No more talk of roller coasters and other nauseating events. No more hatemail. No more awards. Tonight is a quiet fireside look into the ticker. Pull up a rocker, grab a cuppa. Successes are sweeter than sugar cubes. How about some saltwater taffy?
Far and above all other things, moving tops the list of stressors. It beats out such other notables as tax audits, divorce and teenagers. Precisely N.O. O.N.E. likes to move. The packing. The moving. The unpacking. The broken items. The grubby mover fingerprints.
It will drive someone without OCD pretty close to insanity. You can only imagine what it has done to me… already OCD and insane before the move.
This week, M3 lost all of its subscribers in the move. So far, no one has admitted to finding M3 shy a visit, pingback, link or email from me. It will take me a couple of weeks to track down everyone individually. Many, many, many thanks to those who have already made it here.
If this is your first trip back since the
crash move, there are some changes. Before we get to those, please resubscribe. It is in the left sidebar, where it always was.
You should have noticed the like box at the top of new posts. Under the subscription box is a registration box. Clicking the login button inside will allow you to use your Facebook login to comment. I am waiting for one of you to break it for me, so I know if I coded it properly. I was a little shy on guinea pigs this afternoon.
I still have not built the canvas for the Facebook M3 app, but I hope to have it finished shortly. Meanwhile, you can visit the 5,000 page for updates while you are cruising Facebook.
How does it feel?
You probably noticed the change in the header image from the crayon green Momma’s Money Matters. You may also have noticed the change in the tag line. I have a sneaking suspicion it will evolve, much the same way the last one did.
The menus above the header are very similar to the old one, with some notable exceptions:
- M3 News is gone.
- Welcome Home is the new page where notes to the M3 Readers will be posted. This page changes often…already four times in three days.
- Hover your mouse over the Green Room and you will find The Alumni Club. Check out how to get there.
- Hover cards for the Trophy Room, Office, Map.
The lower menu bar is completely new. These links take you to your favorite features:
- Friday Follies
- Mantra’s Poems
- Saturday Evening Post
- Story Time
- Writer’s Spotlight
Muse for Monday will get its own menu spot soon.
There have been some updates to The Office. If you are not aware of how much M3 respects your privacy and the copyright of others, please read.
The M3 Readers are the blogosphere’s best audience. As everyone finds their way back here, you have been so supportive and helpful in telling me what is (broken, missing, needed). I am still working on a few requests, but we are getting much closer to a fully functioning blog!
Still in the works are the addition of books and the overhaul of the Coffee Shoppe…I hope you like it! But enough about that.
Let’s make an abrupt left turn. Were you here this week? In specific, were you here for Talk Tuesday? The topic was the secrets we keep about our truest selves.
Apparently, my verbosity obfuscated the question…the point was not the hardships and hurts and ills which shape our personalities, not the experiences we do not want to share or are not prepared to share. That seemed to be the only secret anyone identified as one they kept. I counter the thinking with something completely different.
The number one thing which shapes the way we act is the belief system in which we live our lives. There are the physical beliefs we have:
- Fire burns.
- The sun rises and sets.
- Water is wet.
- Gravity increases the older you get…
Then, there are the intangible beliefs. They differ from person to person in definition, quantity and depth, but we all have them:
- Higher power
- Prevalence of goodwill
We each hold a belief which is solely about ourselves. It is about the capabilities we have or lack. Most of them we believe without having ever put it to a critical test. We each have powers, even when we do not see them as powers.
- Common sense
- Listening skills
One of the deepest questions I have been ever asked was one which got me in touch with my inner power. When this post closes, I will pose it to you. My answer: Yes, but only in certain circumstances.
A Word From Mantra
Feeling neglected in a week filled with writing computer code and boring things, Mantra has been keeping me up nights scribbling in the notebook. She set this entire thing in motion more than two weeks ago.
Can’t put it down.
Caught in its grasp.
It is a crown,
A prize to clasp.
Stuck in the head.
Swung like a sword.
Lose it, you’re dead.
Gone with one word.
Others have more
In an ivory tower.
Behind it: Power.
Question of the night: Do you think you would be able to kill another human being?
I hope you have had a wonderful week and have begun the weekend restfully. See you in the comments.
Just a bit of business: The poll is closing tonight. If you have not already, please vote. Thank you!
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