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or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Colorful

July 24, 2011 21 comments

Hi everyone, I said I would post at least once per week and I’m just making it by re-posting one of my old photos. Today’s posting is also special because July 24th is my cat’s birthday.

Cinnamon is 19 years old today – Happy Birthday Cinnamon!

Weekly Photo Challenge | Colorful

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Happy 19th Birthday Cinnamon!

She doesn’t do much except sleep these days especially with the heat we’re experiencing. I think she may be going a little blind and also hard of hearing. Cinnamon has always been a nervous cat and would jump at the slightest noise but these days I practically have to be on top of her for Cinnamon to hear that I’m near.

She also can’t jump very high anymore so there is only one window that she can easily look out of.

Click on the following links to see more colorful pictures I’ve posted during the Weekly Photo Challenges.

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring in Purple

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring – I found it!

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Refuge

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

:-)

Quote for today

Rule of Feline Frustration:

When your cat has fallen asleep on your lap and looks utterly content and adorable, you will suddenly have to go to the bathroom.
 
 

or not – I’m Back! – Kind of!

July 11, 2011 25 comments

Things in life I find annoying

I guess I should have put up a “Gone Fishing” post.

I needed to take a break but I didn’t think it would be this long. I’m doing fine healthwise and I have actually gained a few pounds – might have to buy some new clothes.  🙂  I’m still skinny but for one of the few times in my life, I don’t have a flat stomach. Last time I remember having a belly was 24 years ago when I was pregnant.

To everyone who has left me messages, sent me emails and tweets, I’m sorry if I’ve caused you concern.

I’m trying to respond to all of you personally but it’s going to take me some time to get through all the emails and read the comments on my blog.

I went offline in March and didn’t come back until the end of June. There was a lot happening and I may tell you about some of it another time.

For now I’m back but I won’t be posting every day. I’ll try for at least once a week and take it from there.

Thank you to everyone who is still subscribed and my new subscribers. Even though I hadn’t posted anything in 3 months you still took a chance on me coming back to my blog. Thanks again and I hope I don’t disappoint you.

You guys have been awesome with your concern and support and I feel like sh** for just leaving and not putting up a “Gone Fishing” post like my friend PiP did.

I’ve missed you guys and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with everyone.

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for Today

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.

Author Unknown


or not – Weekly Photo Challenge| Spring in Purple

March 20, 2011 39 comments

As many of you know, I went looking for Spring the other day and I found some signs of it. Spring officially arrives today at 7:21 p.m. EDT. There is nothing bugging me today!

Today I’m bringing you signs of spring in purple, one of my favourite colours.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring in Purple

Spring officially arrives today at 7:21 p.m. EDT 032011

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Last night I decided to see how many other bloggers posted yellow flowers for the Weekly Photo Challenge and these are the ones I found. Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge | Yellow flowers

Jesse Jaca – photo blog

Touch2Touch – A View From The Woods

butterflybound – You are Here

Huffygirl – Huffygirl’s Blog

Renee – It’s just my thing…

barbaramelnikcarson – Too much fun Blog

Caroline – Poppyposts

chrisvicente – Photography at the Speed of Life

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

p.s. Post 100

Quote for today

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke

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or not – How To Add Copyright To Photos

March 19, 2011 18 comments
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I know I usually write a Housekeeping post on Saturdays but this week I’ve chosen to do this instead which has been part of my blog Housekeeping over the past week. There is nothing bugging me today!

This information will probably be helpful to anyone taking part in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

How To Add Copyright To Photos Using Picasa

I don’t have Photoshop, so I’ve used Picasa to finally add the copyright symbol – © – to my photos.

It was actually quite easy.

Open Picasa
Select your photo
Select Text

How to add Copyright Symbol
Select the Font, Size, Style, Colour and add anywhere in the photo – don’t worry, the text can be moved if you don’t like the position.

How to add Copyright symbol using Picasa

Nothing is changed on your original photo until you click the Apply button and save the file.

When I saved my photos, I added the copyright symbol © to the file name using the keyboard shortcut Alt0169. This is an easy way to recognise which photos you’ve added the copyright to.

To insert the copyright symbol ©, hold down the Alt key and type 0169 on the numeric pad on your keyboard. For those who have a laptop without a separate numeric keypad, hold down both Alt and the Fn keys to activate the numeric pad on the keyboard. Look for the small blue numbers.

You can also insert the copyright symbol using the Custom Character button Insert Custom Character in the Visual post editor but you have to make sure you are showing what WordPress calls the Kitchen Sink.

