Monday, September 29, 2008

Am I tired ... or what... ?

Today has not been a banner day for me, personally. Have you ever gotten into a rut in your life and feeling like there is absolutely NO WAY out? That's how my day has been today.

I am a procrastinator by nature... and now it's coming back to bite me in the fanny. There are a few things that fall into this category ... and I don't necessarily need to go into them. Just know that I am completely frustrated and exceptionally down today. Oh well... as I say... one step at a time.

I did not get a chance to work on anything other than tax paperwork. My husband and I file late every year. So... October 14, 2008 is the big date. But today I found out some information that is just not too cool. I'm going to try to fix it as best as I can... but it may cost me. And it involves the Department of Revenue for my state. Crap! I hate tax people and being responsible for paying taxes. What's the old saying... there are only two things certain in this life... death and taxes! Yep, I do believe 'tis true.

One good thing, I had dinner with my hubby tonight...his treat, Chinese takeout. We don't get to treat ourselves very much in this manner, but tonight was very special and yummy. The "cook" who was on tonight was the guy that we love to order this certain item from the menu. Hot and Spicy Beef (extra spicy too). It was awesome! I ate every morsel! I starved myself all day knowing what was to come. But the fact this guy was cooking tonight made it even more wonderful. I love Chinese food. In fact, I don't think there are too many ethnic foods I don't like. I love food. I love to cook food.... and I love to try new things. But it's not just about the food... it's what the food represents. I'm not up on my Chinese food for thought... but for instance, the significance of several different types of Italian cuisine because of the various regions in Italy. Very amazing to me. Food dishes from Ireland too... part of my heritage. The significance of taking tea with someone who is Irish... Whoa! Serious stuff.

Gotta go, it's late and I must be up early in the morning tomorrow. I am the secretary for the local business association, and we have a meeting tomorrow morning at 7-bloody-30 am! Yipes!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

One small step for Penny... one large step for blogging...

I spent two days trying to figure out how to get my selection to show up on my blog page. I did everything I thought I was supposed to, but eventually had to resort to the "Quick Site Links" and found my answers. If anyone else out there in blogspot or blogger wants to set up a list of songs through, then you should go to support forum and then choose Community Support. Then select Playlist User Help Log. The first selection is underlined "click here to find our temporary help log". When that screen shows up, under the heading of "Playlist Help Sources" you need to select "Posting to specific sites". On the left under the heading of "Good Site list", select blogger/blogspot. After selecting this, you MUST move on to the comments.... the original information is irrelevant because of changes to blogspot. Scroll down through the "comments" looking for Kathleen White, August 19 and 20. Very helpful for me to get my thing to work. Hope that's a little bit clearer than mud to any of you looking to post a little free music to your blog page.

I had such a good time finding songs... and I'll probably update my list from time to time. Even though it was a little tough for my non-geeky side to try to figure out... I highly recommend to those of you who like music... and think it might be nice for the "someones" out there to identify with. I love so many different types and styles of music. I think I spent about 3 hours or more just listening to music from my past and enjoyed every moment. So, if you want to see into "who I think I am..." then please, scroll down and start my playlist. I believe you can start it, and listen to it while you visit other pages, at least while my "blog" is open. Have a good visit. I love my music... :)

Tomorrow I think I shall attempt to upload some pictures I have taken... over the past few hours... into the last few months. I'll have to spend a couple of days looking that over and trying to figure it out. I'm hoping it's a little easier than the music lesson, but I tend to be a perseverant person... so, I'm hoping 2 days or less.

I can't wait to do the picture thing though. I'm enjoying taking pictures of so many things. My inspiration first comes from my husband, who is a wonderful "amature" photographer. He also has a digital camera, which I have confiscated (ssshhhhh), and I've taken pictures for over a year, downloaded to my laptop computer (which crashed - not once but twice), yes, I'm going for a 3rd time... hopefully more prepared. Anyhow, when I downloaded the pics, I did not have the camera delete the pictures. They're still there!!! I'm so very happy. My second inspiration comes from Cindy, from Her photography is amazing. Also, I'm proud to announce that I knew a little bit about her before she bacame "famous" on HGTV's "Rate My Space". She'll be on October 2nd, I believe. That's her first airing, but I believe it will be aired 2 or 3 times more after that. Just check out "Rate my Space"'s tv schedule. Anyhow, I'm going to work on pictures this coming week and tell everyone about my business, which is called "Penny For Your Thoughts"... my name is Penny... (hello?)... and I live a dream-life of my own business... which I sincerely need a kick in the butt for motivation. But, once you hear my story... you may actually sympathize with me... just's hopin'.

God Bless,

P.S. - How do you like my selection of music? Be honest, k? I can take it... I'm Irish... mostly! :) And if I don't... I just come out swingin'... :)

The main focus of this blog is to share with you all about my life and my shop. They are so closely intertwined, it is impossible to separate them from each other. There is such a wonderful story behind so much of the past two or well... maybe more like 5 years. I look forward to unraveling it as is seen fit for this blog. I hope to gain some friends here, but don't know how they will find me. God will lead.

It is very late, and I need to get some sleep. I had my son and daughter-in-law here this weekend, and I've been very busy. I don't have as much energy as I used to about 4 or 5 years ago... but, I'm trying. Nighty-Night!

God bless... again...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I have so much to learn...

I have spent a better part of two days trying to download a gadget of a playlist I created on However, I keep getting error messages when I think it's supposed to be uploading my playlist. Can anyone help me with this? I know this site is a bit unattractive too as I have no idea as to how to change many things. Apparently you can't change the background pattern? But, I'll learn as I go. I also have a digital camera (my husband's actually) that I can take pictures and post those as well. We'll see how it goes. I just hope I don't get too discouraged before I make a certain amount of expected progress, or I may lose interest altogether. From what I've observed from many of the other blogs I've seen, I believe this will be a better boost for my business and personal growth than paying someone tons of money to create a website for me.

K, any takers at helping me with my first problem... my music on my playlist? I feel like a silly needy child that just can't help herself... but I've been trying. Thank you in advance to anyone willing to be helpful.