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

Enjoy!!



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend

 
 Snowman's Dog Day
 
 
I see the blog is back to normal. When the site goes down that carries the codes for the side columns of the blog, it appears plain white. So I was happy to see it is showing what I put in!

It is the rainiest day ever here. Just pouring. A real drencher. So glad we got our bit of shopping done this morning so we aren't out in it this afternoon.

I wonder how many of you are out shopping. I was NEVER a Black Friday shopper. Don't like crowds. When we used to buy gifts for everyone, I usually had my shopping done by Thanksgiving. I would start right after Christmas for the next year. Then it would take me from Thanksgiving till Christmas Eve day to get them all wrapped. We used to spend way too much on Christmas gifts. Now, we just give the great grandkids a check! And hopefully the parents put it in a savings account for them because none of them need anything.

The Persona developer fixed it so I can edit designs now but the final fix isn't in yet. I had to change my settings to not automatically update my extensions. Otherwise every time I opened Firefox the "broken" link for Persona would be installed and it wouldn't work!

Hubby is watching football games on the new TV with the fire going. Can't believe how much better we can see now that we have a new one! And hear, actually. We thought it was our ears because of old age was the reason we had a hard time hearing them talking. The music always was too loud we couldn't hear the voices! Well, it wasn't our ears! So that is nice. 

Well, my Hawks play tomorrow and I am looking forward to that. It seems like so many of them get hurt that half the team is out for some reason or other.

Gonna join my hubby in the nice warm living room.

Hope you are all enjoying your holiday week end. 

Frosty Days

Friday, November 25, 2016

Blog Design Down

The blog design is down right now so my blog looks very plain. Tried to update it for Christmas, but can't until they get their site fixed.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. After the horrible day before Thanksgiving I had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. It was great having our family around the table at dinner. 

Don't spend too much $$ on Black Friday or week end!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Flusterd and Frustrated

Frosty Blue Leaves

I think I am getting too old for the big holiday meals. For some reason I am feeling flustered and frustrated. I know why I am frustrated but there isn't much I can do about that. Personas Plus seems to be broken so I can not test me designs, thus I can't really make any. I need to do that to chill out. Mozilla people are working on it and I have tried to help but at my age I am not up on a lot of the "workings" of how it works! So to depress I have worked on a few designs and put them in a folder to finish "when/if" they get the problem figured out and fixed. I even downloaded an older version of Firefox thinking it might work then, but it didn't so I put FF 50 back in.

Since I didn't have to put as many leaves in the table I couldn't find a tablecloth that fit right. My crocheted one wasn't big enough and the others were too big, so I have an old one on the dining room table and it is rather faded. 

I have the stuffing (which I don't stuff) and the cranberry salad made. Have to get the turkey ready to put in the oven in a bit but thought I would sit down and see if Persona was fixed. It wasn't!
Our daughter is driving south to be with her kids for the holiday so I am hoping the weather and traffic aren't too bad. Something else to worry about!
Boy, my holiday spirit is really missing this year. I think the election results and worry over that have bothered me more than I thought.
What a depressing post. I had to go off one of my Fibromyalgia medications and I am quite sure that has something to do with how I feel. I feel like I could sleep for a week. 
Sorry about all this but I gotta get back to work. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Blue and Tired

Home in the Mountains

I am still down from the election and worried about the future. Plus the old Fibromyalgia kicked in last night and I am so darn tired and every part of my body hurts today. Had cramps in my legs last night and then my leg hurt so bad afterwards I couldn't get back to sleep. So I am tired and have no energy. I hate that. I am normally a high energy person, not as much energy as I had 20 years ago, but not bad for my age. 

I can't help but be worried about the future of our country, our people and our children and their children and their children. If you are on Social Security...well, that may not be there when you need it. If you have a savings account, don't depend on that. Money in Wall Street, well, don't depend on that either. Our environment has been doing better, but you might want to buy stock in breathing masks. I am shutting up on all that.

My laptop screen started flickering when I would close the lid, etc. so Googled and found out the problem. Talked to my grandson about the problem and he agreed. So I ordered the part from Amazon, got the wrong part and had to call Dell. Got the part, he picked up my laptop and the part and just emailed me and said it was fixed! So I will get that back tonight. I just mixed up a crazy cake for him and got it in the oven. Smells good, too.

Got out my old recipes to get ready for Thanksgiving. Going to do the shopping tomorrow for that. Hope I have more energy tomorrow. At least I got the laundry all done yesterday.

I got the header made for my blog so I can update it after Thanksgiving. 

Have been submitting more designs because I just have so many made. 

Autumn Foggy Reflections
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autumn-foggy-reflections-donna/

Well, I didn't post this yesterday so will add to it a bit. Feeling more like a human being today.  We did our shopping early before too many people get to town. We live close enough to the Canadian border that we get a lot of cross border shoppers from the north. The traffic gets very busy. And neither one of us have a lot of patience when it comes to waiting in line, etc. I have gotten very spoiled because all I do is pack the list and the credit card around.  My hubby gets the carts, packs the bags and pushes the cart to the car and loads the car. I used to get up at 6:30 and go into the grocery store by myself and do the weekly shopping, but one Wed. morning it was cold and yucky and I decided I didn't want to get out of bed. So that ended that and now we go in on Saturdays. When I was young and we lived on the farm, Saturday was the day the farmers went to town. It was kind of neat because that was the only time you got out sometimes. Especially during harvest season.

