Monthly Archives: January 2014


Did you notice?

As of now, brown is back!

Thank you to all those who made this change possible 🙂



Technical Difficulties!

So, I was doing some experimenting with different blog themes…I have no idea how this happened but apparently I can no longer activate the 2013 theme default color scheme! I have tried and tried and asked for assistance through the WordPress forum.

But no luck. The only colours I can get to work 100% are the “featured” colours, not the default setting! And as a result of all this troubleshooting/exploration, I now have several other technical questions. For instance: why did the other themes I “activated” show the menu items twice?!

Those questions (and hopefully, their answers!) are for another day. As is my favorite color scheme, where the navigation bar highlights in brown and the bottom footer section is brown- not blue!

Anyways! The 2013 theme works great for me- aside from the recent mishap. So I am sticking with it. The “featured” blue scheme is better IMO than the”featured” green scheme. Green doesn’t really go with the orange and brown header…

In conclusion, more improvements and content will be coming your way soon! And if you have any technical advice to offer this newbie, I would love to hear from you.



Are you sure it’s 8am?

Woke up this morning to my phone ringing- I was having a great sleep…Stumble out of bed… Read a text from my Dad telling me my Mom is headed to the ferry. That’s cool, we had arranged for some mother-daughter time today 🙂

What was not so cool? The time stamp: 8am. Really? My apartment is full of windows, and blinds closed or not, a good amount of light usually gets in. Not today. 8am and it is inky black both inside and out- I would have logically guessed it to be around 3am. SURPRISE!

Now up and semi-alert, the noise comes rushing in: pounding rain, howling wind and the steady “swish, swish” of early morning traffic. The trees are dark and tall, and the glare of the street lamps reflects eerily off of the glistening tarmac…

Sound like the setting for a zombie apocalypse? I sure thought so, minus the traffic of course! And the lack of zombies. But considering that the radiation originating from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant has officially reached the coasts of North America…in addition to all the crazy stuff already happening daily across the world, the potential that our planet has to bring what used to be considered science fiction to life is pretty amazing.

So look out! Be ready! Zombies may be in your future! Or maybe something or someone equally new and terrifying with the power to change the world for the better. I like to think the glass is half-full. Too much of the time the focus is placed on what is going wrong, our tendency to repeat our old mistakes. But just think of all the things we are doing right!

That’s it for my morning ramble- time for breakfast 🙂


Happy 2014!

So what have I been up to lately? Read on dear reader, read on!

I was back at The Riesco Residence for the holidays. Christmas, New Years and all those “extra” days, were amazing. I visited with friends and family, gave the dog a makeover, worked a little and had turkey dinner twice! I must apologize to my aunt, but NOTHING beats my Mom’s cooking! 🙂

However, I am absolutely ecstatic to be back on my own schedule and sleeping in my own bed here at Sami Central. And the first 4 days of  2014 have been great…

January 1st: My first ever polar bear swim. Ruby  convinced me this was a good idea- and it was 🙂

January 2nd: Home sweet home. Watched a movie on the couch.

January 3rd: Having successfully avoided being eaten,  I decided to celebrate by eating- Edos 🙂

January 4th: Woke up after having had a solid 12.25 hours of sleep! Yes! I really, really needed that. Cleaned house. Had a delicious dinner and a great chat with a friend.

And, of course, found time to do a little bit of writing!

Thanks for visiting!