I'm new to blogging...can you tell? I'm learning about embedding HTML and all that foreign lingo. After all, I'm not a kid. Computer is not my native tongue.
So...I'm having fun. It hasn't been too frustrating. Blogger templates have helped make it easier.
The fun is finding new widgets and gadgets and then figuring how to use them in your site. (I'm sure there's a technical difference between the two, but damned if I know what it is.)
So when I saw the virtual pet...I had to have one. Cute isn't he? Getting him on the page was easy. They do all the work for you. Other things are a little trickier and I shall explore them later. I hope to be able to share some of my favorite tunes soon.
I found a great web site called Tips For New Bloggers for helping you add to you weblog or website. It has very easy to follow, detailed instructions for adding the chat/message boards, music, video, and stuff that I still don't understand.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
This Is Bubbie's Puppy
I've always liked dogs...not necessarily loved them but there have been exceptions. This is one and he adopted me. Given the timing, his need for a home and the fact that he was so cute and soft and furry, what choice was there?
Pets are good for our emotional and physical health. Caring
for a companion
animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and
lessen feelings of
loneliness and isolation in all age groups. It's well
known that relaxed, happy
people do not become ill as often as those who
suffer from stress and
Animal companionship also helps lower
a person's blood pressure
and cholesterol levels. And studies show that
having a dog increases survival
rates in groups of patients who have
suffered cardiac arrest. Dog walking, pet
grooming, and even petting provide
increased physical activity that strengthens
the heart, improves blood
circulation, and slows the loss of bone tissue. Put
simply, pets aren't just
good friends, they are good medicine.
I encourage people to adopt a pet. There are so many animals seeking homes in our local shelters. Find the Humane Society in your area.
"Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
The little budding artist makes Bubbie proud. I can't wait to introduce her to finger paints! (Her momma will love that)
As you can see her very favorite thing to do outdoors is to cover the sidewalks with her chalk art. I am told that she does not go out of the door without carrying her very own box of art supplies. She's a gal on a mission to beautify the sidewalks of the neighborhood.
No matter what she's wearing or where she's going, there's time to make her mark on the world. I promise to steer her toward paper and canvas before it occurs to her that other surfaces could be decorated as well.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This is not about politics, it’s about philosophies.
I always thought I was just a Liberal. Being an artist and a vegetarian may have had me labeled as one of the “Tree-Hugging, Granola-Eating, Birkenstock-Wearing” variety of left wingers by those that know me. I love to take those silly quizzes you find on the net and somehow linked to this one. Yes it’s a free dating site with personality quizzes, and NO, I’m not looking for a date. Bubbie’s Hubbie would not be happy.
So…here is what the results of that quiz had to say about me:
|You are a |
You are best described as a:
Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
Is that me next to Gandhi and Mother Teresa? Hmmmmm? Well I guess we all are either barefoot or in sandlas, but Bubbie is really not THAT nice!
Take the test for yourself. (Bubbie won’t tell if you get a date too)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So, today I would like to post some links that you can go to to learn more about MS and urge you to check out The National MS Societies web site
Monday, July 23, 2007
I love orchids. They don't have to be a rare or exotic specimen, although they interest me too, they are all so beautiful. I don't go as far as to get familiar with the latin names for the species, but I am knowledgable about some of the different types and have been pretty lucky to have them thrive and bloom. It helps of course that I live in a perfect climate for them, mother nature does most of the work.
This is a Vanda that is more than happy to live under my CarrotWood tree (sorry, an invasive exotic but nice shade). It is more than 18" tall with a mature kiki (that's it's baby) and had two full flower spikes this spring. I think that's pretty amazing for a plant that doesn't live in soil, and gathers all it's nutrients from the tree and all it's inhabitants that it lives under.