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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Apple Saved My Bumpkis Today

First of all, let me tell you that I've been experiencing difficulty with photos appearing in my Photobucket account. I've been in contact with them and they're working on the issue. With almost 13,000 photos in there, needless to say, but not being a chick at a loss for words, I'll say it anyway, I don't want to move them anywhere else. I love PB and hope this issue is cleared up soon. If not, I may have to discontinue posting for a few days. I hope this isn't the case. I have scheduled posts out to the end of September. As of 6 pm Tuesday, 9/4, PB is still down with maintenance so I can't do much. I'm just hoping these photos come through. I'll see tomorrow morning when this posts. 

Second, let me say just one other thing here: I'll definitely delete or block you as a follower if you are subscribed to other websites or blogs that I deem inappropriate. This is not a violation of your "free speech", but if you want to be a follower of mine just so other bloggers will click over to your blog and it's a p*rn one, forget it. I won't allow that. I became a bit suspicious when one person started following me a few days ago so I checked out their site and it had things I just do not approve of. I think most people know what that means. I'm really sorry I had to post this but it came up and I'm just not into those sort of things and wouldn't want others to have to find out the hard way for themselves what it is.

As I've stated before, we've been an Apple Mac family from the beginning. Having owned at least 7 Macs through the years and also owning 2 regular PCs at the moment, we can tell you the superiority of Macs over PCs. There is no comparison. But, however, today my iMac saved my bumpkis again.

On Macs for the past several years there is an application called Time Machine on Mac OSX and later. When you click on it on the Dock, your whole desktop crops down and Time Machine then takes over. It looks like something from outer space actually. Here's what mine looks like. The "timeline" is over on the right side so you can go back as far as it'll let you, which on my machine is September 2011. I have an external hard drive that updates every hour. I take NO chances with anything on this machine. As with many of you, my life is on my computer. ;)

But anyway, I was Photoshopping some photos to upload to Photobucket. Now, when I edit them in PhotoShop, they come from one folder. As I'm finished editing them, I put them in another folder. It's not uncommon for me to have 200-250 photos at a time to edit. I do small batches of about 20-25 at a time. Then I trash them from the original folder into the trash and delete the trash. (This may sound complicated or tedious to some but it works well for me...until today.) After editing them from the first folder and putting that batch into the second folder, I then upload them to PB. But today I actually trashed several photos from the second folder inadvertently. I smacked myself on the head for doing it because I'd probably never find these photos on the internet again! I peruse lots of sites to find these delicious eye candy photos to share.

And then, I remembered I had Time Machine. Whew! I don't have to use it very often at all—rarely, in fact. So I clicked on TM and retrieved them from earlier in the day; in this case, about a half hour. I cannot tell you the relief I felt. I love computers, but especially my Mac.

And this is the quilt bedspread I purchased for my bedroom. It should be here in about a week. I can't wait to see it!


This bedroom is absolutely one of the most darling I've ever seen. Lucky is the little girl who lives in it. I assume it's a girl because of the furnishings in the room.

Just a sweet sun room for some lucky family. Very inviting and my kind of room.

A pretty street in somewhere in France.

Sweet pink hutch holding even sweeter plates.

Lovin' this cozy red and yellow living room.

This is the way I've felt for the last few months. I'm picking up now with the help of my wonderful hubby, affectionately known here as Love Bunny, but it has been a struggle, let me tell ya!

A beautiful old home but the flowers in the foreground are what caught my eye.

Can you image a small room like this just to sit and read? Looks like 2 chaise lounges. This to me is heaven.

Oooh, I love the colors in this room.

Yeah, yeah, I know. Lust away, friends. That thatched roof looks like lace on the top.

This photo is here because I love this color combo. ;-)

I know it's not the Christmas season but this heat of 90° here in the desert is getting to me so much that I'm anticipating the cold temperatures coming soon. And this is a lovely photo of a home.

Just give me glorious color and I'm happy!

The Golden Gate Bridge. My favorite city in the world to eat and shop. But look at the tiny pool this homeowner has. Property is at a premium in "The City by the Bay."

Have you noticed this blog post has a lot of pictures of my favorite color combinations?
Linking up with at the picket fence.


  1. I love your photos. My computer is dying, so haven't posted much lately, but enjoy visiting your site. Yvonne

  2. Connie, as always, you post such inviting photos. I'd love to have rooms like some of the ones you showed. And as for the!

  3. I enjoyed looking at the lovely pics today. I really like the sun room.x

  4. Waht a lovely bedspread/////love the colors and all the ruffles :)

  5. I am in love with the photos you showed here!! Drooling over each one! :) Youre so right about the websites, who wants that kind of connection? And Im with you on Macs! My whole family has everything apple and we LOVE them, and alos argue their superiority to anyone willing to listen! :P The only bummer are the power cords, which seem to be constantly breaking! :)


  6. I consider myself an intelligent woman, but, I totally can't understand the way some peoples minds work...just sick.
    Anyways I love the bedspread, what are you going to do for the dust ruffle? I am a lover of all things pink, maybe I already told you that, oh well, I'm sorry if I did, and I will tell you again. lol Have a great day Blessings Paula

  7. Hi Connie, We are Mac all the way. Apple was the first computer we bought in 1980. Our kids knew more about than we did. It was delivered and our kids had it put together before Bill came home from work. He was so shocked. HA! Currently we have three laptops and an IMac desk top. I always use my laptop.

    No bad friends for me either. I totally disapprove of tacky jokes and bad language etc.

    I really enjoyed your dream rooms today and your new bedspread with the ruffles makes me want to swoon. Take pics when you put it on your bed.

    Bill was out of the service when we met. He was in for just 6 months and then several years in the reserves. It was peace time then. Thank goodness. Lucky you to have a 4 bedroom apt. back then. Life is good and sometimes better than good. Smile.

    Thank you for your comment about the shed. I do love playing with our shed. It holds tools and garden stuff. We couldn't do without it.

    Happy days to you my fun loving blog friend. A good humor is wonderful and always welcome. I have told you many times how much I enjoy your random thoughts. Sometime humorous and sometimes serious is a good mix.

    Happy days to you and yours.
    xo, Jeanne

  8. You do share some of the best pictures, but nothing can replace you words. I enjoy you telling it like it is. Wish I had just a small portion of your computer smarts. I may have to try Apple on my next computer. However, it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

  9. hi connie! i LOVE your bedding that you have ordered!!!!!! how wonderful and totally - totally - adorable. great inspiration in all of the photos you shared. i've never been to france, but know i'd never want to come home if i did. such beauty there. connie, you asked me to email you. can you please contact me at **my contact info is under the top right of my blog under "social life" should you need it again. sorry to hear about the porn stuff. i reported this similar issue to blogger and they cleared it up. the porn site was on my stats. i knew better to not click on it, but it was still there and NOT good.


  10. Oh Connie. What a bedspread! Gorgeous. So happy you are getting it. Love the decorating photos. The pink hutch with the rosy dishes is my fave, as well as the sunroom.

    I've always wanted a MAC but, alas, they are very, very expensive for our not-so-big budget. Sad but true.

    Take care and have a great day. Susan

  11. You know I love my Mac. Love, love, love it. Wouldn't use anything else.
    Glad you were able to retrieve your photos!


  12. I love that quilted bedspread! So pretty and soft! I like the taste in your decor! So many lovely possibilites to add to it! Sigh


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