I am tired today. I stayed up entirely too late trying to change this silly template. I probably should have left well enough alone, but for me part of the appeal of having a blog is the ability to change the template ...frequently. I am one of those furniture rearranging types. Gotta have something different. Gotta keep the hum in my drum. Figured changing the blogger template would be much less strenuous and yet ease my desire for something new and different.
So I found this happy green - heaven knows we could use a little green around here- template that the Captain says is a bit overmuchly green over at Leelou Blogs. The last time I downloaded a new template, it worked like a charm. This time was a different story, kept getting these BX something or other errors with everything I tried. Finally got that figured out, then decided I missed my three column template, so found a site that showed you how to edit your HTML to add a third column. So I hope the gals over at LeeLou don't mind that I did some rearranging on their free template. This all came to a close at about 1:30 AM. Did I really think this would be easier than rearranging furniture? HMM...
It got me thinking though about how computers have really changed everything. I remember typing up my college paper with a basic word processing program and thinking that was cutting edge. Now the internet - what piece of information can NOT be found on the internet. It boggles my mind! And this blogging and HTML stuff. How does that gibberish get translated to something with meaning and often times with blogs - pretty darn cute meaning? Then I start to think of my Grandma's generation and the incredible changes they have experienced in their lifetime. Going from (in?) outhouses and farming with horses to this computer generated day and age has to be a bit daunting. And what will the M's see in their lifetime? Amazing.
I do want to keep learning though. I am not the most computer literate in the whole world, but I do want to stay in touch and especially keep up with the kiddos. I feel like Maren already knows more about the Wii than I do. And Marissa - she takes a keyboarding class at school and already knows how to do so many things that I feel I have just figured out in the last few years or so.
Now there is blogging and facebook and itunes and free playlists and it all just is really quite enjoyable. I secretly did have a lot of fun editing the HTML - frustrating as it was. Sort of like painting the bathroom. What a pain, but how fun are the results. Ahh, the little things that make me happy.
P.S. See, Captain, see how the bright lime green matches the bright green in Marissa's new SpongeBob robe her very talented seamstress Grandma made her? All part of the greater plan, honey. Your mom and I had it all figured out! Just leave it all to us.