At Least I Can Make A Pie

If you are reading this from my actual blog (as opposed to a reader) you may have noticed that I haven’t made much progress with my new design.  The colors aren’t quite so garish, but it’s not a very finished looking design.  I’m going to blame this on Shaun.  (What, you want me to take responsibility???)

I was calmly working on adapting a template to fit my needs…ok, that’s not quite the truth.  It would be more accurate to say that I was muttering, hollering and whacking myself on the head, desperately hoping that my brain would suddenly click and css and php would sense to me.  Shaun, the man who says he loves me, would just casually wander by, laughing his fool head off at me. 

My husband, the man who develops computer software for a living and loves the challenge of it, claimed that he has no idea how blog software works.  I claim that he’s a Big Fat Liar (It’s ok if I say that because it’s probably true.)  I haven’t quite decided if he just really enjoys watching me pull my hair out in frustration or if he’s scared that once he starts helping me, it will never end.  (The man detests playing tech support.)

Either way, I knew I had to stop struggling with the blog page if I didn’t want to turn myself into a widow. (See, I told you it was all his fault!) I decided it was time to try a different tactic. 

I always tell my children that you always catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.  So…I did the one thing that he’s always asking me to do.  I made him a pie. 

It was a beautiful pie made with fresh peaches that I picked out for him myself.  As I lovingly rolled out the pie crust and gently placed it in the tin, I thought of how happy my Beloved would be.  I just knew that he would be so overwhelmed with joy that he would fix my blog up for me in a jiffy. 


Apparently I was a little overly optimistic.  The pie is gone…yet my blog site is still a mess. 

Next time I’m gonna stick with the vinegar…

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12 Responses to At Least I Can Make A Pie

  1. That is a delicious pie for sure–maybe next time you should put it this way–“If only I wasn’t sitting here working on this blog design I would have time to bake you a pie? Hint. Hint.”

  2. Kathy Ariano says:

    The pie looks great. Gee, maybe you could come up with other enticements! 🙂

  3. choochoo says:

    Mmmmmm, pie. I love pie.

    Must. make. pie.

  4. Miss Rebecca says:

    what! Pie and no blog help?? You could always try and look up pre-done coding for your site. There are plenty of sites out there with layouts and designs to use. Then its just tweaking those a little to get it the way you want it. Just look up “WordPress blog themes” “wordpress themes” ect! Hope that helps.

  5. Pamela says:

    I like the old one with the lemon slices… but then I don’t adapt to change very well anymore.

    I haven’t made a pie for awhile. Maybe I should do that. Peach sounds yummy.

  6. Diana Doherty says:

    Looks incredible and boy, do I know what you mean about the design. Just yesterday I picked out a free WP theme (way different from my original plain white theme) and just installed it. It’s pretty and I didn’t have to bang my head against the wall. Seriously, not even once! =)

  7. R.M.Gilbert says:

    Susie, been a while since I last came in, but I’m going to be better about it from now on…until next summer when life gets super crazy again. lol. Loved that you tried to bribe your hubby with pie. I’d fix it for pie. *smiles* No, really though. I agree with the commenter above, wordpress has some very user friendly themes that you can customize to your hearts content. I just ‘revamped’ my own site. lol. Not sure it’s wonderful, but I’m pretty happy with it.

    Best of luck getting hubby to help.

  8. Hilary says:

    Oh that pie looks yummy.. but the changes have to come before the next one this time. Come on, Shaun!

  9. Yifan says:

    That pie looks so good that I’m tempted to go out right now and buy one for myself…at 1AM 🙂

  10. Molly says:

    I never use readers. I enjoy looking at “the real thing.” If you do figure out php and css, let me know. I could use the knowledge on our church website.

    The pie looks delicious.

  11. Jenise says:

    I laughed at this post. I was smiling until I got to the end, somewhat disappointed the plan didn’t work. This is totally something that I would think of to get my hubby to do something, NOW.

  12. John says:

    haha yeah, at least i have pie. Better luck next time, you just need some slight alterations to your plan!

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