Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

May 03, 2004

webble boosting

The things that are hard and not pleasant about being a SAHM (stay at home mother) are:
1. It can be lonely at times
2. It can be boring at times
3. It can be intellectualy unstimulating (to put it mildly)
4. It can be repetitive
5. Lack of measurable progress and completion
6. Tantrums

And I've noticed that the good things about writing a webble are:
1. Connecting with people
2. Strange, interesting and funny links and ideas from people's comments and reading other people's webbles
3. Writing lets me think about interesting things and have an outlet for grown up thoughts and creativity
4. There's something new every day on someone's webble
5. Write a webble, and it's done; you can see the finished product
6. No tantrums. And if some disgruntled webbler did have one, it probably wouldn't be my responsibility to do anything about it.

Webbles help retain my sanity and improve the quality of my life. Improve the quality of a mother's life, and you improve the quality of her children's lives. Sweet Georgia and Maya feel the benefits of a more balanced mother that has more perspective and detachment to better appreciate them and their needs and desires. It's a good thing.

Posted by Bahiyyih at May 3, 2004 11:06 AM

OK you have convinced me that it would be a good idea to start a webble. So now the question becomes how do I go about getting one started.
Please, help me out. Thank you.

Posted by: Lisa Lang at May 3, 2004 03:58 PM

Good. We'll set you up. I'll tell Billy and he'll set you up, rather. You can pick colors and features and tell us what you want the title to be.

Posted by: Bahiyyih at May 3, 2004 05:48 PM

The wise are they who check their email very soon.

Posted by: Kid A at May 4, 2004 01:04 AM

What server do you guys use? Is there a monthly cost? For a color how would light yellow look?
The title I would like is "coffee grounds".
Thank you for all your generous help.

Posted by: Lisa Lang at May 4, 2004 08:59 AM

I'm glad you asked, Lisa!

Q: What server do you guys use?
A: The one in our basement, running Linux, Apache, MySQL, and MovableType. It's our previous household computer, brought back from obsolescence to serve in this capacity.

Q: Is there a monthly cost?
A: No additional cost beyond our connection to the internet, which we would have anyway. If the traffic gets too heavy for our DSL line, though, we'll have to rent a machine somewhere with more bandwidth, for about $100 a month. That doesn't seem likely any time soon.

Q: For a color how would light yellow look?
A: I am not qualified to answer that question.

Posted by: Billy at May 5, 2004 05:13 PM

I think light yellow would look cool! I wish I had that kind of freedom with typepad. There's only a couple templates to choose from. What Bahiyyih and Liza have going on is sweet.

Posted by: Husayn at May 5, 2004 06:03 PM

Just got back from a week with Susan, Layli and Lucy. I had a great time but everyone else got sick with the flu. The St patrick music was great, complete with bagpipe. Im sorry that Maya was so sick. We missed you all. Sounds like your life is full and interesting. Im really glad.

My plant from you is coming up slowly. Its so cool all the time. Love you all. Grandma

Posted by: Patty at May 6, 2004 07:11 AM

Hi Billy, Thank you for answering my questions. Well if its not too much trouble or work, because I know how imortant the quality time of a father is, I would appretiate your help. thank you again.

Posted by: Lisa Lang at May 7, 2004 08:47 AM

O sweet mother of two. Happy Mother's Day! You deserve the celebration. Love that ballet.

Kisses and hugs,

Yore mom

Posted by: Nana at May 8, 2004 09:31 PM