ETA: Giving credit to daughter for all the pics she took and sent to me today, and I used in this post. Me?!?! What did I do on this bitter cold Winter day? Stayed inside, reheating my cup of coffee, thinking about what I should be doing instead of getting it done....
Life has been crazy lately so this is just one of those "mindless rambles", just to let you know I am still around. I have visited around the "land of blogs" as much as time, and frame of mind has allowed, but am really behind and hope to get caught up before to long.
Sitting at the note book on the dining table, trying to decide to post or not to post. Looked up at a tote/purse setting on the end of the table that I have carried around for some time now and never noticed the spelling of "family" was wrong. I used to be a very observant person, but sure failed the test on this one.....
Kept looking at it thinking some of the white print was missing, but definitely looks like it was printed that way.
Spelled correct on the other side.
I looked all over the tote/purse to see where it was made, but did not find any info. - I have my suspicions.
No wonder I got it at such a a great bargain ! Oh Well -No one has ever said anything.
This monstrosity was sitting on a pedestal at the bottom of my stairs - for a long time! Very long time - Like years!!
During the cleanup after the water damage, I decided it was time for it to go. Basically being a major dust catcher that I had to deal with. The flowers will go in a donate box and decide what to do with the container later. Actually someone has already showed an interest in being the next owner, should I decide to send it on its way. It is heavy and would do well in my courtyard. The down side - not able to drill hole for drainage as the base is solid. Hmmm! Need to think about that.
Have already replaced it with something else on the pedestal - more on that another time.
******** Crazy Weather: The Spring like temps we had for a few days disappeared - barely got above freezing today. Traveled this last weekend - approx. 150 miles further South, and some already had daffodils blooming, so there is hope.
Yep! Just one of those rambles... Hope everyone is having a great week. Dab of This and That Glenda
You embroidery on anything you get your hands on. Daughter found some embroidery transfers marked down to 97cts. that would fit right in with her vintage/retro kitchen.
She plans on framing and hanging in a group in her "in progress" vintage/retro kitchen.
Then a trip to the GW store, she found a set of My Little Pony sheets produced in the 1980's (during the time she played with them). $2.97 for the set - score!!! She is cutting out sections and embellishing with embroidery, then will frame for the little redhead cupid's room (who loves My Little Pony).
Or you could do what the well loved, fat cat chose to do - curl up, take a nap and hope Spring arrives soon......
Kitty - Move over! Think I will join you for a long Winter's nap!
Woke up to about 1/2 in. of snow this morning. Pretty, but glad to see it melt off rapidly. Unfortunately "they" are predicting much more in the near future.
Seems like lately I have read where more bloggers are thinking about giving up blogging. Some have said they don't have the time to put into one anymore, others say they don't create, decorate, etc. enough to post on a regular basis, and a couple have said because can't and/or don't want to compete with the "big blogs". Some have just stopped with no explanation. Some I have thought about occasionally, and hope they are doing well and enjoying life. But when you think about it - they did not owe any of us an explanation.
I have thought about giving up my blog a couple of times, but then I realized how much of a diversion it has been for me from "life's issues". You know - Real life issues such as things going on with family, daily "whatever", etc.. Stuff we all need a break from on occasion. OH!!! Did I mention plumbing falling apart.
Then my daughter chimed in and said she needed me to keep blogging to share her projects. She has a "big, really big one" she is working on right now. Why does she not blog about it herself? She does not have time with very active children (including the precocious little "redheaded cupid") with school, appointments, outside activities such as scouts, etc., a hard working hubby, a "new to them" home with lots of projects in the future.
What I am attempting to say is - don't feel you have to compete with the "big" blogs. Share your creativity, whether it be in repurposing an item, making jewelry, sewing, quilting, cooking, gardening, decorating your home, artist skills, photographing nature, love to read about y'all's "junkin" adventures (I am past due for a good junkin trip), etc., etc.. I for one really enjoy seeing what others have to share (many more out there do also), and yes - including the beautiful snow pictures - even tho I don't want to experience any of it around here, so don't send it my way. :-D Unfortunately there is some of that white stuff in the very near future . Boooo!!!
Blogging has really changed over the last few years. I posted the first time in Nov. 2008, but did not really get into it until 2009. I have seen a dramatic change in the way people blog, and more are advertising for income purposes - can't blame anyone for that. Thought about doing some of it myself a while back. Does it bother me to visit a blog and see the ads on the sidebar? Absolutely NOT ! Don't want to read the ad? Simple - Don't click on the ad!
OH! If you have "word verification" checked for comments - PLEASE Change that option!! If you have problems with spammers leaving comments, etc., go to comment settings, then click on "comment moderation" , and uncheck word verification.
How do you know if you have comments to be moderated? Go to your dashboard, and you will see (stated in red) the number waiting to be moderated. Click on that statement and it will display those comments, under the comment you will see 3 options, so click on publish, or if not something you want published - simply click delete or report as spam.
That way you can control what comments are published - the spam/advertisers/ ugly stuff you can delete or click on spam, and they won't show up under your comments on your post.
Many times visitors won't leave a message/comment on a very nice/informative post if "word verification" is activated for comments. Some of the words/letter combinations are almost impossible to decipher, and many do not want to take their time to "jump thru hoops" to leave a comment on a post.
So.... If you are one that is thinking about giving up blogging - May I suggest "put the thought on the back burner" for a while and let it simmer. Post a one liner saying "Taking a Break". You may change your mind later.
Would like to hear your thoughts on this also!!!! Just my 2cts. worth !!!
Speaking of that precocious "little redheaded cupid".....
Have a great week and stay warm - looks like Winter is hanging around for a while!!
Dab of This and That Glenda