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Welcome to my blog. Stick around and read a few posts.

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, June 13, 2019

Father's Day

Poppy Light

We had a record breaker heat yesterday but I loved it. Cooler today and they say it could sprinkle tomorrow. 

I just wanted to do a quick update here. Everything going well with knee, I walked 2.43 miles one day last week. I wasn't going for that far, but I forgot how many laps I had done! So now I take a piece of chalk with me and make a mark on the gate! Old age is great, isn't it? Yesterday I did 2 miles and it was over 80° so that wasn't bad but I was a bit shaky when I got back. I had taken a frozen bottle of water with me and thought it would thaw enough so I could get a drink after each lap but it didn't work that way!

My husband has been working so hard on getting the trees down and cut up that blew over during our northeaster. Our son has helped when he can..but my husband is 83 and is working too hard. I have been going out and making him shut it down in the afternoon, though. He also worked 3 days on a woman's car that has over 300,000 miles on it. I know darn well she can afford to buy a better car but it is much cheaper to have my hubby work his butt off for 3 days in the heat to fix it. I wish I could get him to tell people he is done working on cars but...he is just too darn good hearted.

Tomorrow is the luncheon for the group physical therapy class I went to. They all had knee or hip replacements, so that will be fun to see how everyone is doing. And Saturday our granddaughter graduates from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Early Care & Education in Teaching & Learning with High Honors! So that will be something special. Hope it isn't too hot or wet as it is outside. (Proud grandma bragging!!) 

Now to Father's Day. I hope everyone let's their Father know they love him and are happy is he is still around. The pictures on the top of my blog are pictures of my Dad. Pretty good looking guy. He was hard working and wish he could have stayed around longer but he was a smoker all his life and it caught up with him. He got depressed because he couldn't get around very good and with his health it was one thing after another. He decided he didn't want to be around any longer, leaving my Mom heart broken. I understood how he felt, though and forgave him. I will be thinking about him this Sunday.

Have a good week end and enjoy your Dad!

Bright Fern

Friday, May 31, 2019

FIREFOX IS FASTER!!!!

Last of the Sunset

 Firefox has gotten up to 80% faster than a year ago (and still going) by making improvements at an average of 1% faster every week all while protecting your privacy online.

I am still updating themes! I wonder if I will ever finish. They only let me update 3 at a time now, so it takes a long time. 

We are having very nice weather this week so I have been able to go walking every day. Monday we went to Whatcom Falls Park and did some hiking and I "did" the stairs. I don't know how many there are as I was watching my steps, but I haven't been able to walk up stairs normally for over 20 years. So going through all the pain and physical therapy was worth it.  I am walking about 1 1/2 miles and riding the exercise bike 20 minutes everyday. If it is nice! I am a fair weather walker so won't go out when it is rainy and blowing!

Our great granddaughter has a piano recital tomorrow afternoon so we are anxious to hear her play. We have missed most of our oldest great grandson's lacrosse games this year because of my knee and so many games have been far away. He got chosen for an elite team in Seattle and all of those games are going to be to far away but family keeps us up to date by texting how things are going. We did get to one of his tournaments a couple Saturday's ago. It was fairly close and the weather was great.

Wow! That is all I can say about the news every day. I am always anxious to get out of bed to hear who Twittered what! It is so embarrassing for our great country. 

I was on the phone for a half hour yesterday with Xfinity getting a new package and trying to save some money. We have been with them since 1980 so you would think we would get some kind of loyalty discount, wouldn't you? Well we don't. I had to downsize our package just to keep the bill about the same price it has been for 2 years. Plus they keep charging more for the boxes, and the taxes go up. It gets a bit too much...we sure don't get more income. It gets harder and harder for senior citizens to live anymore. I know it is for us. But the cost of living goes up for everyone so we aren't alone!

Well, I am going to get dinner started. We have been able to eat dinner on the picnic table most nights this week. 

Have a super great week end!

