Happy New Year!

Just a bottle of Beringer White Zinfandel

Just a bottle of Beringer White Zinfandel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope all your expectations and hope are granted in the coming 2003!

I plan to welcome the new year here at home with my husband and 2 girls (dogs). My dad gave us a bottle of wine, Cafe Zinfandel, it’s darker and smoother than White Zinfandel. We may decide to open that up and drink a glass.

Whatever your plans, be safe and have fun!


Book Listing

As good a place as any to keep track of this sort of thing. Here is a list of books by Michael Malone…writer for One Life to Live, so that I can refer back to it. I’d like to eventually read them all.

    • Dingley Falls
    • First Lady
    • Foolscap: Or, the Stages of Love
    • Handling Sin
    • Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Stories of 12 Southern Women
    • The Delectable Mountains: Or, Entertaining Strangers
    • The Last Noel
    • Time’s Witness
    • Uncivil Seasons

Permission woes

I’m having some problems with my site. Apparently when I was setting up MT on my new domain, I messed up some things. I tried to use a cgiwrapper, so in the mt.cfg, I turned on the umask settings. I couldn’t get everything to work right so I moved it back to the regular cgi-bin. Well, when I moved back, I forgot to turn off the umask settings so when MT created all of my files and when I uploaded the images, they got owned by MT/webserver. I now cannot rename, delete or change permissions on them. It is so frustrating! My host has changed the permissions to 755 on some of the files, but I still cannot delete or rename them.

This is really bad. If I cannot delete anything, how do I maintain it. I can’t clean up junk on my server and it will eventually get more and more cluttered. Not good. I just don’t know what to do since MT doesn’t have a built in file manager. If it did, I bet I could go in via it and change permissions. Does anyone have any ideas how I can fix this problem? I’d rather not have to back up and have my host delete everything, then upload it back manually, although that may do the trick.

And yes, I’ve turned off umask for future posts and uploads.

The Dogs

The dogs are doing fine. Sadie is definitely an alpha female. She is doing everything she can to show Kody that she is the one in charge. I’m not sure yet, which will win the competition, but they are getting along pretty well. They don’t fight for food and they share the beds. As I type this, they are sleeping together on the same bed. It is so cute. Sadie is still somewhat nasty if Kody gets too much attention but she is getting much better about it. And she is slowly leaving Kody alone; and not bothering her too much. I think after a few weeks, they will get along just fine.


Yep. Dakota (Kody) is the name of our new puppy. She is 6-7 months old and she is a german shephard/australian shephard mix. She has the size of the australian shephard, but the look of the german shephard. Very cute. I just hope Sadie isn’t too rough with her. I think she will be easier to train than Sadie was. She is so sweet, but of course she hasn’t been at home yet. She is at the vet getting her checkup and getting a bath. At least she’s been spayed, so we don’t have to worry about that. As soon as I get some good pictures of her, I’ll add them to the photolog.