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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, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween

Sunshine Autumn Morning

 Good morning to everyone. Hard to believe this is the last week of October. It is definitely beginning to feel like fall, especially in the mornings. 

I have been busy on fall designs and starting on Christmas. But I have so many made I shouldn't even do 1 more. But I enjoy it so much.

I wrote about a threatening letter I recieved from another designer a few blogs ago. Well, I recently got 2 more from her. I won't post her name but if you want to find out who she is you could just search for one of her designs and she should pop up! One is called A Little Sweetness in Spoon. I probably shouldn't post her last letter to me on line, but it bothered me so much I am going to. 

" You bitch - What a wonderful notice - I'm glad I didn't see this before I posted - Or I would have fought you tooth and nail - None of your stuff in copy-righted just because you wrote some doesn't mean a damn thing. Check it out with whoever makes up your fucken paperwork!
Yeah you're a little old lady - you try to cause old kinds of trouble and you sit back and have your little minions do your dirty work for you... Stay away from me bitch cause I'm the one who wll come after you - This is now the second warning - Take this one to Amy too - you see who she stood up for before! I'm not the one causing all the trouble - You are and they see that!
Don't threaten me Madonna I don't take to it very well - I'm on disability for hurting on person who tried this shit - lets not make it 2..."

I don't even know if this can be posted on a blog because of her language but if Google removes it, so be it.  I won't even mention her spelling! This was just one of her last emails to me. You can tell she has some "problems". I refuse to get into a confrontation with her so don't answer he emails. I don't even know half of what she is talking about!  But this just goes to show making persona themes is not all fun and games. She uses my wallpapers to make designs and when I ask her to remove them she  sends these kind of emails.

I am beginning to think about Thanksgiving and looking forward to it. All 3 of our kids will be here and some of the grandkids.  

The last school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School was a little too close to home. My nieces children attend that school and one of them was very close to the shooting. I can't imagine what the parents were going through when they heard the news. When our kids were in school we didn't have to worry about such things because nothing like that happened. When I was in high school, the boys had rifles in racks in the back window of their pick ups. And no one thought anything about it. You can't help but worry about your kids, grandkids and great grandkids now. School should be a safe place. 

I haven't been designing any new themes for Brand Thunder. They closed their submissions. They still have themes of the week but I have so many on their site they are just going back and using some of them. I see this week it is Famous Music Artists. 

We have been having fresh strawberries up until lst week. The plants my husband planted have strawberris all summer. But it is getting chilly at night and we have had so much rain, that will be it for the summer.

I had an eye appt. last week and I will have to have my cataracts removed next year. Something to look forward to!

Have you been inundated with political phone calls? I will be glad when the election is over because of phone calls and junk mail. 

Time to start lunch. Have a good week and a great Halloween.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Venture

Stunning Pathway to Fall

Cold, dreary fall Friday. I am already tired of it. Ready for 85° again.

I told you about making my own laundry detergent several months ago. I have used one whole batch now and am loving it. I can't believe how much money it saves. It gets the clothes clean and that is what is important. I have learned to make my own fragrance crystals to match the detergent and that works every bit as well as the one on the store shelves. Now I am going to "try" making my own liquid hand soap. I have some ingredients on the way from Amazon and picking up the rest at our local community co-op. I will let you know how it works out. I have decided to try the foaming dispensers because it makes the soap go father and isn't as messy. I have researched a lot of recipes on line and have put my own together so we shall see.

 Harvest Pumpkin House

The theme above has been doing very well. It was a lot of work. Had to add all the little critters, etc. but think it was worth it. 

It is funny about submitting a design. I "never" know what will be popular and what will flop. Several I have put on I think are not very good and for some reason they will catch on and be quite popular. I guess it is good everyone doesn't like the same thing.

Well, I am going to get back to work. Friday is a busy cleaning day for me, so back to work.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Thoughts

Autumn Winter Wolves
This year has gone way too fast for this old lady. Summer was great and now we are into fall. I think we had one of the nicest summers we have had in a long time. I know we broke both heat records and rainfall in one day records! But for some reason this summer the weather was usually nice on the week ends and that usually doesn't happen in WA state. When we were riding our bikes it seemed like we were always waiting for good weather. Now that we don't ride anymore...the weather was great. Sad to get old and not do the things you want to do. The only time I felt free and really good was when I was riding. I really miss it. I found the graphic of an old lady on a motorycycle and had to use it for my avatar on both Desktop Nexus and Firefox Themes. She makes me feel happy every time I see it!
She even has a white puppy dog behind her and the last dog we had was a white fluffy one. We lost him in 1991 and I haven't been able to open my heart up to get another one. I know my husband would love a dog, but I get too attached to them and it just hurts too much to lose them. I am not very good at losing things or people, so the easiest way to prevent loss for me, is to just not replace. 

I am really dreading winter. I have Raynaud's Phenomenon so when I get chilly my fingers turn white and lose their feeling. It used to happen when I was riding and sometimes was hard to even pull the clutch in on my bike. The Dr. told me you have to keep your core warm so I wear hooded sweatsirts and vests in the winter. When I start working with food they will turn white. We have always had wood heat but can't get out to get wood anymore so we haved to use the furnace and you just don't get the same kind of heat out of that as you do wood.

I have been working on fall and Halloween themes and really have enough made but I still keep working. I really like the autumn winter wolves I highlighted in todays blog. It is a mixture of the wolves that I love to work with and the fall leaves blowing in the snow. 

My husband and I read quite a bit and it can get expensive if you aren't careful. I wrote about FreeBook Sifter a couple blogs ago but I found another place called BookBub that emails you every day with free or low cost books from
 Amazon's Kindle store, Barnes & Noble's Nook store, Apple's iBookstore. You can even specify what genre and format you want and that is what they send you information on. My problem is I find too many I want so have lots of books in the "cloud". I signed up for the Amazon Unlimited for a free 30 days but the problem with that is, you choose the 10 books from a list and if you don't get them all read during the "free" period they take them back, so you end up and have to pay for at least one month, which I did, so we can finish reading the series we were reading. BUT when this month is up, I am closing that account. 

I am going to get back to work. Have a great week and hope everyone is doing well.