Thursday, November 3, 2011

~~~~SWEET PINK TREATS and THOUGHTS~~~~ About Moving Forward

~AGING RECIPES~ Mr. AGPMan and I have pretty much recovered from having my website hacked into last Tuesday evening.  Thank you so much to all of you who stopped in and added your two cents regarding the nasty invasion into our lives.  For all the wonderful, kind people out in our world I'm also mindful there are those whose purpose is to only hurt and destroy.  What kind of life is that?  It's something I just can't wrap my brain around!

  Want to know what I think?

I think people who do terrible computer related things (or anything else for that matter!) on purpose need to be mindful just WHAT they do online can be monitored.  When you have a computer-guru as a hubster and a computer-genius for a son it's easy track the IP addresses (that's your computer's ID) for business purposes and/or for monitoring otherwise anonymous detractors.  If you have the right programs on your computer it's simple to take a look at just where (state and the town) your website visitors and even blog commenters come from!

Did you know that?

What does that little scripture in Numbers say~ "...your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:33)  

Yes...I think that's it!  I've been busted enough times in my life to know!!!

Anyway...onto to better days and more hacking protection.  SMILE!!!!  Don't let the idiots bullies idiots (right the first time) of the world get you down!


I've been working on a tutorial for a sweet, inexpensive (but fun!) goodie treat for Christmas!  I dug through lots and lots of my old hand-written recipe cards to find just the right one for this little project (at least I was before I was sidelined with the above).  I almost have it ready and hope to share it with you tomorrow.  Working on the packing today (which you know is EVERYTHING to me!).  Here's a little hint for all you PINK LOVERS out there...

It has to do with making PINK HOT CHOCOLATE (the powdered kind) and how you can mix up several batches for the most romantic looking gift-giving treat for the holidays!  Tastes wonderful, too!

While rummaging through my old recipes my heart skipped a beat when I came across an old clipping of a precious poem taken from what I'm going to assume was a woman's magazine from the early 80's.  The tattered clipping use to hang on my refrigerator during my children's growing up years as a reminder for me to SLOW DOWN and actually enjoy the process of parenting (hard to do sometimes as all us parents know!).  I thought I'd lost it a long, long time ago so when I saw it peeking out from within the recipe cards I was overwhelmed with joy.  I'm very sentimental and reading the words one again penned by Patricia Barley were as fresh today as they were 20 plus years ago...

Here it is (thank you Miss Barley)...


How do I say I love you through
scoldings of clean up your room,
pull up your socks (I love you,
don't spill the juice?

How do I say I love you through
the reminders of take your bath,
brush your teeth (I love you),
don't miss the bus?

How do I say I love you through
nightly rituals of put down your book,
(um...get off the computer!),
turn out the light (I love you),
go to sleep?

How do I say I love you through
the routine of daily living?
I only hope you can hear between the lines.


Hope you day is blessed.  More tomorrow!

Love to you...


myletterstoemily said...

so sorry to hear about your nast burglar!
this must have been so distressing.

i am looking foward to your pink hot
chocolate recipe, though.

A Southern Rose said...

Love that poem. It's so true too. I feel like I'm constantly telling my little boy to do this and that...and I'm always telling him how much I love him too. They grow up so fast.

Sorry to hear about what those 'idiots' did to you. Some people can be so mean.

Have a beautiful day.
Lee Laurie

Sherri B. said...

I'm so glad to see everything is up and running again. How nice to have loved ones who know how to get around in that scary computer-land, what a blessing!

Debbie B said...

Glad that you can stay above all this. It still amazes me too that there are people in the world whose only pleasure is causing pain for others. Such a sad way to live. Even though there are some 'trying' moments, I'm so blessed to be able to keep our grandgirl every morning. She brings such joy and such innocence into our lives!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Yes, indeed Rebecca, you can track those IP addresses. I have one on my blog, and I can see where they come from. It amazes me, that people will visit over and over, and copy picture after picture, and never leave any comment at all. I also have annoymous, so they can leave something even if they don't have a blog, because I have done it. Thank you sweetie for all of your hard work in making tutorials for us to enjoy! Look forward to the cocoa recipe!

Debbie xo

Yasmin Smith said...

PINK HOT CHOCOLATE!!??? OMG!!! What a delicious delightful idea! Can't wait to see the pics and maybe the recipe...will you share?
This would make such sweet looking gifts for the hot chocolate lovers for family and friends...!!
