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I would like to thank everyone that uses my Theme designs and Wallpapers.

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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.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Closer

1 Country Autumn Painting


I am totally amazed that it has been over a month since I have posted here. I am really sorry but it seems like there is so much to do and we have been having so many appointments, so time is flying.

We went from summer one day and cold, chilly fall the next. I am not kidding. It was super warm one day and the next day it was very chilly. And we haven't had any summer days since then. We had a very early frost, so my hanging baskets all got frozen. We had planned on trying to keep one through the winter and get it cut back and in the shop but that didn't happen.

I am still working on trying to get my themes updated. I have been working on that for 7 months. I am beginning to see the end though. I have removed some all together and probably should go through them again and delete more. 

Do you like the way your themes are displayed and using them from your Add-Ons? I like that they are arranged alphabetically BUT I wish they would change it so the last one you used would be on top and you could be able to be enable it again. Right now your only choice is Disable, Remove or Report. I posted about this on the forum but I doubt if anyone thinks it is that big of a deal!

Well, the day we have been waiting for, Oct 24th is coming up...We had one scare last week. We spent all day Sat. in the ER. So then we had to go to our family Dr. and he got my husband into the Cardiology within 2 days. Which is a miracle around here! And the Cardiologist gave him the go ahead and said he was at very low risk! We have just been having a hard time keeping his blood pressure down. Most every pill makes him feel bad...so I have been doing a lot of research online. I am putting apple cider vinegar into his water, etc. since they say it will work! We shall see. He doesn't mind drinking it, but I tried doing it and just could not do it. So his 5 hour surgery will hopefully finally take place this Thursday. I know he is dreading it and doesn't like the idea of being out/under for that long but that is how long they think it will take. I know he is strong and can make it. He has to...because I can't think of the alternative.

Well, I am going to sign off now and get back to work. Hope you all have a great fall week end. Our daughter is having our family all over tomorrow before surgery day. So that will be fun. And good for all of us.

Sunset Flight



Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Waiting Game

High Velocity Fun Flowers

Looks like we are back on the waiting game for my husband's robotic surgery. October 24th is the earliest we can get in. So far he is doing all right.He has quit bleeding so that is wonderful news and he can begin to get his blood count back up. 

 A friend gave us a Vitamix blender and I have been having fun making all kinds of healthy protein filled smoothies. I have watched several videos and learned a lot. He needs to eat a lot of spinach and he was getting so tired of it! But with the Vitamix I can make 3# of spinach and a bit of water, put it in ice cube trays and throw it into the smoothie. So he gets a lot more spinach that way and you don't have to worry about it going bad in the refrigerator. We still have to get his blood count up but he is doing more and really wanting to to get back into his work routine. The sad part is he missed out on most of the summer weather. It is cloudy and rainy now and supposed to be a pretty wet winter. Not fun!

The technical people have apparently found the problem of some of the themes not working on Android phones and tablets. "It looks like this has been fixed and is set to go out to users on October 22. (If users are using a pre-release channel, this should be fixed for them on Beta68.2b1, Firefox Nightly 71.0a1, and Nightly 70.0a1)." So you guys can do a little waiting along with me and my husband!

Another Windows 10 update this morning, but I happened to find something in this one, I did not know and think I will love it. I am a silly old lady and just love emoji's. And have wondered how to put them in some things...Well you can right click the taskbar and  up pops a number of things you can do. I clicked on Show touch keyboard button and there it is.
I think I am so smart to check that out! I am sorry but I am such a "geek".

