Jan 12

One Bright Spot on a Bad Day

WHAT’S PLAYING: Beyoncé “Why Don’t You Love Me

I feel like crap. My nose has suddenly turned into a snot fountain, my throat feels like I swallowed broken glass, and every breath seems to trigger a coughing fit. To add insult to injury,  I have to be up at 3:00 in the morning for work. All in all, it’s been a pretty sucky day, and tomorrow promises to be even worse.



But there is one good thing to brighten my day: my website is finally up and running. After months of hard work and inhuman patience on the part of my friend and designer, Bridie, it’s finally ready. (You can check it out at http://www.jacquitalbot.com. Let me know what you think.)

Funny thing is, I’ve always thought of myself as an easy-going person. A control freak, yes, but only when it comes to writing and my behavior. I guess I’ll have to add “website” to the list. Only then, I’m not just a control freak, but something of a rabid bitch. E-mails and phone calls at all hours of the day, including weekends. Changing my mind half a dozen times, only to change it back again. I was a nightmare, and I didn’t even know how bad I was until one Sunday night. It was 1AM, I was exchanging texts with Bridie about changes to the website and she mentioned something about going to bed. Then it hit me: it was one o’clock on a Sunday morning and this poor woman was working on my website instead of sleeping next to her loving husband. I was acting like a crazy person.



Through it all, Bridie remained patient and professional. She made the changes I requested, changed them again, and then changed them back, all without a peep.

I’m proud of how the website turned out.  I might not have had a hand in writing code or any of the technical stuff, but it is still very much my baby, my creation. It reflects my native heritage and my personality. In fact, all the images on the website were taken from artwork in my home. I’ll never get tired of looking at it. More importantly, now that it’s done I can go back to being sane.

Now if only I could get my nose to stop running.


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  1. Bridie Pearce


    You were fine! I was glad that you wanted to be sure everything was just the way you wanted it. Too often I am left trying to make guesses, make changes all to have to redo everything again. Working at 1am is also perfectly OK with me. I need to be available when my friends and clients need me. I mean that! I am very proud of OUR work and I hope you get published soon. Your site is now my favorite!

    Thanks for everything, and it was my honour and my pleasure to build your site. You are also a great friend.


    Oh, and I am taking the time to re-build my own site now!!

    1. justjacqui2

      Thanks for being so cool. (And so very good at your job.) 🙂 Let me know when your new site is up and running. I can’t wait to see it!

  2. S.Z. Williams

    Nice site! And I enjoyed reading the snippet from your WIP.

    1. justjacqui2

      S. Thanks! I wish I could take credit for the site, but that was mostly Bridie. I’m glad you liked my WIP. Now, all I have to do is finish it. 🙂

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