Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Inching Along

A little bit here, a little bit there, and eventually, I will have something. But right now—it seems like nothing is getting done!

The endless heel and ankle on December's sock still haven't been finished. The dull boring part of the secret socks are incomplete, too. 

Hours of frustration are slowly giving way to a new web page—right now it looks crude but slowly oh, so slowly, the backbone is being built, the pages are being fleshed out.

Drag and drop page builders are convenient—but I want more than they offer, and each page needs to be tweaked. And while I know there are certain bell and whistle I can and to make things better—I haven't done much with HTML in the the past few years, and I am repeated forced to look up the code details.
Not to mention the getting the domain host and the page host on speaking terms!

The new web page won't make its debut till sometime in the new year—But it is something I am working on every day—As well as culling old files (13Gigs of old files disappeared today!) and backing up the remaining files.

I'm doing real cleaning up. too—much of it, too long neglected—every day something gets put up, or put away, or thrown away. Sometimes it's just the smallest of thing—Or even just everyday things (tomorrow: laundry—just 2 load—Not letting it pile up! (and become overwhelming!)  But I am working at it.  

There is shopping, too, (fresh fruits and vegetable get eaten up on a regular basis and need to be replenished!) and there are new foods—Since all rice is not the same—and new condiments for the same old food—to make them more appetizing—and more cooking and cleaning up! Simple meals of a starch and protein have been replaced with stir fried veggies, or roast veggies, or steamed veggies with almost no starch, and a lot less protein.  And all those veggies need to be cut up, cleaned or peeled, before being cooked.  OK, the occasional baked sweet potato doesn't require much effort--but chopping up a mountain of veggies for a stir fry dinner is more effort than boiling water (and making a meal of pasta) 

On the calendar is a reminder to sign up for a water aerobic program—Since more exersize is another item on the agenda.

I am still procrastinating on buying speakers—but they are on the too list, too And sewing is going to have to move to front and center, soon, too. The good news is a whole lot of clothes are becoming too loose—and either need to be taken in, or thrown out. The bad new is: New clothes are quickly becoming needed.

For now, I am just going to do some fast and dirty altering --adding elastic to the inside of waist bands, or some darts to dress, but I don't have many smaller sized clothes—and will be needing some (including a new swimsuit for water aerobics!)


zippiknits.....sometimes said...

Merry Christmas, Helen.

Thank you for all the knitting inspiration this year!

I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2012.

Batty said...

Merry Christmas!

I'm also on the boring parts of several projects... interminable ribbing, lots of stockinette on man socks... we'll get it done eventually, right?