Monday, 26 January 2009

so much to say...

..and so little energy to write.
so much to do and so litle help to execute.
but despite the ugly feeling of this bad (bad!) cold which has restrained me to bed, and the frustration of computer issues earlier on ( I failed miserably on trying to upload an image to change the header here), my mood is not bad at all.
My cloud's silver linning is made of pure silk and tonight I will sleep with hope.
Tomorrow words will come.

Monday, 19 January 2009

the Digital marvel....

..another thing which does not cease to amaze me.
Lifted Sarita's punishment as she was invited to a birthday in an ice rink... thought it would be too bad if I did not let her go, she has not been ice skating since WinterWonderland, which was January 08....
and that gave me time to sit in my bed, with the computer....
now, it is not secret that I have made many friends online, met them in real life, some of them, great friends indeed.
at this present time I am having a lot of help in the discovery of new stuff, and today was the PNG files day...
It's now 02.05am in London, so I wont go into it that much, but here is something I made earlier....

I have physio tomorrow and need to get to the bank and, you know, that daily stuff that keep us alive...but my intention is to make some changes in here (thanks to my amazing good friends Roban & Annemarie!) as I'm planning to move here permanently... (there is a long story attach to this too, but maybe another time...)
I would like to print my Vox blog though....
has anyone tried printing whole blogs at home?
or any idea of companies ho would do such a thing?
(preferably UK printing....)

Thursday, 15 January 2009

How do they do it?

The net is something that never cease to amaze me.
Of course, I was born in times of black n' white TV, vinyl records and very corded phones.
Though I only started dealing with computers around 1997, when Sarita was a year old and smoking in international flights was not allowed anymore, so her dad decided not to bother to travel each year with us to the simple excue that a 14 hours flight no smoking could kill him....yeah, well, lets not talk about him right now.

So, back to computers and amazement: I do pretty well, some stuff taught by vey good friends, some learned by being curious and trial and error, in the beginning it was mainly to be connected with friends and family in all ends of the world... then the net became a place where I started to make friends...many of them who would later become *real life* friends, and very good ones.

I had a time in which I was very active in some chat rooms, I even got to be part of the crew who run the (yeah, I know, not everyone's cup o' tea but that's another story all together) I kept learning.
When I got fed up with the kinky people I decided to take a break from the net, though it wasn't the net people whom I was fed up with, really, more like the real flesh and blood ones, but, again, story for another time.

When I took to turn the computer on again after a whole year of only answering mail, it had to do with my first digital camera, a Kodak Easy Share, 4 megapixel camera that we got for free when we bought 1500 prints @ Kodak in the high st.
My friend Wokka was my carer at the time, and he was (well, I suppose still is) a great amateur photographer.
So with him I learned the tricks that got me very interested and started my first photoblog at

Fotothing was a very, very nice place to be for a while, started by a British guy small, with clear and very functional design, the general vibe was great, and I was getting amazing photographers, amateurs and profesionals likewise, being really nice and helpful. So everything was sweet and I kept learning.
But, as with ebery good thing in life, it had to come to an end....and this happened at the time when Fotothing was bought by some big people with lots of money and there were so many people by then, the vibe wasn't the same.
At that time Wokka went to Flickr, so I followed.
And all that time I kept looking for a place to start a blog, a diary online with the sole purpose to make a record for Sarita to have in the future, as I treasure the stuff my mum kept...I lost lots of pictures and stuff in general from my late teens, 20s and even my 30s, a bit due to my gipsy life, a bit due to the madness in which I lived then.....

But coming back to my intended point: the net never cease to amaze me.
In this particular case I'm more thinking about the multitude of people, women that work, manage a family and a home and still keep up with their blogs, their scrapbooking, their photos, and some of them even more than two social websites.
So I ask them:

How on earth do you do it?

I have more than enough time in my hands.
Yes, I know, my health is not 100% but still, some days I turn the computer on and the sole fact of answering mail properly takes me an hour, then if I want to do a Scrapblog that will take over an hour, same with my blog and that is not thinking of the days in which I have 200 photos to download....and I like working them in Photoshop...

How do you do it?
I have no idea.
And I have to say, most of these women are women to whom I take my hat off, great mothers, great profesionals, so we are not talking about your average woman on benefits here in the UK. Nope.

Anyway, this whole thought has been in my mind for ages, just sometimes it's less present, sometimes more. Like this week.
I have tried to get the thoughts in my mind in order to update my blog, with so many things happening regarding Sarita's edication mainly, some really good stufff I have read and some movies we watched and I'm thinking: does anyone in the US know if they are killing Derek in Grey's Anathomy?
Series 5 is starting next week on thursday here and by the adverts, it looks like he is dying...?
Oh, please let that NOT be....?
They have already killed Warrik (Gary Douran, the man of my wet dreams) in CSI..... (that's another thing I don't know why, oh why) I was so happy with the idea of Derek and Meredith with lots of offspring, in a candlewall house.....the producers better not kill the guy.

So, I was thinking on updating, then I get tangled in commenting in SB, making Scrapblogs (which are quiet good, even if it's myself praising myself) and then when I'm finished, not only is like 5am but all my thoughts and energy have deserted me...
One of the things that I would love to do more often would be the reading of my friend's blogs, I have learned lots and had a huge amount of emotions which had helped me through this past couple of years...
I will get around to write about our lives, I know that, but if any of you, wonder women out there could/would please (pretty please?) help us, tell us how do you do it.... I may be a happy bunny.

here is my fav SB from the last few...