I have several random thoughts to toss out there for this week's blog post. I apologize if they don't seem very cohesive.
First there was the bottle of Christmas red acrylic paint that my toddler spilled all over the living room. My living room looked like a crime scene. No kidding! One of my friends said that the chalk outline was the only thing missing.
|Really, Officer, it's NOT blood!|
|Fierce Beer Soap - One of the best men's fragrances EVER|
|Orange Chiffon Cake Soap Cupcakes - Smell divine!|
Two shops here in Burgaw will be carrying my soaps by the end of September. The Nifty Place will be selling a selection of all-natural soaps, as well as Sub-Lime Sandalwood beer soap (just for something for the fellas). Courthouse Coffee will be selling the following soaps: Green Tea, Coffee Mocha, Goat's Milk & Coffee and Fresh-Brewed Coffee. I'm honored and privileged to be working with these two awesome small businesses!
|Fresh-Brewed Coffee Soap - What a wake-up call!|
Last Wednesday, my firstborn was telling me about her handbells practice at church. She said, "Two kids were playing incessantly, even when Mr. Clif was talking. They got their handbells taken away." Yes, I'm darn proud of her for knowing how to use "incessantly" correctly. Or, that might come from all the times I tell her she's "talking incessantly."
In addition to last week's potty training, soap-wrapping, soapmaking and homeschooling mega-bonanza, I found out from one of my lovely Facebook fans that my site had been hacked. I'm not talking the rather diminutive hack of two years ago where someone embedded a (bad) link for cheap ED drugs out of Mexico. Nooooo... This was a full-out hack job that took over my entire site - in both English and Arabic and with music (in English). It was ugly. And just in case I didn't fully catch that my site had been hacked, under the red and black image of the grim reaper was the word "hacked," just to make sure I was fully aware. So, here I am on Friday evening, texting my web guy who was in England working with an asphalt crew on the side of the road late that night (that's a five hour time difference), posting to the Zen Cart forums and initiating a chat with my host's tech support folks. Donal texts back that he'd be done in two hours (gotta love that kind of dedication!), but in the meantime, the tech support guy at Hostmonster and I explore the hack. One of the dates of the script changes was 9/11/11. The significance of that wasn't lost on me, and it made me slightly sick. In the end, though, the tech support guy got me debugged and unhacked in half an hour or so. I could see where all the bad files were; I know my cpanel that well (that came up as my website on one of the hacked changes).
My web guy is going for the full deep-end dive, starting his own business thing. His name's Donal, and he's fantastic. We've worked together for almost 2 1/2 years. You've really got to appreciate a web guru who'll respond to a panicked text and be willing to work for however long it takes on top of working until the wee hours of the morning doing road work. He's the best! If you're interested in making your site work yourself (being able to add your products, add coupons, make script changes, etc.), then he'll also teach you that stuff, too. He's completely trustworthy; I also have him man my site when I'm on vacation, hunkered down for hurricanes and so forth. (Click his name; it'll take you to his FB page and you can message him.)
I'll stop blathering now. Some of my friends and I are talking food! Yum!
Feel free to post comments. They don't have to apply to anything in particular since I was pretty all over the board on this week's post.