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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, April 1, 2021

April Fool

Vintage Look for Firefox

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 Happy April everyone....I hope everyone is getting over the winter blahs and getting vaccine in the arms. I can't say I am over the winter blah's yet because our spring in the Pacific Northwest has been chillier and wetter than usual. Which is saying a lot!

We still aren't going out. Except to Doctors appointments. I thought we would start going out with masks to get our groceries soon after we were fully vaccinated but then the local cases started going up soooooo...we aren't. 

Our daughter purchases most of our groceries and I place orders for some but I really miss buying our own. But we both feel so lucky that we have family close that will do this for us. I pay her for everything I have her get for us because I am not going to have someone else "buy" them. She fusses about it but that's just too bad. But I miss seeing new items in the grocery stores to give me some ideas for cooking. 

I wish I had some new and exciting news to write about on this blog but I am afraid it is pretty much the same old same old! I do the same things pretty much everyday...but I don't get bored because I am busy. We have a schedule and we stick with it. I have gotten to the point I dread week ends because we aren't on our schedule!

My husband and I both read a lot of books on our tablets. We get some from our local library and  I am signed up for 2 different places to get an email everyday for a list of books with some free! One is Book Bub:  https://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/free-ebooks and the other is Freebooksy: https://www.freebooksy.com/  You sign up for the genre you like and that is what they send. You can get them from amazon, google, etc. I have almost 3000 books in our library. We are addicted to C J Box books about a game warden named Joe Picket and we have gotten to read all 21 in that series from our library. Free! Except for the library taxes we pay!

I get quite a few people that leave me reviews saying they wish that the Firefox Home Page would be dark if the theme they were using was dark. I wish we had the setting to be able to make the home page match the theme but we don't. I have requested from the powers that be to make that setting available to theme designers but as of now, we don't. And I don't really have any power so if that is something you would really like I suggest you make the request on the Mozilla site at: https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons/themes/110

I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and a warm, sunny spring!




Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Spring will Spring

                                    Blue Birds of Spring
     https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blue-birds- o-spring-by-m-donna/

March has arrived with hopes of spring, warm days, flowers popping up and vaccine available! 

What a hassle to get a vaccine? First off, our far northwest county was shorted on vaccine so there was a lot of people wanting a little bit of vaccine. I was getting up at 2:30 in the morning to check in and see if anyone had it. Spent hours trying. I actually got us both appointments and then they were canceled because of the stormy weather. We had a northeaster with a lot of snow drifts. So we didn't get any fresh groceries for 2 weeks. But we can eat out of our freezer and cupboards for quite awhile.

I actually got us appointments for our vaccine and we each got one last week. Couldn't get one for the same day but that was fine. And they made appointments for our 2nd one so am glad I don't have to go back to trying to get appointments.

I am so looking forward to spring as I am sure everyone else is, too. I dislike bundling up in ski pants, scarves, etc. to go for my walk every day. 

I had to re-do our Comcast account. The bill was just getting so high we couldn't afford it, so I really cut it down. So far I can't tell any difference. Slowed the internet down and cut channels back. We only watch a few specific channels so 95% of what we had we never looked at and probably won't watch half of what we have now. So hopefully the bill we be far less. They tell you what it will be, but then they add on fees and taxes so that adds a lot to it. You all know what I am talking about!


 Patricks Horseshoe

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/patricks-horseshoe/ 

I don't like the new blogger interface at all. I used to be able to make my blog look like I wanted it to and now it is almost impossible. I don't know why they made it so much harder...or maybe it's because I am older.....Probably the latter.

I had a really busy birthday. Lots of calls, texts, etc. Plus that was the day I got my  Covid shot! What a wonderful birthday gift!

Don't really have any news so will just sign off. Wanted to update the blog for March. 

 Wear your mask and stay safe. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Frustrated February!

