I had a bad day yesterday. Yesterday was supposed to be the day I started week 4 of my running program, got my new lemony snippet site set up, and cooked a bunch of good food.
1) Used every blanket in our house to mop up the giant flood from the bathroom that leaked through the floorboards and into the living room and kitchen.
2) Got my site started then decided after 2 months of thinking about it and working on it that actually I hated it and it didn’t represent me at all so I freaked out and said I was going to quit blogging.
3) Ate pizza, popcorn, and Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream all day because I was too busy to cook.
BUT – it’s a new day, and I have a plan.
God may hath releaseth the flood waters in our house, but the plumber came in this morning and fixeth that pipe like it’s nobody’s business.
In terms of my blog, instead of settling for a theme I’m not 100% happy with, I’m going to build my own from scratch. It’s an ambitious project, but I’m an ambitious person. And picky. If things aren’t perfect, I don’t want them. If I’m settling for anything I feel is less than the best and I have the power to make it better, I’m not happy, and I like to be happy. I bought Adobe Dreamweaver and spent 2 months teaching myself HTML and CSS, so why not use this as my big project to really learn how this stuff works?
This means it will take a few months longer, but I’d rather focus my time on learning than improving a theme WordPress has designed. I’ll feel so proud when it says MY name at the bottom of my website instead of some random designer.
Until then, I might change the colors on this theme to make things a little less drab. I’ll probably start using my lemony snippet name as well because it makes me laugh!
Here’s the header I designed then decided it’s not good enough. I even had a little photo shoot in my kitchen with a pile of lemons.
My bathroom this morning:
The water leaked out all along this wall and when you stood in our kitchen the floorboards were squishy and water squirted out of every possible place.
The last of the blankets waiting for their turn in the washer. By the way, what you see here is more than half of my kitchen floor space. Our apartment is decent sized for London and I really like it, but something definitely went wrong when they were planning kitchen space.