Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Handy Shortcuts and the Mysteries of Blogger

Before i started writing this post, i had to go and look to see what my blog looks like right now.  I couldn't remember in what state i had left it.  I have spent a large portion of today attempting to discern the mysteries of blogger code and the "easy" methods in place to help you do whatever you want.  I have used two programs i had previously never heard of, learned a couple of new computer skills, and still have not succeeded in affecting the appearance of my blog.

Perseverance.  I must persevere.

Additionally, at the end of our food supply before pay day, i have discovered a couple of handy shortcuts for tastier food when supplies are minimal.

Handy shortcut #1:

A can of spam can season a couple of pots of beans pretty nicely.

Handy shortcut #2:

After i nicely seasoned a pot of beans using Handy shortcut #1, i managed to scorch it, making it inedible to humans and very appetizing to some very lucky dogs.  That was my chosen side for this evening's meals, and not wanting to start over with the beans, i looked for something different.

In my cabinet, i found some Ramen Noodles and a can of cream of mushroom soup.  Just wait a minute; it turned out pretty good.  I prepared the noodles as directed, but drained off most of the water before adding the seasoning/bouillon flavor packet.  Then i drained the seasoned broth into a separate container, leaving the noodles mostly dry.  To the noodles (two packages), i added one can of cream of mushroom soup.  I stirred this together with the noodles, adding broth as needed to thin it out.  I piled the noodles on the plate and topped them with pan fried pork steak.  It wasn't gourmet, but it was a nice change.

Tomorrow, i am looking forward to our monthly(ish) community ladies' coffee, in which many of the ladies in my subdivision(ish) get together at someone's house and  You guessed it.  It's really quite enjoyable, and about the only time i get to see any of the ladies in my neighborhood.  I learn all sorts of things at these meetings.

Besides that, i plan to muse over the mysteries of blogger while i do some sewing for a friend.

Let us not become weary in doing good, 
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
~ Galatians 6:9 ~


  1. two words - WORD PRESS ;-)

    Oh, and want to REALLY dress up the raman noodles? Stir in cheese. Seriously. It's delish :-)

  2. I have spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to get blogger to do what I want it to do, too. What are you struggling with? Not that I'll be able to help....although you never know......but we could commiserate.

    Of course if I understood HTML better I could probably get it to do whatever I wanted! I'm trying!

  3. Bonnie, thanks for asking. Right now i am trying to solve how to use the CSS function in the advanced layout. According to the Google/Blogger tutorial, i should be able to place my own image as the background for my blog. I have followed the instructions in the tutorial, but nothing happens.

  4. Your blog looks great .. I so enjoy reading it although I don't always comment. Great job!

    ~texasgal on BYC

  5. Glad you found my Texas Blogging Gals! You will be on the next updated list. Enjoyed my visit and am now following.

    Come see me at my personal blog, too, soon!

  6. Grateful dogs.. should always have them handy!

  7. Oh, how I know the need for yummy basic meals! Here's one I LOVE that is super cheap and it tastes so good!


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