Vacation

Absence Makes the Blogging Heart Grow Fonder

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything for this blog…August 5th to be exact.

I am sure some of you have noticed my absence from reading and writing blog posts. I have a really good excuse, I promise! It’s called summer, and what often happens in the summer is the race to get things done while you are away from work, because, well, you are at home. Traveling, appointments, visitors, things that need doing around the house…time slipped away from me and there has been no time for reading or writing.

How to memorialize my summer for this blog? Instead of writing individual posts for everything I did, here is a list of everything I did, in potential blogposts titles:

1.Damn you impacted ear!
A painful two-week journey spent with a plugged up ear, which included sick time, some type of stinky oil that reeked of jet fuel and a doctor’s syringe. 

2. I finished Mass Effect 2!
Review forthcoming…

3. The Hubs and I started Borderlands the Pre-sequel!
Fun fun fun!

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4. Company’s Coming! ~ times three weekends in a row!
August was one busy-ass month. It included getting the house ready for 2 kidlets under 3, and shopping for a new mattress and futon. Then it was Good Times with the family and friends! I love ’em, but whew! I am exhausted!

5. I bought eye glasses at Wal-Mart (with some regret)
Take it from me…buying cheap Wally World glasses does not always pay off as we have already returned our glasses for repair. A month has gone by and the hubs hasn’t even gotten to wear his yet! 

6. My spotty red shadow spans long
It has been one itchy and scary summer as my plaque psoriasis decided to flare up to such an extent it spread to over 60% of my body. I was looking like a red leopard for a while there… I am doing better now, and have been referred to a Dermatologist.

7. I am out of the running as an America’s Next Top Model watcher
I have been a faithful watcher of this show since 2003. I watched the first episode of this season, and it is my last. They changed everything a couple of seasons ago, and it never recovered. I am done. Bye bye Tyra Banks!

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8. I hope the “Go Jays Go!” bandwagon has room for one more!
I wasn’t a fan, but now I am. Every night I’m watching the Toronto Blue Jays fight to win, and I’ve been enjoying it! (And BTW, I went to the August 30th Jays game against the Detroit Tigers. It was so awesome, I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had!)

9. I am the knitting queen
With friends and family having babies this year, I got to work on some knitting. I managed to knit two baby blankets, with a third in the works! No bad…

10. Dairy Queen Blizzards, iced coffee and BBQ. Enough said.
Because (cover your ears, 1537) ice cream and grilled meats.

There you have it – my summer in a series of blogpost titles.

How has your summer been?

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Another Blogging Milestone (and some light housekeeping)

Happy Canada Day, everyone!

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(Graphic: CESA)

We have cloud cover and possible severe weather heading our way in South-Central Ontario over the next few days, but that won’t stop me from smiling!

And with great reason: I am on a stay-cation for the week. No plans to go anywhere, except day-tripping…maybe.

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Ye Olde Caught Me Gaming layout

Last week I decided to freshen up the look of the blog a bit with a new design. Caught Me Gaming’s old theme – Newsworthy – is cool, but quite basic. And as it turns out, quite popular among bloggers I follow these days.

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Out with the old, in with the new!

I was fooling around with the templates and came upon the Suits theme: clean, simple and easy to read. As well, it looks great with any graphic you throw at it. ‘Suits’ it is! Any comments on the new look is appreciated!

With the new theme, I have added a few extra things:

A “Sarca Raves” area- which will list four of my top most recent favourite games, movies, etc, which would be linked to their respective blog posts.

Also, I have added a complete index of all the games I have reviewed thus far with a link to their blog posts. Check up at the menu tab for that and stay awhile – there might be a review you’ve missed!

Some cool things have happened lately for Caught Me Gaming…Beside celebrating its first birthday, the blog just got its 101 st follower! Now, I know I’ve said that numbers are not important – they aren’t. But, I believe it is always good to have goals. Having 100 followers after one year of blogging was one of mine, and I achieved it!

It was a slow climb, but through my blogging, I have met a fantastic group of peeps. With the design change, I have decided to add a blogroll to the site that highlights some of those bloggers that I read, enjoy and interact with; some on a daily basis. Check ’em out, if you are so inclined – you won’t be disappointed.

And with that, I would like to wish a Happy Canada Day to my Canadian peeps, and a happy Tuesday to the rest. Hope you’re enjoying the hot humidity! Grill’ems, ice cream and a beer are in my future!

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