i often have no idea why i do some things.
for example at the crack o' dawn on friday i was reading blogs, my favourite waking-up passtime, and i saw this thing called '30 blogs in 30 days', or something like that.
before i'd thought through the idea, i'd signed up and posted the widget on my own blog.
so now i am supposed to post a blog every day for the month of november, and i can't even remember what the ultimate goal of all of it is.
that's a bit vague now but in the early hours of friday before i'd finished my first cup of coffee it must have seemed like a good idea.
and what the heck am i going to write about?
i have a hard enough time posting about once a week.
but i am game for the challenge.
i will give it a try and won't back down quite yet.
here's blog number 1.
only 29 to go.
i know i much maligned halloween in that post a few days or so ago.
and i'm not going to backtrack here because, i still don't like the whole thing that much.
but i have to say that my 3 grandchildren who are aged 3 and under were priceless last night when they went trick or treating together for the first time.
and a penguin.
they came back carrying bags filled with candy as big as themselves and nobody told 'em "no you can't", when they asked if they could eat some of it.
they LOVED it.
so WE LOVED it.
then this morning, day one as it were, i was messing around with my template.
all i want to do is move some of the things on the right side, which are all in a LO-O-O-N-N-G row, to the left hand side, to balance things out a bit.
i.e. i would have two narrowish columns on the left and right sides and the actual blog post would be in the middle.
all neat and orderly and pleasing to the eye.
well my eye anyway.
why is this not possible?
i've tried several times and it's just not happening.
and what DID happen?
i ended up with almost no blog.
i had lost all of my 'stuff'
i had to fiddle for ages, sweating bullets till it somehow returned as mysteriously as it had disappeared.
if only i knew what i was doing.
at one point when i hit 'view blog' i had a complete blog of gibberish.
what do you mean, no change there then?
i'm leaving well enough alone now.
but it's still not what i want.
i've lost the editing tools for 'font size' too.
i just tried to include photos in this post, of the darling grandchildren,
but when i upload them to the editing format i only see the code for the pic and not the actual pic, until i press 'preview'.
well what good is that?
sometimes blogging makes me crazy.
i don't know what i'm doing half the time.
so here you go, a post with a picture.
sorry it's not that great.
but you get the general idea right?