Rock Not This Lobster

Dear Friends,
Sometimes life is uncontested, yet we choose to punch it around. For the last few days, I’ve been guilty of a few uppercuts for no good reason, other than to say, I don’t always like change. There are multitudes of people with serious issues and problems, I’m not one of them.

Last week, the local newspaper changed its headline font. The print articles look like advertisements to me now. This silly typeface modification bugs me. Why? The delicate daughter with permit in hand, has been ‘driving’ me crazy. Her sitting behind the wheel will take a long time getting used to, if I don’t poke my eyes out first. The big son is more of a young man and less of a boy since beginning high school. Where did my chubby-cheeked baby go? And, my blog is different. It is exactly what I wanted. The wonderful and extremely patient designer did everything I requested. I’m annoyed at myself for my tech ignorance. Things are a bit different behind the scenes and it seems I’m starting from scratch. My accumulated stats are set back to zero, including followers. And I have to push a few extra buttons and understand why.

I hate admitting I don’t often like change. But I hate dishonesty more…

dinghy cork

dinghy cork

Thank you. May you dream of sailing on the good ship lollipop of your favorite flavor…
Loboat created last week after eating imitation crab for lunch


16 thoughts on “Rock Not This Lobster

    • Thank you. I wanted a really simply and clean design. I often feel a bit overwhelmed on blogs with lots of bells and whistles. I’m an old-fashioned gal at heart 🙂
      I thank you for the thumbs-up. I’m still getting used to bungling ’round the new blog’s behind-the-scene stuff and hope to go blog surfing this weekend. I do hope someday to get published in some form (so many of us do) and I’m hoping what I grow here will help in that effort. Time will tell (among other things)…
      Have a wondrous friday.
      AnnMarie 🙂


  1. AnnMarie, I know what you mean about change. Ugh. But they say it’s how you handle change that matters, and I’d say you’re handling it beautifully. I checked this morning: I received (and have been receiving) your latest posts in my email; also, I found today’s post in my WordPress reader, although your gravatar (I think that’s what it’s called) was missing. I’ll bet you can somehow get your stats and followers back. Well, hang in there. I’m sure your tech challenges will soon disappear. In the meantime, enjoy the day! Wish you lived in Indiana so we could grab a cup of coffe and gab! 🙂 And btw: love Mr. Loboat! He made me smile, 🙂


    • Hi there Debra –
      Insane and crazy day – but an insane day goes by quickly because crazy people have no sense of time. I was insane and crazy wrapped up in a nice package of NUTS!
      FInally at the old computer and back to being a bit hesitant about how things will work. I’m getting more comfortable with the nuances, but I’m still hoping I can get the old comments and followers back. There were so many nice comments and history in those lost words.
      I followed me too and saw the naked post in the Reader – darn – I hope that can be adjusted. And the art wasn’t showing. Heck, I don’t even like looking at things without pictures 😉 who does!
      I wish we did live closer, we could gab and chat about school and writing and art and animals and husbands and coffee!
      Someday, perhaps our real paths will meet – it’s not as if we’re on separate planets 🙂
      Coffee is miraculous for bringing friends within speaking distance 🙂
      I hope you had a great day and thank you for being so supportive as always. I’m glad you liked Loboat – I did too. I’m not sure what part of my brain he came from 😉


  2. No Stats import, bummer. Must be a tech reason, I suppose you could install an outboard counter such as and set the starting count to what the last known count was but that’s not complete stats of course. The site looks great! My daughter has been driving for about four years now, I still worry for her. It’s normal, mom!


    • Hi there John.
      I’m still hoping things can be found – you know like a missing sock that just fell behind the dryer. You’ve been showing great photos – very creative. I like the nice clean design. I get thrown on my sites with lots of bells and whistles so I wanted it very simple.
      Yes, I don’t suppose we ever get over the driving thing with the kiddies.
      Thank you for dispensing your sage advice as always.
      AnnMarie 🙂


    • Thank you for making me feel less alone. As an art person, I hit myself for not being as accepting of change as a ‘hip artist’ 😉 should be.
      Have a lovely friday.
      AnnMarie 🙂


      • Thanks, you too. No you’re definitely not alone; there’s usually always somebody out there who feels the same way. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, you are what you are which in turn is what makes your art the way it is too (which looks awesome by the way :).)


      • Thanks, I feel better 🙂 So I’m not really as crazy as the giant husband tells me I am 😉
        And thank you for the kind words.
        Have a lovely weekend.
        AnnMarie 🙂


  3. “Her sitting behind the wheel will take a long time getting used to, if I don’t poke my eyes out first.” This line made me nod my head and smile. I get it. I have 2 boys with permits and it’s so odd to see them drive.
    I hope you and your blog can settle down soon. When I read in you my wordpress reader it doesn’t show your title, BTW, I don’t know it’s you until I visit the link. Instead of your blog name it says “no title”.
    great lobster drawing!


  4. I’ve been humming that tune to myself “on the good ship lolly pop” at odd times all week. Hmmm…we must be paddling up stream on the same mentally leaky boat, lol. I hear you girl. I hear you. Time to get a big carton of Haagen Dazs ice cream, put your feet up and turn the tv on to some romantic drama. Yup. ps. your site looks FAB!


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