Warning: Skip to the links below if you have real problems and don’t feel like listening to me whine about crap that doesn’t really even matter in life…
You guessed it, more “issues” around here…
Last week was one of those weeks that made me question everything. My site was hacked, so while I spent hours changing all my passwords and taking care of other “after you’re hacked” issues, I had to pay a guy to help me fix up the backend of my blog, because when the malware was removed, some good php code also got taken out by mistake. This is all after my Christianity 101 site was hacked a few weeks ago and I paid to have the security tightened up around here. Apparently these losers are most likely in another country looking for any tiny cracks to get in, and they’ll never be caught. I’m confident now that things are secure (after I paid for even more security measures), but if the small profits my site brings in only go toward tech help to clean up and re-secure my sites after they’re hacked, where is the sense in that? If I had all the time in the world (and money) to pick up the pieces after this happens, that’s one thing, but I just don’t and so I turn really ornery. Or I cry, that’s another of one my common coping techniques. Ann Marie was hacked last week, too. She’s ticked off, but not all whiny like I am. Instead she’s giving me pep talks and saying things like, “Any job has it’s negatives, but what we are doing is WORTH IT. Think about a store owner who was robbed, he doesn’t just close up shop!” In most areas of my life I’m a positive person, but the tech issues through the years get me so worn down, that I’m just a Debbie Downer when it comes to this stuff. I can’t imagine not blogging, but wow, it’s really not easy some days.
If all that weren’t bad enough, I made the mistake of clicking to update my iPhone last week and it got corrupted somehow. I made the mistake of thinking, “Updates on Apple related gadgets should be simple…” Well that still isn’t fixed, and anyone who knows me knows that I need my lists in order to function and to keep all these balls in the air: 4 kids, a Rookie class, the blog, stupid tech issues, and everything else.
OK, I’ll stop now. I feel better though. Thanks for hanging with me if you’re still reading.
I do still have a couple links for you this week, I found these before the wheels came off…
- You’ll love this article from a few years back, “Pottenger’s Cats and the Pre-Atkins Diet”.
- Those of you following my saga on vaccines and our doctors office won’t believe the latest news on that…stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to blog updates (buttons above) so you don’t miss anything. (See a chat with the nurse at our doctor’s office and the follow up before I fill you in on the latest soon…)
- Speaking of vaccines, have you heard the sad news about the 10 infants in California who died after contracting Whooping Cough? Pertussis is one shot that we did actually have all our kids get, but it irritates me that this is the government’s answer for everything: “Clusters of unvaccinated people contribute to outbreaks, but in the case of whooping cough, the cycles will continue until a much greater number of people of all ages are immunized.” Of course no mention of teaching people how to build up their immune systems so they don’t catch every single bug going around. I’m not talking about babies, but I’m talking about the adults who are around the babies… Anyway, how sad all of it is. Read the whole CNN article and let me know what you think.
- By the way, also coming soon are some great posts on more nutritious school lunches!