WELCOME

Welcome to my blog. Stick around and read a few posts.

I would like to thank everyone that uses my Theme designs and Wallpapers.

A special thank you to all of you that take the time that to write or post comments on my designs at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/MaDonna/

I hope you become a follower and check in every once in awhile. I am trying a bit harder to update more often.

Enjoy!!



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

~~Some of My Favorite Firefox Add-Ons~~

Purple Passion

Decided to take a break from housework and theme work. I enjoy the theme work so much more than the housework! But I have so many themes made I really need to slow it down some. So I thought I would take a half an hour to promote some of my favorite add-ons. One I just found over the week end. Since I had my cataract surgery my eyes are more sensitive to light and as I am sure you are aware the computer screen doesn't help that any. So the Mozilla home page highlighted Simple Night Mode. So I installed it. I liked it because I didn't have to restart Firefox and it was easy to put to use. If you are on your computer at night it may be very helpful. You can find it at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simple-night-mode/

This is a before screen shot.

This is an after shot. 
You can see that it changes the background from white to black and the text is mostly bright green. All you have to do is right click on the screen and click Night Mode On!  Then right click and turn it off.

Another Add On I use so much is InformEnter. You can find it at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/informenter/
If you have information you have to continually type in this extension makes it super easy. It puts a little blue arrow on the area you would have to put in an email address, or whatever and it will add the info from the list you have added to it. You do have to restart Firefox with this Add-On, though.

Well, I am going to sign off for now and will tell you some of my other favorites when I have a slot of time. I go tomorrow to get tested for my new glasses and will be so glad when I get them. It will make my life much easier...

Enjoy the rest of the week and I will be back soon.

Painted by the Sun



 


Friday, July 21, 2017

Checking in with Amazement!

Sleeping Lion

I have been amazed at all the emails, etc. I have been receiving since the article and video came out. Thank you all for the support. I didn't know they had put the link to the article on the Firefox Home Page until someone commented about it on this blog! And almost 10,000 views on the video. 

And then I had a wonderful email from David from Virginia asking me if I had found it! At first I couldn't figure out what I lost and them he mentioned my pocket angel. I had forgotten (old age!) that I had even mentioned it on this blog. So he did a bunch of research trying to find a replacement for it. I had ordered it out of a catalog (paper!) over 35 years ago....so apparently it isn't made anymore and asked me if a round one could take its place! So I think I am getting a replacement for my good luck charm! I doubt very much if I will carry it for another 35 years, though!

It has taken my husband a long time getting back from his last AFib attack. And has been having a hard time sleeping and just not feeling well. It worries me so much...he has always been so strong and healthy. He has been my rock for 61 years. Everyone loves him...he would do anything to help someone. But he has a hard time saying No when someone brings a car in that needs work. 

I would love to be in Bend, OR for the lacrosse tournament our great grandson is playing in but will just have to keep in contact having them text me the scores. Wish him luck!

Thank you to all that read my jabber and I am going to work on a page about my favorite extensions for Firefox one of these days when/if I run out of ideas for themes!

Have a great week end and take care.

Fire in the Sky

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Midweek

Floral Exotica 

Another beautiful day in NW Washington. I love this weather. It isn't too hot nor too cold. Just perfect!

Been real busy working on themes and wallpapers. The above theme I made with just using Photoshop brushes. I was pleased with the muted look. It is easy on the eyes, too. Which makes a big difference to me right now. I have to wear my glasses when I am doing close up work but they really don't fit my eyes since the surgery. I can't wait until I can get new lenses for my glasses! Today is the last day I have to put drops in the first eye that was done. 

My husband hasn't been feeling very well. He just can't seem to get over the last session with AFib. He is on a new medication to try to keep his heart rate even but hasn't been on it long enough to know if it is working. And we don't know if that is causing him to feel so low. I told him it just might be his new normal at 81, but we are both hoping that isn't so. Getting old is great IF you feel good, but there comes a time when you don't.

I really don't have anything exciting to write about today so guess I will get back to work. I noticed that I had made an error on my last post so thought I would get on and fix the link! 

I just checked to see how many had viewed the video of me that Mozilla put on in their article and was surprised that over 4,000 people had viewed it. They want me to do some more interviews after I am finished with this cataract thing. So I am looking forward to that. Should be kind of fun...and anything that will bring more people to use Firefox and take advantage of all the great extensions they have available...I am more than willing to do. 


Hope you all are having a good week. Keep well.

Night Owl & Butterflies

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Midweek Plus 1!

Blue Mountain Beauty

Busy day so far. Sheets washed and on the clothes line, house cleaned and a Dutch Apple Pie baked. July seems to be flying by.  Had a nice week end. Weather still pretty good. No rain for 3 weeks they are saying. It doesn't seem like that long ago but I won't complain. Been a busy week so far. Had two little ones here on Monday and Tuesday mornings and they keep you busy. Reminds me of the old days. 

My eyes are getting better all the time. I will just be glad when I can get the new lenses in my glasses. Right now I can't wear them unless I am doing close up work. I still have to put eye drops in one eye twice a day and the last one I had done, 4 times a day. I was surprised how much better I can see, though. 

The news stations are very interesting right now, aren't they? I think the Trump truth will finally come out eventually. I just hope I live long enough to see it all. I wonder what the History books will say about this period in our country! I guess it will depend on who writes the History books because it seems like there are 2 countries. I have never seen a time when our country is more divided. I hate to see that, but for the life of me, I can't see how the far right can be so blind. It is like they are walking around in a cloud and have no idea of what is actually going on! I bet most of their television channels never get turned off of FOX. 

