“The RoseBouquet”

About and FOR friends of Ruthe’s Secret Roses


“The RoseBouquet”
AdSense and Renovation Notes

Did you know that if you put Google Ads on your site, you can make money just because visitors click on them? I have spent some time reviewing my AdSense ads, and updating the codes. Now I’ll have to replace the old codes on all my pages, but at least I can now work that into the ones I renovate as I go.


January 11, 2006, What's New!
Doing Your Own Computer Repairs

Have you ever installed a new component in your computer? Did you know that it isn’t that hard to learn? 🙂

Saturday I exchanged my DVDrom drive for a DVD/CD burner and guess what, it wasn’t as hard as I had feared. First I went online and checked for sites that show how to do it


January 11, 2006, Tips & Solutions
Darlin’ Bonne

Another bad girl turned good in Ruthe’s Secret Roses, is Darlin’ Bonne Barrett. (Not her name at the beginning, but I want to leave some puzzles for you).

Darlin’ Bonne has a prostitute for a mother, so it is no wonder that she’s picked up promiscuous ways in her early teens. She wanted to do good, and often resolved to turn over a new leaf, but when a child has no better example, it is hard to be and behave in unlearned ways.


January 11, 2006, Ruthe's Roses
Hoarfrost Diamonds and Rain in 100 Days

Do certain kinds of weather bother you?

I generally don’t dwell on it much since it’s out of my control, but yesterday when Dad and I were in the city, he complained several times that the fog was making him feel depressed. I’d mentioned various times that we needed new windshield wipers and yesterday he wanted to know where we could buy them. Canadian Tire, of course.


January 4, 2006, At My Place...
Leaping in with Both Feet, Crying “Victory!”

Oh yes! My prayer and planning retreats have enthused me. I’m looking forward to all the things I hope to get done this year. I think I went a bit overboard in the things I’d planned to do last year, so a lot of them are on this year’s agenda too, but taking into account the new skills I learned, and the better grasp I have of how to do these things, the more I feel like this will be a very productive year.

I haven’t got time or space to share everything, but will drop a few hints.


January 4, 2006, What's New!
A Simple Web Business Model

I’ve been doing some catchup reading in the ezine for affiliates of SiteSell. In considering how to apply the web business advice given there, and in reading the success stories of people who found and bought into the SiteBuildIt model, I think I have a clearer picture of what it takes to get financially productive site up.


January 4, 2006, Tips & Solutions
Learning to Play with Dad’s New Toys

Dad has never really got the hang of buying or giving gifts. Not that he doesn’t want to – he just doesn’t know how. Sometimes I’ve helped him out, but I hate to appear manipulative, so often I’ve just let it go.

However, this was the year that both his sons gave him more expensive electronic gadgets.


December 28, 2005, At My Place...
Year End Retreats for Prayer and Planning

Health-wise I’m on the mend now. My coughs are not as deep or often any more, but when they happen the sensitive and tired pleural lining between my lungs and rib cage sure hurts. I’ve lost 18 days to this stretch of bad health, and I’m resolving to be done with it.

This week though, I’m still taking some half days off for my annual year-end retreats,


December 28, 2005, What's New!
Taking Care of Children on the Net

Here’s a site with interesting news items about safety for your kids online. netfamilynews.org A Canadian site for reporting and finding missing kids. cybertip.ca A USA site for helping to find missing and abused kids ncmec.org Social Bookmarking


December 28, 2005, Tips & Solutions

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