Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Friend in Need is . . . an Idiot

So did you catch the change?

Look around. Look hard. Well, not that hard because it's hard to miss.

My blog header changed. Again. And I just want to publicly thank Darcy who did the design and cleared up my little mistake.

A few nights ago I was tucked under my down comforter, sleeping soundly, when suddenly I was awaken by a thought. "My blog header isn't right! I forgot to tell Darcy to add the subtitle when I approved the final design!"

Don't you just hate it when you start dreaming about your blog?

My eyes shot open and I laid there for a while trying to figure out what to do. (Now, for those of you who know me well, you know that things must have been bad for me to wake up at 4:00 a.m. thinking about, well, anything. I am a very sound sleeper most of the time, much to the chagrin of my sister who creeps into her family room in the middle of the night to eat a bowl of cereal. Me? Never in my life have I wandered around in the middle of the night unless I had a crying baby with me. But I digress . . . big time.)

I had options. I could 1) ignore it and pretend I never had a subtitle to my blog, 2) wait until the next redesign, whenever that would be, and include it then, or 3) admit my mistake and ask Darcy to help me clean it up, whatever the cost.

I opted for number 3 because a lot of what I write about here and what I'll be speaking on soon is taking the every day and seeing it as the adventure it is. Plus, the G.K. Chesterton quote at the top of my blog doesn't really make sense without the subtitle.

So I contacted Darcy, fully admitting my idiocy when it comes to all things technological and bloggy and explaining to her what I wanted to have done. Just a little subtitle. Could she do it?

Could she do it? Folks, she did it, and she did it with such grace that I cannot believe it. I hope you'll go visit her design blog or her personal blog and tell her how much you love her. Or tell her how much I love her. Either way.

Thanks, Darcy!!



  1. Haha! I did something similarly dumb when I got my blog redesigned last year, too! :) Thank God for gracious friends and blog designers!

    I love Darcy's work, and I think your new and improved (times two) header is lovely!

  2. This chick is like the blind leading herself down here in the Ozarks. My poor blog and I am just flyin' by the seat of my pants! My techno course has been trial and error. Heavy on the errors. Heeeheeh!

    Lovin' the header there. God bless and have a fantastic day!!!!

  3. It's much better now! :-)

    And I am so with you on not wandering around in the night without a crying baby on my hip. What IS it with people that get up in the night?

  4. Shelly, so glad you got it all together! I can totally relate to sitting up in bed and realizing something like forgetting your subtitle. I'm in the process of getting my blog professionally set up too and I feel like such a chicken with my head cut off about it. I have it pictured in my mind, but I have a feeling I'm really messing with my designer's mind and patience! She's going to think I'm a nut case when she gets the info I sent her tonight. Wish me luck! Better yet, wish her luck!

  5. You crack me up. Glad we got it all fixed up. Looks fantabulous.

    But I may be biased. ;)