Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I know, I know, I have been terrible about updating this blog. I promise I will do better. Maybe someone can help me learn how to post pictures. That would really motivate me.

Well, it is Christmas Eve. Here is the plans of my Menagerie. Today I am cooking for tomorrow and getting ready for tonight. Our church, Trinity Presbyterian ( holds two Christmas Eve services. Since I sing in the choir, I signed up to sing the 6:00 service. There is also a 4:00 service. I have to be there around 5:15. After church we will come home and have dinner. We started this tradition a few years ago and my children love it. I cook a pork tenderloin, Near East rice pilaf and fresh broccoli. The kids drink sparkling cider and Win and I have a nice glass of wine. I also made a cake last night and we will have that for dessert. We lite candles in the dinning room and turn out all other lights. Dinner by candle lite.

Tomorrow one of my older brothers, Renny and my mother will come for breakfast and Win's family will join us for Christmas dinner tomorrow night. I will cook a Prime rib roast. On Friday night my side of family will come for dinner.

All my shopping is done and just about all the wrapping is done as well. I hate to wrap.

So, let the celebrating begin. I have a plan for my eating - I am not going to count points tomorrow and watch what I eat on Friday night. I am now down 44 pounds. I had hope to be at 50 by January 1 but I think that won't happen and I am OK with that. Maybe if someone helps me learn about posting pictures I can post my before picture and post a new picture now.

So, Merry Christmas to all.


M.K. said...

Okay, Beth - I'll do my best! When you are doing a "new post," look for the little square that looks like a picture, with blue sky. If you hover your cursor above it, it will say, "Add image." Click that.
It will take you to a page where you can upload photos. Mine will only allow me to do 5 photos per post. It says, "Add image from your computer." Click on "browse," and it will let you browse on your desk top, or in I-photo (the program I use) to find pictures you've put on your computer. When you've located the shot you want, just click "open." It will take you back to the "browse" spot. You can add another image if you like, up to 5.
When you've added the shots you want, click "upload image" in the orange box at the bottom. It will take some time for the shots to upload. When they do, it will show you your "new post" page, and you can add text to your photos. Tinker with it to get the text how you like it. Then click "post." Tada! I hope it works for you!

Beth Johnson said...

Thanks MK. I will give it a try. I think the problem I am having is not knowing which photo I want to post because they are listed in number form on my computer. I knew there had to be an easier way.


M.K. said...

Well, even when you view them to select them, you should be able to see them too. I don't know what picture program you have on your computer, though. I-photo lets me see the picture too. And when I load the pictures onto my computer initially, I give a name to each group, so I can find the ones I want easier.
Could you drag the photo you want, onto your desktop, give it a real name, and upload it from there?