Baby Steps

A chicken goug?re but imagine this filled with mushrooms, instead! Same theory :)

A chicken goug?re but imagine this filled with mushrooms, instead! Same theory šŸ™‚

Some days it seems as though it’s all I can do to maintain forward momentum. I have to remind myself that sometimes things come in baby steps and what’s critical is getting something done even if it isn’t precisely what I thought I’d get done.

That’s sort of why I’m blogging again, actually. Kim got me hooked on the concept of showing your work over the summer and it got me to thinking about how very little of my work (and life) I was actually showing. And oh well hey, I’ve got a blog for just that sort of thing!

Work today was not the soaring joy I’d like for most days. Instead it’s the grind of emailing paypal about the GSES account (in old staff hands, not current) so I can get the new event system I built for them working and move forward on the donation system for their annual fund. There is 1/4″ of emails and notes about the state of this account – I’m not hopeful I can fix it in time to use for cooking classes, so I’m falling back on my old friend paper, which thankfully is still fashionable with school ages. Oh and building forms on publisher – joyful!

I’m also trying to fix the weird jQuery theme dependency on the FHNA site. For some reason the theme developer has the theme using its own jquery file (v1.6.1), instead of the one installed in WordPress (v1.11.0) so of course it’s throwing off bizarre javascript errors. Bug hunt!

School today was awesome, though. The lunch program has grown (again) and today I fed 60 and a bonus parent. I had 2 helpers today, 1 experienced, 1 a middle school student doing community service hours. The menu was baked Parmesan & Herb Chicken Tenders, Italian roast potatoes, maple glazed julienned yellow, white, purple and orange carrots and a gluten free, dairy free mushroom goug?re as entrees with sliced peaches and grapes for our fresh finish.

Yesterday I realized 4th, 5th & 6th graders are getting ready or going through a growth spurt so I over-prepped today thinking if kids were hungry we’d have plenty. We breaded 16# of hand cut tenders, roasted 18# of potatoes and 8# of carrots. That fed all 61 and I had 2# of chicken and 1# of potatoes left which will go into some potato & leek soup tomorrow. I also made a gallon of chicken tortellini soup and have a cup or two of the broth left for starting the potato soup off. We snacked today on D’s banana bread – it was delicious and I’ll try to get recipes up soon!

More steps, now!

Benny Drops

Just a heads up that we’ve begun updating client sites to WordPress 4.0 or the “Benny” release.

As usual I’m all late and wrong about updating the site itself here, but I can confirm 4.0 is nifty and squashes some nasty bugs so it was worth the time to load it all up.

Something fun for my print buddies –

New work:

Fresh face for Kim at KimOvitt.com.

Fresh face for Good Shepherd Episcopal. Still in progress but all up in production. One of these days I’ll update my sidebars šŸ˜‰

In progress:

Learning management module for online courses (still need a beta tester, email me if you’re interested) and Event Scheduling tools.

TTFN!

screenshot of Graphics Innovations.com. Top of page shows a grey Heidelburg speedmaster press

Graphics Innovations Unveiling

I’m delighted to announce the formal launch of our latest project for Graphics Innovations, a Virginia certified master printer.

screenshot of Graphics Innovations.com. Top of page shows a grey Heidelburg speedmaster press

Graphics Innovations Home Page

Designed internally, the new site expands on past content with the addition of help pages for FTP connections, pre-press tips and a how-to guide to preparing inDesign and Quark files for pain-free high quality printing. Architecture for news feeds, blogging and professional forums round out the new platform.

The site also features a custom collections option, allowing the client to edit, expand, modify or change content without the need for in-house development expertise.

The site is built on the Solertium Software GoGoEgo platform.

Congrats to the entire GI team!