Friday, March 25, 2011


  • So Wednesday ended up being a pajama day for me. I keep trying to clear my reader but it's not going away, the posts keep coming! Anyway it was like 4pm by the time I got around to taking a shower so I figured I might as well go back into some clean pajamas.
  • So this is what happens when it rains, we get snow capped mountains. This was also on Wednesday. It was kind of nice and sunny but as of right now it is evening and it's pouring outside. (Skye says hello) She is in need of a brushing and a bath! Since I was outside with my camera I decided to take a picture of one of our Gerber daisies plants. (I did brighten up the picture of the mountains)

  • So if you are an American Idol watcher you know what happened last night. What a show! One of the best performers, Casey, was at the very bottom last night with votes. The judges only get to save one person the entire season and they saved him. I know that I will make sure I vote for him next week. I figured it was to early to have to worry about voting for the good ones right now but I was wrong.
  • I have a question and I hope someone can help me. I like to change my backgrounds a few times a year. I have been looking at every one's blogs who are using blogger and looking to see what templates they are using. Here is my problem, when I pick a background it has to have a very dark color in the center because my blog has a dark grey color there. I love all the backgrounds available to us but so many have white in the center so they just become grey centers when I use them. I have emailed several of the people who make the backgrounds but they never respond. I would like it to be white and I'm not sure how to change that. Any suggestions!
  • Update on my daughter Amber. Her blood work was pretty good. Her thyroid reading was slightly off and her B12 is low. We will be taking her to our regular doctor to talk to him about those two things. Her doctor is weaning her off of her current medication and putting her on a new one. (Pray that it works for her) She can also take the anti-anxiety pill that she was given, when needed. Like I told you she doesn't have medical insurance. The new pill is $210. a month but if it works for her it is worth every penny.

A very Happy Birthday to our son's best girl.
She turns 28 tomorrow.
We love you Tristen!

New Post at Debby's Tree.

Have a great weekend,


Hilary said...

I am keeping your daughter in my thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Keeping your daughter in my heart and prayers. A happy birthday to Tristen.

I turned on Idol last night and promptly fell asleep, only to wake during those last few minutes! What a show!

Enjoy your weekend.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I am keeping your daughter in my prayers.
Wish I could help you with your blog. There is so much I don't know about blogger. A lot of it is still a mystery to me.

Katherine said...

I hope the new medication works for her. Wish I could help with the background issue. A day in PJs sounds great to me!

April said...

Sure will keep your daughter in my prayers...hoping that everything works out just fine! I really wish I could help you with your blog question. I can't tell you the times I've played around and have messed mine up. It took me a good while to get it all worked out. Have you tried googling "Blogger for Dummies"? I've been on that site several times and have found answers for my questions. Good luck!

Trennia said...

Beautiful pictures!
Praying for your daughter.
Happy Birthday to Tristen!
This person may be able to help or something on her blog may help

Keetha Broyles said...

Random is ALL GOOD!

I LOVE that mountain picture - - - ooooos and ahhhhhh for that!

Michelle said...

Still praying for Amber!

My doctor recently put me on B12 and D vitamins.

Loved reading your randomness!

Happy Birthday to Tristen!!

EmptyNester said...

Gerber daisies are my favorite flowers!

Can't help with the background stuff because the only way I ever find any of it is trial and error and then I promptly forget how I did it.

Tucker says, "Woof, woofy, woofin" to Skye (Run when she tries to give you a bath!)LOL

Caroline said...

Great random post. Keeping your daughter in my prayers.
I love snow capped mountains one of the pretty things I love about living in Nevada.
I don't know much about blogger but I do know that Fran over at Small Bird Studios would be happy to answer any questions. She helped me before.
Also Happy Birthday wishes for a wonderful day !!!

Randi Troxell said...

pj days ARE THE BEST...
and your pix are so beautiful, lovely place you live...
i'll keep your daughter in my prayers and thoughts that everything will come together!

Mara said...

Hey, I saved you a bit of time by not posting for a week!

Happy birthday to Tristen.

nancygrayce said...

Hope your daughter is better and better as the days go by. But I can't get started on the price of drugs or my blood pressure medicine will have to be increased.

