Sunday, 27 January 2013

Blogathon Week End Wrap Up.

Well, fellow bloggers it has been a fast, furious and fantastic  72 hours or so.   Today I have not been able to fan the flames of activity that were present in the first two days, but I'm trying to cut myself some slack.  The goal of this, at least for me, was to meet and interact with other bloggers and  that was accomplished!   Speaking of goals, I will show you my list and how it looks now.

My "to do list for this, my second blogathon...
~Take part in some mini challenges --don't know how many yet-
~Check out abt. 35 sites per day.
~Sample my box lunch and assess my hydration*
~Put my posts in appropriate 'files'
~Learn more about "Linkedin" and other sites
~Get up and walk around to stretch my legs and relieve my derriere*
~Respond to any posts on my site
~Have fun learning 

I still have not worked on the housekeeping aspect of my blog, but like other housekeeping tasks this one will still be there when I have time to get back to it.
It has been a joy meeting all the new and not so new bloggers and interacting with you.  This was the first "twitter party" I have ever participated in,and my comment to that was a resounding WOW!  It will surely be on my list of "must do" activities for next time. All in all I spent about 18 hours, which is short of the ideal 24 hours, but a good chunk of week-end was absorbed with the blogathon fun.

Many thanks again to Kathleen Garber and "the team" for their tireless efforts and patience with people like me who do not share their experience or expertise.   It has been great!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blogathon WeekEnd -Day 2 Mini Challenge

As part of the blogathon, there are several mini challenges that have been posted. The contributors of these challenges are incredibly smart techi-types, but in their kindness they are helping people like me to learn new aspects of blogging.  One of  these is  challenge #8- Photo Editing Tools for Bloggers @ Geek With Style   Here is my entry.

After reading  your pros and cons re different types of Photo Editing tools available, I feel I should give it some thought before investing. I now use a simple but effective site called picmonkey  to edit most of the photos I use. I must state here, however, that I do not know how to put a watermark on my pictures ( I realize there is a challenge for this.... have not attempted it .....Yet). This site crops, resizes, and all the basic tools for free (now).  I have a Windows 7 operating system,and am cautious. If Aeryn Lynne is having difficulty I am not even attempting it!!

I picked this picture of a lonely picnic table in the winter snow because it has a sad kind of beauty to it.
The only things I did was enhance the color and add my blog name to it. I would appreciate any help or advice.

Blogathon Week End -Day #2

Biannual Blogathon Bash
Back at it for another day, well, actually it will be only a part of a day as I have a previous engagement..... sounds like I have a life, when in fact it is just that happens to coincide with  a "Family Day".

Friday, 25 January 2013

Blogathon Week End

I am so pumped..... I know, I know, those of you who have been doing this for a long time are sitting there politely stifling a yawn, but I am excited

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Blogathon Week-end

Biannual Blogathon Bash
You can  join in the fun
Greetings to All on this Blogathon Weekend!     

I am so excited to be part of this fun, entertaining and learning experience. Right off the top I would be remiss if I did not say "thanks for hanging in there" to Kathleen Garber  and her team for all the hard work in pulling the Biannual Blogathon Bash together.
Hopefully I will  meet a lot of new..... at least to me... fantastic bloggers!!.

Friday Photo Share --"C" is for Chairs

January 25,2013
For my Friday Photo Share, I had to go back to the summer....and who wouldn't like that..??

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Wordless Wednesday

I thought we could use a break from these long, dark, cold days of winter

Book Review

January 22,2013

I recently was given the privilege of reviewing  a novel  that was sent to me. Although I have been an avid reader for many, many years, and have belonged to a lively and lovely Book Club, this is my first attempt at posting a review. So, Patrick Thibeault, take a deep breath ..... and here we go!!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Wordless Wednesday

January 16,2013

I have never been a fan of the ever popular children's building blocks called Lego. I certainly purchased them for my son...... many, many years ago, but never actually put a complete toy together before this month!!


January 15,2013

Note: This post originally appeared on October 16,2012, but given the changes in our weather,both with temperature fluctuations and precipitation changes.... aka, snow, rain, fog... I thought it would be timely and hopefully preventative to rerun it at this time.

                                                     Tis the season for sneezin'

 If you,  like many of us, either have children, or are around children, or in my case grandchildren, then this is for you!!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Wordless Wednesday

~~~Happy New Year to All ~~~

Wishing you peace, contentment and of course