I am going to do some extra cleaning so will sign off for the week. I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving and don't talk politics! You might lose some family members if you do that this year. I have heard of family members that won't go home for the holiday because of the election season we went through. I hope that isn't so because presidents come and go, but family is family!

Spirits of the Wild
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I love my wolves and eagles. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tears!

The Eagle Cries

 
Well, I have taken a deep breath and shed a few tears after our election returns. Everyone was surprised, and I don't know where they got it wrong, except I think some of the people that were polled were ashamed or afraid to say who they were actually going to vote for. How else could they have gotten it so wrong? Actually the majority of people voted for the woman but she didn't win the electoral vote! Which I wish they would do away with. Any election should be decided by who gets the most votes! I was hoping I would be able to tell my great granddaughter that she could grow up to be President of the United States. But I wonder if we will ever be able to say that. I don't understand why people think that only a man can be the head of the country. When a woman is actually stronger. Who has the babies? Who takes care of the household? A woman usually takes her time to think things through before she makes a decision. I can only hope and pray that the president elect is not the same man as the man who ran for the office. If he is that, he will be an embarrassment to our wonderful country. I am ashamed of his actions to women. I am ashamed of his actions to small businesses by not paying them when they did the work. But I will keep an open mind and hope for the best.

Tomorrow we celebrate Veterans Day in the USA. I would like to add my thanks to all of the veterans that fought and died for our country. 

Have a great week end.

Country Winter Painting

Sunday, November 6, 2016

VOTE!

 First Snow on the Farm
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I have a bit of time to write on the blog so I am going to encourage everyone in the US to get out and vote now, tomorrow or on Tuesday. It is perhaps the most important election in my time. I am not going to suggest how you vote, just vote. We are lucky in Washington state and we vote ONLY by mail, so you can take your time to do your duty. We sent our ballots in this week. 

Are you beginning to think about Thanksgiving? I am. We are invited to our son's home Saturday to start our Thanksgiving celebrations. And I will have our small Thanksgiving dinner with our kids on Thanksgiving day. This will be the 59th year in a row I have fixed dinner on Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving dinner I made was just 9 days before our daughter was born. I remember I kept having to sit down and rest between cleaning and cooking. I was 19 years old and had  a 1 year old to take care of, too. We couldn't afford turkey so we had chicken. My Mom raised chickens so if I remember right, I think she probably gave me the chickens! At times during the past 59 years we had as many as 30 people for dinner, but as happens, families grow and then they get smaller. I have loved every Thanksgiving day but will probably have to pass it on to someone else one of these days, but as long as I can do it, I hope to be able to do so.

I just noticed I have some new fans. Welcome and hope you check in every so often. 

I am working on winter designs and am going to have to start submitting more because I have so many made already. 

So get out and vote if you are eligible to do so. It is your right and if you don't vote, don't complain!

Thanks Giving

Monday, October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat!!!




Down in the Valley
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Happy Halloween everyone. It is pouring rain here so it won't be a very nice Trick or Treat evening for the kiddies! I have bags of treats ready for the great grandkids, as I am sure they will show up.

I remember the "good old days" when our kids were young and would go out trick or treating. We had to drive them around because our closest neighbor (when we lived in the mountains was over a half mile away and down a long driveway). Back then no one gave out boughten candy, etc. The women would bake cupcakes, cookies and candy for all the neighbor kids. And the costumes the kids wore were all made by Mom with stuff put together from what you had available. To me that was the good old days but times have changed so much. And not to the good. I think one of the things that changed it all was when someone put razor blades in something. I can't remember what it was, but...how sad is that? But of course we knew exactly who our neighbors were back then and had been neighbors for years.

Last week was one of those week when you want to pull out your hair. I had been nursing my desktop monitor for a couple weeks and thought I had the problem figured out. I thought it was the graphic card driver, since my grandson had to replace mine before I could update to Windows 10. But after a few days it started acting up again. I had purchased a new one the last time I went to Costco and had just about decided I could take it back. I am so glad I didn't because I had to hook up the new one. Well the new one has HDMI cable and not the old serial port kind. I didn't even know if my computer had HDMI since my grandson built it quite a few years ago. Luckily it does. But I couldn't get my speakers to work after I got the monitor hooked up! Well, I had accidentally unplugged the electrical cord to the battery back up. I have so many ugly black wires, etc. stuck in behind everything! Tacky looking!

We went to a family celebration Saturday night and it was so special. It was a very special occasion and I won't go into the reason for it but there was lots of food and lots of tears flowing. Something we had been keeping our fingers crossed for for years.

This October has been the wettest October in history in Western WA. It has not rained only about 5 days out of the whole month! And they are saying our winter will be colder and wetter than usual. Not happy about that but maybe they will be wrong.

Hope your Halloween was treats instead of tricks!
Our little goblins have been here and got their treats. So darn cute! We had Spiderman, a Unicorn and a Swat guy!