WordPress Post Editor showing Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink button is the last one in the row. Kitchen Sink Button

It’s really not that complicated to add the copyright, just remember to save your photo with a different name so that the original isn’t changed.

Will you be adding the copyright to your photos?

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo.F. Buscaglia

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring – I found it!

March 18, 2011 38 comments

I’m getting out of my writing slump but I couldn’t resist going out to see if I could find some signs of Spring in the neighbourhood. And I did! There is nothing bugging me today!

In keeping with the yellow flowers I posted yesterday I even managed to find a couple of yellow Crocus poking up out of the ground.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Spring – I found it!

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Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus –
Crocus.
Lilja Rogers

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or not – I Live My Life…

March 16, 2011 16 comments

Things in life I find annoyingTaking another break from writing today.

There is nothing bugging me today!

I Live My Life to Please Only Myself | Life Success Zone.

I am who I am and this is all that I can be. I am perfectly comfortable and happy with who I am as a person. Though it may seem trivial to say these words, this short message packs a powerful punch.

Other people may go through life trying to look or act like someone else, but I avoid participating in this foolish fad.

I am comfortable within my own skin. I am proud of my career, my love life and the social choices I make. I know that I am a beautiful, attractive and intelligent person within my own right.

Some people may find me to be the epitome of perfection, while others may prefer a different cup of tea. Both opinions are okay because I live my life to please only myself and those closest to my heart.

I realize that many of those who pass judgment on others do so because they are unhappy with themselves. So regardless of what others think, I know that I need only please myself.

I may have a plump shape or too thin a figure, imperfect facial features or a hairstyle that is far from the norm, but my imperfections make me perfect as I am. They make me value my unique self. In a sea of silicone and plastic surgeries, my imperfections allow me to stand out from the crowd in a good way.

Today, I value myself. My individuality gives me the confidence to feel good about myself.


Are you comfortable with who you are?

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

Let go of the past and go for the future.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you imagined.
Henry David Thoreau


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or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Home for Lunch

March 15, 2011 39 comments

I don’t feel like writing much today so I’m posting another photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Home for Lunch

ClassyRose©, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Things in life I find annoying

Home For Lunch

This is what my Mom’s dinner table looked like for the holidays or any big family gathering.

To the right, at the back, is the kitchen where there was another table set up.

You can read more about all the mismatched chairs at: or not – Sundays With Mom.

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments.

Some photos from my fellow bloggers.

http://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://redneckprincess.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://yorijuly14.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://nprimopiano.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/im-home/

http://staceyarcher.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://therunninggarlic.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://crowingcrone.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://noobcake.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

http://passionateaboutpets.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/weekly-photo-challenge-home/

Quote for today

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Blogging Buddies Interviews

March 13, 2011 22 comments

RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, ClassyRose, Things in life I find annoyingSeeing as I was interviewed for the first time this week by Piglet in Portugal, I thought I would recognize some of my Blogging Buddies who have either been interviewed or featured bloggers since the WordPress Challenge started. There is nothing bugging me today!

Hugmamma published an interview with Piglet In Portugal who was my first Blogging Buddy in the WordPress Challenge. She has been a great buddy offering me the support and encouragement I needed to get through some difficult times.

Here is what Piglet in Portugal had to say about being interviewed.

A couple of weeks ago hugmamma of “hugmamma’s MIND, BODY and SOUL” kindly asked if I would like to be interviewed; honoured by her request I readily agreed.

Last month my second Blogging Buddy, MyEnglishThought was also interviewed by Hugmamma and here is what she had to say about being interviewed.

Just a quick word today to tell you that something unexpected happened yesterday.
Hugmamma is insterviewing me !! :) Yes I still can’t believe it… Thank you for this interview Hugmamma !!

Unfortunately she had to run off to work and wasn’t able to finish the interview until this past week, here is “my english thoughts,” interview…part 2

eof737 – Elizabeth has featured 3 of my Blogging Buddies on Mirth and Motivation over the last month.

First one featured was Barb19 and her blog Passionate About Pets.

Next up was Jackie PaulsonMy Internet Life by Jackie Paulson

The most recent was Stacey Archer – Walk A Mile In My Shoes

She likes doing this so if you’re interested in being a featured blogger, pay her a visit and let her know.

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Following are the new blogs I’ve visited as part of the RandomBlog2011 Challenge. I found another brand new blog – Indigo Spider – where the comment I left was #2. We all know that Mr. WordPress always gets to comment first.

