Thank you for your support everyone, you really are so very kind and we do appreciate your good thoughts, kind words and prayers so very much. You have uplifted us so much with all of that.
Yesterday we had a meeting with the hospital and I did a little update post that you can go back and read if you are so inclined.
Despite all that is happening I am trying to be "normal" but just can't right now so the Five On Friday is me trying to be as normal as I can! I don't know what I am going to do with other posts right now, we will see. I have things from August to share, just not the will to! As with all things, this too will pass, things will fall into place and we just have to wait for that to happen!
Thank you again so much for your support and kindness.
On with the post!
Welcome back to Five On Friday!!! It is so lovely to see you. I have really missed Fridays the first week seemed very odd indeed and I missed you on the other 3 Fridays of August too. That is a good thing I think.
Thank you so much for coming back!!!
I will jump straight in with my post and then I have some information about Five On Friday going forward to share with you - nothing bad I promise!
Today is a simple ode to the sunflower in five photos.
With a cheeky sixth from behind for my friend Wendy!
This is the first year that we - Hubby really, I didn't have anything to do with them other than buying the seeds and taking their photos - have managed to grow any sunflowers in the garden. Usually they get eaten by the slugs and beasties, but these have been beautiful!
Now, on to the other Five On Friday news. I have made a new Five On Friday badge. Instructions for inserting/using the badge are below, scroll down to the end of the post to see the badge/get the code if you already know how to use it.
You can use the badge or not as you wish, providing that you link back to my blog in some way. Please remember that all posts must link back to my blog and must include five things. Also I do ask that the link you add is to your Five On Friday post specifically, not just your blog in general.
I am also changing the way that I am visiting/commenting on your posts. To enable me to spend more time visiting each of you I will be spreading out my visits over a couple of days rather than trying to visit you all on Friday. I know you will understand and I do thank you for that!
Thank you for visiting and joining in Five On Friday! It is great to see you here. Please do go and visit and comment on some other posts so that others know you have visited. Don't forget that if it is easier you can spread your visits over a couple of days like me.
I hope you have had a great August, that September will bring you wonderful things and that you have a great weekend!
There are various ways that you can link back to my blog. You could say something like "I am joining with Love Made My Home for Five On Friday, find the link here" and where you have written "here" you can add a hyperlink. You could also use the old Five On Friday badge in your post, or point out that it is in your sidebar by saying something such as "you can find the link to other Five On Friday posts by clicking the badge in my sidebar".
Or, you could use the new Five On Friday badge in your post - or add it to your sidebar as I mentioned above.
To use the badge you need to copy all of the code that is in the box below the badge. Then either add a gadget in your sidebar by going to Layout, Add a Gadget, HTML/Java Script and pasting all of the code into the box that comes up. Save it, save arrangement and the voila the button will be in your sidebar.
To add it to your post again copy all of the code in the box below. Then go into your post, switch from Compose to HTML and then paste the code into the place where you want it to be within the post - you might need to scroll down. To do this I generally press return a few times where I want it to be and then you will see a gap of page breaks where you can paste the code in. Then return to Compose and you will see that the badge has appeared. When readers click on it they will then come back to my post.
This is for a Blogger blog, but I imagine the process will be similar for other blogs too.
Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML