1- This week, I'm sharing a 'tutorial - step by step guide' for adding photos from the soon to be defunct Picasa Web Photo Albums, if you need some ideas. Your photos for blogger will NEVER cease to exist [from Picasa], but as of March 15, all images uploaded to your blogger blog will go and be stored in Google Photos. Here's the link for a bit of help if you wish to use/reuse some of your 'old' photos stored in Picasa.
2- I watched online at a free site the other day, the Oscar's Movie of the Year....SPOTLIGHT!! Oh my goodness, what an outstanding movie. Very worthy of the award in my opinion. Base on a true story...with edge of your seat documentary form....from the eye opener subject, to the corrupt Catholic Church, the young children's abuse and rapes by priests [according to the Boston Globe....the youngest victim was 4 years old!!!] Well done, tasteful, unbelievably sad. I personally doubt that too much is being done to commit to those that were and STILL ARE victims in this....but it continues to astound me that such a thing exists. Applauding the newspaper and the deceived [and their families] from the past and the research and reporters who opened up the conflict of church and parishioner children of all ages being physically and mentally tortured at the get go to adulthood of those lucky enough to survive and live to tell their story....living with this secret and being 'bought off' to keep quiet with the hierarchy and fortune of the church. IT HAUNTS ME days after I watched the movie....one that will always be etched in my mind; unforgettable.
3- Weather changes... a rainy gray day. Went to the Post Office to ship to my sister her gift for our Sister's Day celebration coming up on the 18th of this month. Drove to Walmart [ugh, no other choice for what I was after], stopped at the used bookstore to peruse the shelves and trade in some books. Came home and made a batch of walnut brownies for Bud...it makes the house smell so good!! Then, after lunch I did some more coloring in my color books. Oh, I purchased another book a few weeks ago, all about coloring BIRDS. Each page has a color guide to help make them realistic. Lovin' that one!!
Left to right: Cedar Waxwing and Common Kingfisher [Old World, not found in the Americas]
4- Keeping an eye on the Spring Training Games!! Both the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League. There is always a bit of excitement and anticipation of the first 'crack' of the bat and baseball soaring to a home run status in April!! And, looking forward to it all. Speaking of sports, Peyton Manning [of the Denver Broncos] announced his retirement this week. Who, now, will be the starting quarterback for the 'home team'?
5- TODAY'S FLOWERS are on my tutorial, and I will share a bird on a fence this week!!