December 22, 2009
I suspect there's at least a few of you out there wondering...
"WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POST?"
Well, I'm kind of wondering, too. One day it just vanished. And all that was left was this nasty error sign on the hsbapost.com domain. From what I hear, GoDaddy is supposed to be working at restoring the site, but I'm not hearing much.
I refuse to panic.
Luckily, we got the 2009 Blog Awards over with and the swap sisters paired before all these unfortunate turn of events. It's given me such a bad taste in my mouth, I haven't even been wanting to blog over here - on BLOGGER - where it seems it is much safer.
One wonders if a back-up of the blog needs to be made on a more regular basis. And I'm still wondering if there was enough of a back up made to salvage the Homeschool Post?
Time will tell. In the mean time, I'm going to enjoy my holiday.
And... my new swap gifts!
I got the privilege of swapping with TWO wonderful ladies since there wasn't an even number of swappers this time. That worked out nicely for me. Although... I think they went over their spending limit! Naughty swappers! Or is that extra-nice swappers?
I'll let you be the judge:
Here's what Lynn got me...
She made that card herself. And there were actually three chocolate bars (Italian milk chocolate), but someone - who wants to remain nameless - stole one.
There's DARK chocolate and peppermint coated popcorn in that little Moose Munch box. Oh, yeah, baby. Come to mama.
And did you notice the coasters? How cool is that? You put your own photos in them. That's a picture of Kaden and Morgan many Christmases ago.
Then there were TWO books.
Just for mom.
She really knows how to pack a swap present!
Here's what Bren got me...
Aren't those beads lovely? I heart chunky bead necklace, bracelet and earring sets. The bath salts are nice, too. I already used half of the pack.
Bren was a fast swapper. Her present actually got here first. In fact, it has been a while since I got it and I can't remember if there were munchies in the box that I ate before we took pictures or not.
I've eaten my weight in holiday goodies already this season. My mom is a piano teacher and she keeps bringing home cookies, cakes, loaves of bread, candies, etc. She shares her sweets with me since she's diabetic and would be in a coma if she didn't. How nice of her, eh?
I'm never going to fit in my jeans for our family present-opening frenzy.
But at least I'll look great wearing Bren's groovy blue and green beads! I already wore them to church last week. I got a few compliments and my daughter has threatened to steal them. I took her to Goodwill and bought her a stack of jeans, a skirt, and a shirt to buy some time. Don't worry, Bren... I'll hide them in my closet.
It sure was nice to open some gifts early this Christmas. Swapping is awesome. And of course, it beats opening the bills any day.