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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.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Last month of 2018

Santa's Minions

Well, December is here and everyone is working on getting ready for Christmas. We don't buy gifts for anyone anymore. Everybody has more "stuff" than what they need already. I would have to purchase everything on line because my knee has gotten so much worse I can't do much shopping. I was so hoping my knee would hold out on me for another year or so but it has gotten so much worse so fast, I doubt if I can. The Dr. has put in a request for an orthopedic surgeon and I am hoping I can get the one I want but I have heard rumors he has retired so will find out soon, I guess.

A cold, clear sunshiny day in the Pacific Northwest today and should be this way most of the week. Just beautiful. 

I have been very busy working on themes and trying to get the hang of testing them with Firefox Color. You can only add so many custom backgrounds before it locks you out so I have had to figured out a work around but it isn't very convenient. 

Thanksgiving at our house was really nice. Our daughter doesn't join us anymore as she goes out of town to visit her son and daughter for Thanksgiving. We missed her but they will all be here for Christmas day. 

I hope everyone is happy and well and looking forward to the holidays.

 Warming Santa

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Already!

Fall Not  Finished

Are you ready to turn back your clocks this week end? I do it on Saturday and we end up saying to each other "Is that the right time?" I wish we would just stick to one time. I don't care which but just one so we don't have to do it twice a year.

Well, I had a very strange experience this past Saturday. I felt absolutely fine when we left to do our shopping. We were in Walmart and I said to my husband we should pick up some beer so we had just turned onto the liquor aisle and our oldest son and his wife came up behind us. They had been ready to check out and spotted us so came over to visit. We were standing there talking and I started to feel kind of dizzy/funny or whatever and I went to reach for the cart handle to steady myself and woke up on the floor! Passing out in the liquor aisle at Walmart is not something you want to brag about. My husband and son could tell I was going to pass out and actually grabbed me and slowly let me onto the floor so at least I didn't hit my head. My daughter in law was talking to 911 and no one would let me get up. I felt like I was going to get sick to my stomach but nothing happened. So I ended up at the ER again and spent the day there. All kinds of tests again and the same diagnosis as it was in May when I passed out in the kitchen. I didn't believe their diagnosis in May but now I do. I was dehydrated! I just was not drinking near enough water during the day. So I am drinking a lot! And eating better. I have always eaten healthy but not a lot. I have to get something to get more electrolytes also and I don't like Gatorade so will have to find something. And I have felt fine since then. 

Are you liking the new way for themes? I am getting used to it now and don't mind it. 

I will be so glad when the election is over. Our house phone rings constantly. We don't answer it unless we recognize the number but the ringing drives you nuts.

I wanted to update my blog for November so will be back soon.

Thanks to all of you that review my themes. I appreciate each and every star. 

Park Bench

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Happy Halloween 2018

Cat & Owl

I can't believe it has been a month since I wrote on my blog. Just a busy old lady!

I will be so glad when the elections are over but am very concerned with what the results may be also. I am really tired of the phone ringing all the time and the mailers! If half of what the fliers say were true it would be great but it seems to me that one side does a lot of misrepresentation or in other words, lies! If a person didn't take close attention and actually believed what comes out of the mouths of some of these people it would be pretty easy to pick a candidate or initiative to vote on. But some of them take their instructions from our leader and think a lie is a lie and is OK. We taught our kids not to lie and not to make fun of people. I honestly think it must be hard for a parent to teach a child how to behave these days. I know there is more bullying going on in the schools and streets. Anyway I will be glad when the midterms are over. We just have to take time and sit down and fill out our ballots. WA has mail only so it is easy to vote at your own convenience. There is no excuse not to vote so make sure your registration is up to date!

How do you like the new theme pages? I think it looks more professional and up to date but the way for me to test a design is getting much harder. Personas Plus is going away in November sometime and I won't be able to test them as easily. Sometimes I have to make 10 to 12 attempts to get things placed where I want them. So it is going to be harder for designers but maybe easier for users. I just don't' know!

We got to visit and catch up with some some of our grand kids on Sunday. Was so nice to catch up with them. We are lucky because all of them live in western WA so get to see them all a lot more than we would if they lived all over the country like some families.

Our fall has been absolutely wonderful. We have had a lot of warm, sunshiny days and not too much rain. Although the rain will start tomorrow and I am sure that will be the end of the warmth. So far we haven't had to light a fire in the evening and that is good. We haven't been able to get out and cut wood this year. I am afraid to go up in the mountains and hurt my knee more. Uneven ground is a no no for me. I have decided to put the knee replacement off for now. If it gets worse...well, will decide at that time.

I am going to have my afternoon coffee and figure out what to fix for dinner. Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween. I have been trying what to to have for treats for the great grand kids! That isn't candy!

Fall Fox Run

Friday, September 28, 2018

Last Friday of September

Ravens at Stonehenge

Can you believe how quickly September went by? We have been having a pretty nice week of weather. Supposed to be in the high 70's today.