A Winter Sunset

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February is half over. Seems to me things are getting worse as far as this virus is going. Now we are fighting 3 different variations, probably will be 4 by the time I get this posted. I have been trying to get an appointment for my husband to get his vaccine. I was trying for both of us and finally gave up on 2 since that seemed impossible so now just trying for at least 1 shot for him. So far...not so good. For some reason our little corner of the United States is pretty much forgotten as far as shipments of vaccine go. The big cities like Seattle are getting shipments. Our council questioned the state regarding this and we got a shipment early this week but so far not so good. We were supposed to get more today but I was on line before they even opened it up for appointments and still couldn't get on. Distressing! We have been shut in for over a year, except for a few Dr. appointments and getting a bit tired of it. Ordering from Amazon, Walmart & Costco and daughter gets fresh stuff. We keep a pretty well stocked house. Freezer is always full. If you lived in the mountains like we did for years you always kept your freezer stocked. You might not get to get out to shop for weeks some times. Anyway back when we lived in the mountains. Don't know how it is now.

The weather isn't helping my mood, either. Super cold and northeast wind. Snow predicted so I can't go for my daily walk. Haven't got to hug any of our grand kids or great grand kids for over a year. Will they even remember us?

I am still working on updates! So it looks like I am putting on a lot of themes, but most of them are re-runs! I am still making new ones though. That is the one of the best time of my day. 

I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my husband. We keep each other  "up" as much as we can. He was down last week since the Dr. was trying him on a new medication for his AFib and he didn't like the reaction he was having. And I quit taking a medication to help me sleep. I had been on it for over 15 years for Fibromyalgia.I had tried getting off of it many times but always gave up after so many nights of no sleep. But I am doing it this time. Tried Melatonin again and after a few nights the dreams weren't as bad so so far it is working. Not as well as I would like but at least I am off of them!

Watching (or listening with one ear) the Impeachment Proceedings. I don't see how he can not be convicted but....who am I but an old lady?

Sorry this is such a downer but this is how I feel right now.

Hope you all have a great Valentines Day and make it a safe one...

 Waiting Wolves by M♥Donna

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/waiting-wolves-by-m-donna/ 



Monday, January 11, 2021

Title code for full toolbar designs

                                      Northern Lake 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/northern-lake-by-madonna/ 


FYI

 I was asked to figure out some way to title my themes so you would know right away if the theme filled the entire toolbar. Some users really like the design to fill the entire top toolbar, as do I. So I am going to start adding FT (full toolbar) to the titles of those themes. Firefox limits the length of a title, so it may cause a few problems...but I will try. I will also go back and edit a theme to add FT to the title...so if a title of one of your favorite themes changes, this is why.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

2021
                 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2021-by-m-donna/

 Happy New Year everyone!

Hope you all had a safe New Years eve. Us old folk stayed home and watched Netflix! We could hear fireworks going off after we went to bed so ended up and put earplugs in! 

What a year we have had. So many people suffering, dead and out of work. We can only hope for a better year. We have a a vaccine now and hopefully most will take it. I honestly can't understand the hesitancy in taking it. We will be glad when we can get ours but it probably wont' be until after the new president is in office and the states gets some guidance. Right now the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

I am trying something new that seems to be helping me keep my energy and mood up. It is Happy Coffee. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn't but it sounds pretty good, right? Well I got a sample of it and I honestly felt better afterwards. I had more energy and my body didn't seem to ache as much. I will be 82 next month and ride an exercise bike for 25 minutes and walk 2 miles a day. I bundle up in ski pants, wind and rain coats and my headphones and off I go. Now I am just waiting patiently (NOT) for my order to arrive. In case anyone is interested I will post a link! https://elevacity.com/lbwilliams Get a free sample and try it. 

I am so thankful my husband's health issues, 3 major surgeries and 1 heart attack are behind us.  He has done so well it is amazing. He had his 85th birthday last month and works in his shop every week day. He did give up working on week ends which I had been trying to get him to do for years. 

I am thankful for our 3 kids, that they have been able to keep working safely and so far have been able to keep the virus away. I can only hope they continue to be safe. 

I am thankful my brother and his wife got through the virus without any major problems. 

All in all I am hoping for a wonderful 2021 for everyone. I am thankful for all the users that use and like my themes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It gives me joy to read the wonderful reviews. 

Happy New Year to all you Firefox users that help support a safe and healthy internet! 

Country Home Winter

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December

 

                                   Santas's Minions

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 Can you believe it is December? One more month for 2020 to be in our rear view! We are all hopeful that 2021 will be a new and shiny year! 

