Ads, Popups, scheduled posts and…

Well, I give up on scheduling posts.  I’ve tried this multiple times and it hasn’t worked.  I know, it’s probably operator error, but I’m frustrated with trying to find the problem, so I’m moving on to something else.

Okay, so now I’ve dipped my toes into the ‘affiliate link’ sea.  Please tell me that the few I have on my sidebar are not annoying or intrusive.  I may never make a dime – and that’s okay – that’s not why I started this blog.  If I make a little, that’s fine. One thing I can promise – I will not allow an ad for anything I wouldn’t buy or use myself and I will never have a pop up ad!  Period.  Just wanted to let you know where I stand.

Btw, here’s what Koda thinks of all the annoying popup ads.

Since I started my blog I’ve been reading more of other people’s blogs.  I expect to see ads as many are trying to make a living off of a blog – I never figured out how they do that.  But there are some – and it seems that’s the only thing they’re about.  Needless to say, I don’t tolerate them very well.

If I haven’t totally made you mad and you’ve read this far… please understand, I am not knocking all ads. I even enjoy clicking on the unobtrusive ones. That said – I’ve chosen Amazon and the site I use for my web hosting.  I know people who have a love/hate relationship with Amazon – but I do a fair amount of shopping there.  I’m all about ‘support your local shops’ – as long as you HAVE local shops.

Living in a small town without access to lots of different types of stores, it’s the only way I can find things sometimes.

I did have a heck of a time getting the Amazon ads to post – took some trickery on my part 😉   Now if I could just figure out how to get the post scheduling to work I’d be a really happy camper.

I don’t know about you, but the thing that will get me to leave a website, blog, news or most any site is extremely annoying popup ads.  It’s a sure way to lose me.  I don’t read them, I’m definitely not going to shop them and I can click away from that site really quickly.

And while I’m on my blog/website rant.  Light gray or soft colored print drives me nuts.  Another way to get me to leave a site immediately.  I know I’m old, but I’m not the only one in the world who doesn’t see all that well.  Tiny/light gray text does it for me.

Okay, back to our regular programming.  For those that read here, I promise my next post won’t be a moaning and groaning one, just wanted to let you know you can check out my links if you are in the  mood. 🙂

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I am not alone

Okay, I’m up WAAAAY too early this  morning.  No point staying in bed when I just cannot sleep, so – here I am.  My burning question with my ‘new’ blog is whether to try to post twice a week, once a week, follow a schedule or just at random???  Ideas are appreciated.

So, on to my morning – ever feel sorry for yourself?  I guess we all do at some time or other and I’ve been down that path recently.  It’s awfully quiet around here after having my sons visit.  I know that “I am NOT alone” – in the physical or spiritual sense.  I may not have human companionship, but I have little furry blessings following me around constantly at home.

Take my mornings for instance…. as I have my devotions and my first cup of coffee.  Koda is as close as he can get on my right and I can barely reach my coffee cup on my left because…

Emma Grace is on the arm of my love seat, and I have to reach over her!

Boots lounges in the chair across the room

But much more than the furkids who keep me company is my Lord and Saviour.  I’m reminded daily of the verse that sits in the footer of my blog – Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord himself will go before me.  He will be with me, He will never leave me or forsake me.  I will not be afraid and I will not worry”

This remains one of my favorite scriptures.  Moses tells Joshua to be “strong and courageous”.  I try!


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Clothes (fashions) for senior Women

It is SO difficult to find clothes. I don’t want to look like I’m trying to be 20 years old, but I don’t want to look like I’m ancient either. I don’t need ‘adaptive clothing’, at least not yet 🙂  I want my pants/jeans to come to my natural waist and I don’t want them to look frumpy – now that’s a chore in itself.

I don’t particularly like pictures of myself these days, but will post this one my DIL took of me (if you’ve already seen it on facebook, just keep moving).  I’m wearing my very first pair of ‘super skinny’ stretch jeans AND, they come to my natural waist – not sure how that happened 🙂   Have had them in my closet for awhile and wasn’t brave enough to wear them, and they turned out to be quite comfortable.  The top I actually got at a craft fair and I do like this style – fuller at the bottom, sleeves that cover my upper arms and a neckline I can live with.

Went shopping with my DIL while they were here and we visited a shop I’d never been in (and I live in a pretty small town) .  Actually found 2 outfits, complete with matching ear-rings – and at reasonable prices. Now that’s a miracle –  Cato’s a cute little shop that I will definitely visit again.  My DIL found outfits for her style too, so I’m going to be more enthusiastic to shop in the future.

Here’s a cute pair of pants I would wear but just a smidge out of my budget at $1000+.

Try doing a google search for “high waisted pants”…. VERY annoying.  I do not want my pants to be below my belly button!!!  I have no problem with others wearing those but obviously either google or the sites they reference do not know the definition of “high waisted”.  There are a few sites that actually have high waisted pants though I’m not sure exactly who they are made for, I wouldn’t wear them to a worm wrestle!  This was one of the first ones google found – it’s at Nordstrom

Now I ask you – does that look like it’s ‘high waisted’ to you???

My upper arms look my age – do I want to show them off – not particularly! And I surely don’t want a top that’s cut down to my navel for heaven’s sake.

And have you noticed (no probably not) that even online shops that might cater to seniors have models that don’t look older than 40ish – and many look much younger. Now, that’s particularly annoying! Are there no older models out there?   An online company that actually has clothes that I would wear (and have ordered from) with decent necklines and some choices with longer short sleeves (longer short – is that an oxymoron?) still has seriously young looking models  . Models are attractive, but I’d like to see what clothes look like on seniors.

So, I complain and it does not good.  Thanks for letting me vent…. It’s so much easier to just look frumpy though.

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