I am happy you and Steve have gotten the damage done to your records resolved....and yes, you CAN find out who sends such things if you have computer savvy...and your two guys certainly do...
I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend and will get to relax after this hateful hacking experience.You deserve to!
Big hugs and love to you my sweet friend....Francy

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Dear Rebecca, I am so pleased that you are now bright eyed and getting over the hacking incident. This is something that always amazes me, computers are like finger prints and can be tracked from so called anonymous emails to hacking. I can only think that whomever did this will take a moment to ponder and realise that at the very least it is petty and at the very worst crimiinal.

I hope that you have a wonderful upcoming weekend, Maureen

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

How awful that someone hacked into your computer ~ I do hope that you will be able to find out who or where from! I don't understand how or why someone would do that to you.

I do hope you will share with us ladies your recipe for pink hot chocolate ... I do LOVE hot chocolate!! My favorites are Mint, and Raspberry flavored..Yummy!!

I received your beautiful Stocking ornament in the mail, and just LOVE I REALLY can't wait to put up our Xmas tree!!! I always do it the day after Thanksgiving, and then take it down on New years Day.

Hope you are having a lovely day, and will have a wonderful up-coming weekend!

Warmest hugs to you, Brenda

Lululiz said...

Pink Hot Chocolate!?!?!? Sounds absolutely wonderful, and I am so looking forward to this.

KatyDidStitches said...

PINK HOT CHOCOLATE?!! I thought the only place you could get that was heaven!


Barb said...

Rebecca, you came to my spirit so strongly just now.

Really sorry to hear about this. Man's inhumanity to man....baffles my soul.


Carol said...

I am so looking forward to another of your wonderful recipes. "Pink Hot Chocolate", now what a novelty.
I still have your Sugared Pecan recipe & almond brittle which I did up the last (2) seasons..what a hit!!

You continue to inspire to many with your kindness and day actually starts by reading A Gathering of Thoughts.

Blessings, my forever friend
Carol from
Good'Ol Texas

Chatty Crone said...

Love your post today. There is another gal named Laurie in your same position and she gave up on her blog - I hate that. Glad your hubby got your fixed. sandie

Anonymous said...

Of all the things pink I never thought I would hear the day of pink cocoa!! never, not for one second. I'm looking forward to your share & tutorial.

It helps to have guru's doesn't it? I'm never short on thanks for the help I get with my own workings. After an incident a couple years ago I immediately took to tracking devices & analytics programs. They help, A LOT!

Hope you found some restful sleep in the chaos of the day.

Mari said...

Ohhh sweetie, people could be sooo bad, but I'm happy to know you did not sink but
and thanks for the great info :)


Jen said...

Love the poem Rebecca. So sorry to hear about the computer problem. I cannot understand what kind of perosn takes joy in doing this type of injustice...I just don't get it.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Lovely poem and indeed, let's move on to a better protected tomorrow. I've been very happy with my Norton Internet Security. I've seen many threats on there and it's a great feeling, knowing they will block such intrusions.
Love to you,


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh count me in on anything pink!! I live in fear of someone hacking , my blog, website, email!


Unknown said...

Always something beautiful to find here!! Pink hot chocolate is a great idea.
So, so sorry you had such awful troubles with your blog. I just don't understand the why behind something like that.
Glad all is well and that you have a great team on your side.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lovely poem Rebecca, and so true. We take for granted that throughout the guiding years the children will know we love them.
Are you sure it couldn't have been a glitch to mark your sold items available? I didn't know people could hack into your blog but was aware that some steal your photos and post elsewhere.

Jocelyn said...

Rebecca I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope you were able to get some rest and that your computer is safe once again.

Theresa said...

Mean people with nothing better to do... I am sad that there are so many just looking for a way to mess up people's lives! Happy you are recovering from it:)

Have a blessed day my friend, thanks for the poem! HUGS!

GwendolynKay said...

Dear Rebecca,
I am so sorry to hear about your computer being hacked. I can imagine how frustrating that must have been.
Lovely poem. I still tell my son
I love him all the time. He is now 24. And I am passing that love now onto his son , 4 month old Aiden.

elizabeth said...

I will not ever understand why people do such mean things! Glad your guys were able to take care of it for you. I just brought home my mom's recipes...what fun to look through and OH the memories. Pink hot chocolate is not in her file : )

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