1. Linda McKenna

    Moving on…


    Hmmm…. I guess the blog has finally come to a dead end for me, though it has been berry berry good to me. Things are now happening elsewhere. Ciao!   […]…

  2. Linda McKenna

    New Direction


    So… here I am.  It’s nice to come back to this familiar place that is my very own in the big www (thanks to DS106).   My job, which was […]…

  3. Linda McKenna

    Another Update


    Just a few things: I started work on Monday, and it’s been the longest week I’ve had in a while. (However, I still got my 3 workouts in this week! […]…

  4. Linda McKenna

    A Few Bullets…


    I don’t know what has happened to my brain, but it’s been very difficult for me to write.  I can’t seem to put a coherent paragraph together lately.  So instead […]…

  5. Linda McKenna

    Insanity Challenge – Month2 Week1 Finished!


    It came.  The week that I’d been dreading…  and I survived!!

    Actually, it was not as awful as I had feared.  I got through the workouts okay.  Of course, I had to still modify some of the movements, especially a lot of the plank and upper body work; but I …

  6. Linda McKenna

    Insanity Challenge – Fit Test #3 (Holy Crap!)


    I just HAD TO brag about my fit test today.

    I still can’t do the push-up jacks that I’m supposed to do for #7 because my upper body strength is weak, but I’ve been modifying it with women’s push-ups instead.   I know I wrote in my last post that I’m …

  7. Linda McKenna

    Insanity Challenge – Week 5 Finished!


    Yesterday, I finished the recovery week of Insanity, which consisted of the “Core Cardio and Balance” workout everyday.  That in itself was challenging at first, but by the end of the week, I felt pretty good all the way through the workout.

    I still have not lost any weight, although …

  8. Linda McKenna

    Insanity Challenge – Week 4 Finished!


    Hmm… Actually, I didn’t get the last day in, but since I’ve done so well for the first four weeks, I’ve decided to let myself off. We were out of town over the weekend, and it would have been extremely difficult to get my workout in on Saturday. Oh well. …

  9. Linda McKenna

    Confessions of a Tweener


    I am hanging.  …trying to relax while zillions of paperwork, including security checks, have to be done before I can finally start work.  I think I will be starting around mid November.  But I cannot sit still.  I wish I could be a sloth for these last few weeks of …

  10. Linda McKenna

    Insanity Challenge – Week 2 Finished!


    I finished the second week of Insanity workout, and I’m still alive!!

    For two weeks now, doing my Insanity workout has been the main event of each day.  Everything I do revolves around it — eating, drinking, sleeping… as well as scheduling anything else during the day.

    Physically, the second …

  11. Linda McKenna

    Web Design Project #4


    My next web design project:  A Thai (and sushi) restaurant in Newport News, VA.

    I just got back from taking photos of the restaurant and will be starting the project in the next couple of days, but I thought I’d first share what I captured:



    Ken is a …

  12. Linda McKenna

    Insanity Challenge


    Ok.  Here we go.  I’ve committed to 60 days of hell; and by writing that just now, I’ve committed myself even more.  No turning back.  I will keep track of my progress here to keep me honest.

    Have you heard of the Insanity Workout?  My daughter told me about …

  13. Linda McKenna

    Web Design Project #3


    My third small business website project was for a dental office.  My friend is an employee there, and when she mentioned that they don’t have a website, I insisted that I could make one for them.  Now, this situation was a little different, because I was the one who pushed …

  14. Linda McKenna

    Wine Label Design Project


    I was recently asked to design a wine label for a contest.

    Someone in my husband’s office has friends in Croatia who own a restaurant and a vinyard.  The owners have decided to hold a label-making contest for their wine.  The prize for the winning design will be a case …

  15. Linda McKenna

    Web Design Project #2


    It’s been crazy here in the last month with all the projects I’ve roped myself into, as well as moving the kids into college.  With two kids in college now (one at UVA and the other one at VT), my husband only has one kid (me!) left at home. Ha!…

  16. Linda McKenna

    Web Design Project #1


    First of all, remember that job interview I mentioned in the last post?  Well, it went very very well.  Looks like I’ll be starting within a few months.  I’ll have to work fast to finish all the websites I had in mind…

    So… For my first web design project, I …

  17. Linda McKenna

    Web Design Adventure… etc.



    Here it is the post I promised — what I’ve been doing with the skills I’ve learned in DS106:

    I’ve been helping small businesses newly establish or revamp their websites.  Now, I cannot claim to know completely what I’m doing.  That would be far from the truth.  I didn’t …

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