Saturday, April 9, 2022

            Hummingbird Spring by M♥Donna      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hummingbird-spring-theme/

Well, Ukraine is still under attack by the Russians. I just wonder if the Russian people actually realize what is going on. I fear they don't. It sounds like all the "real news" isn't getting to them, only what the Russian government wants them to hear. So sad!

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Another month has come and gone. We had our 65th wedding anniversary this past week. It sure doesn't seem as long as it sounds and it has been a good 65 years. The first thing we do every morning (since Covid started) is give each other a super big hug before breakfast. Best part of the day!

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I am still making and updating themes.....so boring....for all you readers. 

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My brother has his 80th Birthday this coming week. He is a sweetheart and had a difficult year. 

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 My husband had heart monitor put on 2 weeks ago. It comes off tomorrow. He has to have one put on every 3 months. Hopefully not forever but we don't know.

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We are going out and getting our groceries every other, very early Saturday mornings now, but we are still wearing masks. I got a hunch we will probably be wearing them the rest of our lives when/if we have to go in a store. I thanked the clerk that checked us out this morning for wearing a mask....he said, "Oh, I wasn't feeling very good this morning!" Panic attack!!!

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My husband is so happy he can start mowing the lawns again. Silly guy!

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Think I will go for my walk. I am really disappointed that my back started hurting again. Had the surgery in October and within a few weeks it started and is getting worse. I just DO NOT want to call the Dr. but will have to break down and do so one of these days.

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 Have a fantastic April!

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 Easter Eggs & Sakura

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Monday, February 28, 2022

Marching in Support of Ukraine


                                        Supporting Ukraine

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   Wow...February went really fast, didn't it? But again...it is a short month. Lots have happened since I last posted. Ukraine has been invaded by a crazy man! Yes, crazy man! I turned 83...my baby sister is 70 and our oldest great grandson is 17! Time flies so fast. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine. They are a very brave people and I hope they come out of this all right. The world seems to be backing them and that is wonderful. 

Have you discovered WORDLE yet? I am addicted to it and actually do very well so far! The word Vivid had me, though. Couldn't get that one. My husband does word puzzles every morning and he is pretty sharp so I want to keep up with him! 

Our oldest grandson and his family are in Mexico right now on a mission doing some building. What a great experience for the kids! Very proud of them. Hopefully they will be safe and sound. 
 
My husband is 86 and has never been interested in computer stuff at all. And has only used a flip phone. Well a lot of flip phones, (maybe most) won't work much longer so I am switching his phone over to my old Samsung S7. He is kicking and screaming about it but 3G is going away. The only time he needs a cell phone is when he goes somewhere without me. I always have mine with me but I don't want him going up in the mountains, etc. without a phone so wish us luck! I think he will do just fine.
 
  Going to sign off for today!  But before I do, I would like to thank Caitlin from Mozilla. She has been my go to person for several years for any problems I had or if I found a bug in Firefox! I wish her luck in whatever she decides to do in her future. She was a treasure and I will miss her. Have a great March and who knows I may get back on and so some posting before the month ends!
 
Prayers for the Ukranian people




Saturday, February 5, 2022

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒΉValentines and BirthdaysπŸŒΉπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’–πŸ’–


                                                                    Love Lilies                       

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January went really, really fast! Omicron was pretty bad around here so we didn't go anywhere except get groceries every other Saturday morning at 6:30 and to a Dr. appointment. We did get our free Covid tests from the USG and some free ones from WA state. So far haven't had to use them...which is good. I had ordered some KN95 masks from Amazon but they are not near as comfortable as the 3 layer cotton ones I had made. But we will wear them...probably for the rest of our lives! I sure hope not, but if it isn't one variant it is another one. Our daughter got us a few of the free masks the government sent out but we haven't gotten them yet. I hope everyone out there continues to wear masks so the elderly, the very young and immune compromised will be safe. I know it's hard, but think how much you save on blusher and lipstick!

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Wow...we had a big storm that started Christmas day and lasted for 2 weeks...super cold with a strong NE wind coming down from the the Frazier River in Canada. My husband had gotten a lot of firewood in so we "thought" we were prepared. But my husband woke up with Gout in his ankle in the middle of one night and could hardly walk. The woodpile was getting a bit low and I was worried about getting the wheelbarrow through the snow drifts to get to the woodshed and back. I didn't want to bother the boys since they were having a hard time getting to work, etc. But we lucked out and the snow started to melt and I didn't run out of wood and my husband got over his first bout with Gout! What a weird thing that is! I kept telling him he must have sprained it and he swore he didn't so I got to thinking about it and got on my computer and figured out what he had. I had been telling him to stay off it, etc. and that was the worse thing he could do. Gave him Ibuprofen and he started walking on it and by that night most of the swelling was down and he could walk on it. Strange thing! He woke up with it in the middle of the night. Just like it says happens. 