Fluffy Little White Birds

Friday, May 10, 2019

Call your mother!

Gossiping Grannies

As you are aware I am updating all of my themes..anyway most of them. Some that are very popular I don't want to change it for the users so I am making a Version 2 for the users that don't want those faded looking toolbars. I came across this one I made awhile ago and thought it would be perfect for Mother's Day! I adore the looks on their faces.I also thought it would be a reminder for you to call or visit your Mother and Grandmothers. Even if it is one you haven't been in contact with lately...give her a call. Let her know you are thinking about her.

I have been riding my exercise bike 20 minutes every day and walking a mile most days. I still need to work on the range of motion as I can't bend it as far as I want. I had it at 122° when I "graduated" from Physical Therapy and I don't think I have gained that much on it. I guess I am expecting too much from my 80 year old body.

We are all going to our daughter's house tomorrow to celebrate Mother's Day and the weather is supposed to be high 70's so we can be outside. Really looking forward to it.

Going to get back to work and then have to go for my walk. I hope you all have a great Mother's Day and give Mom some love!

Have a great week end.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Firefox Fixed!

Mountain Lights

Just thought I would pop in and let everyone know that Firefox fixed the extension problem that caused so many users to be unhappy with themes, etc. I got a lot of bad, 1 star reviews because they seemed to think the problem was me!

So pop in to the themes and check the new ones and the updated ones to find one you like! 

Have a good week. Looks like summer is on it's way in the Pacific Northwest. Great weather ahead for the week and continues through Mother's Day.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Temporary problem with themes and extensions!

Just a quick note!

Firefox discovered a problem with some of the themes and extensions so currently people are having a problem downloading a theme, submitting, etc. So you may get an error message or something else. Have patience....they are working on it and dit will be fixed shortly. 

Certificate issue causing add-ons to be disabled or fail to install:
We rolled-out a fix for release, beta and nightly users on Desktop. The fix will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours, you don’t need to take active steps.
For more information, please see https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/
 
Hopefully this will give you a bit of info and the "fix" will be fixed soon.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

I am back!

Calm River

Well, I am back with a brand new knee. It has been 6 weeks and it was pretty tough for awhile. But with family and hard work I got through it and walk without a limp now! I still have a lot of pain or ache...whatever you want to call it. But I am not taking pain medication, except naproxen sodium and acetaminophen. The only time I took the oxy the surgeon prescribed was when I was in the hospital and before Physical Therapy classes. I graduated from that on Wed. I have to do exercises at home at least once a day now...it was twice a day. I can go down to 3 times a week over time. But I am back riding my exercise bike every day and started going for walks again. 

I have been working on updating themes again and actually making a few new ones. Can't sit at the computer that long so have to keep getting up and doing something.

Several people have commented on the updates...so I will try to answer some of them. One thing is the " Find" bar at the bottom. I never use it so it doesn't bother me, but I have mentioned it to some Mozilla people and I think they are working on that to fix it. I use the Home Page to do any searching. And for my Home Page I use the New Tab Page where I have the sites that I go to almost every day. Check it out and see if you like that.

I love the way the new/updated themes look because you can see the entire design. I even removed the search bar on my Firefox so it doesn't cover the theme. I just use the Home page to search. But for you that have an older theme that you loved and used all the time, please email me the title and I can re-submit it so it will look like the original theme. OK? I have saved most of my themes. It is just a matter of IF I can find it. Sometimes I have to change the title of the theme because there is another one with the same title, or I just decide I like a different title than what I gave it when I made it.

Calm Sunrise

Hope everyone had a nice Easter or spring holiday. I am so looking forward to nice warm/hot weather. March and April was actually warmer than normal here, after the colder than normal February. My husband has been working hard on getting all the trees cleaned up and cut up after the northeaster blew them down. Plus he had to cut another one because it was left so vulnerable from the others falling.

I hope you all have a great week end. 

Email me the titles of the themes you want re-submitted and I will start working on it.