Blogs I’ve Visited

The first comment I left on Killdain‘s blog didn’t mention the challenge but it was my first visit. After leaving a second comment suggesting the challenge he did pay a visit to my blog and he’s decided to join the challenge.

Weekly Photo Voting! “Curiosity”


Weekly Photo Voting! "Curiosity"

 

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your photo link in the comments on

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.
Author Unknown

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Home

March 11, 2011 24 comments

This was home to me for 17 years. My room was the one on the top floor seen in the photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Home

 

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The Home I Left at 18

This is the home where I grew up with my parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. I have very fond memories of growing up in what is known as ‘Little Italy’ in Toronto. Everything was within walking distance – school, church, shopping, parks. When it wasn’t we would jump on to the TTC’s Red Rocket and it could take us just about anywhere we wanted to go in the city. My brother and I would often take it to High Park to spend the day.

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Congratulations to the first winner of the Weekly Photo Challenge | Boundaries, Barb from Passionate About Pets.

Voting is still continuing for Weekly Photo Voting | CURIOSITY

Weeky Photo Voting-Curiosity, RandomBlog2011 Challenge, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011

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Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

You’re welcome to post your link in the comments.

There is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

A smile is a window on your face to show your heart is at home.
Author Unknown

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

or not – 10,000 Blog Hits, Thank You Readers

March 10, 2011 38 comments

10,000 Hits Oh What A Feeling!, Things in life I find annoying, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011I’ve reached 10,000 hits! Oh what a feeling! There is nothing bugging me today!

To be celebrating 10,000 hits and having Piglet in Portugal publish her interview of me on the same day is awesome!

First things first. A special thank you to my friend and first blogging buddy Piglet in Portugal for helping to make this day possible for me. She has been a rock to me. I’ve gone through some trying times over the past month and without her I’m not sure if I would have made it to today.

It was a wonderful experience having her interview me. If you came directly here and haven’t read the Interview with “blogging buddy” ClassyRose yet you might want to head over there and read it before continuing here. I’m not going anywhere.

This is my day to glow. There is nothing bugging me today!


10000 Hits, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Challenge, WordPressWow! What a feeling!

Here is a taste of the interview.

From Piglet in Portugal – Interview with “blogging buddy” ClassyRose

When WordPress started the PostADay/PostAWeek Challenge in January and subsequently made a post about “blogging buddies”, I left a comment and ClassyRose came to my rescue. Rose is great, always offering words of encouragement and support both through the good times and bad. ClassyRose also helps and encourages so many bloggers through her blog “Things in life I find annoying” – I thought it would be great to interview Rose and she kindly agreed.

ClassyRose please tell us a little something about you as a person.

PiP, you know how much I don’t like having to write about myself but I guess it is something that needs to be done. I’ll give you a little more than the usual two-minute elevator speech.

I come from a family of 8 children. My parents emigrated from Italy with 5 children and the last three were born in Toronto. I’m number 7 of the 8. When I was 18 I decided I didn’t want to live by my father’s rules… Click here to continue reading the interview.

Thanks PiP

Now it’s time to thank you the readers and my blogging buddies who have been here for me with your kind words of support and encouragement. Without you this never could have happened today.

I know that since I launched the RandomBlog2011 Challenge in February I haven’t been reading and commenting on my buddies blogs on a daily basis but it’s been kind of hectic for me. I’m trying to deal with not only the success of the Challenge but the success of my blog.

I would also like to thank Scott Berkun and The Daily Post at WordPress.com for featuring one of my posts, because the same day it appeared on The Daily Post I had already reached 5000 hits and the following day was my best ever receiving over 500 hits.

I wasn’t paying much attention to the number of comments I had until I read another blog where they were celebrating receiving their 1000th comment. I looked at mine and realized I was only a few comments away. That was February 12th and the milestones just haven’t stopped.

Comments, best day surpassed by another best day, 5000 hits, featured on The Daily Post.

Then this week I hit 2000 comments and I also hit the Like button for the 1000th  time. Oh, did I mention that my blog is barely 3 months old.

Things in life I find annoying, PostADay2011, RandomBlog2011, PostAWeek2011Now you know why I keep saying I’m on a roller coaster ride and I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I’m loving it all and it’s been hard trying to hold all this excitement and not sharing it with you my readers who have made it all possible. I will never forget that it is you who helped me reach this special milestone I’m celebrating today.

Thank you. 😳

There is absolutely nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

The Difference We Make Today,
Counts In All Our Tomorrows
The Meaningful Messenger – Inukshuk

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying