Monday, January 7, 2008

Raindrops Keep Falling.....

Oh my goodness the rain is falling! The wind is blowing and it is quite chilly! It started on Friday and wow did it rain, and I must say I enjoyed it!! It is slowing a bit, but a few showers did fall this morning. I even had to pull out an extra blanket! As I sit here I can see a little sun peeking through the clouds with its clear blue beautiful!

I must say a few words here about Blogger! :o( What is going on with it! I understand they have done a few updates and that is good, but there are a few bugs that need to be worked out. I cannot upload pictures within text, it all goes kind of crazy deleting words. I am at my rose end! I love adding multiple pictures as I usually do, but it has been nothing but grief for me. So I have been adding one photo not to upset it.....I am not happy with that! I think I will be going to Wordpress. Anyone know anything about them? I just want to make sure all my data is transferred properly. Any help would be very much appreciated, I am thinking of making the move quite soon! :o)

During Christmas there was a lot more going on besides Santa trying to fit through the chimney tops! :o) I received three awards! Precious Marcela awarded me with the Friendship Button, a lovely award and oh so pretty in pink and dainty hearts! She also awarded me with the Blog del Dia! I also received Your Blog Is A Treasure Award from the lovely Manuela! Sweet Marie on last week awarded Tea Time with the Inspiring Blog Award. Thank you so much, you three ladies are a true treasure, and I thank you so much for thinking of Tea Time and feel so honored to receive all these beautiful awards....thank you. To see these awards scroll to the bottom right! :o)

Each of you enjoy your week!

The Lord will guide you continually,
and satisfy your soul in drought,
and strengthen your bones;
you shall be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11 (NKJV)




Wild Rose said...

Hi Beverly,

Congratulations on your many awards ~ they are richly deserved.

I am also at the end of my patience with Blogger. I have had so many problems loading photos of late that I created a Wordpress, but lost my nerve when it came to moving in case I lost my blog! I would be interested in sharing any information that your readers come up with.

I wasn't sure about the tiny text box for typing and I had a few problems when I tried to load photos, so it put me off, but I think that I may be forced to make that move.

I was thinking about you at the weekend when I heard about the awful storms that hit California. It sounds very wet, but not snowy where you are. I think that you should make the most of it and enjoy being cosy at home with your extra blanket.

Have a wonderful week.

Marie x

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Beverly on your awards. Your blog is the loveliest.
I have blogs on both Wordpress and Blogger. I love the dashboard on Wordpress, which gives you lots of tracking information, and I love that flickr toys lets me create a header for Wordpress. I have also had problems with blogger, but I love the format.
I have my devotional and my children stories on Wordpress and my daily blog and sketchbook are on blogger. I found two great resources for you. hosts a how to for wordpress which is totally helpful.

I read that there are some problems sometimes when you transfer to wordpress. Here is a link on tips before you try to transfer your blog.

Hope this helps.

Blessings, Karen

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Beverly, You have a beautiful Blog!! An your cards!!! You are so very talented!! Come by my cottage to visit. Connie

Anonymous said...

Hello Beverly thanks for stopping by to wish us a Happy New Year, we've finally got around to posting again. As you know we blog using Typepad so I can't help you re Blogger. But I have to say that the way they have changed the comment facility makes it very tricky for non Blogger / Google account holders to comment. Okay it should be easy to open an account, afterall they are free but we have done this on several occasions and then when we go to use it again the password is invalid. So we have resorted to commenting anonymously which is less than satisfactory!
Anyway enough of that.
Happy New Year to you and your family may 2008 bring you all that you hope for.

Anonymous said...

Oh just read Marie's comment, we tried a Wordpress blog which we quickly abandoned as loading photographs is a bit of a problem, they need to be reduced in size using some other program. You don't have to do that with Typepad or I believe Blogger.

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KarenHarveyCox said...

You always have something lovely here. I have something to give away to you too. I have an award on my post today for you. Stop by with a cup of tea and take it home. P.S. Beverly your blog is so lovely, we all appreciate it!

Blessings, Karen

Tracy said...

Congratulations on the awards, Beverly--so well deservered for you are a sweet spot in the blogging community! :o) Sorry the rain continues..Hope you're keeping, dry, warm and happy. Hope Blogger sorts itself out too. I've been with Typepad for well over a year and am very happy there. I've not experience with making a change to another blgo server, but I know many who have left Blogger and went over to Wordpress and are very happy with their moves. Keep us posted on what you decide to do. Happy week ((HUGS))

Mary Isabella said...

I am so proud of you my friend all those nice awards. You truly earned each one of them. Have a blessed day. Love Mary

willzmom said...

I hope that you are having a wonderful day and a good start to the new year. Congratulations on your awards-you deserve each and every one. I enjoy your blog very much. I too have had trouble with blogger lately, I thought it was just me.

Lynda said...

Congratulations on all your awards, Beverly! Sorry you've had problems with Blogger ... it can be frustrating at times! I hope the sun comes out for you! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

the feathered nest said...

Congratulations on all your awards - they're fun to receive!

I've seen so many people complain about blogger lately! I use Typepad so I can't help with any info on Wordpress.


Tea said...

Congratulations on the wonderful awards; fitting for your lovely blog!

Hope you find just the right answer for your blog. I'm praying about mine...hopefully blogger will get the surprises worked out.

KJ said...

Wow! You've been receiving bundles of affirmation and affection! Yea! It's not difficult to see why. This truly is a precious little retreat!

On Blogger... I have encountered several situations. In the "create a post" box I have had things freeze up on me (with nothing else affected in my browser.) I have to save and then go into my post edit area to bring it back up. My pictures are loading fine; however, sometimes I will format everything and publish, only to find out that the results on the blog don't match what was saved. Thus, I have to go back and re-edit.

My biggest issue is with the the fonts and color in the "template" formatting. I have to do it blindly now because my blog page loads and then most of it disappears. And, it no longer "previews" any of my selections. Everything used to work fine, so I don't know what went askew.

I am going to contact Blogger and let them know before I make any changes. Usually, they are pretty quick to respond.

(Karen June Miller)

LivingTheLife said...

I love that scripture...and what perfect timing...

I had forgotten you lived in husband has been doing a lot of business in Sacramento over the last year or so...things are really starting to get very busy for him...he was there last week during all the high winds and fact his hotel and the airport lost power...he said it was crazy!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I always enjoy your site...I love my ring, too...thanks for commenting...


Moderncountry said...

Happy New Year Beverly!

I hope you had a lovely holiday.
Yhank you so much for visiting and for always leaving me such sweet comments!
We have much rain and wind ourselfs, the good weather just left..I am impatient waiting for the spring!

Wish you a very good week, with lots of creativity!


Tea said...

Good Mornin' Beverly,
Thank you for noticing my knitting needles on my blog! Yes, the two sets in the picture are Rosewood. I felt as though they were an investment when I bought them, but they are quite nice. I have sizes #8 & #11. The #11s are a bit heavy, so any that I might acquire in the future will be smaller sizes. Go ahead and treat yourself to a pair (or two..smiles:)you will love them!!:)

Flea Market Queen said...

Beverly...Congrats on all your well deserved awards!
Stay dry...

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi Bev.... I see you are under “the rain”. How sweet! I love the rain, rainy days are so romantic! But if your have too much rain, and get tire of it, just do as I do and sing: “Rain, rain, fall today, wash away my debts to pay!

...have to tell you,though... it never works for me!



Marcela said...

Hello my dear Beverly!!!
I also have problems with blogger but I don't know if the others like wordpress, etc work well...

I hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Kisses to you!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Beverly,
Congrats on the awards. You blog is always so lovely, you were very deserving of them!

I have not had a problem (knock on wood) with blogger....I hope it stays that way....

Nan said...

Congrats on your lovely awards. I have not been on blogger long enough to realize some of the changes. I haven't tried any other ones.

Judy said...

Hello Beverly,
If you read my blog, you will see that you are the third winner of my giveaway!!!!
I will be so happy to send a folder of goodies out to you!

Andylynne said...

Happy New Year Beverly. Congrats on your awards. Your kindness has been well rewarded :)
My sister lives in Oceanside and says it's been very wet there as well. U miss the blue skys and the clear days after a rain in So. Ca. Sniff the air for me, stay warm. Keep up the wonderful thoughts on your blog.

clara said...

Hey Beverly, congrats on the many awards! And oh no, blogger problems are pretty rampant these days. Do drop by as I've written a small guide on how to migrate to WP. May I also suggest to play around with WP first, create some posts and see if you like it.
Have a good weekend.