If someone had told me you will spend most of a year pretty much quarantined in your home I would have said they were crazy! But...that is pretty much what 2020 has been. I am just so thankful that my husbands health issues that pretty  much filled all of 2019 were over by February of this year. He had his last surgery on January 31st and it was about a month later when we were told to stick close to home! We have managed to get through it quite well. By sticking to the same schedule we have had for years, except for shopping etc. everything has been about the same. We haven't got to see grandkids and great grandkids like normal and that bothers me, but....

Thanksgiving was really good for us. We broke the law like most people did. I cooked my 62nd Thanksgiving dinner in a row. We only had our two sons and daughter in law so it was small. But dinner was good and we laughed ourselves silly playing Uno for hours. I kept all the ceiling fans on and opened the storm door screen so we did have some air flow. Our Thanksgiving day centerpiece was a bottle of Hand Sanitizer! Hopefully no one ends up sick! Our daughter went to visit her kids in Olympia. It did her good because this virus has had her really stressed out...way too busy at work doing three people's jobs, plus buying a lot of our groceries. I order as much as I can but she gets our fresh and frozen when she does her shopping.

Thankfully the election is over! Anyway it is over for most of us. The Prez doesn't think it is but he is wrong, like he usually is.

I do not like the new interface for the blogger. It is much harder to really make it like you want it. I guess you can't complain for free but I certainly don't like it. But at my age I don't like change of any kind.

Our son is back to work from his leg injury. He was so lucky and we are all so thankful for that.

I am walking 2 miles a day now, along with riding my exercise bike 25 minutes every morning. I look like the Michelin man when I walk I am so bundled up. But I am doing it!

Still working on updating my older themes and making new ones. Have to keep busy!

Looks and sounds like there will be a vaccine for the virus soon. In a way it is kind of scary they have been developed so quickly but we will probably get them when they are available for us. I feel so sorry for all the health care workers. They are working so hard and such long hours. Then have to go back and do the same the next day. I have heard some say that even when people are dying they are saying they don't have Covid! Unbelievable! It is amazing what people believe and are actually brainwashed. Anyway that is how it looks to me. 

Going to fix lunch. Have a great December and stay safe!

        Fall Colors at Dusk


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Accidents and Weather

 

 

                        Full Moon Haunting 

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I am trying to figure out the new format for the Blogger so excuse what it looks like till I get it right. At almost 82 years old, it gets harder for me when things change. They don't try to make it any easier for the older folks!


A couple weeks ago we got a call from our daughter in law and our oldest son was hurt. He works on a commercial berry farm in the Maintenance Dept. He is like his Dad and can figure out how to make things work, fix them if they don't work, etc. He was working on a split tooth harrow (Google it to see what it is if you don't know) and something shifted and it fell on his leg and one of the spikes went into his leg. He grabbed the grinder and cut the spike off himself! Anyway our local hospital couldn't do anything so he was taken to Harborview Hospital in Seattle That is the main trauma center for the Pacific Northwest. The x-rays and CT scan found that no major damage, except it did poke a hole in his heel bone so he can't put any weight on it for 6 weeks and they think it will heal all right. I will post the picture of it so if you are squeamish you may not want to look at it.  

 

He got to bring the spike home! So he is healing at home. Farming is a very dangerous job. I remember one time my Dad got in late from the field and he didn't put the disc in the farm shed. Mom went out after dark to check on the chickens and fell on it. She came into the house with her dress (back then women wore dresses) all ripped up and she was cut up and bloody, her glasses were  broken. 

This Covid has got everything hard. Not being able to see someone at the hospital is tough. Besides just the normal. But I still don't think people are taking this whole thing as seriously as they should. Yes, some people hardly get sick and some not at all. But that is not saying they aren't going to have health problems in the future. I hate being sick! I even hate having a cold, so we are being super careful. And no matter who says the virus is going away. IT IS NOT! There were more cases reported yesterday than any time in our country. And it sounds like other countries are having the same problems. So I hope that all of you out there that happen to read this silly blog, BE CAREFUL! Put that mask on and stay as far away from others as you can.

We are having our first Northeaster today. I got a text from my brother in AZ and he said it was finally in the low 80's. Oh....that sounds so nice.

I am gonna sign off. I am sorry about text size. It is not easy to figure this new format out. I guess they thought it would be better! IT'S NOT! 

Have a super week end and Happy Halloween!

                       Jacks on the Fence

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