Simple Wishes

Mansion_BlueSpruceTreeIsn’t this a beautiful scene? The mantle is decked out with matching stockings and a perfectly decorated Christmas tree nearby. They were designed by local interior designers who participated in the Colorado Governor’s Mansion Christmas decoration.  Below is my Christmas Tree. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it will be as grand or simple as you desire!

Living the Way I Want to Feel

TheDesireMapPlannerBack in November, my writer friend, Katherine Trnka Turpin, sent me an email about Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Planner. The idea intrigued me. I looked into it and decided it was definitely worth trying. I ordered the planner, “The Desire Map Planner – Daily Edition 2016, (Limited Edition)” and it arrived not long ago. I didn’t open the shrink-wrap until this morning during my daily journal time.

Reading the forward blew me away. Every word pulled at my heartstrings, telling me, “Yes, this is my year to live life the way I feel!”

January 1st is rapidly approaching. If you want to change your life in 2016, go to Danielle’s website, read what she has to offer and consider one of the many options to start your Desire Map for 2016.

http://www.daniellelaporte.com/thedesiremap/
#DESIREMAP

Technical Difficulties

It was tough getting my WordPress files onto this website. First I couldn’t get the FTP password set. Leaving it alone a few days seemed to solve that problem. Here’s a tip if you use GoDaddy – don’t forget to use Mozilla rather than Chrome. The pop-up to change the FTP user password doesn’t work in Chrome. After giving my frustration a few days rest, I successfully changed the password and could upload the files.

The fun was just beginning. Although all the files were on the host server, I couldn’t run the install program. The error was for specific program files (php for other techies like me). I’d see that my local php file was larger than the file on the server. Once again I walked away from the computer, going outside to shovel a little Denver area snow.  As I was taking off my wet snow boots, the light bulb above my cartoon head went on! My errors were due to cutting off part of a text file. Solution? I moved the WordPress files directly under My Documents – problem solved. It’s a miracle!

Even though Windows convinced me I could use long file names and have many nested folders, my host website is housed on a Linux server. Lesson Learned – always follow the rules of the lowest common denominator.

Leave a comment with your most recent or most aggravating technical difficulty!