Sunday, September 13, 2015


Part of the mystery is solved.  Anyone's blog name put in the search bar comes up with your blog and many of your posts. 
I found some of my pictures on Pinterest from this search page.
Balisha's address...I've no idea  but  perhaps it was on one of my posts and they just kept adding it.
Who knows.  
Amazing what one can learn when one remains CALM!!!  Sheesh!!
(I admit to a tiny bit of paranoia! :)

I think this would be so cute on that little peak on our roof.  Why don't I do it?
Because I'm chicken.  I don't want my neighbors looking at me strangely, although they probably already do, or burning me at the stake.  Maybe nothing so drastic but..why make waves..
I know Joyce wouldn't give a least I don't think she would...but every year I get closer to buying one and having it put up there.  
LOVE Halloween...
The first year I lived here...I put my witch collection out as always...but it made me a bit nervous because I was new in the family.  Who knows what they thought.  Now I do it every year.

So..should I do this..or shouldn't I?
I've a feeling that most out there  would not.
But...but...I think it would look so cute..and I enjoy Halloween so much..

I don't remember where I saw this Fall cake..but I'm glad I saved the picture of it.
I know it was back when I first began blogging and had NO idea I was supposed to give credit where credit was due.  :)  If it's yours...just yell.  
Can you imagine a  Fall wedding with a wedding cake like this?  I can!
A Fall flower bouquet.with mums, trailing  ivy and.....ahhhhh...lovely.  Can't you see it all now?


Friday, September 11, 2015


Tonight I'm busy trying to find my way in the new Windows 10.  Just finding my blog is a trick in itself. I would go into the details..but it's not important.  
Example..if I am on AOL..and go to my blog..I cannot download photo's  on my blog.  I must exit AOL  and find my blog on Google..never's complicated.

Here is the point.

Tonight, while looking for my blog, I typed my blog name into the tool bar on AOL..and my blog came this is the strange part and if you have an answer..please, please put my mind at ease and tell me what you think.

The name of my blog..and the name of  each of my posts shows up and on each of these are the words..
.(.something like this...)
"write to me on "Simply Balisha" and gives the email address of Balisha.  Balisha passed away some months ago..and it was a shock  to all of us who had followed her and cared about her.  
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??  Did someone do this?  If so, HOW did they do it??  It isn't just on there once...oh's on there over and over.  
I do not even know Balisha's on line address...
I cannot bring myself to even try out that "address"  to try and see what happens.  I'm spooked that someone would do this.

Do any of you know anything about this?

I don't understand and it's upsetting.  

How do I get it off the internet..I don't even know how to fix this.



Friday, September 4, 2015


I am used to being open and up front with my friends.  We usually chat on with no worry about offending.  What happens when old friends, those known to us for years and years, those you raised your children around, have been so close to and shared so much, suddenly seems almost like a stranger.   
It seems that we have to be so careful, not only with what we blog about..but how we talk and what we share with close friends.   
I am going through that with a dear friend of that I have known for about 50 years.
Yes...THAT long.
She is going to meetings, lots of them..and during our conversation tonight..she mentioned some of what they are pushing at these meetings.

Several times during our phone conversation we found ourselves on such completely different pages that we fell silent.  Not for long of course..we love one another.  Were in our late teens when we met.  I believe she was 18 and I was 19 and just beginning our little families.
I guess the reason I am writing this is because it's troublesome.  

Another case some months back,  is  one where I made a connection on  A lovely woman..who was a beautiful child when we were in high school.  We wrote to one glad to find someone who remembered all the people we remembered.  Then it happened.
A "hate mail" appeared in my email ..and as I read it..I could feel the shock..and then a sort of cold disbelieving fear sweep over me as I read.  The letter was so full of hatred, name calling of our elected officials, etc...that I just sat stunned.  I got on the computer and wrote to my "classmate," told her I had received and read her letter...and to please, please, never contact me again for any reason..signed my name and that was that.  I said this nicely.  Very nicely.  
My hands were shaking.
Yes..I know this goes on..and that I am not the only one but to's very disturbing.
I do not easily just brush off that sort of thing.  She accused people of  horrific things.  Thankfully this is not a common occurrance least I hope not.  Maybe it is more common than I know.

Everyone has a right to their opinions...everyone!  And I also have a right to turn away for the hatred.
I have to wonder what causes this.  
I wonder at our growing more and more alienated from one another in our country.and even within our families.  

We can stay away from certain subjects with our "friends" but when this has never been the case because of how close your friendship is, it's hard.
It's very difficult for me.  

Another post with no pictures ...

I've had the beam put up in the family room...did I tell you? :)  I have to show you...and If I've  already told you..then I won't tell you again about  my beautiful beam!  :)