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, August 16, 2017

Bullying!

 
 
https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2017/07/31/a-more-inclusive-world-and-web/?utm_source=mih-08-15-17&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

This is a great article on bullying and I hope you will take the time to read it.

I was bullied by another theme designer a year or more ago. She made horrible threats to me over quite a period of time. Emails and on the old forum. 

A Netflix original show to watch is "13 Reasons". It was about teenagers and bullying. If you have Netflix I would advise every teenager and parent should watch it.

Have a good day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Feels like Fall!

Autumn River Ranch

We were sitting out last night after dinner reading and we both noticed how much it felt like fall. I am not ready for that.

Have been working on some fall themes. I know I have tons made but I love working with fall graphics. The theme I am posting today is one of my favorites. It is from a painting with a lot of work in Photoshop to move things around and blending. Hope everyone likes it.

Had the TV on this afternoon while I was working and saw the Pres stick his foot in his mouth! Wow! 

Will write more next time. Am running out of time today!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scary Times!

Orca View

Good afternoon...and it is a good one. Very warm and would be warmer if the smoke from the forest fires in Canada wasn't hiding the sun. It has been smokey now for over a week. Supposed to change a bit tomorrow with some clouds and wind coming from the west. We haven't had any rain for a long time so the forests are tinder dry. Lots of wild fires, etc. We don't water our lawn because it is a waste of water so our front lawn is brown. But it always comes back as soon as it rains.

I had the telephone interview last Thursday with the magazine and I think it went pretty well. I will post when/if it gets on line.

Down the Road

We are living in pretty scary times, aren't we? This goes to show how important it is to vote. When you have two egotistical children running countries...this is what happens. Who is the biggest bully? I had hopes that our country wouldn't have to go through this kind of bellicosity again. I remember when our kids were told to get under their desks in case of a bomb during the Cuban Crisis. I don't think a desk is going to save anyone now. My Dad moved us from Washington to Iowa during WW II and I can remember when he took a shortcut across the Yakima Bombing Range ( which he wasn't supposed to!)  He told us to get under the truck if they started practice bombing.  I was hoping my kids, grankids and great grandkids wouldn't have to be afraid like we were. I remember being afraid of the Japanese and German people when I was very small.  

Pathway to Autumn Light

I am looking forward to my 60th class reunion this fall. Haven't seen any of my classmates for 10 years and I know several have passed away.

We spent Monday morning at the cardiology office as my husband had a nuclear stress test and the call we got yesterday saying it all looked good was a relief. He has been busy making some bird houses for our grand daughter's new home. They just moved to the country a few months ago and are loving it.

I wish you all love and happiness! Have a wonderful week end. Summer is beginning the down days and I sure hate to see the end of it.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heat!

Gerbera Glow Butterflies

Whew, we finally got some hot weather but you can't see the sun. The air is full of smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia. The smoke was up high yesterday but today is clear to the ground. It actually looks foggy out but very warm! There are forest fires all around us actually. At least two in our old stomping grounds in the District we lived in when hubby was in the U.S. Forest Service. Oh, how he would love to be able to fight fire. He loved doing it and since we weren't making tons of money working for the government, we loved the extra pay in the check! The kids say they can still remember what their Dad smelled like when he got home from a fire. There was one summer I didn't even get his fire clothes washed before he got sent out on another one.

I want to thank David from Virginia that sent me a really nice pocket angel to replace the one I lost. It actually has the same saying on the back of it that my old one did. So, thank you, David.

I am so disappointed that the local radio station that I listened to every day changed their format from progressive talk to music. And it isn't even the kind of music I like so I do not listen to it anymore.

I am doing an interview tomorrow with a magazine and I am a bit nervous about it. I hope I will do OK. I will post here when it is on line.

The cataract surgery I had last month is all completed and I picked up my new glasses yesterday so am pleased that is all finished. I had my last appointment with the ophthalmologist last Thursday and I had to start putting the steroid eye drops in for another week because my dry eyes made the healing a bit slower. 

One of our grandson's and his family spent most of Sunday with us and we had such a good time. The weather was really nice so we got to sit outside and the boys could use up some of their energy. They rode the 4 wheeler in the field and picked some of the blackberries that were ripe. If anything happened to this corner of the US...and their were no people....the blackberry bushes would take over. Most people think they are a nuisance but personally I love the blackberries. You do have to control them but the County likes to mow them all down every year. At least they can't get to our back field!

Washington DC is certainly in turmoil! You don't get bored and it is hard to keep up with who is in what position because the man in the white house might tweet something and pow...someone has been replaced. I just hope he doesn't get in so much trouble he decides he wants to blow North Korea off the map. Oh, how I look back to the last 8 years and wish the news was not quite so scary.

I am going to get back to work and wish me luck with the interview tomorrow. Have a great week.....

Fox & Butterfly

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