It’s been a long, long time…

Since I did any graphics work… so today, I decided that I’d had my desktop “Winter’s Bookmarks” for quite long enough, thank you! (about… 4 years?) and that it was time to haul out Photoshop and make a new one… [insert hysterical laughter here] Well, you know how they say that you never forget how to ride a bicycle? Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to ride a bicycle… a horse? yes! I was a very good horse back rider – after all, they have a nice, solid post on each of their four corners so that they’re easy to balance on… but bicycles?? Let me just say that I used to fall off exercise bicycles that were bolted to the floor! :/ So, did I remember all my smart Photoshop moves from way back then? Nahhhh…. I floundered. I got frustrated. I got annoyed. And I felt really silly. But, I persevered, and I think I’ve come up with a fairly nice, if somewhat “noir”, bookmarks desktop. IF I can work out how I moved the tables over to the right. I know it’s something to do with the transparent filler .gif I used for spacing just about everything, but the trouble is, I can’t see them, where they’re placed, or how big they are. I used to use a terribly badly behaved program called Front Page. It wrote truly horrible HTML, but it was a fabulous WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, and it was easy enough to do all the placement and visual editing first, then go in and tidy up or correct its woeful HTML. I used to have a copy of Front Page. I probably still do have a copy of Front Page. But, as with everything else that you really, really need, or want in a hurry, I don’t know where the [rude word] it is, amongst all our programs and files. *sigh* Himself is having a go at hand editing it (I think), so I’ll just have to see what he can do, or find myself another not-too-expensive WYSIWYG HTML editor (does such an animal even exist?!)

So, what else happened today… I managed to track down all the collective Dimensions that my girls have, was semi-tempted to have a go at creating a new Dimension in one of the newer areas, like the Crypt in Stonefield, which is gi-normous! but… wasn’t quite tempted enough, so I went back to gathering Autumnal stuff for the current World Event for a bit, but all of those quests are dailies which don’t take long to complete, and you can only do them once a day, which is a bit dreary… It was about then that I thought it might be a good idea to change my bookmarks desktop – full circle. Once I’ve finished writing this, it’ll be back to collect all the goodies that I hope my Minions will have brought in (they usually do – himself has been making quite a killing on the Auction House with goods mostly brought in by his Minions!) I doubt that I’ll have much time to anything sensible in Rift tomorrow – I have to go to the Doctor to get repeat scripts, for which we’ll probably be kept waiting for up to 3/4 of an hour (sometimes more! :/ ) She’s a very good Doctor, but 3/4 of an hour to say “Hi Doctor B., I need another script for my Warfarin!”? I guess that’s what happens when you go to a really good Doctor… :/ Then practically straight after that I have my Bounce session (exercise thingy) in the afternoon. I don’t expect we’ll be home before 3-ish, especially if we have to stop off on the way home to do a bit of shopping… Never mind…

Weigh-in this morning was better, I went down to 119.5kg again – where I was the day before yesterday. It seems I’m entering the Provera see-saw fluid retention business again – at least until I stop taking it on the 10th, anyway. Oh well, as long as I don’t go back over 120kg again, I’ll be reasonably happy (though I’d really love to break the 119kg barrier over the weekend! 😉 )

Anyway, that’s it for tonight – another short one for you 🙂 Stay tuned for all the latest, and if I get my bookmarks desktop done (with Julian’s help), and you’re all really, really good, I might (no promises, mind!) post a link to a screenie of it 🙂

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