Love your pics. Wish I could work in a pj day!

I am leaving in little while to go visit my grandson though, so that will be fun!

Brandy@YDK said...

i love pajama days. I don't really know how to help you with the blogger issue. I paid someone. have you considere changing you font color when you change your template.

Technodoll said...

I always love your photos, Debby - you are very talented :-)

Keeping your daughter in my good thoughts - health mojo on the way.

ps: jammie days rock :-)

Renegades said...

Keeping your daughter in my thoughts knowing how hard this is on all of you.

Amy said...

Love the Gerber daisy! Glad all is well with Amber!
Have a great weekend!

Katina said...

So jealous of you and your pajama day! Thanks for visiting Peaceful Divas!

secret agent woman said...

No idea about the template - I never change mine!

But I have the same problem with the constantly-refilling Reader.

Kerri said...

love the pics!
hope the new meds work
love p.j days
happy birthday to her!

Laura said...

Ah- I wish I could stay in my PJs all day (when I'm NOT sick)~ I look forward to doing that again someday!
I love the pictures- your view is amazing. We're going to TN in April and I can't wait to see mountains (actually anything warmer than MI would be good too)
I wish I could help you with your background... that is strange- mine is white and I am blogspot too... (of course it changes if I change my background- I use cutest blog on the blocks backgrounds)
I am SO happy to hear this about your daughter- I've been praying for her as you know! I pray this will be the answer to all those prayers and then some!
Happy Birthday to maybe your future daughter-in-law... hey... you never know! ;-)

gigi said...

I liked your Random! Pretty picture too.
Prayers for your daughter.
Happy weekend to you too!

Dena E's Blog said...

Yes, same here, I'll surely keep you and your daughter in my prayers too. About the blogger things, guess you have not found any in the templates that will work ... It took trial and error for me also.. With MUCH error :0)
Hello to Skye from Sissi btw!!!

Love ya Sis,,,Your doing a FANTASTIC job with your family and with your Beautiful heart for our Precious Savior you're soooo filled with HIS Spirit...
Praying you feel His Presence right~~~ NOW,
(and always of course...)
In Jesus Mighty Name!!!!
Send me a note any time OK...
Hugs, Love and Prayers~~~Dena

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I am one that loves to stay in the pjs any time I can.Praying for your daughter and you.Trish

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am the biggest fan in the world of pajama days....think tomorrow will be one....

I am an American Idol addict...and was so surprised they used the SAVE so early. I am a Jacob, Pia, Scotty fan

Praying for your daughter...

Michelle said...

Hi Debby,

Enjoy playing around with your blog.
I don't have a test blog either.

Have fun today!!

Unknown Mami said...

I love gerber daisies! I haven't been watching Idol regularly. I'll have to go google whom you are talking about.

Lynn said...

I am an American Idol watcher, too and it just so happens that Casey is my favorite too! I was enchanted by his reaction over being saved. I have never voted but did Wednesday!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Loving this new style and the white in the middle seems to be working! The flowers are gorgeous!!

I love PJ days, working from home that is most of my days :).

I'll keep your daughter in my prayers! Poor thing those pills are so expensive, I'm glad they work!

Happy Birthday to his GF.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I was surprised to see Casey in the bottom and then to be the one voted off - shocker! Good thing they saved him. Poor guy could hardly keep his breath when they saved him.

Holli Taylor said...

You could send me a new pic of your mountains everyday and I wouldn't tire of them!

Amy said...

Love the bird.. Have a great Sunday..

Missy said...

Praying for your daughter!
I Love your new blog look - too cute!

Kristie said...

Your daughter has been in my prayers. :-)

It's so beautiful where you live!! :-)

Happy Birthday to your son's girlfriend!! :-)

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your son's sweetie today!

I'm really hoping that the meds work for your daughter.

I couldn't believe that with Casey the other night on AI!!!! I was kinda worried about him!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debby, I guess you've done something since you wrote this post, because your blog looks great! I was so shocked at that Idol show. When they got the last two up there, I was SURE Casey wouldn't be the one to go! Then, I thought he was going to faint when they saved him. It really was a good show. I'm sorry your daughter is having trouble, and will keep her in my prayers. laurie

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