Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stop this Train, I'm Getting Off...

Calgon, Take Me AWAY!

Really.  Truly.
I might just be getting ready to get off  this ride.
What is IT with this week anyway?

Monday brought a broken down
Direct TV box
and a nicely
sliced thumb
( stitches required).

We're trying to celebrate around here
in the midst of craziness.
The good news?
Becky is Student of the Month!
So happy and proud of her
and very thankful the
school is acknowledging
how hard the special ed. kids work TOO!
We go to a continental breakfast
Friday morning (6:50 AM)
with the promise of awards and prizes being gifted.
Nothin' my girl likes better than a prize or two.
Who doesn't? 
 Just sayin'!

On the down side,
my son has been inhabited by aliens.
I am NOT kidding.
Well, OK, I'm not sure
but he is having some really bizarre issues of late.
I'm not sure I know who he is at this point!
I'm feeling the need to place a call to
Richard Dreyfus to see if he can figure it out.
Or maybe Taps, the Ghost hunters.
Perhaps an unsettled spirit has taken over his brain.
There's no full moon so I can't blame that.

And if there isn't enough going on,
I can't get my background and fonts set to accommodate
everyone.  I'm trying.  I really am.
I just need to figure out why I can't get a white background
behind my text.

If you promise to stick with me,
I will work it out.  Promise.
You don't really know me but trust me when I say,
my word is good!

And if you promise to stick with me,
I'll promise to quit bragging and whining too!
Well, maybe not forever,
but at least for this week!


Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Who doesn't have issues. This is crazy. But don't worry things will get better.
I too am having issues with my blog. For some reason the background I had has I guess closed down. I am trying to get a new one and does not let me. I will work with on it later on today if not on the weekend.
Hope your week gets better.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats to Becky!!!

I hope things w/ your son calm down :-)

Gloria Hood said...

Sure hope things get better! Congrats to Becky!!!

Judy said...

I hope your weeks gets better. Congratulations to Becky, Yeah for her!!!

nanny said...

I hate weeks like that.

I couldn't figure out how to change background color either.........

Kayla said...

I will stick with you through thick and thin....through dark backgrounds and light....through alien invasions and the aftermath....oh and way to go, Becky! Can't wait to see what your prizes are and how the breakfast tasted!

Rebecca said...

Been there girl...the week after New Year's was like that for me. NUTS!

Blogger is always up to something!


Marie said...

Is Becky your daughter? Congratulations to her - that's wonderful! Sorry to hear about the other boo-boos! :( Cheer up, the good news is, January is almost over! And I love the background and the header of your blog - it's beautiful :) Have a lovely day!

forgetmenot said...

I'll "stick with you"--promise. I think what you just described is called "life"! It's a roller coaster ride--one week up, one week down. But, we just keep doing it over and over because we get a thrill from it all. Congrats to your daughter (and you too)--enjoy the Friday morning event. Hugs, Mickie :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You are having a tough time but with good news too. Nice for your daughter and hope son does calm down...
All I know about the fonts and background color is under the advanced area of blogger

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Awesome job Becky! : ).. Ouch for the sliced finger for you! Sorry - hope it heals fast! : (.. And I think the same alien has inhabited and finally vacated my dh last week. Hopefully that too will pass for you all. As for your background, I really like the gray with the blue link color. I meant to mention that earlier. I know that it took a while for me to figure out which setting did what on the design settings. I will post again if I look at my settings and can figure it out! Hope your day goes better, great job to Becky though!

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Aha. Found it. Go to Design, then Template Designer, then Advanced, then Background and choose the third option on there, "Post background". : ).. Good luck! (I still like the gray with the blue links but will support ya with whatever changes you make!)

Susan said...

Congratulations to your daughter, and maybe your son is feeling a little out of sorts because of her accomplishment. I don't know. I raised 5 kids and I have no idea how I did it! Really! And I'm single too. I love your blog, you are very talented, and I think you should whine if you want!

