Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lazy Blogger Redo…..

I have been a terribly lazy blogger lately and I am also having problems with my blog.

There was a photo bucket icon that would just NOT go away. I don’t even know where it came from?

My husband is working on recapturing some of my old blog design…my header…etc.

Meanwhile I have a new temporary look (I think anyway) that’s not too bad. The other problem I have

with the blog is that it is repeating posts. It has to do with the layout having a double post box.

We can’t seem to get rid of it. Any ideas regarding this would be much appreciated? Thanks.

We survived the holidays. This year we had a lot going on and it left me emotionally drained.

Next year will be different. 2011 was not the greatest year for me. Right after Christmas I got

hit with a really bad flu/cold that set me back about 5 or 6 days. I felt like I was in a fog for that

whole time.My Kleenex box, my blanket, and my

cough drops were my best friends. I think I left the house just once. I  started feeling reclusive.

It’s been a long time since I have been hit with a cold or flu…..and I had my FLU shot this year!!

I don’t want it back….that was brutal. We got some snow the other day….YAY!! I was really

sick of looking at the dead grass in the middle of January! Now it looks normal. We got 6 to 8 inches

and it is perfectly white and wonderful. ~~ I am still selling antique marbles for a friend. It’s his

deal but I take the photos, do the write-ups and listing and mailing. Here’s a link to the

Ebay auction….. MainelyMarbles if you are interested.  I finished my blankets I have been

working on for both my adult kids before Christmas. I was furiously sewing every day, the

weeks before trying to get them done. I don’t have a sewing machine and I am not the

greatest seamstress but I get it done. Hopefully they will hold together!! Here are a few photos of

Kyle and Carissa and their new blankets Christmas day…………………………………………….

kyle carissa mom1  kyle carissa mom2   <  < that is the two of them opening, and that

is my mother in law Alice in the photo in the background. I loved my new “fake tree” we got…..

Here they are holding them up……..below……. I added their first initial to each…..

kyle carissa blankets Not the best picture but you get the idea. And here they are together after…..

The back of Carissa’s is a lavender fleece and Kyle’s is a chocolate fleece. She has a white satin binding and he has

a black satin binding. They are not your typical blankets…. just my style lap blankets. Don’t look too close!!

kyle&carissa  I love Christmas but this year left me feeling kind of empty. I am in a slump I

guess…..time to do something about that. I have some positive things happening on the horizon in my

life and for that I am grateful. Sometimes things happen and you have no control over it or the people

involved in “it”.  Time to move on and give it all to God. January 3rd I lost my dear cousin to cancer.

I plan on doing a special post just for her soon. Gosh I hope I have not depressed any of you!! Sorry!

I have been in touch with Jean, Dawn’s mom, and Dawn has a surgery coming up soon and she also

broke her kneecap!! Ouchy….ouchy….ouchy OUCH!!! For God sakes….does this girl have to

go through anything else???? Please say a healing prayer for her ya’ll. Enuff’s enuff!!  Take care and

I will be back soon….I promise…..DSC07341          ~ . . ~




Eva Gallant said...

Your photos are lovely, as are the blankets! I can't believe you did those by hand! Awesome. I'm so sorry you lost your cousin.

I published two books on Kindle. I'm quite excited! check out my Author page on Amazon!
Go to, then click on books, then click on Kindle books, then type Eva Gallant in the search bar. I'm so psyched!
And I hope you're feeling better and that 2012 will be a good year for you!


I just read your comment on Claudia`s blog and had to stop in and say hello!


Rain said...

Oh Debbie-so glad to see you! Been worried about you and praying you were ok. Those blankets are beautiful and stitched by hand-extra love and warmth right there!! Sorry about your two losses -your dog and cousin-it is so hard. Whatever you are going through-my thoughts and prayers are with you. Glad you are over the awful flu and the snow is helping I think! Cause you're right-its so much better then that brown and gray!! Have a warm weekend!!

penny patten said...

Hi Debbie, Thank You for stopping by my blog, and the wonderful comment. I too have been lazy with my blog. I'm over due to post as well. Lately I've had posting ideas in my head, but they haven't made it to my Blog yet. Thanks, I'll stop by again soon.

Shelia said...

DEBBIE!! I've missed you! I came looking for your blog a few times and Google said it didn't exist! I had thought you had deleted it and quit blogging. Glad you didn't. I wish I could help with all the tech stuff but I just know enough to get me by! ;)
Glad your Christmas went well and the blankets look great and I'm sure your children loved them.
Thanks always for popping in to see me.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Claudia said...

So good to hear from you again! I was wondering about you and hoping all was well with you. I'm sorry about your losses, and am sending you hugs.

I don't know about your blog problems, but I do know that Blogger has been acting up lately.


Jean Merriman said...

Wow Debbie! The hand sticthed are awesome, great job girl!!!

Dawn will have her surgery on this coming Wednesday to take care ofa problem that the chemo cause in a lung and then hopefully that will be the end of surgeries! Just hope fora fast recovery. Then spring is coming and life will be good.

Good to see a posting. Wish I could help with the tech stuff but I am pretty useless there. One day when checking for a post I notice things had changed. It had a red background that I do not remember seeing. I thought you were working on it. Glad you got over that nasty flu.

Debbie said...

~EVA~...I am so proud of you!! Now you are a famous writer...that is so awesome...keep up the hilarious writing. We all need to find the lighter side of life. Thanks for coming by.
~SUE~...Thanks for popping in. it looks like we both really enjoy Claudia and her blog. She amazing. You have a great blog too!
~RAIN~...Hey thanks for your warm thoughts and words. You always have something sweet to say!! What a wonderful uplift you are.:)
~PENNY~...Oh you know I know what you are talking about when it comes to posting! I am so bad at that. I will be checking back in with you. Get that post out of your head and onto your blog girl! ha ha
~SHEILA~...Hi Sheila!! Glad you made it here my friend. Oh I can't believe Google kicked me off! Ha ha...My husband is creating a whole new look for my blog. It will be done soon so check back. Thanks for hopping in...I miss you.
~CLAUDIA~...I suspected that blogger was acting up. Thanks for telling me and popping in!! I will be hopefully visiting more often.:)
~JEAN~...Oh hi Jean! Thanks for the update on Dawn. I will be praying for a good result for her. How's her knee doing? Thanks for the are so uplifting!! Yes...I guess spring will bring new beginnings right? I need some positive beginnings in my life too. Talk to you soon my friend and hugs to Dawn..

R. J. said...

I enjoyed your blog as designed in the past, but I also enjoy redecorating at times. I hope Blogger doesn't lose my stuff. It's good to see you back and posting those great holiday photos.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,

I just saw your comment over at Claudia's Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I hear lots of people saying they are having issues with blogger. I'm on Typepad and so far so good. I have a paid account though. I like your down home style of writing and your floors look great! Wow! You guys have a lot of projects going on.


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