Thursday, August 4, 2011


Talking about today makes me need to preface last night. Last night at 9:00 p.m. I discovered that I needed a "Christmas" related costume for Riley for his swimming lesson at 9:00 a.m. this morning. So what is a hard-pressed mother to do? First up, scrounge through the holiday bins in the basement for the Santa hat. Check. Then get creative and pull out my Caran d'Ache colour pencils and VOILA!

Riley as a Christmas tree! Not too shabby for 12 hours of notice.

The rest of my day involved finding my main yahoo email account hacked, and with my deepest apologies to those who also subsequently got invaded via their emails in my contacts list. I have had quite a few problems with yahoo these last two years and am thinking I need to switch over to another provider. I also have tried GMail but am not crazy about their formatting. Any suggestions out there? And now I read in the news that Paul McCarthy also feels "hacked" and I guess I should feel as if I am in good company (snicker).


Cheryl said...

I love the tree! Nice going!

Gmail has a new format. Have you tried that yet? Aside from Gmail and Yahoo, I don't know of anything else. Each of them have their pros and cons!

oreneta said...

Riley's costume had to have been the very best of them all!!!!

I love gmail for what it's worth and I have about 8 stupid addresses. gmail is my favourite....I tried thunderbird which gets recommended...crashed the computer.

Elisa Black said...

Hi Bodhi! Very creative Christmas costume for your son! It must have been fun to do. Sorry to hear about your Yahoo account. If you're a Mac person, you can try MobileMe. Hope it gets straightened out. Hope you have a better day today!

Becky~ said...

Oh I love it! Very smart.He keeps cool as well LOL.I love his name by the way.
Happy friday ahead!

Snap said...

Love the Riley Christmas Tree! I was wondering why you'd send me an email for viagra (!!!) and figured you'd been hacked. I have too many email accounts to count ... all over the place ... one for blogging, one for personal, one for online shopping ... you get the idea..... all in different places and different names. Confusing!!!!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

You are such a good mama !

HAppy Friday !

Anonymous said...

Hey there, wondered why I hadn't heard from you. I used your gmail address twice (shock-horror) this week - is it still good?
LOVE the Christmas tree. People are into mid-winter Christmas here (as the real one is in summer). Somehow, tho', I don't think this would go down well - tooooooo coooooollllldddd!
Love, Sally

Sherry Smyth said...

Love your creativity -- the Riley tree...and you kept him cool and that's important too -- I'm sure he loved being a canvas!!!

I did get an email from you with nothing but a link so I knew it was a hacker and didn't click....isn't it a pain when that happens to you?? You feel so violated.

I don't love gmail either but I use it for my blog address and I'm not sure there is anywhere there is totally "safe" but I do seem to get very little spam there...