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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I really dislike the new Dashboard on Blogger and want the old one.  Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do this, if I can do this, or how to contact Blogger to let them know the new Dashboard sucks, at least to me.


Meanwhile back on the range... when I look outside I could almost swear it was May, but it's only the first week in April.   Roses are budding, dogwoods are blooming and many of the ornamental pears, plums and cherries are past their blooms and totally leafed out.  Makes me wonder at what type of summer weather we're in for.  We'll see.


We're readying for our cruise.  The cat's been arranged for; the house will be 'sat' and the mail collected.  We've begun to pack (since they're now charging for bags and keeping them to specific weights this has become a real science and challenge) and more importantly I purchased new underwear.  We've even arranged for our excursions (anything having to do with food and wine).  


We booked this cruise to the Med and the Adriatic more than a year ago -- initially on Royal Caribbean.  Several months and a payment later they cancelled it to move the ship to Asia, but 'offered' (and rather cavalierly) us a shorter, more expensive cruise, during the middle of the summer (EXACTLY when we didn't want to go).  We declined and found another cruise on Holland America whose representatives actually seemed grateful for our business. We won't be cruising on Royal Caribbean again.  To me, attitude is everything.  Well that and new underwear...

17 comments:

Linda said...

Hey, new underwear, that's a big deal! Hope your trip is wonderful.

Linda said...

Oops, I forgot. I'm with you. There's very little I like about the new Blogger stuff.

Mage said...

We love HAL. That says it all. They have wonderful libraries, and they have great chairs in their libraries.

Someday I'll get to go there too. What flat out fun this will be for you. Lots of pictures please. :)

Tracy said...

Kathy, I haven't 'updated' yet because I'm afraid I will lose everything and now you tell me you don't like it? EEEGADS!!!
...have a wonderful time on your cruise!

Happyone said...

I've been using the new dashboard for a while and didn't like it at first. But after getting used to it I like it.
Enjoy your cruise. : )

Amy said...

Hi Kathy! You can go back to the old dashboard if you want to - in the upper right corner of the new dashboard there's a buttong that look like a notched wheel. If you click it, you'll see the option for the old dashboard.

This weather is amazing and weird. I have to keep reminding myself it's barely April!

Your cruise sounds wonderful. I'm glad you found a new one on Holland when Royal Caribbean was ungrateful. How ridiculous that is! I'll keep my fingers crossed that great, warm weather follows you!

I love new underwear!

jane said...

Have a great time. Take lots of pictures. :)

I'm With Stupid said...

I don't think anyone likes the new Blogger Dashboard. But, Blogger doesn't care.

There's a way to go back to the old one, but I'm not sure how. It doesn't matter thought because everyone is being forced to the new one sometime in April or May I think.

I've never been on a cruise and really don't know if I would love it or hate it. I guess the only way to know is to go sometime.

Jay

Cheryl said...

I never switched over to the new blogger. I'm comfortable with the old. Like my undies :)

I know your cruise will be wonderful. You've been working really hard getting your knee ready. Are you there yet?

Lena said...

I am so excited for you that you are feeling well enough to get to go on your cruise!

Relax and enjoy!

openconceptkitchen said...

Enjoy your cruise! Maybe you can pick up some new underwear when you pull into some ports! LOL.

If you can't get use to the new blogger dashboard...try moving your blog over to free wordpress.com You may like the features offered there.

Linda Reeder said...

just bought some new underwear too! An with no cruise planned.
I hadn't paid much attention to the blogger dashboard, so I checked to see what you mean. Yep, new and "improved".. I like "old and just fine".

Kimberly said...

I've not noticed a change to blogger yet. Hmmm...guess it is coming! Have fun on your cruise!!

Bilbo said...

Agnes and I have booked our 30th anniversary cruise for September with Princess ... LA to Ft Lauderdale through the Panama Canal. Woo-hoo!! This will be our fourth cruise with Princess, and so far we've had great times and superb service *knocks on wood*. Have fun on your cruise ... we'll have to get together when you get back and hear all the details!

P.S. Congratulations on the underwear.

cri said...

Dear Kathy, Happy Easter! How are you and how does it go the new knee?
Are you ready to come in Italy? I'm sad you won't come to Ancona, but I'm sure the cruise will be great!
Kisses, Cristina

Cobalt Violet said...

Have a great time! And by the way, I have not switched to the new format and with your review I will avoid if I can. Thank you Kathy! Buon Viaggio!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kathy, Your cruise sounds awesome... One of these days, we'll take another cruise... But--there are just so many gorgeous places within driving distance--so who knows????

I have had the new Blogger Dashboard for a long time now --and like it... I guess I don't struggle with change as much as some people do...

Hugs,
Betsy