UPDATE : 23 March 2020

A Note From Marie

To my fellow bloggers I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise.

I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I'm not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone.

My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way)and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

A big thank you to all of you for your thoughtfulness and good wishes.

From Marie aka Ozstuff

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Bev's Baaaaack!

I have seen the devil and it's is called Malware! After a month of ups and down in trying to rid my computer of this accursed stuff, my computer guru finally had to reformat my hard drive. Being the queen of procrastination, I had not backed up since September, so I lost a lot of "stuff". Not to mention all my bookmarks! Curses, confound and drat! Thanks for all your kind wishes. I'm trying to get reorganized. I tried to catch up with my comments, but I'm having a bit of trouble there, so if I missed you I'm sorry. All the entries this week were stellar!


  1. Nice to have you back in top top form, Bev! Glad your guru got things in tip top shape for you! LynnF

  2. So many with puter problems, Bev...glad you got yours sorted out. Kelly phoned this evening she said she had malware problems as well. I am shopping for a new computer as well but my guru has implicated hardware defective problems, had to replace a different piece of hardware a couple of months ago, so it is time to get rid of this one and get a new system...something else is bound to go and spend more time on replacement and labour than it is worth. Not particularly fond of Vista so will go for the newer Windows 7 and a terrabyte HD. I am working on Larry's fairly new laptop, but not used to laptops...prefer desk top. Wanted to ask...I know you always have wonderful themes...how about something architectural one day when you run out of ideas? Ya, think? Hugs,Gayle, who misses her digital art program most but good old digital collage is fine for now. Be well, Happy Valentine's Day.

  3. Good to have you back! And all my sympathies to you - but perhaps it's good to start from the beginning once in a while. Don't worry about commenting, you'll have lots of opportunities for that in the coming weeks. Happy Valentine's to you!

  4. Yay! We've been missing you. Happy birthday, Bev!

  5. Ohhhh, Bev! I've been to the same level of hell and feel as though I'm just emerging. I feel your pain deeply, My Friend. Just take a deep breath, regroup and take your time. Rome, unfortunately, was not built in a day. Did I just see that it was your Birthday? WELLL. . . . Happy Birthday wishes and blessings, Dear Bev! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  6. I'm so sorry to hear this Bev. I haven't been on the blogs lately, so I didn't realize you were having problems with malware.

  7. Sorry you had this trouble, Bev. Did they say how you acquired this evil?

  8. Glad to see you again Bev !!
    And take your time...we don't walk away :-)
    And you've celebrate your birthday ??
    hip hip hurrayyyy and three XXX from me !!!

  9. Happy Birthday, glad you're back - didn't realise you'd been gone though!! It's a busy time of year for me - sorry!
    Catch you soon...
    Rosie ;o)