During my leisurely weekend, which I will detail below, I got a wild hair and decided to finally move my blog to my own url. I have been officially blogging for eight years (as of August) although I kept weblogs of other sorts long before the word blog was ever used. In 2002, I signed up with Xanga and blogged THERE for quite a while. (My monikers included soNOTcool, frejaluna, yourfavoritewife, and themissingtenenbaum.) In the spring of 2007, I started writing (and posting photos, poetry, videos, and vignettes) at Typepad, which has served me well.
About six years ago, I purchased www.jodianderson.com. I haven't done a lot with it in that time. It has essentially been my landing, where one can get a little info about me and find links to my various other blogs. I had always hoped to host my Typepad blog there, but... *CONFUSION*. I have decided to take advantage of my host's Wordpress.ORG services. Please note the DOT ORG because Wordpress DOT COM is a much nicer can of worms. Trust me. However, that's not an option since I'm hosting the blog and not the other way around.
(If you are a super-duper scholar on Wordpress DOT ORG, send an ambulance immediately.)
So, here is where I stand... I transferred all of my old posts and comments from my Typepad sites over to www.jodianderson.com. The comments are messy. The replies don't match up with the original comments. Some people have two profile photos. (???!!!) For a while, until I get things running fairly smoothly, I will be posting at both sites. HOWEVER, comments will be closed here because I will not be able to transfer them. Or, I just don't want to go through that again. Please. Fortheloveofscience, NO! So, if you'd like to leave a comment, please do so at www.jodianderson.com/blog. It'll really help me out, to see how things are formatting over there.
Speaking of THERE, please ignore the following: the lack of headers, the poor formatting, THE OMISSION OF ANYTHING PRETTY, the ugly themes, THE FONT, the nails on the floor, the stupid obvious tags, and the runaway lawnmower going in circles.
Here's the details; Please let me know if you run into any issues:
blog: www.jodianderson.com/blog (rss feed: http://www.jodianderson.com/blog/?feed=rss2)
photo projects: www.jodianderson.com/photos
video blog: www.jodianderson.com/videos
Saturday: breakfast - farmer's market: radishes, asparagus, kale; black fennel, parsley - planted black fennel, parsley and heirloom tomatoes - discovered baby dill from last year growing in the garden - sat in adirondack chairs under the maple - sauteed asparagus and radishes with garlic (I'll come up with a recipe for it and share soon) - read on the front porch in the early evening - tried to get video of Kin *covering* and *uncovering* the water bowl - finished reading Mrs. Miniver (LOVED IT!) - started adding books to my Amazon store
Sunday: breakfast with a breeze through the window - adding at least 40 books to my GoodReads list - seeing a young and downy Grackle sitting on the bird feeder roof, confused about how to gracefully get to the seed - careful placement of fans to keep cool - more sauteed greens with white beans - sauteed green beans with garlic and red pepper flakes - falling off the vegan wagon and having a raspberry shake - getting a wild hair to move my blogs to my own domain - staying up too late
Monday: road trip through and around Black Earth, Mount Horeb, Blanchardville, Mount Vernon, New Glarus, and Monroe - discovering a new park for picnicking - stopped at Brennan's for asparagus, Grana, aged Cheddar, garlic, and lettuce - figuratively banging my head against the table while trying to figure out Wordpress DOT ORG
Here are a few things that I keep forgetting to mention ...
Thank you for the visits and well wishes. Thank you for the emails and Facebook messages. Thank you, thank you, thank you. X is slowly on the mend and we are hopeful that her health will return to its normal iron-clad state very soon.
My friend, Jenny Hill, has written a new book of poems, "Regular Expressions: the facebook status update poems". If you follow the link, there is a sweet video promo for the book, which includes a poem based upon one of my status updates (about grackles).
I ordered my copy today.
I'd also like to point out another clever book of poems that she penned, "No L: 36 Holiday Fictions in 140 characters (in which the letter L never appears) Happy Yu*e, Happy Ho*idays, Happy So*stice!" You can order both at the aforementioned link.
In other news, I downloaded photos from my camera that I took in the last week and every shot except the one above included at least one pet in it.
Soooo ... the mirrored shelf that you see hung above the kitchen sink in the house where I grew up. The room was remodeled when I was twelve and the item was placed in the basement. As an adult, when the house was about to be sold, I claimed this item and have had it ever since, which is about 16 years.
I hope that everyone reading this is enjoying spring (or whatever season it is where you live).
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I feel suddenly silent lately, but it is not for lack of activity, productivity, nor creativity. Nor for lack of reading lots of blogs on the internet! I feel especially inspired by the season, the snow, the cold, interior styling sites, new friends commenting, food, colors, light and costumery. My mind is running a happy million miles an hour.
I should have some new linkage to share very soon.
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This is my entry for the gratitude photo challenge over at The Women's Colony. I found it difficult to express what I am thankful for with just a few photos. To really emcompass all that I appreciate and hold close, I'd have to post 2,179 thousand pictures. I stopped at six. They should represent family (human and otherwise) as well as food and shelter and time spent together.
(If you're reading this before Monday morning [11/23], please come back for the direct link to The Women's Colony's list of challenge participants, links to their photos, and also the announcement of the print and card set winner. You can leave a comment until 6:00 PM CST for a chance to win.)
Just a friendly reminder that you can use the code WOMENSCOLONY11 at my shop through late Monday evening to receive a 10% discount at checkout.
I am participating in a print and holiday card giveaway over at The Women's Colony this week. (All the details are RIGHT HERE. Just leave a comment on that post to enter.) There is also a discount code on the site, valid through November 23rd, that will take off 10% off of anything that you purchase at my shop. I guess that it's sort of an early-bird sale.
Saturday was so grey, like most all of the last two months. The cats and dog napped all day long. I felt groggy and nothing quenched my tired body and mind. It brightened up a bit on Sunday, but it is still ENTIRELY TOO WARM for mid-Autumn. Sheesh, weather, wake up and get cold already!
My husband is in Nicaragua this week, laying the groundwork for a wind turbine farm, the building of which he will oversee. He looks to be gone most of December and January. Any other details depend upon the weather there, the delivery of parts, and how well the machine that is the wind industry operates during this project.
We will miss him a lot, especially during solstice and my birthday (25 of december). He is, howevever, returning home for a week, of which our 20th anniversary falls smack dab in the middle.
X and I each have a lot of plans naturally, both together and apart, to keep us busy and forward-focused during this time. That said, I will take full advantage of those extra quiet moments, which is when I work best on photography, writing, thinking, planning, and producing. And reading.
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