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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!!



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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Coming!

Romantic Cats

I think Summer arrives tomorrow!

Hope you all had a nice Father's Day week end. We had a really nice one. Went to our son's camping site at Birch Bay for a lovely lunch and fun with grand kids and great grand kids. The 5 great grand kids got to go in the swimming pool and had a ball. Our oldest grandson jumped in and joined them! It was so neat to see the kids weren't afraid of the water at all, but then they have all taken swim lessons. The weather wasn't very warm but the water was and they had a ball.

Our youngest son and one of his sons (the one that built my computer)  came and installed all new LED lights in my husband's shop. So he has lots of lighting that will last a long time and cost a lot less!

Our week end weather was not good at all. Cold and yucky, especially Sunday. Today is supposed to be better but the TV weatherman says we are in for a cold spell! I thought we were already in one! I am so ready for some nice warm sunny weather that will last more than one or two days!

My cataract surgery was successful! Now I have to have the other eye done and then get new lenses for my glasses. I really couldn't tell for sure until last night and we were watching a movie on TV and I took my glasses off and shut my right eye and couldn't believe how much clearer the picture was in the eye that was done compared to the other eye. But with my glasses on the left eye is kind of fuzzy because the lens needs changed. I don't want to get it changed until after the other eye is done, though because I will have to be without them for about a week while they get the new lenses in and back to me.

Being on the computer now is really kind of hard because of this so I doubt if I will be working as much for the next couple weeks till everything is done and my new glasses are back.

If you read an earlier blog I mentioned our daughter's 19 year old cat and her failing health. She quit eating, etc. so she couldn't see Sam suffer anymore and had two women veterinarians come to her house and put her to sleep. Our daughter got to hold her through the whole thing. My husband had made a beautiful wooden coffin for Sam with her name and some flowers on it. When she called and said Sam was gone, her Dad was ready to go in and bury her so she can see Sam's grave from her kitchen window. We had two great grand kids here at the time so I had to try to explain what was happening. Kitty heaven and all that. They knew about kitty heaven because they have lost kittens but they couldn't understand how the body was going into the ground but the kitty was going to kitty heaven! So I tried to explain how the soul went to heaven but they didn't know what the soul was so I said it was her Inner Being. Our great grandaughter (almost 5) asked me what a NBG was! I didn't know what terms her parents had used so I was kind of lost. When I was telling their Mom about it, she said she had explained it as the spirit so now I know what to say if it every happens again.

Time to fix lunch so I will sign off for now and maybe work on a few 4th of July themes, if my eyes will let me.

Hope you all have a great week....

Glory


Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Fathers Day!

Purple Bird & Butterfly

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Fathers Day. Since we will be at the beach tomorrow I hope the weather will be warm.

I got the patch off my eye yesterday and everything was still pretty blurry. But that is normal they said. I have to wear a protective pad that has tiny holes in it over my eye at night so I won't accidentally hit or scratch it. This morning when I woke up I automatically looked at the clock and instead of seeing a blurry blue thing I could actually read it. So it must have worked! Now I will have to decide if/when to get the other eye done.

Don't have much to write about today, so I will get back to work. Call or visit your Dad if he is still here and if not, think loving thoughts about him. I know I will my Dad.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One Down One to Go

Soaring Eagle

Well, I had one cataract removed this morning and will see how much better I can see before I decide on the second one. It was really quite easy. The only problem I am having now is my glasses don't fit over the patch very well and my depth perception is not there! I go to the Doctor tomorrow to get the patch off and will see how it goes.

I was hoping I could work on themes today but I doubt very much if I can. Just can't see that well! Doubt if I can read, either so don't know what I am going to do to keep busy. I just can't stand not having something to do! Made a pie yesterday so can't do that. 

I hope everyone is getting ready for Father's Day. We are going to our son's camping place on Sat. so we are hoping for good weather. Will probably be at our daughter's on Sunday sometime since her kids are coming up to spend part of Sunday with their father. So it will depend on what time every one is there. Looking forward to both days.

