On my days off…true days off…the days that I don’t have other commitments like doctor’s appointments or meetings…I try to get a lot of work on my personal projects done. And housework. I’m best in the morning. Which is weird because I didn’t used to be a morning person. In my previous life…prior to motherhood…I was a nighttime person. But during my 22 years at home with kids, not working outside the house, and not having any alarms to wake me up in the morning (other than children), I guess I developed a different routine. Well, routine isn’t the right word since I can’t really do routines. My ADHD brain is strongly averse to anything routine. But I did change. A lot. And one of the ways that I have changed…probably also because of age…is that I actually LIKE mornings now. ONLY IF I can wake up on my own. Not to an alarm or a commitment.
So today I am off and on fire to get stuff done. I started with some kitchen cleaning. You can read more about that in my latest Instagram post. (Using the same image as here on this post…because I don’t want to have to think about coming up with another image here. I got stuff to do!)
Now I am posting this quickly because I just feel like it…and then I’m off to work on my revamp of FresnoFamily.com. I REALLY need to get the revamp live on the actual site, since the current one is pretty broken. I discovered yesterday after sharing the link with someone asking about things to do in town that not only is the homepage messed up but there are also no links in the actual listings that are working. The entire block that is supposed to be links to websites and socials is missing. And darned if I can figure out how to reactivate it. It’s time wasted. I tried for a bit yesterday…but the reality is that my time is better spent working on the revamp. Spending hours trying to figure out how to reactivate a section of the old site that will be completely done away with as soon as I get the new one done is just distracting me from getting the revamp done! SO FRUSTRATING!
I had hoped it would just be a simple toggle to turn on or a check box I missed somewhere. But no. At some point when I was going back and forth between themes some months ago when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the site, I broke something. And since I’ve not working on that site for some time, I don’t remember how to do much with the current theme and plugins anymore.
The current (old) site has a different theme and plugin for the directory and it’s very complicated and that’s part of why I am ditching it. I had to pay for years for that directory plugin and I cannot anymore. I found one I actually think I like better and is free. At least for now…I may need to upgrade later…but first I need to get the site a big following again.
That site has existed since Jan 2001 and had quite a following back in the day! But I neglected it over the years as my kids grew and my projects changed and my interest in it waned. But now I am super passionate about getting it back up and functional and popular again! SOOOO…now I must stop writing here and GET TO WORK on it!!
End ramble. 😄