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Superbowl next Sunday! I was glad it was these two teams, if my Seahawks couldn't play. But I really don't have a team I want to win. I was just glad Tom Brady nor Aaron Rodgers aren't playing. I have reasons for not liking either one of them! Brady tried to cheat against my Hawks by tampering with the footballs so that is the reason I don't like him. Rodgers made a fool of himself about the virus and probably caused a lot of disease to spread and that's why I don't like him. Petty I know...

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My 83rd birthday is later this month. It is hard to believe how fast the time goes. I can really tell that age is catching up with me. My body aches all the time...but I keep moving. So it is harder to do specific chores and I don't think I am as quick catching on to something new on the computer. I know I don't like changes and it is harder and harder to keep up with all the new technology! Yesterday I did a really stupid thing on my cell phone. I went to delete one contact (a business we don't use anymore) and instead of deleting it...I deleted all except that one. Luckily most of them were backed up but I have a photo or logo for each and every contact and those didn't come back so I had to get all of those back and download the logo's etc. again. 

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Still working on updates! Doing my Winter and Valentines Day Collections now. I know I won't finish Winter until it is time to start Spring and Summer! I really don't need to make any new ones but I love making them so much I do make several each day...and just keep storing them!

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I want to wish you all a wonderful February and all of you that live in the cold parts of the country keep warm! Stay safe and be kind!

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                        A Cute Panda    
 
 
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Saturday, January 1, 2022

🦊🦊Happy 2022🦊🦊

 

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Happy New Year from the frozen tundra of the Pacific Northwest! We have really had the weather this past week. Woke up Christmas morning to a northeaster blowing and snowing. Kids all made it here all right because they have big 4 wheel drive pick ups. Youngest son did have to pick up our daughter because she lives on a hill and there was no way her Subaru would make it down the hill, plus the drifts that we had. We were all warm and cozy...ate a lot and drank some wine and played Uno for hours. We don't do gifts anymore and haven't done for years. None of us need any more  "stuff"! Got to see some of the grand kids and all of the great grand kids Christmas Eve day and that was super. Everyone has Covid on their minds so we didn't get to see some of the grand kids, plus the snow! I made my chicken wings that take 3 hours to cook and evervyone brought snack type foods, sandwich makings, home made blueberry cinnamon rolls, etc. A good time was had by all! And everyone got home safe and sound, thankfully.

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 But it has continued to snow and blow all week. The neighbor has a Bobcat so he plowed our dead end road. There are only 5 homes  on our road so the County snowplow never comes down it. My husband shoveled our driveway so we could get out this morning to pick up some groceries. We figured if we got up at 6:30 and went to WinCo early on New Years Day there wouldn't be many shoppers and there wasn't. We double mask and only get groceries every other week. Plus still getting stuff delivered. The Covid only seems to be getting worse what with the new Omicron.

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My sister in law had a really bad fall and was in bad shape for awhile. They live in AZ and were going to fly home to WA the next day but didn't get to this year. We are all just thankful she is doing all right now.

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I am still updating...doubt if I ever get finished. I did start a new Collection of Full Toolbar themes. It is funny because some users like the theme to go clear across the entire toolbar and others don't like that. So if you find one that should be in that Collection, please email me or review it and I will put it in.

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Have really enjoyed making a bunch of brand new themes this past week. I just got needed to get Photoshop open and back to some designing. 

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I managed to get a few Christmas cards made with my old, old Broderbund program that keeps telling me it won't work with Windows 10 but I keep managing to make it work. Since we got so few cards this year I don't think I am going to send any out next year.  

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I do want to wish you all a much better 2022 than this past year. Let us all hope the Covid goes away and we can start living our lives again! I will be 83 next month and would really like to get back to a normal life....so please get vaccinated and wear a mask!

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Friday, December 17, 2021

πŸŽ„πŸŽ„Merry Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

                                                             Poinsetta & Holly

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A little more than a week till Christmas day. I hope all of you are ready for the big day! Had your booster? Have Rapid Tests in your cupboard? We don't have any rapid tests and don't know where to even get one, I guess a drug store! We wouldn't even have to wonder about getting any IF everyone had gotten their vaccine and boosters. I truly believe we would be done with Covid if everyone had gotten shots when it first came out. 

