**just me waffling...feel free to skip if you are here for visual inspiration - that is coming shortly!**
Oh my goodness, how awful was that?! +-24 hours without Blogger ?!? - It felt like one of my children was in intensive care - all the worrying..."is my blog going to be lost in cyberspace???" - blah, blah, blah... Pheeeeew - relief just doesn't seem like a powerful enough word to describe how I felt when everything was restored to normal!
When you think of all the time , effort & care with which we have all grown our blogs & the wonderful resource pool that has resulted - the mind boggles at the thought that a virus may attack their system one day... Anyway, all's well that ends well & poor old Blogger do an absolutely FANTASTIC job for FREE so giving them 24hours to work on repairing a glitch is hardly too much to ask.
Just BTW I did look into the Blogger issue on Blogger Help & it was no more than the engineers repairing a faulty gadget (the "recent posts" one) that some of you may have in your sidebars. I don't have it as I try to keep my gadgets to a minimum so that my blog will load nice & fast. I have read about people losing all their posts from the 11th onwards - fortunately I didn't experience anything like that & everything is still here.
I did kind of lose momentum with Blogger being down though...I couldn't get onto any personal blogs because I didn't know any of your addresses... you see I have you on "speed dial" within my private "launch pad" blog - which I couldn't get into...grrr.....not that I could have commented anyway...then the weekend came & I had all kinds of plans to take part in the Cocoa Daisy Crop as well as the My Scrapbook Nook one, and I didn't take part in any!!
Last week I worked like a Trojan & come Friday evening I was hit by a wave of exhaustion! On Saturday, having been on my feet for so much of last week, I decided to stay in bed with my electric blanket on, on my husband's laptop rather than coming into my studio to browse on my pc...You all know the comment box wouldn't open right??? So now I have a lot of commenting to catch up on, but will do that this coming week as I have blog posts that need to go up & challenges that need to be sent in tonight.
I don't "burble" a lot here - don't have the time to write it & you don't have the time to read it - and I KNOW that I risk sounding sooo boring saying this again, but "thanks guys" for your visits, for your constant encouragement, for your interest, affirmations, etc, etc...I was feeling really de-motivated this weekend as cyberspace was so inactive due to Blogger being down.
I couldn't chat to you & you couldn't chat to me - AND IT REALLY AFFECTED ME...
I guess that "non-internety" people would find that quite pathetic, but truthfully the community of scrapbookers online is one seriously awesome achievement, and you & I are an integral part of it, and I am PROUD of that (even though I don't discuss my blog with anyone who doesn't have one - most people I know! - because it's such an undermined & misunderstood occupation) .
I went off to watch a movie tonight & came back to 11 comments waiting for moderation.
There is no feeling quite like that in the world! You warmed my heart Put me back on to the top of my world!! I was feeling pretty down this weekend (for various different reasons) & you girls lifted me back up :) Thanks girls!!!