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How I’m Spending My Sick Days

Written By: Jodi on January 31, 2008 7 Comments

Ok, I know, homeschool parents don’t exactly get time off for sick days, but I’m trying my best!  I have taken up an almost permanent position in the recliner with my laptop.  I have my pillows, blankets, pets and assorted cold remedies surrounding me.

What’s a girl to do when she’s afraid to sleep and leave her children to their own devices, but can’t get vertical without her sinus contents sloshing around in her head and making her feel like the Earth is seriously listing to the left…then to the right…then to the left?

Well, if you’re me, you do something on the computer, of course!  My webpage has been in need of a revamp for some time now so I decided this was a good time to tackle it.  My complete lack of good judgment when I’m ill is obvious here.  I’m in zombie mode and I decide to take on a project that requires me to think?!?

Fortunately, after much much much trial and error, I did manage to get it done.  It probably only took me 8 times as long as it would have if I’d have waited until I was healthy.  It’s not completely different, but should work better for some future plans I have for the site.  I converted it from HTML only to CSS-driven – which was a huge pain since a program I used before added extraneous html tags to EVERYTHING.  So I’ve spent the last 2-3 days trying to clean all of that up and change the design for my needs by hand-coding it.

At least I know my brain is still functioning on some level.  I may not be able to remember what I did 5 minutes ago, but I can code webpages.  Yay me.

If anybody would like to check out the new look – or maybe see the site for the first time, if you haven’t already, it can be found here – Homegrown Hearts.

If anybody has suggestions of what else I can do from the recliner to remain sane, please let me know!  It’s scary to consider what I might come up with on my own in my present state.

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7 Responses to “How I’m Spending My Sick Days”

  1. Gina says on: 31 January 2008 at 10:17 pm

    That’s such a cute website! I am so sorry that you’re sick… what kind of soup do you like? Maybe some chicken and noodle? Or beef barely? Homemade soup’s always good when you’re not feeling well:) Let me know…

  2. Melonie (Momma & More) says on: 3 February 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Heya – okay, you know I’m a total moron when it comes to site building these days so I have no CLUE what is different since the changed coding. hahaha

    I’ll just tell you it looks LOVELY and you should take NAPS while you’re sick. How’s that?

    OH, and the original reason I popped by for a visit – I went over to Ravelry this afternoon (thanks for the reminder comment) and signed myself up on the waiting list. WOW – sounds like a busy place. I’ll give you a holler when I’m one of the “In Crowd”. haha

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Christina says on: 6 February 2008 at 9:12 am

    Hey… I just found your blog & site through Greek ‘n Stuff! I am soooooooooooooo glad that I did!!! Don’t mind if I meander for a few minutes before waking the sleepy heads around here!

  4. Alicia says on: 10 February 2008 at 1:52 am

    Hi, I just Stumbled Upon you; I’m enjoying your site, thanks for sharing it!

  5. Melonie (Momma & More) says on: 13 February 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Hey lady – I got into Ravelry. Sent you a message, let’s see if I did it right. hahaha

  6. Debbie says on: 18 February 2008 at 8:54 am

    just wanted to let you know the link to Mount Rushmore on this page http://www.homegrownhearts.com/presidentsday.htm
    is the same as the link to the Lincoln Memorial, I could not find any place on the web site to contact you so I decided to try your blog. the site looks great except for the glitch when I tried this link – got to your sebsite from http://www.easyfunschool.com/I.....Units.html
    I will check back someday soon to see if you corrected it and will check back often at you site and blog.

  7. Jodi says on: 20 February 2008 at 10:52 am

    Debbie, thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that fixed right now. I must have coded it wrong.


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