|Balthazar, pulling a face, & Goth Mom|
This whole year I worked with him on the college search and application process. He filled out all his applications online, I looked them over, helped him revise his essays (OMG, SO MANY ESSAYS!!!!!), paid for the application and associated fees, etc. (His dad, from whom I am divorced, chipped in for half.) My point in mentioning this is that I've been aware, for some time now, that my little birdling is poised to fly the nest. But that future is now really, really near. Like, seven weeks away, near.
I have to say, I hardly ever see The Kid anymore anyway; now that he's done with school, he's almost always out with his friends (he suggests this is his way of helping me to prepare for when he's away - he's all give, that guy). I've been on "stay-cation" the past few weeks and, spending so much time at home, became aware of how very quiet the place is when he's not around. At one point, my eyes fell on the picture below and I remembered other quiet moments, first thing in the morning, when he was a baby...
But enough about him. Let's move on to:
The Button and the Poll...
So I've been toying with the idea of creating a blog button, should any of my dear readers feel inclined to grab 'em for their blogs/Web sites. Here's what I've come up with:
|#1 - Asymmetrical Blog Button|
|#2 - Symmetrical Blog Button|
In the poll over on the upper right-hand side of the page, please cast your vote for either button image #1, #2, or choose option #3, "Something else altogether." If you select #3, please be sure to list in the comments section of this post any suggestions for a "Some Dark Romantic" blog button. The poll won't be open for long, so please vote soon. Thanks, y'all!
Edited to add: I see #2's in the lead - is it because of the alignment of the words or the color of the pic?