A Broken Toe & New Theme

Between my husband and I we should be locked up in bubble wrapped, rubber padded rooms. Eddie broke his pinky toe and damaged the one beside it and has a huge bruise on his foot. He had a run in with my office chair. Needless to say, the chair won He’s been told to keep off it for 2-3 days then take it easy after that. When he first did it it was displaced I think. It was crooked, but he sat down and started playing with it and all I heard was a pop after the initial crack and then he said it hurt less.

The x-ray tech said it was definitely broken and that it was no longer displaced and suggested he just tape the two toes together because even though the other one hurt and was cut and bruised it was not broken, might be fractured a bit. I swear everyone in my family is a klutz, last weekend my brother dropped a bed rail while they were moving things from the cottage to the house on my mom’s arm. That had a huge hematoma and bruise and she is waiting the results of an x-ray (her tech was not as nice as my husbands). So she could have a broken arm as well. The doctor said there was a good chance it was broken so she was splinted. And I am still on crutches READ MORE


I am so excited I purchased a year of the Photography plan for Photoshop & Lightroom. I have never used Lightroom before but love using Photoshop. I really want to get back into photography since I have a perfectly good camera sitting on a shelf at home doing nothing. A Cannon Rebel T5 DSLR. Which I bought 2 or 3 years ago now. I’m even still paying on it and it has been sitting in my closet. What a waste. Time to get some use out of it and maybe concentrate on something other then diabetes.

So to help with that I purchased an annual plan that includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and 20GB of cloud storage which I really don’t need but why not since it comes with it. I am so excited to play around with it and do some tutorials and such. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know! I used to spend hours playing around with Photoshop. READ MORE

What a pain in the @$$

Sometime over the last few days my site got hacked along with another site I host. It’s so frustrating, this is the second time for me, last time I just said the hell with it and started over, I think I moved hosts at that time to and just completely started over. With the help of Erin Nicole and Ofblue Hosting everything is back up and running. Thank you guys so much!

I lost my posts between New Years Day and the last one I posted last week sometime and all my image files. Which really sucks but it could have been worse. I decided not to use the same theme again. I think that is how they hacked the site. I am using a temporary one I downloaded from the WordPress themes database which I kinda like. Might keep it for a bit, or it might be changed tomorrow. Who knows! READ MORE

3 more days…

Until December! It’s my favorite month besides July (summer and Birthday gifts, nothing can beat that!), I love the festive lights, the snow, candy cane hot chocolate , cinnamon, peppermint, holly and the smell of a fresh christmas tree!

I decorated my blog before I decorated the apartment. I couldn’t help it. I was looking for some inspiration and found this free theme and I love it! I figured I couldn’t have done better myself right now so why bother. Plus it features an adorable snowman. I love snowmen! I also added a math captcha, I was tired of sorting through the spam akismet stopped for the occasional legit comments that it caught. READ MORE

Where did November go?

Wow it’s almost over already. I can’t wait to put up our Christmas tree soon. I wanted to do it this weekend but I am going to visit my parents for American Thanksgiving. Odd I know. No one in my family is American (not immediate family anyways).  However our client at work deals with mostly US citizens and because of that made the decision to close our phone lines over American Thanksgiving . For those of you that do not know Canadian Thanksgiving  was Monday October 14th this year, it’s always the second Monday in October… Just a little Canadian tidbit  So anyways I guess I will have to wait till the week or the next weekend to put it up.

November really did go by fast, I spent half of it sick and at home so I suppose that’s partly why. I was doing so good in September and October money wise and got so much paid off. My last pay check was a measly $77 lol. Oh well. I saved $100 from the one before and got the bills paid for the month and Cory kinda picked up the rest. It’s gonna be a struggle to get Christmas shopping done. It’s times like this I wish I was more pro-active and had most of it done already. But I am such a procrastinator when it comes to Christmas shopping. I have always been one to wait and then rush the week before Christmas to get it all done on a limited budget. If I planned it better I would not feel so stressed about it. Every year I say I am going to start early and never do. READ MORE