Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas & Site Design

Let's start with site design.  I liked blogger's site designs but it removes the pages and archives (at least it did for me) so I decided to go back to the traditional look.  Since you can now upload your own background photo, I tried to do that with one of my favorite photos I took in Peru, but it didn't turn out right.  If anyone knows how to, or understands how to get 1600x1200 resolution in a 300kb photo, please let me know.  I got the right resolution, but the photo size was just too big.  So, I had to pick a stock background, but I like the book since I kinda consider myself a reader.

This is shaping up to be one of the best Christmas since I entered adulthood sixteen years ago.  I've been doing lots of baking, and really liking it.  I've finally embraced the joy of cooking and baking.  And I let go of the idea that holidays are only fun when little kids are around.  Infertiles have to create their own fun!  This is quite a change from last year when I told my MIL and SIL that I was pretty much depressed all the time.  I've learned my life is how I frame it.  Cliche, yes, but very true.

My husband called me and asked if there was any other gift I'd like at Christmas.  No, I really don't need anything, honey.  Trust me, I've been constantly searching the J.Crew website this week since they've been having 30% off and free shipping offers all week.  I did want a green coat (shown below) but I just didn't need it and couldn't justify the expense.  Besides, I ordered two workout DVDs and if my husband is concerned I won't have enough gifts to open, I told him to wrap each video separately.  It's all good.


  1. I don't blame you for wanting that coat.

  2. I love the new look - much more personal :).

    And that coat! Would love to have the nerve to wear that color, but in my "if I thought for a second I could pull it off" world, I totally get why you want it!