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ok, so i still don’t know what i’m doing…

i opened a Flickr account, but can’t get it to make the images ‘blog ready’ because it won’t accept my username/password… to the blog? to the flickr account?  doesn’t matter – neither worked.

hopefully this will, though!  please click on these links, and see the beautiful bilby and musical chocolate from Singing Semele… and if you look carefully you might just find an interloping turtle…  :D




maybe one day i’ll have actual images on my blog!  gotta run – just enough time to jump in the shower, dry hair, and dash out the door…

have a great day!  ~rain.

images and such…

hello!  i’m so excited to show you my new Bilby (see fun details in post below)… but alas, i cannot upload the image.  any suggestions?  perhaps an impaired rain-techy-savvy issue? a design issue? a wordpress issue? a system wide issue? …or should i just tell you how fun it is to look at and let you use your vivid imaginations…?  ah, yes!  that’s the ticket!


will gladly post about my Chicago trip later in the day… currently working on finishing a scarf (which i’ll show you after i figure out the whole picture thing) and making the shopping list for Thanksgiving holiday…  goodness, the weekend is almost over…yet it feels it has just begun!

a W.I.S.E. parcel…

hello everyone!  i just got home from Chicago and found my bundle of mail inside the door… and was thrilled to see a lumpy package.  I was equally thrilled to see it was from Australia… and it had a familiar name on the return address… ah!  my WISE gift had arrived!  Wonderful!

So, I was exhausted (near midnight) after traveling for the past six 1/2 hours… but was so excited to open the package… and… well, let’s take a look!  This is what Semele wrote recently:

Much like Ian, I went with an Australian theme. Unlike Ian, I neglected to include a Christmas card so sorry to my WISE recipient for that lapse in judgment (

No worries about the Christmas card – a beautiful little box arrived with a delightful little Bilby inside (see here for what a bilby is: it’s native to Australia and it seems is near extinction because its habitat has changed so much within the last century…) luckily i now have a handcrafted ornament for my tree to forever honor the little rugrat :)

and thank you for the yummy delicious Australian chocolate – I’ll save it for an extra special moment… it’s not every day I get Australian chocolate personally imported by a wiblike friend from far away shores :)

whooo-hoo!  thank you!  and an early very merry Christmas!


[edit: ok, what am i doing wrong?  i went to ‘add media’ and selected ‘image’ then did ‘browse’ to select picture… and then save/add to post, then when i published it there was no picture!  help!!!!!]

[edit: so i logged out of Firefox browser, logged back in under Internet Explorer… let’s see if this will work]

[edit: what am i doing wrong?  tried to ‘browse’ through the Flash program, then tried to do it through the Browser Uploader option… i wanna show you the Bilby!  it’s adorable!!!!!!!]

[edit: so i tried ‘media’ instead, and the same error occurred… gah!  one day this will be figured out0

[edit: so now i’ve switched the theme to see if it was, indeed, a design/theme issue… let’s see how this goes – nope, that doesn’t fix it either… grah!]

thoughts… and bread

So an old friend gave me some Amish Friendship bread, er, well – she gave me the ‘starter’ for Friendship Bread… here’s the friendship bread story w/ recipe … it’s dough in a bag, and each day I’m supposed to do something special with it.  So I waited 3 extra days to get started on the whole baking process.  it’s yummy bread, but for the effort I’d rather make chocolate-chocolate chip cookies or something.

I’m doing ok – thank you, everyone, for your kind comments below… I’m sad, but it was the right decision (at least i think it was… yes, it was.. right?) I’m second-guessing myself (remembering the good things)  and continue to remind myself: the things that were not going well were fundamental, basic, major, foundation-building things… and all the wanting & wishing in the world couldn’t change those things, especially if both of us didn’t see them.  He was a near miss… and I’m going to be ok – that drumbeat is still in my heart… ‘everything is going to be just fine’

Am home sick (thank you to Facebook friends who sent well wishes already!) this weekend & into Monday… but look forward to being a bit more functional tomorrow – been sleeping a fever away most of today.  Already have a list for tomorrow… need to cross a few things off.

I’m headed to a work conference in Chicago, Illinois USA later this week – some colleagues and I are taking the train… train travel isn’t as common here as it is in Europe, so I’m really excited about the trip (and not having to deal with the headache of having a car in downtown Chicago!).  We’ll be gone from Wednesday – Saturday… just in time to be home on Sunday – to get the grocery shopping done for Thanksgiving!!!

I love Thanksgiving, but I do *not* love grocery shopping the week of Thanksgiving… the grocery stores are a madhouse :P

I’ll write more later – I’ve missed the first 15 minutes of Brothers & Sisters… yikes!

W.I.S.E. hint: my exchangee is very well read…