Monthly Archives: October 2016

How many days til Christmas?


One of my friends really enjoyed the “Christmas Countdown” widget I have in the sidebar. I told her I would share the html code with her so she could use it in her blog. And it occurred to me that she might not be the only one interested in it, so here it is:

Copy and paste the following code into a text widget:

<script language=”JavaScript”>

<!– Begin
var day_description = “Christmas”;
var day_before = “Christmas Eve”;

var today = new Date();
var year = today.getYear();
if ((navigator.appName == “Microsoft Internet Explorer”) && (year < 2000))
year=”19″ + year;
if (navigator.appName == “Netscape”)
year=1900 + year;
var date = new Date(“December 25, ” + year);
var diff = date.getTime() – today.getTime();
var days = Math.floor(diff / (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24));


if (days > 1)
document.write(“There are ” + (days+1) + ” days until ” + day_description + “!”);
else if (days == 1)
document.write(“Tommorrow is ” + day_before + “!”);
else if (days == 0)
document.write(“Today is ” + day_before + “!”);
else if (days == -1)
document.write(“It’s ” + day_description + “!”);
else if (days < -1)
document.write(day_description + ” was ” + ((days+1)*-1) + (days < -2 ? ” days” : ” day”) + ” ago this year!”);
// End –>

There, that’s all there is to it. I am assuming you know how to do this, and if not, I’ll be happy to try to help if you leave me a comment.

I added an image, and some text to mine. Here’s what it looks like in html. The link to the image I used is shortened and highlighted in red. You will need to replace it with your own image link. My text is highlighted in green, and you’ll want to replace it as well:

<p><img width=”155″ height=”155″ alt=”” class=”art-lightbox” src=”“><br></p>
<p>I think it’s time go go shopping… maybe even buy some really cool stuff at my online shops!!</p>

Have fun with it!

Note: I did not write this code, I found it a long time ago and now I have no idea where it came from, or I would just give a link to the site where you could find it.

Lots of New Stuff


I have been super busy adding more cool stuff. I have all the mini sites to the Fun Pages up and running. They are pretty cool. Go check them out!

Not only that, but I am busy today updating the Fun Stuff, Magick and Mystery, and the Home Pages, getting the navigation bar back under control, and updating the site map and the links in the side bars. Magick and Mystery looks way better than it did, at least I think so. Go check it out!

Seriously? Really?

So now that I have most of my other issues taken care of, suddenly my super cool animated gifs don’t work? Really?


Because my other animated gifs work just fine…. this one, however… doesn’t?
And now this one doesn’t either?


Ok, so I’ll try something really really simple…


And of course, it works… Geez … I guess I’ll have to do some research… some cussing… some tearing out of hair… some cursing… some crying… maybe even a primal scream or two… and see if I can figure it out.

Two Steps Forward….


When you take two steps forward and only 1 step back, progress is made. But when it’s two steps forward two steps back… well… you don’t get anywhere fast. So, here’s the update. I managed to get a lot of posts up on Gypsy Magick, and it’s looking pretty good, except for one small thing. And that same small thing is annoyingly present on all the new sites because….

Well, I managed to totally break The Pagan Calendar, and the only way to unbreak it was to deactivate all the wordpress plug ins. Which fixed the problem. Only thing is, when I reactivated them, the widget that resizes all the clever little animated gifs I have implanted in the sidebars of all the sites… well, it quit resizing them, so they are way too big for their britches, and wil all have to be redone. Which is annoyingly tedius.


But wait, there’s more!

When I started replacing all those cool animated gifs, I thought it might be a good idea to have an email subscription form somewhere… so I decided to try one here. And it’s here. Only problem is, when I added one, it doubled itself and made two. And when I deleted it, it didn’t delete… well… it deleted but it’s still there and not editable… so I can’t put in the feedburner link… or at least I haven’t figured out how to link it properly… so, heads up to the 3 people who might read this. Don’t use the email subscription thingy yet – at least not until I’m sure it’s working properly.

Another sigh….

Making Magic Happen

gif-magic-images-girls-glitter-9I have been working really hard behind the scenes getting the Magick and Mystery section of the website completely converted to the WordPress mini-sites. They are each one still a work in progress, and I’ve got a ways to go before every one of them is ready to be fully integrated into the site, but if you’re interested, here’s a sneak peak:


I Wonder
“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” — Robert Schuller

I think it's time to go shopping... maybe even buy some really cool stuff at my online shops!!

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