Monday, March 16, 2009

Do they have this one with pumpkins?

Why is making decisions so excruciating for me? Picking a new background was the worst! I picked the last one because it was one of 7 I could choose from, there weren’t that many choices and I really didn’t think I would be blogging very long anyway. But here I am coming up on two years and I really needed a change but what to do?

Do I pick another basic blogger template? BORING!! Do I get a cutsie one that looks like a scrapbook page? Not really me. How about hiring someone to design one for me? Again, not really me because I would actually have to shell out cash for that. I could try and design one on my own. I tried it . . . let us never speak of it again. So what I am left with is to pick one of the zillion free templates out on the net. To be honest this is actually the most painful option for me because now I have to start all over again with the decision making.

Argghh!!

Click click click . . .Ooo! Strawberries, that’s cute, what else is there? Click click click . . . Oooo! Blue ethereal sky! I like that one. But maybe there is a better one; I’m going to keep looking. Ooo! That one is nice . . . wait, is that the same one I just looked at? Back click, back click, back click . . . nope different ethereal sky, well, at least I’m consistent.

Half an hour later . . . click click click click . . . Oooo! Red Japanese umbrellas! I really like that, I wonder if I could get a print like that for the entry. Click over to art.com. Another half an hour later still at art.com but looking at pictures of sporting events . . . Wait! I’m looking for blog skins! Focus Rachel! Click back to Free Blog Templates R Us. Click click click . . . another half an hour goes by filled with ethereal skies and pictures of red things.

Repeat 1000 times.

Sigh!

Me “Robin, come and pick a blog for me.”

Robin (from the other room) “Pick your own, mom, I’m watching the office.”

Crap!

A couple of days later I found some cute ones. They were a little cartoonier than I normally like but I was so sick of looking. I picked one.

Me “Robin, come and tell me this one is cute.”

Robin “That’s cute mom but it doesn’t really seem like you.”

Crap!

I’m not getting up until I pick one! Click click click . . . Strawberries (yes, the same strawberries from days and days ago.) I like strawberries, I eat strawberries, I like the color of strawberries. Strawberries it is!!

Me "Pauly, I can't get this to install will you come and help me."

Pauly "Mom, you just follow the instructions."

Click click click, it’s almost installed. A quick phone call to Jared to make sure I'm not going to lose the last two years of the only journal I am keeping.

Jared “You won’t lose it.”

Me “Whew! Thanks Jared! Have fun snow caving!”

Click and save! Done!
Wait a minute! I’m not going to be happy with this in October am I?

Crap!

6 comments:

jared said...

that's the good thing about templates, you can change them for every month of the year! or day of the week!

robin k said...

Great blog!

Bundy 6 Pak said...

This has nothing to do with anything, but we just bought 2 lbs of strawberries from the local ranchers market and now I wished I hadn't because my carpet has red polka-dots all over it!

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Megan said...

I love the strawberries! Plus I like the simplicity of the background. I am feeling like a change myself.
I go through the same dialog in my head.
Pumpkins would be cute in the fall!

Elder and Sister McEvoy said...

It looks good, Rachel. I Especially love the cherries at the end. xoxo Mom