blogging… et al

Dear friends

I’ve been having a bit of a blog designing session – and it’s all left me feeling exhausted.  It began yesterday with Daur1 designing a blog logo/ banner and has ended with me trying on and off various themes to find one that I feel portrays me!  For a designer of buildings, I’ve found it difficult to get my head round why certain themes don’t do certain things and although there’s probably some add-on/ plug-in that can be done, I’m not into the technological aspects that badly.  I simply want it to be attractive, easy to read and navigate, and reflect a part of me. What do you think?

I return to work tomorrow after two weeks on leave so that is probably adding to the exhausted and stressed feelings.  Although, it is all change in a few weeks; the assistants will go back to university and we will have at least one new one.  And a couple of the projects were at feasibility and concept design stage so it will be good to work a little more conceptually while others are still on holiday.  Despite my moans about work, I do enjoy being an architect!

I’ve had quite a few thoughts about what I want to write about – there’s clearly the whole death of a lion issue versus death of a negro; I’ve been doing family history and have been thinking on how I bear the signs of yesteryear; a new shopping centre has received planning permission and it looks like another ship (I need to do a blog on how many buildings in our town look like ships).

I think I’ve shared this scripture before but it does seem very appropriate for all the eclectic thoughts going round my mind, from Mosiah chapter 4, verse 27, King Benjamin’s words:

And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.


Paris killings

Dear friends, so sad to hear this evening of the attack on Charlie Hebdo.  I haven’t read or seen their work so maybe some I would find distasteful but to kill is wrong, even to be offended is wrong. Quite simply that.  Those people have been killed, by cowards who ran away, probably feeling ‘proud’ of their actions.

I am certain that our Father in Heaven has a great sense of humour – after all, surely that’s where we get ours from – though I know His humour will be pure, clean, edifying.  So, I’m glad to laugh out loud at the cartoon image I saw recently (in one of the LDS magazines) with two missionaries asking a lady at her front door, “have you found Jesus?”  And the view of the room shows feet (in Jesus sandals) behind a curtain!! 🙂