seem to be anything that I can do about it. I’m quite ticked about that not only because I don’t have the money to waste on a new iPod right now but because they only seem to last less than 2 years and I don’t think they should be “disposable technology”. It doesn’t seem that Apple has even acknowledged the problem and it occurred when I upgraded iTunes. I even took it apart (nothing to lose) to see if something wasn’t connected or was dirty but everything looked ok.
I did have better luck tonight with our old laptop that hasn’t been able to boot up for the last month. It’s been hanging on the start up screen so I reinstalled everything and have been waiting for the updates to finish all night. The boys are heading to Florida for the Miami game and would like to have a laptop for the trip. (Since I’m not going, they’re on their own this time around.)
I’ll be home with the girls and hope to have a productive weekend. For now, I’m beat and heading to bed for a couple of hours before my day begins.
Busy, but productive week!
It’s been a GREAT week! Patriots training camp is in full swing, and I got together with 3 friends to catch up earlier in the week; two that I don’t see nearly enough and one that I’ve reconnected with after years and years. It’s not that we had a falling out, it was just that life took us in different directions and we just lost touch.
Bella had her eye follow-up yesterday and her eye is healing well so she’s free of the satellite dish and is a very happy girl. Over all she managed well with the collar but it’s such a relief to have it off to return to life as normal.
I’ve also had some “luck” with some technology issues that I’ve need to take care of. I’ve added an email subscription box to each of the sites so that folks can subscribe to receive content delivered to their in-box if they prefer that over rss. While setting that up, I discovered that 3 of my feeds weren’t working right and fixed them just in time for the start of camp. (Thanks for the help, Ed!) Also, for some reason, the podpress player is magically working on my podcast page once again. I don’t know how it suddenly started working but I don’t really care, I’m just glad it is!
One of the best things that has happened to make my life so much easier is that Patsfans and Patriotsplanet agreed to subscribe to my rss so that my Training Camp Reports would be automatically posted on the forums there rather than have me cut and paste all over town. It really does cut down on my workload when I get back from camp. Speaking of which, the first training camp report has been posted and yesterday’s podcast has been as well.
MrsB151: Welcome to Camp!
Game plan for today is to unplug and take advantage of the gorgeous day to work in the yard and around the house. After all of that rain, my zucchinis are like baseball bats and the tomatoes are ripening all at once. I’ve got weeds to pull and laundry backed up. We’re heading to a party this evening and another tomorrow.
Tomorrow is a double session day at camp but I’ll likely only make the morning session. At that, I probably won’t even have time to post a report right after because I’ll have to rush to make it to the Christening on time.
Hope you had a great week as well!