Well, I just can't see well enough to do anything more so am going to go sit down and twiddle my thumbs, I guess. I doubt if I can read either.

Have a super day and will try to get back before Father's Day.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The article with video is up!



Bright Light Lines

 Well, the article/interview with me a couple weeks ago is up so I am posting the link. You can see how I live and what I do. I think they did a really great job of making the video with the little bear WELCOME we have by the front door and the flag flying in the background at the end. 

So here is the link: 


Spring Summer Best

Have a great week, everyone!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fathers Day!

White Wolf Mates

When I updated my blog for June I totally forgot about Fathers Day! My Bad!

Had a very nice week end. Weather was pretty good. Yesterday was a beautiful day and we got to see our great grandson play lacrosse and watch them win 5 - 0! I really love watching him play, especially if the weather is nice. The first game we went to this season was very cold, very rainy and very muddy! 

Our daughter is going through a very hard time right now. As I mentioned in an earlier post, her best friend/cat would be 19 in August is going through the slow process of her body shutting down. Our daughter is very tender hearted and emotional. So she spent the week end at home taking care of Sammy. And it was hard for her to leave home and go to work this morning.

On that sad note I will get back to work. I hope you all have a wonderful week. 

Goldfinch Butterfly Theme

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Taste of Summer

Summer Seascape

We got a taste of what summer is like last week and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am back in sweatshirts again! Cold and rainy....but we had a beautiful week last week and the nicest Memorial Day week end in years. It was hard for me to believe that people were actually complaining about the heat. So many swimmers didn't realize the rivers were still in the 40's because of all the snow pack we still have so there was several drownings.

I updated the blog this morning since tomorrow is June 1st and Memorial Day is over. I really enjoy making the patriotic wallpapers and themes, though. Have been working on Independence Day themes already. 

I had a very interesting and busy week last week. Mozilla sent 2 gentlemen up from CA and a super nice lady from Seattle to interview me for a web site. I have to say I was very nervous at first but they were such nice, friendly people I soon became comfortable with them. I am anxious to see how it all turns out. Once it is on line I will post a link so you can actually see me and how I live. The time I was most comfortable was when I was working on a theme! I kind of forgot they were here.

And we got to visit with my brother and siste-in-law. They were up for a couple weeks. It was so wonderful to see them and see they are doing so well. He is 76 and she is 73. They still work during the summer forest fire season by managing and taking care of a shower system for the fire fighters. Amazing, huh?

Well our president went to Europe and the Mideast last week. I feel I need to apologize to other countries for how he acted. I was totally embarrassed when he pushed the prime minister of  Montenegro out of his way. Apparently he was not taught any manners at all. The way he treats Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarrassing and not a bright thing to do. So all of you out there in European countries. I apologize for the man who is supposed to be leader of our country.  

One of the first things I did after we got internet was to start researching for our family tree and I am working on it again. I got stuck on my father's side of the family in 1770 so I am going to work a bit harder to get more information. You can spend so much time doing research but it is so worth it when you actually find a connection. I wish I had asked my paternal grandparents more questions because their lives had to be so different. They didn't talk about the past much. They came from poor southern backgrounds and life had to be pretty hard for them. But I wish I had asked questions!

Our daughter has had this wonderful cat for almost 18 years. The cat, Sammy has been so healthy and is such a comfort to her, and so much company.  But Sammy is really starting to show her age and I can't help but worry about how our daughter is going to get through the loss of her very lovable best friend. I went through the loss of my beloved little white fluffy dog in 1991 and it still brings tears to my eyes if I think about him. And we only had him for 12 years. I could not open my heart up to another dog because of the hurt of the loss. So I worry about her. That is what Mother's do, I guess. worry!

I am going to get back to work. I hope the weather is better where you are than it is here.

Old Barn Lavender Field