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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Wow, I can't believe that this week marks the 7th. year of Showers and Sunflowers!

[This was my very first template, a "sample" is all I can show you as I don't have a screen shot of my first one.]

Admittedly, the last while this blog hasn't been as "busy" as it used to be. So many of my previous blog buddies and readers have flown the coop and are now Facebookers only. I had Facebook for quite awhile but only used it to check up on those friends and stay in touch. Over the last several months I finally caved in and now spend more time there as EVERYONE I know is there and not blogging anymore, except for a few of you.

I just can't close down the blog or stop blogging even though my posts here are few and far between. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into creating and making changes to it over the years, a lot of fun and friendships made here.

[This was my second (and long running) template, my very first attempt at learning how to change backgrounds, colours, fonts, pictures etc. with html coding.]

I still post something occasionally, but mostly it is an announcement site for the Stardom Awaits! photo contest blog. I know I've put the question to my readers here in the past couple of years and always got the same response" I read your blog please don't shut it down" and although I only ever get about 3 people who ever comment here anymore ( used to be many, many more) I will keep it going. Showers and Sunflowers is my blogbaby. ;-)

[Ah and now I cannot show you a picture of my 3rd. long running template as the template itself has been deleted from the account of the person who created it! This however, is the heading picture I used, some of the subtitles that I made for the blog, and the colour scheme. Some of you who have been with me for a long time here may remember this colour scheme from back in those days.]

7 years ago! Wow I was only 52 years old. I was 7 years farther away from ever *!#*!! retiring, and I had more teeth than I do now LOL! (I am getting fitted for a "partial" upper plate with 2 molars in it to replace a gap I now have since having another extracted almost 2 weeks ago) 7 years ago I was, as always on vacation at home in September and decided to start my own blog as several of my friends just had, and it seemed like fun. It has been!

Blogging made me much more computer savvy, learning all about html coding (which is a hoot!) and I made SO many more online friends. THAT was the very best part of it all. Thank you all for the friendships. It had made my life richer for certain!

Happy Birthday Showers and Sunflowers!!

Love Jude


Anonymous Billi-Jean said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

10:45 AM, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Jude said...

Thank you so much! So nice to see someone new here!

11:34 AM, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Deb said...

Jude, I'd be heartbroken if you ever closed down your blog. It's a constant in my life and I love coming here, though I don't make it here as often as I used to.
Happy Blog Birthday!

11:54 AM, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Jude said...

Well see that's what I mean, I had no CLUE you still visited here sometimes Debbers! LOL

I won't be closing it any time soon, but I'll post something here if I ever do make that decision. I won't just disappear off the face of the earth like some bloggers have.

Thanks Debs, love ya!

12:00 PM, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Jeremy Ryan said...

Happy Blogaversary!

8:39 PM, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Jude said...

Thanks honey! xox

8:46 PM, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Fullmoondolphin said...

Happy Blirthday! It's so much fun to see how far you've come with the computer. I remember when you first got a computer, and look at you go now! :) It was fun looking at some of the previous templates too!

11:40 PM, September 15, 2011  
Blogger Jude said...

You taught me lots Sis! :-)

11:55 PM, September 15, 2011  

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