Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn’s Last Hurrah!

Sally picked up the phone on the third ring.  “How are you feeling today?” I asked.

“A little better,” answered Sally.  “And you?” she asked.

“Well, aside from being really, really, really frustrated with my computer in the wee small hours this morning, I’m okay,” I said.

“What happened?” she asked.

“Well, you know how when you called yesterday and said you were sick and couldn’t come over, and I promised to create a blog post featuring some really gorgeous fall-colored items from my friends on the Boomers and Beyond Team?” 

“Yes,” Sally responded.  “I didn’t see it anywhere last night,” she continued.

“Oh, how well I know,” I sighed.  “This is how my evening went down.  Was crocheting on the sofa, watching the news at 11 p.m., and fell asleep.  When I woke up, it was 1:15 a.m.  Knowing I told you I would do a blog post, I went straight to the computer, started selecting some items from my friends’ shops, and began to upload them to blogger.  What a nightmare!  And I wasn’t even asleep!  Every cursor placement, deletion, photo move, letter insertion……you name it….took well over two minutes to occur.  At 3:08 a.m. I decided to give up.  For some reason I was able to do a short blog post that said I would be putting up the blog post later today.  I felt so bad letting you down and any of my other friends who were expecting to see what the new blog post was all about.”

“I’m sure they will understand,” Sally soothed.  “Are you going to work on it now?” she asked.

“Yes, and I have (I think….fingers crossed) that I am going to be able to do it with Windows Live Writer. I hope, I hope, I hope!!  You will soon see,” I said.

“Okay,” replied Sally.  “I’ll let you get to work and I’ll be excited to see what you have chosen to feature.  Take care.”

“You, too, Sally,” I said.  “I’m really visiting missing with you.  Do get better soon.  Will talk to you later and let you know if tonight’s blogging is successful!  Bye.”

zudagay rusty yellow

theslipstitch hand crochet neckwarmer


sixsisters pathway original watercolor

nonnie60 autumn angel

nightskyjewery shades of autumn earrings

mysticsilks silk scarves

maddyandme dark chocolate felted purse

lemachigallery bird dreams aceo

jnoriginals set of three spa cloths

inalather eye candy bar soaps

heronkate sunflower aceo

fantasy creations stone leaf dangle earrings

circleinthesand butterflies

chris1 maple leaf magnet

chauncey flying witch pendant

blazingneedles argyle style scarf in gold

birose fall button snapple bib necklace

backroomtreasures   pumpkin aceo

artsie lady leaf tea bag rest

ajscountrycottage cinnamon cider candle

hemlock hollow

“Hmmm!”  I thought to myself.  “So far, so good.  Now if it just publishes in the right location, I will be a really happy camper!  Let me check the preview and see,” I continued, talking out loud to myself this time!

“Hip, hip hooray!” I shouted.  My husband came running up the stair to see what all the hip, hip hooraying was all about.  I said, “It worked!  It really worked!  You just don’t know how happy I am right at this minute.”

“Yes, I do,” he grinned.  “Maybe I’ll even see you crawling into bed before the wee small hours of the morning!”


Beth said...

HAHA, fun feature and beautiful fall items chosen, thanks for picking my scarf.

Jill said...

Lovely Fall items. Glad you had success. I'll have to try WLW.

Judy Nolan said...

Pam, I'm so sorry you stayed up so late to write this post, only to have problems with posting. But your final result is great, with lots of wonderful autumn selections. Thanks for including me.

Yankeegirl said...

Your computer problems led to a delightful feature. Great bbester selections!!

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Love the Items featured!
Fall, fall, fall!

Nancy said...

That was me who deleted cause I messed up. Katzie.

ZudaGay said...

Pam, it was well worth the wait!! Great post and I'm so glad you found an easier way to do it. Thank you so much for including my flower. I LOVE Ceci's leaves!!

Fused Glass said...

Very nice!

Judi B said...

Very fun, Pam! Thank you for persevering.

circleinthesand said...

awwwww, Pam, sorry you had so many computer issues... computer glitches make me crazy!!! But you ended up with some beautiful items from the BBEST group. Wow, aren't Fall colors just the absolute best!! Thank you for including my Butterflies!!

On a Whimsey said...

Good will always out! Well, that is my motto and this just proves it. Wonderful choices and great layout!!!

Linda said...

This is great, Pam! Wonderful choices. Thanks for including me.

Sixsisters said...

Pam wonderful blog as always. Sorry you had
such problems with it. Thanks for including
my painting. Lovely items all.

blazingneedles said...

Great post! Glad you finally got your computer to cooperate :)

Chauncey said...

fun post, Pam. Thanks for including my witchy.

joon said...

Pam, so sorry you had those problems. OY! But this is a lovely post. Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful autumn treasures. {Just like us. :) }