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I live on a ranch in West Texas, where my husband, son, and I raise a few cattle. Our only crop is feed for the cows and my husband insists he is a "rancher" rather than a "farmer," although the place we now call home used to be his grandfather's farm. I drive 75 miles to Abilene for my job as a University librarian. I love the job and the drive.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Well, my confidence suffered a little with the avatar problem. I had tried to use the Picture gadget, but kept getting the message that my URL was invalid. Finally, I downloaded my avatar to my computer and then added it as a picture. Whew! Now I'm ready for some more Things!

Monday, June 22, 2009

23 Things: Thing 3

Ok, I give up. I cannot get my avatar to show. I had fun creating her. I've gone to export in Yahoo avatars, and I've copied the HTML code into the HTML/Java gadget in my blog, but all that shows is a little box with an x in it. Someone please help! I've looked at the Dashboard to try to get a clue, but I can't figure it out. I guess I'll try to continue without her.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

23 Things: Thing 2

The 7 1/2 habits were more approachable than I expected; not to say "simpler," but rather that I could relate them to myself more easily than I expected. The one habit I must work on is having the confidence in myself that I am competent enough to learn these new technology things. I've set up a blog! Hurray! And now it's out there for everyone to see...that's when the confidence tends to diminish.

The major thought I have about life-long learning was emphasized by the last "habit" - play. To me it means "be curious." Take the time to follow your curiosity. Time, of course, being one of the challenges, but just imagine, where that curiosity could take me.