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Wherein I get all ADHD

(This blog entry is all over the place. I blame my lack of focus on TV, rainy weather and medssssssssss. You’ve been warned!)

Oh hey, new layout here at This is probably the quickest layout change I’ve pulled off in a long while. I got sick of the other layout I had up. Part of that, I think, is due to me spending just way too much time putting it together and adding the final touches. For those of you that design your own layouts or illustrations, do you get that? You know, where you look at something so long that you begin to dislike it? I think that’s what happened here. Plus, after receiving some feedback and taking a second (and third and fourth and fifth) more thorough look, I was tired of the font, the logo, the colors. The everything. Heh. I sort of dreamed up this look for while I was making dinner (multi-tasking ftw!), and a quick browse at Colour Lovers gave me the perfect color scheme to work with.

Semi-related: does anyone know how to swap out the standard submit button on the comments page with a spiffy image? I’m using the “new” format of styling comments and forms, so I’m working with functions and function calls in both comments.php and functions.php, and I haven’t yet found a solution. I was able to style the search box easily enough (look up!), but haven’t had any luck with the comments form. I have the perfect image in mine – made in Photoshop and saved and uploaded and everything. I am a sad Jenn. :cry:

Right now I’m watching Hoarding: Buried Alive, and accumulating a small cat worth of fur on my shirt thanks to Fritzy, who can’t get enough of me lately. Kirin has been like that too. I don’t know what’s up with those two. Fritzy isn’t too bad, though he sheds, and when he’s happy he tends to flex his claws (ouch!). Kirin sheds too, but he doesn’t flex — instead, he drools. Also, he’s over 20 lbs, and my lap really isn’t big enough for him (not that he cares). :zipped:

I’m on day three of my period, and I feel like I’m dyingggggggggggg. :yell: The cramps are unreal. The amount of blood and clots (sorry) are unreal. “Never trust anything that bleeds for seven days and doesn’t die.” Haha, I remember hearing that in middle school. During my last two periods I made it through with Midol and just two muscle relaxants. I just took my fourth since my period started. Amanda was telling me about some type of uterine ablation technique, and since I have no plans to EVER become pregnant again, I think I’m going to research it a bit more, and depending on what I find out, talk to my doctor about it.

Speaking of Amanda, her daughter Sophie is coming to spend the weekend with us! I can’t wait until Saturday – Dan’s aunt and uncle’s annual kick-ass Halloween bonfire is that night! We haven’t missed a single one since we were first invited in 2005. There’s at least fifty people who come each year, plenty of kids who are usually in costume (this year Alyssa is going as Clawdeen Wolf from Monster High1, and Ryan is an overpriced red Angry Bird), and tons of food and desserts and candy and drinks – and of course a bonfire, complete with plenty of seating around it, wood to toss on it as needed, and all of the essentials for S’mores! This year Dan and I are contributing by bringing along hot chocolate mixes and Godiva white chocolate liquor. ;)

Right now I’m not thinking about Saturday (though I’m trying to decide which costume I’ll freeze less in: cop or fairy), but tomorrow: Ryan has a cavity that needs to be filled. Dude, it took two nurses and me to hold him down long enough to get two shots in his thighs. I cannot imagine what it’s going to be like tomorrow (needle in the MOUTH, drill in the MOUTH, ahhh!), but I swear I’m going to pre-medicate, haha. Dan even took off of work so he can go (for whatever reason he’s been handling most of the dental stuff for the kids, but that’s fine by me – one less thing for me to worry about!), and I’m insisting on going along because Ryan is going to be an absolute mess, and I want to be there with him – and to help Dan, who doesn’t handle the stress of screaming, hysterical kids very well for any length of time.

  1. my age is showing: I never even HEARD of this show/toy/whatever until Alyssa asked for the costume

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  1. Hi Jenn! I really love your blog! So glad you liked the color palette! I’m Connie aka C Kemp from colour lovers. I’m so tickled that used it for your blog layout, it looks great!! I’m your newest follower & fan. Hope you will stop & visit me at or Also from time to time… I have free goodies on my blogs that you are more than welcome to use. We are having a giveaway on our new fb page for a paper pack I just designed, if you’re interested here is the link I look forward to reading some more of your blog. Hope you have a great rest of the week & weekend!!

    Connie :)

  2. Go for the cop, that sounds so much warmer to me. Have you thought about leggins in a bright color to help you freeze less? I saw pleather ones at our local K-mart the other day. AWE poor Ryan. I wish him luck! I’ve never had a cavity… but I can’t imagine being his age and having one… ouch.
    I heard of monster high when my Goddaughter begged to watch it…
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  3. Kimmie


    I LOVE the new layout. Seriously, love. I’m a big fan of the font you used up there, too.

    Hope you feel better, period-wise. I’m there too. I don’t know where all this blood comes from (not literally, I know WHERE). I get moderately to severely anemic during my periods too, which is so obnoxious. I pretty much know for about 7 days a month, I’m out of commission.

    Can’t wait to see your Halloween pics. :)
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  4. I may be the minority but I LOOOVED the fairy outfit on you. I know it may be cold but its such a cute costume! For Ryan’s tooth issue has the dentist ever thought of a very mild sedativeor laughing gas? It’d be easier on Ryan, the dentist, and your nerves if they did some kind of mild sedative. I know a lot of pediatric dentists use them because they order authorizations for them all the time at my job lol. Good luck tomorrow can wait to see you and amanda at the end of the month!
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  5. I like commenting on your blog because I can practice my math skills while doing it ;)

    Now onto the real comment – I like these colors a lot, nice work, looks very professional while still being fun. (Though I think the pink in the footer could stand to be broken up a bit with a bar of green maybe?)

    As for the dentist thing, maybe they can use gas instead? Call ahead and ask them, and maybe they will do it for him :)
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  6. You should try taking a Vitex supplement. I’m taking it to try to get pregnant, but it does also help with everything menstruation related. It helps with flow, cramps, headaches, bloating, water retention, etc etc.

    Also, I love the new blog layout! I recently had a dream of my new blog layout and made it happen pretty fast. But that’s because I have blogger. LOL!

  7. LOVE the new layout! :) Ok, I LOVE that font as well – what is it called? :)

    Poor Ryan! :( Hope it all goes well!

    (Apologies for brainless comments, work has me fried already.)
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