Our backyard has been a playground for deer this winter. Maybe because there isn't a dog back there to chase them off (sniff, sniff). A couple of times we've stood at the kitchen window and just watched them. This one was hanging out by the back fence for quite a long time while we had dinner the other night. I guess if we can't have a dog, an occassional deer will do.
After I "lost" my entire blog last summer, I decided I really needed to get the whole darn thing printed off. So I took a chance on a blog printer I found on the internet and uploaded my shortest year (2011) to try it out. The book came today and overall I'm pleased, with a few exceptions:
1. This is not the printers fault, but I wish that my blog post titles were in a different font than the main text. I don't know how to change that, so please enlighten me if anyone knows. It would just have made the book look less blah. The titles were in a different color, which was a nice touch.
2. I chose the "condensed" option to consolidate the posts onto as few pages as possible. The problem with this is that the captions don't match up with the photos. On the subsequent books I will choose the other option for keeping the original formatting, even though it will cost me more. (Yikes! Who said that?)
The printer I used is SharedBook.com, so if anyone has a blog printer they are happy with, please let me know that as well. This is my first attempt at this, so I'm happy to learn from other's experiences.
My former walking partner, Laura, has shamed me into walking in the mornings again. It's good to get up and moving around in the morning, and despite what I tell her, my days do go much better when I've excercised first thing. It's just that I'm SO lazy . . . and I lack motivation . . . and my bed is SO warm . . . and right now it is SO cold outside (hello - 0 degrees!). But I'm glad she's dragging me along. I'm not a morning person and the current style of my hair makes for extremely frightening morning hair (thank goodness for hats!). I know I'm overall pretty darn scary in the morning so thanks to all the people - especially the people I know who are also at the gym at 5:30 am (including the much-maligned-in-this-blog Molly and Stephanie) - for not screaming or throwing rotton tomatoes at me. That would be quite coutner-productive to what little motivation I have. So a big thanks to you, Laura, for having the courage to take me on at that unholy hour. And bless you for having heated seats in your car.