Healthcare Triage: What is Zika?

I love Healthcare Triage on YouTube for getting updates on relevant medical issues and learning about random health topics. This one on Zika Virus is a good place to start if you’re somewhere that you may need to worry about it.

This election is weird, y’all.

One state choosing Trump and Sanders on the same night is interesting, to say the least.

This is going to be a really interesting election season. The pundits have been wrong so often already that there’s no way to think we can count on them to get it right… The usual rules have been tossed out and who knows who will be our next president. Wow.


Bern Your Enthusiasm


Get in Formation

I hope you’ve watched Beyonce’s Formation video.  And also saw her at the Super Bowl, because:

Beyonce at the Super Bowl Halftime Show


I basically turned on the game to wait for the Halftime Show to start while eating chips and queso, so it was a win. Bruno Mars is adorable and Beyonce is fantastic. (Also, Coldplay was there.)

If you’re all caught up, here’s what I was up to over the past week:

Screenshot of Read/Be Oscar Wilde Quote Desktop Wallpaper in Use

Hope you had a great weekend!

Bye, Bathroom!

master bathroom demo, day 1

Y’all my bathroom is a DISASTER. We started ripping it apart today and let’s just say it’s gotten a whole lot worse before it’ll get better over the next month or two.

In true renovation fashion, we discovered an unexpected expense about twenty minutes into demo. That’s home ownership! Oh well. But, look! The sheetrock is gone from the back wall and we can see into the closet that’s being added into our bathroom (and will be our shower).

master bathroom demo, day 1

We’re also working on our bedroom at the same time, but thankfully that one’s much less messy. (Although it still requires us to move into our guest room, which we did today.) I shared some ideas/plans for the bedroom here a while back. I’m still finalizing the details of the materials going into the bathroom, so I’ll post about those as soon as everything’s settled.

More demo tomorrow. Pray for our old bones. Everything hurts.

Better Blogging: Notes on a Design Change

Example of changing color and size of credits in footer of Edin theme

Today I’ve got more notes on my blog’s recent theme change. This time, we’ll be checking out how to add a credit to the footer, and also change the look of the existing credits down there too.

If you missed a previous CSS post, browse my blogging tips tag, or check out these posts:

Add a Credit to the Footer

I added CSS so I could have my own credit down in the footer next to the existing two.


Example of credit added to footer of Edin theme

Here’s the CSS I used to make that happen:

.site-info:before {
	content: "© Sarah Blackstock. | ";


  • Different themes label the footer credit area differently, but Edin (and several others) will use this selector to target it. Use the right-click Inspect method again (here!) in Chrome to find the correct selector for your theme.
  • Switch “before” to “after” to move your credit to the end.

Edit the Size & Color of the Footer Credits

You can also use CSS to adjust the size and color of the credits, as pictured below, where I made mine orange and a bit smaller:

Example of changing color and size of credits in footer of Edin theme

Here’s the CSS I added to adjust the color & size:

.site-info {
	color: #fa7f77;
	font-size: 12px;

.site-info a {
	color: #fa7f77;
	font-size: 12px;


  • The first section of code above targets the plain text, while the second batch (with the “a” added in) targets the linked text.
  • Change the hex color code from the orange I’ve used (#fa7f77) to one that matches your site.
    • You can also use simple color words there, so try putting “black” in place of the color code if that’s the color you want.
  • Adjust the font size from 12px to any other number you’d like.

Tweet, comment, or email with any questions. And let me know if there are any other CSS topics you’d like me to cover here. I’m totally willing to temporarily break my blog for you to figure things out. ;)

Be on the Watch

The Laughing Heart

by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Found on The Best American Poetry.

Your life is our life…. “Be on the watch” is great advice.