Thanks to all of you that are praying for my dear, sweet husband. Without him I don't think I could live. We have been together for 63 1/2 years and that is a very long time. Mostly all good, too. We have struggled with not having enough money most of our lives but most people do that. We have always been very self reliant and done most everything that needed doing ourselves and not called professional in (they cost $$). The night before his first scheduled surgery I turned the ceiling fan on and it wouldn't come on, so I got the step stool and got up to change the up/down of the fan and smoke started coming out of it! So we got everything shut down but couldn't get to trying to fix it until much later. As we figured it was old and broken, just like us! So we had to order a new one and instead of us working as a team and getting the old one down and the new on put together and installed, our son had to do it for us. We know he doesn't mind doing it but it is really hard for my husband to have someone else do something for us. When our son's and one grandson came to start cutting and splitting our winter wood (our trees that blew down last winter), he had tears in his eyes. I felt so badly for him...but I guess at 84 he is going to have to ask for help once in awhile. Although we are hoping after his surgery, healing and getting stronger he can get back to doing most of the things he wants to do.

Well, it is time for me to start thinking about what healthy foods I can fix for dinner. 

Thanks for reading my silly little blog and have a good week end.

Autumn Vector Owl

Sunday, September 1, 2019

SURGERY DIDN"T HAPPEN!

 Mountain Cabin Collage 3


I am so disappointed...first thing Friday morning the hospital called and wanted us there an hour early so we hurried around and got there. They took him up to Pre-op and wouldn't let me go with him so they got him all prepped and ready...then left him alone in the room so he could start worrying and get stressed out. So he started having chest pains so that stopped everything in the tracks.....No surgery until he was checked out in Cardiology. He spent the night being monitored all night and tests. Saturday morning they did a stress test and he passed with flying colors so now...we are back to square 1 on a wait for a surgery date. We waited 6 weeks for this one. Let us hope it won't be another 6 weeks. The only good thing is that his blood count is coming up every day. It was 10.3 on Tues. and by Fri. it was 11.7. so that is good and he is not bleeding anymore so we sit and wait.

Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers.

Till next time!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tomorrow is the day!

Pansies and Lavender

Well, tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for. In June when they said end of August or September, we thought it would never get here. And it has been a good thing to wait because in the last two weeks since the bleeding stopped he has been able to get some energy back and bring his blood level up some. They will probably give him a transfusion either before or during surgery...but we shall see. They are doing his surgery robotically so he will have less blood loss and quicker recovery and we had to wait over a month for the room with the equipment in to become available. We were originally scheduled for Sept. 3rd but since he was on a cancellation list, it got moved up to Aug. 30th. They have said at least a 5 hour surgery so it is going to be a long wait...

Now to Firefox....no one has been able to figure out why some of the themes work with Android and some don't. I am wondering if it could be that the Android software is different in different phones, tablets, etc. so the themes may work in some and not others. I have no way of checking that out, but they don't work with my Android 8.0.0. 

Going to finish getting our "Go Bag" packed up and ready for tomorrow.


Thought I would post a pic of the pickles, myself, daughter and grand daughter put up this year. It is a yearly thing for us to do.  We have so much fun, laughs and wine while we work.

Well, got to get to work. Wish us luck!

Autumn Morning Serenity

Monday, August 26, 2019

Problem with theme and Android?

Autumn River Ranch

Are you having a problem with some of the latest versions of a theme on an Android cell or tablet? Well, you are lucky if you aren't. No one can seem to figure out why but I have asked the tech experts to try to figure it out! My Running Foxes has been very popular and worked just fine. But a user asked me to change the far left part to be darker because on larger screen the dark gray didn't show up as well. So I did just that and resubmitted it. Then a user sent me a note saying that had been their favorite theme and used it for several years BUT all of a sudden it was plain white and when they tried to install it again, it was still white. So I asked a "higher up" about it and they didn't know...so I have posted a question on the forum and hopefully someone will figure out why the new themes don't work well/if at all on Android. I have figured out a workaround though. If the theme you like quit working, scroll down to See Older Versions and install Version 3. I have posted the instructions on the theme itself and don't be afraid to use it. It won't hurt anything. I had to do that on my cell. When/If I get an answer I will post it here. 

I will write more later this week. My husband's surgery is scheduled for Fri. so will be pretty busy after that. Have a good week. 

