We are getting
a little closer to Memorial Day
and the celebrations that come during the year
from this day forward.
At first there is thanks
for the men and women that keep us safe
in this great country and the beautiful colors that signify that.
It continues on with Independence Day celebrations.
These are all things
that we as citizens of these United States
are thankful for.
We are also thankful for our families.
Starting off all the celebrations is Tami's birthday.
Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Tami and Tim are empty nesters now
and beginning to have the time and money
to do the things that we all look forward to in life.
Jake and Jacenda are now both done with college.
Jake already has a great job
and Jacenda will soon have one.
Young lives full of hope and promise just getting started
The Captain and I
are both healthy and at our age that is saying something.
We are putting our home and garden
in shape for an enjoyable summer.
Robin is dealing
with the loss of her teeth like a champ
and her biopsy came back clear.
She hasn't got a care in the world.
Kai is older
and has a few issues
but he loves his Papa so all is right with his world.
We are truly thankful
for all those reasons.
I am so thankful for my girlfriends
who have not forgotten me
and whom I will join for lunch the next time out.
I am thankful for all the friends
that I have made through blogging
and for their return of kindness
whether it be good words or in letting me copy their ideas.
I am really thankful for the vaccine
and the chance it gives us all
to lead a great life
(please wear a mask indoors until we all are vaccinated).
I just couldn't resist that,
old habits die hard.
As it pertains to blogging,
I am now going to probably embarrass
one good lady that I'm sure we all know.
As you are aware
they are once again changing how we blog.
For those of us (like me) that are truly challenged
when it comes to the technical aspect of blogging,
whenever this happens I just want to stay in bed with my covers over my head.
Once I have learned the technique, then blogging is a job that I love.
I want my blog to look good
and I want it to he helpful,
or at the very least, enjoyable for someone else to read.
I don't just type it and put it out.
I agonize over it to be sure that each word is spelled correctly
and the photos are right for the wording.
Throw a wrench in the works and I am useless.
This is where this part of the story begins:
Linda at Life and Linda
wrote a post explaining what the change was
and said she would be willing to help anyone that needed it.
I'm sure you have noticed that this is what she says each time Blogger throws something at us.
Well, I took her at her word
and asked for help with changing how we transition from FeedBurner
to a new way of receiving notifications of posts in our inboxes
and, let me tell you, she earned her money dealing with me!
She is so patient and understanding.
I have already said that I am totally challenged in this area
so I won't bore you with all the details.
spent time shooting off e-mails to me,
sometimes way more than once
before I could grasp their meaning
and talking on the phone to further help me.
She really knows what she is doing
and does make a very pretty job of it.
She is not known as the Fairy BlogMother for nothing!
Finally, I got it together and she was able to perform a miracle.
If any of you are struggling with this change,
I'm sure Linda would be happy to hear from you.
In the process we had to switch my subscribers to another place
and in so doing found a lot of addresses that were,
shall we say, lacking in good judgement,
which I do not want associated with my blog so they were deleted.
Not purposefully, but by accident,
there may have been some of you that were deleted also
because we only have addresses to look at, not names.
I publish at 10:00 AM every Tuesday morning,
so if you do not get notice of that in your inbox,
just sign up again
on the pretty new form that Linda included on my right sidebar
and you will be reinstated immediately
and I apologize in advance if this happens.
Thanks again, Linda,
I so appreciate it and am thankful for you as a friend also.
and you make what seems like hard work
a joyful experience.
I will say that now I am thankful for
the bit of decorating I have done so far
in celebration of the up coming holidays
so there will be only a few things to add next time.
Have a wonderful week.
This is the iris
that I showed you last week.
Now that it has bloomed I am not sure if the color is bronze, yellow or peach
but I think it is very beautiful.
Any of you experts let me know what you think.
The purple one is still just in bud.
If it changes I will show you that next week.
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