Friday, April 25, 2008
Mcneri's Mcweb says, "I am compiling a list of Blogs/Websites and their link phrase keywords to be displayed on this site at the beginning of every month. It is important to get links and these links become more useful if they link to you through your link phrase of choice. That way, the search engines see that you are linked to for those words and your journey up begins. In addition to being on the list, the top entries will also get featured as one of our Blogs of Focus for one full month. In subsequent months, you may submit additional keywords/link phrases which will also be added to the list for that new month and published provided you fulfil all the basic requirements ..."
Check out Mcneri's Mcweb for more details.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
According to the Million Blog List: "...there are over 70,000,000 blogs in existence." So, they're conducting an experiment to see how long it takes to get 1,000,000 blogs to list themselves on the site.
How long do you think it will take? Go take the poll and add your blog for free.
5 minutes for Mom is having a great contest: Two Weeks of Toys Giveaway Event. This week is the cutest little ride-on toy. I've entered... why don't you check them out and enter too? Good luck!
Oh, and while you're entering contests... enter my Mother's Day contest too! :-)
10 people will win the SanDisk Cruzer Gator flash drive
I am honored to announce It's a woman's world's first contest. I am really excited about this contest for several reasons, but I think the main reason is the prize: an ultra-cool SanDisk Cruzer Gator. Have you seen these things? They're classy, stylish, functional and perfect for moms (and women, in general) on the go.
It's a USB 2.0 flash drive with 4GB of space, which is perfect to store and transport thousands of family photos, videos, kids' drawings and even kids' songs. Whether you're at work or on the road, you can access and enjoy these keepsakes anywhere. The drive is lighter than a lipstick and it definitely doesn't look like your standard corporate flash drive.
Entering to win is easy:
1) On your blog write a post about your most memorable Mother's Day and include a picture that represents that day. (Including the picture is optional!) Your Mother's Day memory should be no more than 150 words.
2) Your post should also include a link back to my blog and a write-up about this contest with an invitation to others to join. (You do not have to count this in your entry word count.)
3) If you haven't already, please add my It's a woman's world! badge to your sidebar. (Adding the badge is optional.)
4) Once you've completed your post and links, leave me a comment here with a direct link to your post. In your comment please let me know whether you prefer a red, black or pink SanDisk Cruzer Gator. (I'll do my best to send the winners the color they request.)
The contest runs today, April 23rd to Mother's Day, May 11th, at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 13th.
The judging: Instead of doing a random drawing, my teenaged daughter and myself will be reading each entry and looking at any photos. The entries that touch us the most (whether funny, sad, heartfelt, etc.) will be chosen. I know you're all very creative so I look forward to reading each entry.
I will post the 10 winning entries here with links to their blogs and visit each blog to let them know they've won. The winners will then provide their mailing addresses via email and SanDisks will be mailed on May 14th.
Sorry, this contest is only open to those with U.S. shipping addresses.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I really wanted to say no because I have entirely too many trees now, but I gave in and he planted the tree. An Alexander Magnolia, which will probably be beautiful; however, I'm sure it'll attract even more bugs and bees than I already have. (Hey, that was only a little negativity, she says innocently.)
Well, I guess this event isn't all that weird, but what is weird to me is this teenage boy inserting himself into my world. I'm adjusting rather well to my growing and maturing young woman who recently got her first job and will get her license in a couple of months. Then it's the new boyfriend who I'm sort of okay with... but to see them interact together and him coming over and doing family type stuff is just... yuck, weird.
I watch them talk when they don't know I'm listening. They're finishing each other's sentences and looking all puppy dog at each other. She seems to act a little differently around him, but not in a bad way.
The other day (Saturday) they went out on a date and when he brought her home I asked him, "You wanna come in for a sec.?" Well, he said yes and I was thinking, 'Oh, I was just saying that to be polite.' Yes, I didn't really mean it. I know, shame on me.
They sat next to each other on the couch and I sat on the love seat. He didn't sit back (and she did) and they weren't extra close or anything, but just seeing her and him and them and yuck ... SIGH!
I can't believe she's just about a young woman. Another year she'll graduate from high school, start college and a career and, most likely, get married (Yuck! Okay, so I can't think of a more mature word that really expresses my feelings) and start having babies.... Grandchildren in maybe 10 years or so?? I won't even be finished raising her siblings before I may be a grandmother! Scary!
LOL! I know I'm being silly... it's such a process of learning and growing with children. Each day, month, year brings some new milestone and adjustment. Although my thoughts are possibly a little scattered and whatnot, I hope that I'm flowing and being a good mom to such a beautiful teenager in this weird and wonderful world.
Monday, April 21, 2008
I don't know what's going on and I'm too tired to try and figure it out (especially after my 'duh' moment), but all of my sidebar stuff is at the bottom of the page. It wasn't like that earlier today and I hope when I get up tomorrow it isn't like that.
Hopefully it's just a glitch in Blogger and tomorrow I'll seem like a silly, hallucinating person when everything is back to normal.
HOWEVER, if you see it too then please excuse me... I guess this blog is under construction!
"It has to be here somewhere," I thought as I scratched my head. "What does this do?" I asked myself as I clicked the "compose" tab, which switched me from the "edit HTML" tab. And there, as plain as day, were all the functions I'd been looking for all of this time.
This is probably the mode I needed to be in to do some of those memes that Carrie and Tammy had passed to me. It's also probably what Tammy (or was it Carrie?) was trying to tell me the last time I asked how to do something.
Oh well, I'll just blame it on being physically and emotionally drained. Yea, that's it. And, yes, to the smarty pants in the back who said that I must have been physically and emotionally drained for the past year! :-) I'm normally very intelligent.
(I'm sure all you Blogger users are cracking up about now! LOL.)
From the bottom of
my heart I wanna say thank you
Tammy for this beautiful
red rose award.
You made my day!
A red rose has number of thorns on it
when it pricks your finger it hurts
Everyday in my life is just like red roses.
Sometimes life is not always a bed of roses.
But life is great with God.
Now, it's my turn to share this red rose.
I am awarding it to the following persons
Thank you my dear friends.
You are awarded with great appreciation.
See you around here as often as you can.
God Bless You!
I sat down at my desk and messed around with email and shuffling papers. I looked around the room, IMed my NY friend (which I thoroughly enjoy), ate lunch and then the baby woke up from her nap. She wouldn't eat what I had for lunch so I sat again to ponder what to fix her and looked around the room some more.
I glanced at her playing on the floor. She laid down while holding a ball in her hand and looked up at me and smiled. Of course I smiled. She got up and pushed her toy across the room. Sat down and crawled back then pulled herself up on one of her toys. Then she plopped down on her bottom and started pulling at her sock.
She only did it for a few seconds, but it's the first time I've seen her show an interest in her socks and getting them off. Now I'm watching her accidentally step on the corner of the sock that she has partially off and try to keep her balance.
(Sorry, I don't have a camera available so you'll have to take my word for it about how cute it is.)
Babies are so funny and adorable while they learn the world around them. Today she's figuring out the dynamics of removing her socks... tomorrow she'll be driving!
This is baby Anna long before she figured out that anything else existed besides eating, sleeping and diaper filling.