Summer Falling

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Setbacks!

Autumn Poppies & Bird

Just when I think things are starting to go well....I get an education in what doesn't happen!

Last Friday I took my husband to the Urologist for a routine check and everything seemed to be on schedule, with the robotic surgery scheduled for August 30th. But later that afternoon he started bleeding really bad and clotting so it was a bad week end. No sleep, etc. So called on Monday and they said to start flushing to keep the clots out so we have been doing that every few hours. That is a messy, messy thing to have to do. And no fun for either one of us, but much worse for him. I don't know how he is supposed to get his strength back when he keeps bleeding so badly. He has no appetite so has to force food down because he knows he has to to keep his strength up for the surgery. Luckily the weather has been pretty good so he can sit outside (he hates being inside) and get some rest. I seem to have the washing machine going non stop and a lot of cleaning house.

I still find time to work on themes, though. That is when I can get lost and forget about things I don't want to think about. I really don't know what I would do if I wasn't involved in Firefox and working with Photoshop. You can only clean and cook and wash so much....Plus I still have hundreds of themes yet to update.

So I thank all of you that are using my themes and write such wonderful reviews. It keeps my mind busy with good thoughts.

Apparently some of the new themes don't work with Android. I don't know why and can't do anything about that so am sorry. I have a message into a Mozilla tech so maybe I will find out why and will let you all know.

Time to get back to work. Have a great week and don't forget to let your loved ones know you love them. Take care!


Monday, July 22, 2019

Home Now!


Well, the worst is over, I hope, for my husband. He is recuperating, trying to get his strength up. He managed to have a minor heart attack after we got home from the hospital the first time. So I had to call the EMT's again. What great men we have! When you need help and the room is covered with blood it is time to call 911. I have had to call them 4 times in the last 2 to 3 weeks. Three times they took him in to the ER and 1 time I took him. These gentlemen were so caring and helpful to both my husband and myself. I can't really say the ER in our area works very well, though. One time the EMT's took him in and the ER people put him in a wheelchair and set him by the door. When I got there I expected to find him in the back in a bed. Well, he could tell when he was going to start bleeding and he told me he didn't want to scare the little kids in the waiting room, so I pushed the wheelchair out into the receiving area and he bled all over the cement! I put the blanket (covered with blood) back over his legs and wheeled him back in. I told the nurse there was a lot of blood out by the door so I guess they finally decided it was a little more important they took him to the back rather than all of the people that were waiting that had a tiny cut or sniffles! Most of them should have gone to the aftercare or their Dr. during the day. That was the worse experience we had during the entire 2 weeks but that was one we won't forget. They performed emergency surgery on the 4th of July. There were two days when I didn't think he was coming home but he is strong and made it through. The only thing is, he has at least 2 surgeries ahead of him and perhaps 1 more if they decide he needs another stent. Of course, none of the surgeries will be done if he doesn't get a cardiologist to sign off and say his heart is strong enough. He had 3 transfusions while he was in the hospital the 2nd time after the surgery and 1 iron infusion at the first hospital stay. About all I did during that time was check emails before I got to the hospital at 7:00 and home at 8:30 or so. Check emails and quickly submit a theme or two. It helped me so much to get my mind off of things.

I can't say enough about family during something like what we just went through. Our kids practically held me up the day of his surgery. I was bundled up in 2 hooded sweatshirts and still cold and shaking. The entire 2 weeks is all a kind of blur in my mind but our kids were always there...by my side. And so helpful...bringing us food and picking up groceries, mowing lawns, etc. And the grand kids. I just feel so very lucky that I have my husband of 62 1/2 years back home by my side and the kids and grand kids close. 

Thanks to all of you that have given me your thoughts and best wishes. I really appreciate them and appreciate them. Firefox themes have been therapy for me. I get lost in making them and sometimes getting lost is very good.

Will try to be better at posting but time is kind of short.

Have a great week! Keep cool!

Lots of Bright Colors