Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Introducing our BRAND NEW blog template!! Funs stuff, huh? I rather like it.
(Ok, I know this is the shortest blog entry ever, but I had to do it).
On a slightly more constructive note, the problem with the images refusing to load on here... is still here. Apparently Blogger knows that a ton of people can't see the pictures on their blog, and they have actually reported the problem as "fixed". Right. Any suggestions here? I couldn't find an email address or something I can report issues to (but I did find one for reporting abuse, and I did send them an email. Any response? Nope. None).
By the way you all- the excitement is building. I think Europe is my second home, and I cannot wait to return home to it. I left part of me back there last time I went, and I'm glad I get to recover it so soon. And then I'll have to leave it there again. But let's not think about that aspect. It's the landing part I can't wait one more second for.
Oh, and one more thing. We have a GIVEAWAY coming up, so stay tuned. It oughta be a pretty neat one, too. Hopefully by then you'll be able to see pictures...
Go ahead, leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this new look we've got going :)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
So, is it just my computer, or are the pictures not loading throughout the blog? If you could leave me a quick comment and let me know if you see pictures on here I would greatly appreciate it. If it's not just my laptop having a mind of it's own, I should probably report it to Blogger or something like this.
From me, Marilyn on 1/20/2009 10:03:00 AM
Monday, January 12, 2009
Well, here it is! And no, I didn't forget as I seem to with everything else I promise I'll get to later. Pat yourself on the back, Marilyn. Way to go.
And this is an awesome photo, too. And yeah, most likely I'll say that for every one I post up here, but that's becuase I love them all.
Ok, so see that stain glass window directly to the left of the clock in the tower? I want that to be my bedroom window. Wake up to the chiming of a clock in a Romanian tower built hundreds of years ago in the quant city of Brasov? Oh yeah.
Ok, so the last few days of my trip were devoted to touring some Romanian territory that so many people seem to overlook. And I think that's what made it all the more daydream-ish. We had driven for about 48 hours through mountains and forests, to arrive upon this darling little town. One thing that I think holds true for every bit of Romania is that the more of it you experiance, the farther back in time it feels as though you're in. I really, really love that.
We had hiked up about 200 steps (which really isn't much for a country with no elevators) right up to this gorgeous clock tower that is neighbored by all these little shops and homes, all huddled around an uneven cobble stone lane. Priceless, right?
Yeah, I happen to think so.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Hello to my wonderful readers!
Well, I just thought I'd update you on the VERY successful fundraising accomplished at the Pampered Chef party! Twenty percent of the each order cost was donated to help support me in my efforts to venture out to Romania this summer. The Grand total? $407.01!!!! (Which means you guys spend way too much on cookware) (haha, just kidding :)
So, altogether I have raised $795.01!!! Horaay! That puts the "awesome" in "awesome-ness". Totally.
I hope to purchase the plane tickets some time this week. Seriously, I'm getting more stoked about this as each day goes by and brings me closer to June twenty-fourth. But that's a whole other blog entry entirely. :)
Well, I was going to post one of my favorite photos captured two summers ago, but sadly dear old Blogger is not cooperating. However, to add a little flava to "Romanian Escapade" I will be adding a new weekly feature displaying a pic from my last hike up yonder and some reminiscing... so enjoy them! ...once they get here.