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.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Meet MaDonna You Tube Video

In the summer of 2017 Firefox sent a crew up to video me and let people get to know me. I don't think I have posted about this video or the link in a long time so thought I would do so now.  There is a face behind the themes!

Still working on updates and making new themes. Having fun doing what I do.

Spirit of the Savanna

Have a great week. I plan to!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Raising kids in the 50's

Owl on a Stump

I was just thinking about raising kids now and the difference in raising kids in the 1950's and early 1960's.

I didn't worry about  anyone abducting one of my children when they were playing in the front yard or driveway. Halloween was a great holiday where you baked goodies and made candy for trick or treaters. You didn't have to go through their goodies to look for razor blades or worry about drugs.  When the kids came home from school, they changed their clothes and went outside to play. They didn't have tons of homework. I  didn't have to run them to dance class, music lessons, baseball, basketball, etc. They played with each other in the woods or yard. On Sundays we usually went to one of the Grandma's house for dinner. We didn't have birthday parties at restaurants or play houses. We had a small party at our house with only the best friends, not the entire class. I took the kids with me when I went shopping. The kids could wear dresses and shirts I had made to school and not be made fun of. You didn't have to wear the most popular, expensive brand out there.

I wouldn't want to raise kids now. Too much to worry about. What are they doing online? Who are they interacting with? Who are they texting on their phones? Are they popular? Since the cost of living is so high I would probably be working instead of being home when they got home from school. 

It is really too bad. Parents are run ragged and the budget usually can't keep up with "wants" rather than the "needs". 

If you  could talk to any of our 3 children now they would tell you they had a great childhood and wouldn't trade it for anything. They grew up to be "good" people, caring for others, hard workers and responsible. I am proud to say they are "our kids".

Just some thoughts while I got tired of updating themes. 

Have a good Saturday and think about it. 

Follow the Path

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

My New Profile

Have been working on a new avatar/photo/ID/profile whatever you want to call it for my themes, wallpapers and blog. 

This is what I have come up with as of today.

Tomorrow may be something different.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Good News

Valentine Underwear

First off..I have wonderful news. My husband's surgery was a success. They didn't remove the entire kidney, just the part that had the tumor in. He came through with surprising results. No one could believe how well he did after all he has been through since last June. Three different Doctors told it it was cancer before the surgery...BUT I have read the pathology report on line and it does NOT say it was carcinoma. But we haven't heard from the Dr. yet...so I am not completely relieved. I brought him home the day after the surgery and he is actually out in his shop this morning...10 days after a 5 hour surgery! He is 84 going on 50.

The night of his surgery we had a terrible rain wind storm. I have to admit I was a bit uncomfortable being home alone. The wind caused the rain to hit the side of the house so hard I could hardly sleep. People lost power and many roads were closed, even a big slide on the freeway. Sumas is still flooded. We are kind of on a top of a "small" hill so were fine. But when I went to the hospital early the next morning the main road had water across it and cars were going through it without slowing down...I slowed way down because I didn't want to flood out my car. They call it the Super Bowl Flood!

I am still working on updating themes and making some new ones. I doubt if I will ever finish the updating. About the time I get them updated, Mozilla will change something and change them all again! Plus I have been getting some reviews that I don't understand. Several have mentioned to me that after a few hours the theme turns transparent. I have no idea what the person is talking about so if anyone else has had that happen, please email me or post on the forum. I am going to see if I can find out exactly what they are talking about. It doesn't happen for me so I am stumped. 

Going to sign off for now and get back to work. Have a wonderful Valentines Day. 

Falling Hearts

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Just an update

Fractal Flower Lights

Wow, it has been a busy time. Our snow drifts are finally gone. We were snowed in for a week...but we had stocked up on everything so we were fine. And we don't get bored easily since we are always busy.

We had Bath Fitters come in and re-do our master bath last fall and it looked wonderful and we were very pleased....BUT I thought it might be leaking because I noticed the flooring looked kind of funny a month or so ago. Anyway during our snowed in time...my foot got wet on the carpet right outside the bath door! I thought I might have spilled a bit of water when I filled a water bottle so didn't worry about it. But I got up at 3:30 AM and my foot got really wet! I put down microfiber towels to soak it up and tried to go back to bed...but there was no way that was going to happen. So I called them at 6:00 and left a message. They called back at 9:00 but since the roads were so bad she said there was no way they could get up here so we were kind of on our own. It would be at least 8 days before they could get up. We couldn't shut the water off for that long so I just got busy soaking it up and we did that for a week. Hubby used the wet-dry vac a couple times a day...and we managed to keep the carpet from getting any wetter. It got so I could actually hear the dripping! So that has been a lot of fun! But they came up this morning, found the leak, fixed it and we have to let everything dry out before they can close it up, etc. If the flooring doesn't go back to normal, he said they would replace the flooring. More to follow on this...since there is a lot of drying out to go.

