I am so ticked off right now

I have changed the theme to match my other site, which works.

Identical themes.

Both with several errors when run thru the W3 Validator, yet the other site works, and this one does not.

The only differences are the content and widgets.

I even tested a theory and added a supposed missing closing div tag. It eliminated one error in the validator, but remains broken.

I re-unzipped and re-uploaded the theme so it’s “fresh” and right out of the box.

Site is still broken.


I’m hella pissed.

At this point I am [thisclose] to just backing up my damn database and wiping the site and installing it all over again.

Excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall.

I fixed it.  Weird stuff indeed.

Firefox and Chrome – no likey my site today

And I have no idea why.

So, if you’re dropping by from EC and using those browsers – I am working on trying to get my widets fixed so they show up again.  But in the meantime it may be completely gone because in order for anyone using those browsers to even *see* my content, I had to switch themes.  *sigh*

So now to figure out WHAT broke my site.  :evil2:

Not missing anymore…

Remember that thing that went missing last month?

Well, not missing anymore.  She found me, and she is so NOT being nice to me. 🙁

Watch out for Karma today – she’s cranky!

Traffic was bad this morning no matter which freeway we could have gone on, but we opted to choose the one that didn’t have a closure on an adjoining freeway.  It has a frontage road next to it, which we quickly exited onto before we got caught in the bumper to bumper slowness.

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And the winner is…

There were only three people who entered, and sadly no sales. Oh well.

I used random.org to do the drawing, with the numbers 1-3 assigned to the participants in order of their entry into the drawing (shown in Mr. Linky in the post).

Here is a screenshot of the winning number:

So, congrats to Janet at Grammy Janet’s Place!

I will contact you through email to get your details to send you the bracelet.

Almost the witching hour…

Ok, not quite.

But it IS almost time to leave work, sit in traffic for 45 minutes – hopefully no more than that – and go pick up the Kiddo from daycare. (Hopefully the wings to her ladybug costume aren’t destroyed.) Then we’ll probably kill about 30 to 40 minutes and then head over to her grandmother’s house to do trick-or-treating once her cousins get there.

And then after that… try to keep her from eating all her loot. LOL Quick! Hide the M&M’s!

Have fun and safe and happy Halloween, everyone!

Flu shots – do you get one?

To my recollection, I have never received a flu shot, not even while I was pregnant with the Kiddo.  I *almost* got one then, I stood in line at a nearby grocery store only to find out they only had shots for non-pregnant adults and elderly.  By then I saw no point at having to schedule one more appointment at my gyno just for a stupid flu shot, so I left it at that and did not get one.

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Contest and 25% off sale (take two)

Hurry – less than 12 hours left of the contest!!



Have I mentioned the bracelet is worth $60?



I’m not sure what happened, but my original post for my 25% off sale disappeared. Hmm. So I’m trying this in a new post.

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Tag – you’re it!

So I have been tagged by Irene at Happy Healthy Families.  I’m supposed to share some things about myself that I haven’t mentioned here before.  This should be interesting since I can’t remember half of the stuff I’ve written about without going back to read it. LOL  So we’ll see how this works.


  1. I developed my fear of spiders back in high school during a family pool party at my parents house. I was climbing the steps of the slide when I felt something brush my arm as it fell.  I looked down and saw a HUUUGGE wolf spider clinging to my t-shirt.  I froze and all I could say was “get it off, get it off, get it off, GET IT OFF!!!”
  2. I cannot stand reality shows, except maybe the Amazing Race.  I also cannot understand why anyone would PAY to watch more of a reality show (a’la “Big Brother”).  I know people are pretty much voyeurs by nature, but geeze.
  3. I went to a NKOTB concert when I was in high school.
  4. Donnie was my favorite.
  5. My youngest brother and my mother are both bipolar.
  6. The diamond in my engagement ring belonged to my husband’s great-grandmother – it was in HER engagement ring.
  7. I’ve been in three car accidents, but was always a passenger.  The worst one was the one where my mom was highway hypnotized on the I-10 through Texas and we rear-ended an R.V. – and totaled the rental car we were driving.  No one was seriously injured, just bruised from the seat belts.
  8. The R.V. sustained hardly any damage at all.  The people driving it were on their way to our city to visit their kids.  They drove us home.  Yep.
Ok, there’s my eight things.  That was easier than I thought.
Now here are rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. A the end of your blogpost, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their name.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog.
Now I just have to figure out who to tag next…
I just picked people out of my comments.  Have fun!

Another award – thank you!

Sorry I’m late with the thanks, girls.

Thanks to Jacqueline @ Mom to Three Sisters and Emily at Mama and Hustler??? for the award.

I’ll have to search for the next recipients for it later this weekend.