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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Being In A Slump

March 17, 2011 44 comments

Classyrose, Things in life I find annoying, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011, Randomblog2011, challengeI’m in a writing slump. This is what’s bugging me today!

There are so many things I start writing about but I just can’t seem to finish them. Just don’t seem motivated to write the last few days. It doesn’t help that I haven’t been feeling too good either.

Is it just that I’m tired of winter?

Instead of the February blahs, I’m experiencing the dreariness of March.

Is it the change in weather? Where I’m teased one day into thinking spring is almost here only to get a blast of cold air the next day and realize that it’s still winter. It was warmer out today but there was a cold wind blowing.

I want to throw off the winter coat, hat, scarf. I want to sit outside and bask in the sunshine.

I want to see flowers poking up out of the ground, buds on the trees, the splashes of bright yellow from the forsythia bushes.

 

Do you get into writing slumps?

How do you get out of them?

I’m tired of winter.

This is what’s bugging me today!
🙂

Quote for today

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens

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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

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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

Not Knowing How To Add Follow Me on Twitter

March 14, 2011 18 comments

Twitter, ClassyRose101, Things in life I find annoyingI’ve written a couple of posts over the past week about Twitter. WordPress bloggers are now putting their Twitter feed on their blogs but it seems that not all WordPress themes come with an option or Widget to add the Follow Me on Twitter Badge to their blog. This is what’s bugging me today!

I knew there had to be a way to add it so I went searching on Twitter and found the solution for you to use.

The first thing you need to do is head over to Twitter’s Resources/buttons page where you will find different buttons in various sizes and colours to choose from.

Click on the button you want to display and a small pop-up window will appear with the HTML code that includes your Twitter username. You must be signed in to Twitter for this to work.

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Copy the code in the pop-up window.

<img src=”http://twitter-badges.s3.amazonaws.com/follow_me-b.png” alt=”Follow classyrose101 on Twitter”/>

The next step is to go to:

Dashboard – Appearance – Widgets – Text

  • Add a text box to your sidebar. 
  • Paste the HTML code into the text box.

Depending on which button you choose to use you might want to add a title to your widget. The button I selected for this example doesn’t really need one so I’ve left it blank.

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Select the position where you would like your Follow Me On Twitter button to appear and click on “Save Widget“.

Visit your blog, make sure you’ve hit refresh and your badge should appear and look like this.

Follow Me On Twitter - ClassyRose, RandomBlog2011, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011

Click on it to make sure it’s working properly and you’re done. Your readers now have an easy way to follow you on Twitter.

I’ve already given these instructions to my blogging buddy PiP and she has successfully added the button to her blog Piglet in Portugal if you would like to see how it looks.

Do you have a Follow Me On Twitter button on your blog!

 

Now that I’ve shown you how to add the Follow Me On Twitter button to your blog,

There is nothing bugging me today!
🙂

Quote for today

You will discover that you have two hands.
One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.
Audrey Hepburn

© 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

Housekeeping – Good Reason To Add Twitter To Your Blog

March 12, 2011 32 comments

Blog, Housekeeping, annoying, bugging me, blogging, chores, pet peevesEarthquakes, tsunamis, radiation leaks. This is what’s bugging me today!

This week’s earthquake in Japan has shown us how valuable Twitter can be and is to those caught in such a tragedy. One of my blogging buddies, Cocomino couldn’t get home from Tokyo to his family in Kawagoe because rail transportation was shut down.

He managed to do one quick post before he lost access to the internet – I can’t go home.

After that post, there was limited means of communication until he realized:

I could access the twitter or the other news site on the internet by my iphone.
I found my family’s safe on my blog’s comment!

Using Twitter he was able to learn about his family and to keep family and friends updated.

Twitter @cocomino3

Summerfield84 is another Japanese blogger also writing on an English blog. He doesn’t have the Twitter widget on his blog and I wasn’t even sure if he had a Twitter account. There was no word from him and I was concerned for his safety until he published a post today. He’s okay! I’ve since learned he does have a Twitter account.

I was relieved to hear that both of them are safe and are happily blogging again and letting us know through their blogs what it’s like now in Japan.

Cocomino’s latest blog post – I could come back home an hour ago. We are all OK. but….

Summerfield84’s latest blog post – The majr catastrophe : The Great East Japan Earthquake

Do you have the Twitter widget in your sidebar?

It’s easy to add, Dashboard – Appearance – Widgets – Twitter

Select the number of entries you would like to show – from 1 – 20
Hide replies –  using @username at the beginning of the tweet.
Include retweets – yes or no
Text to display between tweet and timestamp – eg. Tweeted

@classyrose101, Twitter

Some other info
You can use multiple Twitter widgets on the same blog.
Retweets using the official retweet button do not appear.

Check out WordPress Support for complete instructions on how to add the Twitter Widget.

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Another blogging buddy Redneck Princess wrote about being prepared and having an emergency kit available. Please read When pretending just isn’t fun anymore… which includes a link to what you should do to prepare for such a disaster.

Here is another link that you might find useful  – Guide to Preparing for a Disaster.

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is “Home“. Think of all the people who have lost their lives in the earthquake and subsequent Tsunami. Think of those who did manage to survive but now find that their home was destroyed.  Think of those being evacuated from their homes because of the radiation leak. How will they manage over the coming days, weeks, months?

Countries around the world are offering whatever help Japan needs to recover from this horrific tragedy. You can help by making a charitable donation to any one of many organizations who are rushing to help Japan and its citizens.

If you’re worried about being scammed, check out the article at CNN Money on reputable charities to give to.

This is what’s bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

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