I had the cyst on my knee (that popped up after my knee replacement) removed yesterday and Dr. doesn't think it will grow back...so that is done. My husband's kidney surgery is next Fri., the 31st so we have that to look forward to. I hope and pray it goes as well as his last surgery. 

Has everyone updated their Windows 7 to Windows 10? I know there are a lot of people that don't want to, but you really need to do so. I personally did not like the way Win 10 works so I found a wonderful free program that makes it work and look just like 7. It is called Classic Shell and it is great. You can find it at several places....https://www.filehorse.com/download-classic-shell/
so just find a site you feel comfortable downloading it from and then set it up. I watched several different videos to figure it out....but it is fairly easy and I think you will like it. Our grandson that works on all the computers at Western Washington College has one lady that didn't want to have him update her computer to Win 10 so I think he was going to set Classic Shell up for her. I hope she will like it as much as I do!

Little Cabin on the Hill

I know...I added another cabin theme...but I like cabins.

Hope you all have a good week and managing to get through all the updates and winter weather.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

❄❄❄❄Cold Northwest❄❄❄❄

Cats Nap

Winter finally decided to stick around awhile. It has been so cold and northeast wind blowing. The storm we had last February blew a bunch of our huge spruce trees down so the northeast wind really hits us harder. Big snowdrifts in front of our garage so we are pretty much snowed in. Since it wasn't snowing last Saturday we decided to take a run for groceries so we are pretty well stocked up. I am hoping this clears up some but they are calling for more snow so don't know if we can get out this weekend or not. One of our sons stopped in Sat. after we got back from town and chopped and brought in enough wood to last for the week. I am hoping this weather clears up though. I have an eye appointment and have to have a cyst removed from my knee next week. For some reason a cyst formed under the incision from my knee replacement last March. It is right where I hit it constantly and it is like someone poking an ice pick into my knee when it happens. I am just hoping it is healed up enough by the time my husband has his kidney removal surgery the 31st.

Well, Firefox had another update and screwed around with the themes. In case you didn't notice....the search bar would turn black so the theme didn't show through. I had quite a few complaints and questions regarding it. I have spent hours and hours updating all my themes so the search bar would be transparent and let the theme show through. All that time wasted! I am a bit upset about it and I see no reason for it but apparently someone in power thought it a good idea. There is no way I am going to go back and update all 20,000 plus themes so if you have one that you especially want changed, please make a review with a comment, or email me and I will update it.

Then one day last week I was locked out of my Firefox account. I worked all day trying to get that figured out and finally the wonderful woman that was helping me called me and walked me through getting signed in again. I have the 2 step authentication and I think I screwed up my Google app on my phone. Thank you, dear Caitlin! She went above and beyond what she needed to do. 

I have tried to submit themes for Thunderbird and am unable to. You have to be able to do something that is above and beyond my 81 year old mind. I tried and tried to figure out how to do it and finally gave up. Maybe someday when I have no stress I will try again...but for now if you want my themes on Thunderbird there are quite a few available. 

With all the stress from the last year, it finally caught up with me. I did really well getting through 2019 but around Oct. my neck and shoulders started hurting so badly in the mornings, where I couldn't open our bedroom shade even. New Years Eve day I could hardly walk I was so stiff. Couldn't raise my arms and my back and knees hurt so I broke down and went do the Dr. He diagnosed it pretty quickly. Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Apparently it is kind of genetic and my Mother had it. I guess it only lasts around 3 years! I am not pleased about having to take steroids and will start cutting them back as soon as I can. Just have to get through my husband's next surgery and get him back healthy. Plus I am not a winter person. I hate it...I hate the cold...I hate having to wear so many clothes.

I am going to sign off for the day and clean out my Tupperware drawer! It is a total mess...I know where everything is but have to sort some of it out and get rid of it. As soon as I do, though I will need it from something...

Have a good week! 

Full Moon Forest