Typepad has this cool new interface. They've got these cool new "widgets". Supposed to be practically self-installing they're so easy! BS!! I've just spent the last hour trying to install a little search widget. Code and everything is right - no button on the blog. I have no clue why not. I have also unsuccessfully followed the easy directions for putting up my Blogroll. My plan was to eliminate the long list of links on the sidebar and replace it with my Bloglines Blogroll. I cannot keep up with adding the links, but adding to Bloglines is a snap. Yeah. Can't get that to work either. Before they say something is idiot proof, and so easy you can do it in seconds, they should get me to test it!
My young friend John is now vacationing with family in Ankara, Turkey. I hope he's having an amazing time! I promised him a surprise for the next time he looks at the blog. You get the surprise too.
Dear Hubby and I have been married for 16 years. We dated for 5 years before that so we've been tangled up together now for 21 years. That seemed like a pretty major milestone to me and I wanted to do something significant to acknowledge it. We both come from a Celtic background. His is Irish / English; mine is Scots / French. Something Celtic seemed appropriate. Something we could both have. Something to remind us of the "ties that bind" and the joy we take in each other well into our old age.
Design by Pat Fish, Lucky Fish Tattoo.
Installation by Ben, Ironwill Tattoo, Calgary
Yes. It Hurt. A Lot.
Yes. I brought knitting with me.
No, I couldn't knit while getting tattoo'd. First, the motion of my hands made my ankle bounce slightly and Ben said no knitting. Second, I really needed to focus on breathing steadily and keeping still. Much like childbirth actually. For the record, the birth of #3 did hurt more than getting a tattoo. Ironically, both took about 3 hours.
Yes. I love it.
No. I don't plan on getting any more. Then again, I didn't plan on having #3 either...