Our great grandons lacrosse team had another tournament this past week end and won the Championship. So far they have won every tournament they have been in this summer. They have qualified for the National Championship but time will tell if they can get enough money, etc. for the team to go. We had planned on going to the game and were all dressed and ready to go and my husband said he really didn't feel like driving. He hadn't gotten much sleep the night before so we just spent the week end home sitting in the sunshine. He doesn't like our new mattress at all but neither one of us think another one would help his back any. I guess we might have well kept the old one! And saved all that $$.

Time to get the sheets off the line and begin dinner.

Have a super week end!

Summer Flight

Thursday, July 6, 2017

All is Well!

Owl at the Beach

The weather is absolutely beautiful and I got good news from the Ophthalmologist this morning. My husband is feeling well also, so all is well in MaDonna Land!

I had the cataract in my right eye removed last week and can actually watch TV without glasses but will be glad when I am all healed up and can get new lenses in my glasses. The hardest part of this whole thing was managing my severe dry eye syndrome. I couldn't use any of the drops for that and each day got worse and worse. This morning I even tried to make myself cry so I cold get some moisture in my eyes, but after my appt. this morning he said I could start using my Xiidra and the moisture drops. He said he could actually see the dry spots on my right eye this morning.

Hope you all of you in the USA had a nice 4th of July and it wasn't too noisy. Ours was pretty quiet. Our daughter came over in the afternoon and we had some wine and quesadillas she had made. Later that day our youngest son rode his motorcycle over and brought us some of his fresh picked cherries. They are soooo good. We just sat around outside and enjoyed the weather. Got some reading done. The day before we went to our our oldest son's and sat out and had a really nice visit. We borrowed his metal detector because I lost my pocket angel. I have carried a "pocket angel" good luck charm in my right pocket for over 35 years and one day it was gone. I scoured the house and couldn't find it and the metal detector didn't find it either so I am hoping it will turn up in the house somewhere sometime.

It has been a little tough working on themes the past couple weeks with my eyes but I have managed to do my work...can't sit around doing nothing.

I must say I have really enjoyed the weather this week. I hate to see it change.

Our great grandson is in another lacrosse tournament this week end, so I am hoping we can get down to at least one of his games. There is no way either one of us could stand around all day, although I wish we could. He is the goalie and does such a good job. Proud Great Grandma talking!

Summer Rose Festival

Our President is out of the country for a few days. I wish he was a President that could make our country proud but I am totally embarrassed by him. Plus when he says something he has to keep repeating the statement~over & over & over~which is twice as embarrassing. 

Well, it is time to start dinner.

Hope you all have a great week end!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Getting Prepared

Lily of the Valley Butterflies

Well, I am getting preparing for tomorrow's cataract surgery. The first one was successful so hope this one will go all right, too. You have to put two different kinds of eye drops in 4 times a day and it goes on for weeks so I have graphs taped up on the bathroom cabinet so I can mark off that I got the right drop put in the correct eye. You have to mark it down when you get as old as I am or you wouldn't remember which drop went in which eye. Oh, getting old is fun!

My husband isn't very happy about getting old, either. He has always been so active and is not doing a very good job of cutting back. The only good part of it is that we are doing it together. Last Thurs. after we got home from the hospital, he was sitting in a chair on the patio in the sun. Our oldest grandson dropped in to eat his lunch here before he went to a meeting & he said he knew something was wrong because Grandpa was sitting in a chair! He has been trying to get the field mowed and sitting on the tractor makes his back hurt so he didn't get a lot of sleep last night. At least tomorrow he will have to sit for awhile when he is waiting for me to be finished at the surgery center!

Wow, we had some really warm weather over the weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I know it broke records, etc. but I loved the heat. 

Sea Worthy

I love eagles! As you can probably tell if you have looked at my themes. They are so majestic. I have been working on some 4th of July themes and love making them. I love our country so much but am just a bit dissatisfied with the way things are going right now. I would think the people that are elected to office would at least try to make decisions that are best for all the people. But they don't. They make their decisions to protect the people that put money into their PAC's. They are afraid of the Koch brothers and all of their money! 

I am in the process of submitting a theme I am very proud of, called Freedom for All. I also made a wallpaper to match and the link will be in the description of the theme. And I will post it here as soon as it is on line.

Time to check on my husband and see what to fix for dinner. Made him a peach pie yesterday and he is enjoying that.

Freedom For All
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/freedom-for-all-by-m-donna/ 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bad Morning!

Poppy Season

Well, today started out horribly but could have been much worse. My husband woke me at 6:30 and said he thought he was having a heart attack. It was worse this time than the AFib attacks he has had before because he had heart pains with it, so I called 911 as I was so shaky I couldn't drive so I rode in the ambulance. They were ever so nice and supportive to me and wonderful to my dear husband. We were lucky this time again. It wasn't a heart attack...and they were able to shock him and get his heart back in rhythm with one shock this time. After the 2nd blood test that showed no heart attack, our son brought us home. I am to the point I keep a go bag ready to take with us when this happens. But I didn't take a sweatshirt or jacket because it was supposed to be hot. Luckily our son had a big heavy hooded sweatshirt in his car and I put that on. It went to my knees but they were cold, too, so that was OK. So I am adding a sweatshirt to the go bag!

Now I have just been trying to keep him in a chair resting but not having a lot of luck with that. But it takes a lot out of both of us. Him, of course, more than me, but when I get stressed my Fibromyalgia kicks in. But I am not complaining...we got to come home.

Going to go sit in the sun with him for awhile. 

Sunset Seagulls