Paula said...

Congrats to Becky and I'm sure you will handle the rest.

Donna said...

Congratulations to Becky!!! What an honor!!
No problems with blogger here...I'll go take a look at mine and see if I can help out...back later!

Donna said...

Oh, Milo found how to do it!

TexWisGirl said...

hoping things 'regulate' soon. yay, becky!

(wasn't lisa the sweetest?!)

Teresa said...

I am so proud of Becky!!!! Make sure to tell her congrats from us! TJ will come around, it's just temporary insanity that all boys seem to go through LOL! Anytime you need a break let me know :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Congrats to your daughter Becky! Yay!! Hang in there Jill. I hope you have a blessed day.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your daughter Becky! Hope your things with your son will calm down. Hang in there - it's not far til the weekend :)

Ellie said...

Congratulations to your daughter Becky - that is really well done, no wonder you are proud of her.
Hope your son's issues settle down soon.
Hope the rest of your week gets better - it's usually just one thing after another isn't it. Chin up - I'll stick with you :))

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done Becky! :D

Cindy Adkins said...

Congrats to Becky!!! You must be one proud mom!!! Sending ((hugs))) your way and hope your fonts will all be fixed in a jiffy!!! XO Cindy

EG Wow said...

Some weeks are definitely not like the others. :)) Congrats to Becky for making you and herself proud!

I think the alien phase will pass soon...I hope.

As for the white background: patience, creativity, prayer, good luck, rabbits' feet and good karma may be needed. Blogger is a force to be reckoned with and YOU can do it, Jill! :))

Madi and Mom said...

CONGRATS to Becky!! Tell her Madi and Mom are proud of her too.

Dear me it sounds like there must be a full moon about to appear with your week's events.

We'll stick by you my sweet friend...Mom of all people knows how things can go haywire on blogger.
Hugs Madi

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Congrats to Becky!! And your son, well, things happen with boys sometimes! Hope the rest of the week gets better for you!

Jackie said...

Becky didnt get that way by herself....She's got a good mama. Congrats to you both. Have fun at the breakfast.

Bonnie said...

Sending congratulations to Becky! So happy for the both of you. Aliens take possession of all of us at some point. Hugs! Bonnie

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word congrats to your just go ahead and toot your horn as much as you want proud mommy!
I think the gremlins are with me also-crazy people have just about driven me over the edge.
I keep trying to smile and not let it get to me.
Thank goodness I have blogging and special people that post cheerful news and ideas for me to read! lol
Hang in there
Hugs sweetie

Ed Pilolla said...

congrats to becky. i hope your son improves. i'll stick with you. you can't shake me now:)

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Jill, you're so right! This has been the week out of the sewer! My computer works when it wants to, posts when it wants to.

Congratulations to Becky! Great going, young lady! Take pictures on Friday, Mom!


Chatty Crone said...

I hope things get better - I have been in the same place as you.

Go to design. Look at top where it says to work on blogs. Then go to advance editing. Then go to blog background and pick white.

Hope that helps.


Debbie said...

"some days are diamonds, some days are stones, sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone"!!

woohoo for becky, can you hear me in minne"snow"ta?!?! hugs!!

Saun said...

Go Becky!! I don't know what it is but there must be a full moon coming.
One of our autistic students who rarely talks like never decided to scream out the pledge this week. I about jumped out of my skin and I couldn't quit laughing just the looks on everyone's faces. It was priceless we will never know why he screamed it out but it put a smile on my face. Gotta love em

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm so happy for Becky. There's nothing like some recognition to spur the confidence. Yay!

I'm not sure, but I think all children, no matter what age, have been abducted by aliens at one time or another. I totally get it.

Hope the rest of your week goes smoothly, dear! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congratulations to Becky...woot woot!
If your son is a teenager, then I might know what the issue is. He is a teenager. :) They do this on occasion!
Enjoy the extra special breakfast tomorrow!