Friday, April 2, 2010

Coming Soon

Good Friday.  No school for me today.  No work for the Mr. either.  And Mr. B let us sleep in until 8:00.  Woo hoo!  Of course, that means I am slow getting a post up today.  I should have done it last night, but I have a good reason for missing.

One of my birthday presents is a blog makeover/redesign by Design Girl.  I was excited until I realized how many decisions I had to make that I would have to live with for a year or so.  I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl. If I don't like something, I'll change it.  I tend to evolve as I go.  And now I have to decide on colors, themes, and any special features that I want to have her include.  Scary!

My major problem came when I tried to pin down exactly what this blog is about.  I'm not sure she designs for a blog about...well, nothing!  The blog name "Easy Street" isn't all that helpful either.  I chose that name for my small town, for the leisure I enjoy, and even for the fact that it is pretty much all inclusive:  anything goes!  And frequently, that is what I post about-- darn near anything.

It is easier to list what this blog is not about:  fashion, cooking (God forbid!), crafting, parenting, politics, or health.

See my problem?  So I tried to look at what I write about:  school, teaching, small town life, our tornado, the Mr., the girls, my stroke, and now Baxter the Shih Poo Pup.  OK.  And what do I love?  Books, writing, coffee, music, champagne, biking, movies, and teenagers.  *sigh*  I am getting nowhere.

Design Girl has her work cut out for her.  See all that random nothingness above?  Yep.  I just sent it to her.  Now, I am pouring through photos to find pictures of my beloved Midwest, the neighborhood, and the family. 

Redesigning my blog means no time for blogging.  Now that is a conundrum isn't it? 

The redesign is supposed to take about 3 to 4 weeks.  Care to put any money on that?  Poor Design Girl.


Alicia said...

Wow!!! That's such a great birthday present!!!! I love it and I cannot WAIT to see the makeover! Enjoy the long weekend... I'm getting sad because my break is coming to an end (but I do still have Monday and Tuesday off next week...)

Mary said...

Gosh, you got to sleep in today! My girls don't understand the whole "we don't have to go to school today" thing! I had one of my girls in my face, ready to go out at 5:30.
What a dilemna. I'm terrible at making decisions, especially if I know I'm going to have to live with it for a year! Good luck with that! Glad it's you and not me! ;P

Dandy said...

Thats an awesome present! I'm dying for a redesign and I totally know what you mean. I couldn't pin point one thing my blog is about. Its hard!

Kitty M said...

Fab pressie Mrs E - I'm sure whatever design you pick will be fabulous. I can't wait to see!

Gayle said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the new design!

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

I think it sounds lovely! Can't wait to see it!