The sound of a buzzing, busy bee. That is a bit how I feel.
It is now early in the a.m. hours on Sunday. The school where I teach martial arts is starting a year-long celebration of its 20th year. I’ve been with the school for at least 15 of those years. As part of the celebration the building has been getting a face lift, some new paint and cabinets. The building is only five years old but five years can scuff things up.
While others have been working with that, I have been rebuilding the school’s web site (www.cma-sc.com). After creating this blog, I felt that basing the school’s site on the WordPress blog engine would be a good approach. It is a very robust engine, extremely flexible, easy to work with, and provides a host of Social Networking tools.
I spent most of Friday, until the wee hours of the morning getting the new site up and running, at least with some base information. Saturday morning, only a few hours after sleep, I got up early in order to attend the Open House the school was throwing. I taught one of the four sessions that the school presented and hung around for a celebration cake.
I spent the afternoon doing a little more work on the school’s web site. During this I found out that the Social Login function that I had installed on my blog as well as the school’s site created a bit of problem when trying to register or login to either site. I’m sure the plug-in works with some themes and for some purposes, but it wasn’t working for me, so I removed it from both the site and my blog. That seems to have cleared up most of my login difficulties, but not all of them. I’m still having some trouble logging in on the school’s site. I think some files on the web host from the older web sites are interfering. I’ll figure it out.
This evening we had a nice gathering of the staff at a restaurant downtown. I was nice to be with people I know. However, I was once again reminded that I am not good at chitchat and small talk. I spent most of the evening sitting quietly, speaking only as a form of a brief addendum to someone else’s stories. A sort of counter-punch-line form of oratory. But at least this was a group of people that are probably now use to the idea that I am a very quiet fellow in such surroundings.
Once home, I chatted with a friend for a while and then spent some time doing a little more work on both the school’s web site and my blog, in addition to writing this post.
Now it is time for this bee to go to bed.