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Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Turn One!

You never really appreciate something until you've lost it. Or thought you did!

Some three days ago, I thought I lost my blog site! I cannot access it. Whenever I click on it, another site pulls up (a business site!). Alarmed, several blogging friends emailed me about it. I was clueless and had to spend some time reading through the help forums of blogger, before I finally came across a case that was similar to mine. It is called domain parking. Somebody illegally parked in my domain so when somebody tried to access my site, it pulled up a different site. I was tearful and frustrated. I thought I lost my site and my domain (thecraftista.com) for good. With Doods's help, we were able to claim my domain back. It wasn't easy. We had to let go of my old template and use one of blogger's classic templates, this means loosing all my widgets. Oh well, better that than loosing my posts! Whew, after I painstakingly installed my old template back, I slowly added the old buttons, and my blog was slowly restored to it's old look. I was up all night and only finished two hours ago! Tedious! I hope nobody has to go through what I went through. It's scary!

Today, is a scan day. To some blogger friends who have been around for awhile, you must've come across some posts that mentioned my scan days. It happens every three months. Today is special. Today, I turn one! My oncologist said, after the initial first year, I am good to go. The chance of recurrence lessens!  *sigh*  I really hope it's gone for good!  Results will be read on Tuesday.  *gulp*

These lovely flowers are my way of celebrating. Today, my scan turns one... I have been cancer-free for a year now!  So much to look forward to! Yay!












It's Mosaic Monday once again at Mary's Little Red House. She graciously hosts this event every Monday. Stop by her red house and see what other mosaic makers have done this week. Thank you, Mary!






29 comments:

Ebie said...

I keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best results, cancer free!

I have seen this happen a lot on blogger blogs. But my first time to hear that word "parking". Have you ever thought of saving your blog? I save my blog once a week, but so far I have not have experienced what you had.

Good luck, good health and God bless.

betchai said...

oh Tes, my prayers are with you that you will be cancer free. and the pictures here are gorgeous.

thankfully, your blog is back, am sure you must be very tired now from all the tweaking and restoring it to order.

Autumn Belle said...

Tes, I am really happy about your turning one today. Congratulations! Many you have many many more similar victorious anniversaries to come. Your photos today are lovely. Do remember to back up your blog and blog template. You can always restore it within a short time. You can also export it to wordpress. May the Good Lord Bless You! :)

Tekkaus said...

I hope it is gone for good too Tes. :D

RNSANE said...

Oh, Tes, you have my hopes and prayers that every year passes with only the news that you are cancer free. You are such a lovely human being and so warm and friendly, we must have you around for so very many years to come. Blog in good health....hopefully, whoever "parked" in your spot will stay clear and learn better manners.

A big hug to you!

maricar said...

Tesya my dear... i am praying for you always, never loose hope we are hear for you...

thanks for the info about "domain parking" that's really something new for me,

*hugs* and *lots of love*

Car

Icy BC said...

Congrats on turning one, Tes..Wish you health, and happiness..No more cancer..

So glad that your blog is back.

AL said...

Tes, GOD is always good and prayers can move mountains. Congratulations I wish you good health. Glad you didn't lose your blog!

AL

rainfield61 said...

Anyhow, it is a good day after all.

You have recovered everything that is supposed to be yours!!

Cheers!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I pray that the scan results say "cancer free". I would expect that you would be feeling a bit on pins and needles while you wait for the results. One stress is off your mind, though -- you got your domain back!

Dishesdone said...

Good luck and good health to you, Tes! Hope it is all gone for good!

What a pain in the butt to have someone do that to you. Glad you were able to save your blog. I know the frustration.

Regina said...

Thank God. All the best!

Regards.

eileeninmd said...

I wish you good luck and will say a prayer that all is well. Sorry about all the trouble you had with your blog. I am glad it is back to normal now. I love your pretty flowers and your mosaic.

Cheryl said...

Oh I will keep you in my prayers as you await the results! God Bless you. You have been an inspiration to me and I love your blog, so uplifting and beautiful! Take care and here's hugs to you!

Diane AZ said...

Pretty blue and yellow colored flowers are a great way to celebrate. All the best to you!

Self Sagacity said...

That's awesome Tes! Congrats and thanks for posting the lost blog, it's good to know in case it ever happens to any of us...

George said...

First of all, congratulations on one year. Secondly, I'm sorry you had someone hijack your domain name, but I'm glad you're now back. I like your flowers, they are wonderful this time of the year.

Windie said...

My dear friend I am so happy that your cancer free for a year now. You are truely a blessing from God. And I value your friendship. Oh yah! I'm glad you were able to fix your blog. I and so many others enjoy it so much.

January said...

Hi Tes! It's been a while since my last visit here.
Sorry to hear that and I'm happy you're better now.

All the Best dear!

GardenofDaisies said...

I have never heard of such a thing... ... parking on your domain? OMG! What a rotten thing for someone to do!! Glad you have been able to get it back.

Congratulations on 1 year free of cancer. ! I love the way you are celebrating with the gorgeous flowers!

Mary said...

oh, these images are so lovely, Tes! Congratulations on your one year "birthday" and please know that I am thinking of you today. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Photo Cache said...

Here's hoping for a healthy life.

kulasa said...

i love yah Tesya....you are as dainty as the flowers...

VanillaSeven said...

Congratz on your first year freedom Tes. It shall never return again!

Beautiful flowers fits the celebration.

Misalyn said...

Hi Tes, I saw one of your post, I think it was the monochrome photo posted on the wall of Aileni. Can't remember if it was my first time here in your lovely site.

That's a good sign Tes. Hopefully magtuloy-tuloy na yan, maging forever ka ng cancer free.

Lovely flower mosaic..love the colors.

SquirrelQueen said...

Congratulations on one year of freedom from the cancer, wishing you many more of the same. I hope the Tuesday results were good.

The flowers are a great way to celebrate the one year of freedom and the recovery of your blog.

Hugs,
Judy

Nita Jo said...

Tes, Thanks for dropping in on my blog. That hijacking thing sounds scary! I'm glad you were able to reclaim your space!

More importantly, I'm glad you are at the "One" year mark. I pray you stay cancer free! Oh, and I love the photos. Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

Blessings!
Nita Jo

DoanLegacy said...

Wishing health, cancer free forever, and longevity!

lechua said...

that is wonderful news... to a cancer free & health blessed life!

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