Sunday, February 1, 2015


Do you see my header?  I did that myself ..WITH the careful and patient instructions of a dear blogger friend.  She doesn't want to be I won't..but she was amazing.  I am dense as heck when it comes to computers.  She took hours out her day to write out instructions in great detail, and make sure I understood them..lead me bit by bit through the process and even had me set up a sample blog to test on.  She was AMAZING!
I got so fortunate to have her as a friend.

I paid out several hundred dollars over time, that I  could not afford and though I am still a serious novice at least I can do something.   She is always there to help!  She knows who she is...THANK YOU, dear friend!

 AND there is a reason I am telling you this...

See this adorable little can of log cabin syrup?  Well, I think some of you might guess who this is from..but I won't mention names...but her first name is Joyce and this woman is as generous as the day is long!
  This dear  blogger friend sent me not one, but TWO of these because I mentioned to her that I remember them as a child and wished I had one in the mail comes a box! A HEAVY box loaded with all sorts of goodies and not one but TWO of these cuties.  I cried.  Not so much because of the joy of getting little tin cans of this delicious syrup right from the source..but because she thought to do it!
BLOGGERS, at least in our circle of friends, are the kindest people I have ever met.
Call it what you will, and some are cynical about it, but in a world so full of bad things and bad people..I find blogging a REAL comfort.
I nearly gave it up..out of fear..but there are too many of you out there I have grown to care about so much. I am.
My point is that, if you are paying big bucks to have a header made for you...find a blogger that has the time and know how.  Bloggers are the kindest people and will at least take the time to steer you in the right direction.

I know...LOTS OF WORDS's who I am! :)
And yes, HUGS!

I will always send's, again, who I am!



  1. What a lucky lady you are to have such good friends. Two tins of Maple Syrup from your friend. And your header is wonderful. I still do not know how to do that yet, maybe some day.
    Yes, we are so fortunate to have so many wonderful blogging friends.
    Have a wonderful week Mona.
    Sending hugs your way.

  2. Your header looks beautiful! Way to stick with it...I'd never have the patience.

    You are so right, bloggers are mostly very nice people.

  3. Great job on your header, Mona! Hope all is well with you in sunny CA. I do miss the camaraderie of everyone since I stopped blogging a while back. There are lots of great gals out there in the blogging world! Take care, my friend.
    ~ Sue

  4. Mona, I love the header. When I have troubles with my blog or even our computer, I get a big tummy ache. I do not know why it can't just be simple. That little tin is a cute as the syrup is good. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. ohhhhh you scared me! when I read "headaches," along with "header."

    but no headaches here! it is purrrrrrrrfect! you are a Pro!!!!!

    oh yes, Joyce is one of the most generous bloggers in pretty blog land. I don't blame you for crying. it was a sweet and happy kind of a cry. :-)

    no, this post is not "wordy"! it's tiny! how can you call it "wordy"???

    now sit down tomorrow and write another one. ,-)))) and another, on tuesday. _then_ you can call yourself "wordy"!!! ,-)

    lots of gentle hugs...

  6. Glad your friend helped out. Great job.

    You have been on my mind lately.

    Have a wonderful day.

  7. So happy to have you posting again. I don't have a blog but love yours. Maybe someday I'll get the nerve to finally start one. Your header looks beautiful and yes you're a lucky duck getting those syrup cans. Enjoy

  8. I love your new header Mona....great job! Aren't blogging friends the best...I never dreamed I could find so many wonderful friends on the internet...and I am blessed to have you as one of them! Hugs....

  9. Ahhh, bloggy friends are the best. Love that someone helped you with your banner and another with a sweet gift. Not sure who the first person is but I think I know. I know the second one and she is very generous.
    I did figure out how to do the header. I tried to change my blog roll the other day and messes everything up. I'm scared to touch anything in fear it will go away.
    I'm glad you didn't let that fear get to you. Glad you are staying with us.

  10. are so kind! i loved sending you those tins! we searched for them for a year and my son was the one that finally found them! i am so glad you found them to be special.

  11. Mona, you are so right that bloggers are the nicest and best friends. What special ones you have found to helo with the lovely blog header and to send surprises too!

  12. Mona, you did a fabulous job with the header of your blog...looks great!
    Have a wonderful upcoming week.

  13. Your header is beautiful - good for you for hanging in there with it. You've done really, really well!

  14. I agree Joyce is a very generous lady.
    I am so pleased she found those tins for you. Now you will have to teach me how to do headers.. It warms my heart to see you blogging again.
    I can just imagine your house with little hearts and romance all over.
    Hugs kay

  15. How very cute those are Mona. Your new header is just gorgeous and bravo for creating it yourself. I do my own blog....would'nt even consider having someone else do it....blogging has formed some lovely friendships hasn't it? Wishing you a lovely week!

  16. Your blog is lovely. I envy those with headers, but that will never be me. I am happy with what blogger provides for me. I don't think I will ever have the time or inclination to do it myself. But good for you!

    What sweet blogger friends to help you with things and to send that wonderful syrup to you!

  17. Love you new header. I used to do my own headers but to tell the truth I have forgotten how. Now I have my sweet daughter, Deann, do them for me. I tell her what I want and she does them. I remember the syrup in the log cabin so glad the blogger sent you two of them. I would be lost without my blogging friends they are the best. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  18. It's always very nice to get a package from Joyce :-)

    What a nice header You made! The first one is always tricky but after that it will be so much easier. I used triel and error myself :-)

    Have a great day!

  19. a bog thank you to whomever helped you. and you did great... welcome back and glad you decided to stick with it. every time i decide to quit and take 2 or 3 days off by the 3rd day i HAVE to blog... have not made it past 3 days off except for a week when i was sick.. life is boring with out blogging for me...

  20. Your header is beautiful! Good job! Enjoy that syrup with a plate of pancakes or waffles...or French toast! Yum! Have a good week Mona!

  21. What an awesome job you and your friend did, Mona!!! Looks great and yes, I will take the hugs...I love them!...:)JP

  22. Your new header is beautiful. I just fudge through....making mine. I still love getting surprises in the mail. You have been blessed!

  23. Blogger are the best my dear friend..wihout blogging when I did I would not have made a special friend in you..hugs and smiles Gloria

  24. oh goodie, she is backkkk. Like I said so many times, love seeing your blogs so keep it up my sweet friend.
    Barbara xoxoxo

  25. Love your header AND that you did it! HOORAY for you! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

  26. There you go again . . . Inspiring me!
    I must get with it and follow "my friends" directions!
    (Great post Mona!)

  27. I agree--blogging folks are really wonderful. I've never found a bad apple in the bunch! I'm so sorry you were hacked, and I've stopped blogging--but it's my favorite thing--reading blogs. Different types, different folks--I love them all!
    I love your header, and I hope your energy returns, dear Mona!


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