I got the results of the tests on my knee and it isn't very good. Osteoarthritis Score 4 with bone spurs, etc. so the recommendation is a knee replacement. But I am not going that way yet. I am going to try to manage the pain, etc. If it gets much worse that may be the way I have to go, but I do not look forward to that. I got out my Grandmother's cane! I hate using it as I am not used to moving slowly and carefully. And I keep losing it. Which makes me walk more looking for it. 

I think I am getting the hang of the new Firefox Theme submission and editing of it after it is on line. It is hard to know which color codes to use, etc.
But I know they are working on it to make it easier for us.

I have been addicted to the TV for the last few days. Everyone has a different opinion of who is telling the truth. I certainly made up my mind. So many keep wondering why the woman didn't tell her parents or report the attack. Well, I certainly wouldn't have told my parents if something like that happened when I was 14 or 15. I might have said something to a girlfriend but not my folks. Of course back then there wasn't parties, etc. like that around for us farm girls. I never went anywhere that beer or any other alcohol was present. I guess I had a bunch of good friends!

Got to watch our oldest great grandson play football yesterday. The weather was beautiful and fun to watch him. 

I have been working on themes every day and having so much fun doing so. You would think I would get tired of it but I don't. 

I hope you all have a good week end and enjoy the last few days of September.

 Sunrise on the Farm

Monday, September 24, 2018

Everything Changing

Flying South 

Good morning....or is it? As you may have notice a lot of changes are happening in Firefox Themes. So far I am still able to submit themes I have made but I don't know how long this will be. I really haven't figured out exactly right. I did install this one for myself and love it but I may have to go back and change a few settings. It takes me a lot longer to submit because there are so many settings to figure out. I am going on 80 in a few months and change is not good for me!

So please have patience with my themes and as I get better aquatinted with the format I will be able to improve them 

Also I am aware that Personas Plus will no longer be available around the end of November! So I am going to have to figure out a new way to test my designing.

If you find a theme you like save it to your collections so you can find it again. You should be able to find it in Your Add-on Manager, too. 

Be back soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September Rememberance!

Autumnn's Blue Eyed Kitten

Do you remember what you were doing on 9/11?
I think that is something that everyone in the US will remember forever. My husband and I were talking about it at lunch today and it seems like yesterday.
We were at a cabin that we used to stay at in Winthrop, WA on our motorcycle trips. We got up with the plan of heading farther east. We had our quick breakfast and headed out to check our bikes. Some Canadian riders were gathered together talking and said to us something about what a horrible morning it was. We didn't understand because the weather was just beautiful. But we hadn't turned on the TV in our cabin! So we rushed back in and saw the towers falling. No one knew what was happening and what else would happen. All we wanted to do was go home. You always feel safe at home. The Canadians were heading back to Canada! They didn't want to be in our country at all! The whole way home we didn't know what was going on or what more had happened. We just wanted to get there. A sad day in our country and knowing what we know now, it probably could have been prevented. 

The weather here has changed and summer was here one day and fall the next! I am not kidding, that is how it happens in the Pacific Northwest. I thought I would freeze to death the first day. I kept piling on clothes but am slowly getting used to it. Sounds like the southeast is looking for some really bad weather. I hope all can keep safe.

I finally broke down and went to the Dr. about my knee. I got a cortisone shot and it helped for about 6 days! I did too much walking yesterday and had go put the knee brace back on. Guess I will have to break down and get the ex-ray. The last one showed arthritis in it, but at almost 80 that is to be expected. Insurance companies make you go through the hoops before you can get a thorough exam. I am very active and don't move slowly so it kills me to try to walk slowly.

Going to get back to work so hope you all have a super week and September if I don't get back soon. 

 Leaves on Ground

Friday, August 17, 2018

Big Changes

Autumn on the Farm

Just thought I would take a little time to let you aware of some changes that may/are coming to Persona themes. Right now they are trying to get the themes switched over to the Add-Ons. I have submitted a couple and had a hard time doing so. They take much longer to get reviewed and are not as easy to preview as they are now. I am hoping that the old way will be continued but progress...you know progress is good! Right? Sometimes the old way is easier and better, but I don't know if we will be able to keep the old way. You can go to my profile and see the way the old themes show up and the way the new ones show up as Add-Ons.

We have had a very warm, dry summer. And now we have smoke from forest fires making the air a bit hard to breathe. It is supposed to get a bit better when the sea breeze starts this week end so we shall see.

I was so pleased that I got to see my sister and brother-in-law last weekend. They were up for a neice's wedding. We didn't go to the wedding because of my knee and I really hated not being able to be there. I still haven't gone to the Dr. about it but it seems to be a tad better as long as I don't step on rough ground. 

We are spending time with some grand kids this week end. Our daughter, grand daughter and myself are going to do our annual dill pickling. We have so much fun working together, laughing and spending the time together, plus we end up with lots of dill pickles using my Grandmother's recipe. The recipe make the best, crispiest, hottest pickles ever! Of course we add a bit more red peppers in some jars...so you get your choice. We are going to open the last jar we made last year where we added the left over peppers and even some ghost pepper. May have to have an extra beer or glass of wine after we open them!

I will sign off for now and get back soon. Hope you all have a great week end. Summer is leaving us quicker than I like but I am sure kids are getting excited about going back to school. 

Night Owls