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Today is my dear husband's 86th birthday and I have a peach pie make for him and will fix his favorite Orange Chicken and Basmati Rice for dinner. He has had several calls from friends. He had to argue with one gal because she hasn't been vaccinated and is griping because she can't find a job! Because she hasn't been vaccinated! She said she would die if she got one, my husband said, "No, you will die if you don't." I wonder how much influence he will have. People are so hard headed about all the misinformation they have received, I think they honestly believe that. If that is the case, they should watch different television stations and get new friends! I know...I know I shouldn't be preaching but I am hoping we can spend our last years not having to wear masks and being able to see great grandkids and give them hugs. But it doesn't look like that is going to be the way it is.

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We are just having our kids here for Christmas day. I managed to get enough chicken wings to make our families favorite! Last year I could only find 1 small bag, so I shopped earlier this year. They have to cook for 2 hours and be turned every 30 min. But they are soooo good. We don't have dinner anymore, just snacks and play Uno! So much easier than the days when the grandkids were all small.

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I have been getting a lot of emails and comments regarding dark and light Home/New Page. I have NO control over that. I wish I did because I like to keep mine dark. The older you get the light is too hard on your eyes. I did download an extension, Dark Background and Light Text extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dark-background-light-text You can give it a try if you like. 

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I feel so badly for all the people that have lost their home because of hurricanes, floods, etc. It is so sad to see people looking for photos, etc. around a pile of rubble. And at Christmas time makes it even worse.

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I would like to wish one and all a very Happy Holiday season, whatever it is you celebrate. Merry Christmas and please keep safe and well.

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Monday, December 6, 2021

                                                  

                                                              BOY ON SLED

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 December is really moving fast. We had a bit of snow Saturday and woke up this morning to a winter wonderland! I took this photo out of our dining room window!

 I doubt if it stays around long but kind of pretty for a day! That's all the longer I want it to stay around, though.
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I hope all of you in the US enjoyed your Thanksgiving. We had a very nice family dinner. And the great part of this year's celebration was the guys decided to do the dishes! That was fantastic! And we got to enjoy leftovers most of the next week. 
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I can't believe what a difference my back surgery made. I have been able to do sit ups again. I hadn't been able to do even 1 for over a year so when I tried the other night I was very careful and expected pain immediately! Didn't happen! So I did 5 and will start 1 more each time. I am  going to start walking the road again soon but only when it isn't raining, windy, snowing or icy! I think I have learned my lessons on that front!
 
I wish I could submit my updates faster but I am only allowed to submit 3 at a time. It is going to take me forever. I haven't even gotten through my Autumn designs and to me winter is here.
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I was so hoping Congress would vote to let the states that have already approved to stay on Daylight Savings Time actually do it, but they didn't. I am hoping this is the last time we have to change clocks. We still have a lot of clocks that don't automatically change. And turning them back takes longer. Our vehicles are all older, too so they have to be changed. 
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 I am also hoping that more people  will get vaccinated, now that we have the Omicron here. I have figured that at my husband and my ages, we will probably be wearing masks for the rest of our lives. We have gotten our boosters but we still double mask when we go out. Which is rare. Only Dr. appointments and every other week to the grocery store. 
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 I have made family calendars for years with all our birthdays, etc. on. The program I use is Broderbund Printshop...very old program. When I went to install it in my old, old laptop it said it wouldn't work with Windows 10...but I didn't give up and managed to get it to work! So I have to keep that laptop updated just so I can use that program. And it won't update to Windows 11.
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Has anyone updated to Windows 11? I only have 1 computer that will work with it but I am going to wait a bit. I am expecting my desktop to quit one of these days. My grandson (IT guy at WWU) built it about 12 years ago. He has had to replace a few components in it, put a SSD in several years ago but he says there is too much to update it for 11 so it looks like Grandma is gonna have to break down and purchase a new one and I really don't want to, so will put it off until this one won't work anymore. I have my old Quicken program, my old Photoshop Elements, etc. all set up like I like and I am gonna hang in with this one until it won't work! So keep your fingers crossed for my old desktop! Please!
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 Going to get back to work, make a few designs, and submit a few more. Have a wonderful week! Stay safe and don't spend too much money on Christmas!
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