I just had to share with you this funny photo I took of my dog Bosco over the holidays. Every year I get out the boxes of Christmas decorations and pull out the reindeer antlers. I usually wear them to get a laugh from everyone, but one day I decided to put them on Bosco instead. I love being silly sometimes, as the holidays can be a little bit on the stressful side. Bosco was so patient with me and he even let me wrap him up in his knitted blanket. We all had such a good laugh that day.
If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen this cute photo of Bosco. I would love to have you join and follow me there to see some more photos I like to post! :)
Anyways I'm a little sad to see the holidays are already over, as I felt like the season went way too fast. I enjoyed visiting with both sides of our family, but we had to do a lot of traveling to accomplish that. I was so exhausted for a few days after Christmas. I rested a lot during that time and enjoyed watching some Christmas movies. Now that Christmas is over I have been taking down all of the decorations. I have boxes scattered all over the house that need to be put away and organized.
Have you noticed anything different with my blog? Yes, I have a new blog look. I wanted a new blog look for a while and I finally decided to update the look with something fresh and new. I hope you all enjoy it as I am still getting used to it.
There also seems to be a new change with Google Friend Connect that I wanted to let some of you know about if you haven't already heard. I recently lost a small amount of followers from GFC, and I was so upset about it, as I thought it was because of me. Well that was not the case, and here is what will happen with Google Friend Connect:
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.
As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
I hope that this will help explain some of the changes that will be happening with google. There are other ways of following my blog, such as Bloglovin, and by email, and you can find them on my sidebar.
I usually do not do a new word for the new year, but this year I decided to join the trend. My new word for this year is POSITIVE and that is what I'm going to strive to be.
Do any of you watch the British soap Downton Abbey? Well, I absolutely love watching it. The tv show started Sunday night for it's 6th and last season. I started watching the show a little late in it's 3rd season and I'm totally hooked on it. I enjoyed looking at all of the fashion and hairstyles of the women. The characters I like best are Lady Mary Crawley and Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet. Do you have a favorite character? Well you'll know where to find me on Sunday nights. LOL!
Well that is basically a little recap of what has been happening with me. This week it's back to the same old routine. I am happy to start back to my Tuesday crochet group meeting and my once a month crochet group get together. I'm looking forward to this as it will help me get my crochet mojo back. I haven't crocheted anything since the end of November.
Thanks for stopping by and I will have a recipe to share with you at the end of the week.
Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!
Thanks everyone and enjoy!