Free Time…

Today… I got the first real free time I can remember in awhile. A friend of the family took my two kids who were not at school out for some fun.  And just like that, I had time to do whatever I wanted. If you don’t have kids, this may not seem noteworthy.  If you do then you probably understand how precious this time can be.  And so… What did I do with it my time?

I had some ambitions of taking a nap or going mountian biking, but intsead, I sat down to intall MAMP so that I could do some experimenting with WordPress.  For those of you that don’t know what MAMP is, it is basically a way of installing WordPress locally on your computer instead of on a server that hosts a web site.  There you can experiment offline, and have some fun playing with the PHP, CSS, and whatever else you feel like tinkering with.  This was MUCH easier than I thought it would be.  I was up and running in about 15 minutes.   I got my first chance to play around with a theme framework, and with my new (offline) confidence, I was trying all sorts of things.

What is funny to me, is that a year ago I had no idea what MAMP was, why you might use it, or how to intall and work with WordPress.  It is amazing to me how much fun it is to learn new things, and how much life can change in less than a year.  I was missing out on so much fun…

 

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