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Thursday, December 27, 2012


My back is out.  It hurts.  I don't know what made it go out.  Sometimes all I have to do is move the wrong way.  I went to my son's yesterday.  His back is out, too.  He doesn't know what did it.  If mine doesn't behave in the next few days I'll make an appointment with the chiropractor.  I suggested he see one also.  He's had PT but that doesn't seem to have done much.  He was told to do some exercises.  Those haven't helped.  OW!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Post holiday

Yesterday was such a nice quiet day for me.  I was able to get all the fabric cut for my February classes, laundry done, and some sewing completed.  It was a rainy, dreary day so in the afternoon I made a scarf then watched Farmageddon on Netflix.  If you ever have a chance to watch it please do.  It will educate you on how much the government has intruded into lives and livelihoods.
Today I travel to my son's to celebrate Boxing day.  It's always interesting to visit since I don't get to much and seeing how much the children have grown is always a surprise.  My oldest granddaughter will be a teenager this coming year.  Hard to believe!
I hope everyone had the kind of day they hoped for.  May your memories always be good.  Y'all have a quiet recovery day.

Monday, December 24, 2012

A quiet day

So.... tomorrow is Christmas.  Hopefully everyone who celebrates this partcular holiday has the kind of day they wish for.  As for me, I'll have a nice quiet day at home, having celebrated Yule with my daughter and her entourage.  I'll be spending Boxing Day with my son and his family.  Tomorrow is going to be a day for me to do as I please.  I have fabric to cut for my classes in February and while I'm doing that I just might get some laundry done (a necessary evil).  I happen to know that all the stores in this area will be closed, even the evil empire (Walmart).  I may even take a nap or watch a movie via Netflix.
Whatever way you celebrate, be safe and have a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Tomorrow daughter and family, along with a friend, arrive to celebrate Yule (the Winter Solstice) so I have work to do today.  Most of the house is clean but the main living area and kitchen still need work.  That'll be taken care of today.  Then I'll put up the tiny tree and decorate it.  If I feel like it I'll make the peanut butter and birdseed pinecones today so everyone can concentrate on the cranberry-popcorn garland tomorrow for the outside tree.  I plan on putting the outside tree where it can be observed from indoors.  Could prove interesting.
We'll have our fire, rain or shine.  It's always a challenge, it seems, to get it going.  The recent rain has soaked the pile so we'll take out some newpaper and some dry basket reed scraps.  We've started the fire in the rain in the past so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
I'll be turning off the computer while family is here.  The kids sleep in this room and the modem has a bright blue light.  So you won't be hearing from me for a couple of days, starting Friday.  I should be back on Sunday....just in time for the Hermit's 'toons.
Since the 21st is the longest night perhaps you might light a candle or leave a light on to let the world know you honor the light that will be returning.  That is, if the world doesn't end (just kidding).  I think the Mayans just ran out of room on that stone.
Y'all have a quiet day and remember:  he who dies with the most toys.....is still dead.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Errands day

Ordinarily I would be at the gallery today but I got someone to cover for me today and I'll cover for her on the 24th.  I have a lot to do!  See, we celebrate the Winter Solstice in my house so I have family coming and must clean, clean, clean (ugh).  There are also plates of goodies to be delivered and some cooking to do.  You know how it is.  Grocery shopping comes in there as well as a visit to the vet, the dealership for maintenance on the van, the podiatrist for the yearly exam, etc., etc.  So it isn't like I have all day every day to clean and get stuff delivered.  It'll get done, though and I'll be ready when family arrives with friend in tow.  It's going to be interesting to watch the youngest (who will be two next month!) react to the tiny tree I'll put up and all the gifts, especially the ones the Holly King brings.  (Well we had to have some explanation other than Santa Claus.)
Y'all have a calm weekend and Merry ChrismaHannuKwanzaKa, Yule all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting ready

It's Tuesday....the day my daughter comes to play.  Today will be gift wrapping day.  Everything for the kiddies was shipped here so there wouldn't be any spying about what the Holly King might bring.  We're also going to look for a stocking for the little one.....one of her own since big brother has his own.  As for me...everything is already wrapped since I didn't want daughter snooping either.  That which needed to be mailed has been.  I have two 4 ft trees..one for inside and one for outside for the birds.  I'm hoping to get everyone in the spirit by helping make a cranberry and popcorn garland for the outside tree.  No reason the birds and tree rats shouldn't share in the season.  Who know what other critters might participate.  If I can get some pine cones there'll be peanut butter and birdseed covered cones on the tree.  And the reason for such a small tree inside?  A two-year old who loves to climb and explore.  The tree will be placed on a table in front of the fireplace (it's too warm for a fire indoors and we'll have one outdoors) and a gate will be around it so she can't get to it.  Guess that means I'm pretty much prepared I guess.  Now all I have to do is clean, clean, clean.  Oh, and make meringues to distribute.
How are you faring?
Y'all have an exquisite day and remember....what doesn't kill you only delays the inevitable.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Customer NOservice

I decided that registereing my displeasure with their service by phone was not polite so I toddled over to the computer repair shop (Tek-Choice) to speak with the "tecnician" in person.  First I asked why I had Malware installed.  The answer?  "That's how I get rid of the viruses on your computer, ma'am". was the surly answer.  (I don't have any viruses on my computer! It gets scanned every day.) Okay then....I asked why they didn't look inside when I specifically said that it was possible that a lady beetle or two might have wandered in (don't laugh, it's possible).  "Do you want a refund?"  "No I would like an answer."  Once I had mentioned the word inside when they called to say they couldn't find anything wrong they checked and lo and behold there were little itty bitty pieces of black plastic and a brass cog-like thingy wandering around.  I have them in a baggy.  I started to ask why they didn't investigate the origins of said items when he walked away from me saying "Thank you."  to which I replied that I would not be using their services any more and that I would tell people about this experience.  I have the name and address of the CEO of the company and plan to write him a letter.  I'll be polite but will let him know that there will never be a recommendation from me for his company.  So now my CD drive doesn't work but I can't prove it was anything they did.  Looks like I'll be looking for a new repair person......sigh.
Y'all have a surprisingly great day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bad diagnostics.

I've been off the air, so to speak, for a few days since my computer was in the shop.  It had started making this terrible noise and I was afraid it might burst into flames or something.  The shop had it for a number of days and when the guy called he regretted to say that, although the machine had been left on, nothing happened.  I asked if they had looked INSIDE the computer.  Nope.  Geez.  Seems to me that if the noise is coming from INSIDE the computer one would look INSIDE.  Well, they looked inside and guess what?  They found some little itty bitty pieces of black plastic and a teeny, tiny brass cog-like thing.  Could that have been the cause of the noise?  Maybe....but now my CD drive doesn't work!  I'm calling them today to register my displeasure (to say the least) and let them know that I don't believe I'll be taking my computer to them anymore.  And when did I give them permission to install Malware software?  I didn't so I'll let them know I am unhappy about that, too.
It's good to be back and I've caught up reading all my favorite blogs.  Looks like I may have to invest in another computer or find someone who can fix this one without costing an arm and a leg or the price of a new one.  Oh, I forgot to mention that when I said my caps lock light didn't work I was told that it was part of the keyboard and therefore the keyboard would have to be replaced.  NOT!
Y'all have an interesting day......