I thought I did pretty well yesterday. The Lumberjocks site here was down for most of the day and my blood pressure didn’t even rise (much) at all!
It was one of those days where I came here in the morning to write and I couldn’t get on the site. I remember when it happened several months ago and I felt like I was missing a limb. I was pacing around like a caged animal and checking every three seconds to see if it was back. Not too comfortable.
But yesterday, I had everything under control. It is good to have a backup plan. Backup plans seem to take most of the stress out of things like this.
I simply wrote my blog in MS Word and posted it on my site. I then shared it with my Facebook page (Sheila Landry Designs Scroll Saw Art) and I was good to go. For those of you who do Facebook, I have a page there that I have been pretty good about updating with new stuff and pictures and that. You can ‘Like’ it and then it will be included in your news feed. Lately, I have linked the blog to it too and I have had a good response from it there. I have lots of friends in my groups that are artists and they are interested in the painting part of the business too. It keeps me in touch with everyone.
This networking thing is really getting going it seems. I know that it has been in place for a while, but it seems that sharing information just gets easier and easier every day. I know there are those of you who balk at technology and that is OK. But I am (and have always been) kind of a technology junkie and love to see the new things that are possible.
I got my first PC in 1996 and I remember how I thought it would be a great luxury to have a computer to keep my recipes on. What a great way that would be to organize them! Then, when I found out about the world wide web, and how you could talk real time in a chatroom with people all over the country, I was thrilled. Some of my earliest computer ‘addictions’ were when on every Tuesday and Thursday nights a group of us would meet in the ‘Wooders Chatroom’ for a couple of hours. We had a ball and developed great friendships and I am still friends with many of our regulars today. (Leldon – my dear friend and proof-reader is one of them) Throughout the years, many of us have met several times and true friendships were formed.
And now look at us. We are friends even though we live all over the world. We speak every day if we want and visit as if we are physical neighbors. There are so many ways to communicate. It is a great thing!
I spent most of the day drawing when I wasn’t running errands. The new project is falling together nicely. I am on the picky part of working on the lettering for it and that takes me several hours to do. I hopefully will get it done today, but I still have some appointments to deal with.
My partner and I are considering attending the nearby gym and checking out the machines there. We are both realizing that with our sedentary lifestyle of our work, we need to do something more than even the walks to keep in good shape. We are going to give it a go on a ‘trial’ basis and see how it works. I want to go first thing in the morning, being the morning person that I am. The place opens at 7am and I would like to get it over and done with so I can move on with my day. I think that is the only way I will be successful in doing something like this.
So if the blog posts are a bit shorter three days a week, you will all understand why. It will be for a good reason and I am sure I will catch up the following day or in the comment section if anything is missed.
With that said, I will be off. I don’t know how well I will stick with it, but I figure it is worth the try. I am sure this will be something that will ultimately improve my lifestyle and make me healthier. I am fortunate that I have no health problems now, as I really try to eat right and take care of myself, but the older I get, the more I see a need to not sit so much and with my work being what it is, it is difficult to avoid sometimes. This will be a good change for me.
Have a good day today. It is Wednesday already and we are almost finished with September. Boy, that went fast! Before you know it, it will be snowing! :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"