Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

We only get about a dozen kids, but it sure is fun to see them dressed up. I wore my witches hat of course, while we passed out candy. While waiting I made some pumpkin-oatmeal cookies. I'll top some with cream cheese frosting and some with chocolate. yummy.
Happy Samhain to all my blessed friends out there.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the grind

fooey, it's back to work! what a great day off I had. didn't get my cookies made, maybe tonight. but it was a laid back, relaxing, just do what I want day. I bought myself a pressure cooker - wow - you say. a kitchen utensil for your birthday. well, I've been wanting one and it was a good excuse to finally spend the money on myself.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday!

It's my birthday, it's my birthday. 53 and loving it! well, I'd rather go back to 40 and start from there, but I'll take 53, it's a very fun age. I took the day off work to celebrate and do my favorite things. Today I would like to.....
play with my beads
bake cookies
try to sew a small quilted potholder (don't know how to quilt) it's a kit.
go to the library
go to lunch with my sister AND have dessert!
sit by the fire tonight with G
go for a walk and take some pics of the beautiful changing of the trees

That will be a good day. I'm very excitied about it.

As I start my 54th year, I've decided to learn how to quilt. I think quilt work is absolutely beautiful. I'd like to expand my beadwork into quilting projects. It would be a fun blend. I'm getting books from the library. I'd take an evening class on it, but I haven't found one yet.

I've also decided to buy that laptop. This PC isn't working well, it's over 6 yrs old - time for a replacement.

Friday, October 26, 2007


HOLEY MOLEY!!! I may have fixed my wireless connection on my PC! I'm connected obviously, but I don't know how long this will last. I may have just saved myself $1,500!!! wow, what will I do with all that extra money --- a cruise perhaps. I'll just keep my PC on all day and see if I can stay connected to the big 3W. Hello World!
Still connected - well actually - I've been disconnected twice but managed to 'repair' my connection. something very spooky is going on I actually have to keep the setup page for the router open. If I close it I get disconnected. Hey, whatever works I can live with it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

If it's not one thing - it's another

ooooo that Mercury Retrograde. got me again! My computer is down - I think my ethernet cable card has gone bad. I've tried everything else I could think of and I still can't get an internet connection from my PC. So while G is sleeping, I'm using his PC to do some blogging before work. I've decided to buy a laptop this time around. My PC is 6 yrs old and it's time for an upgrade. It's got a lot of outdated hardware on it - I'm still trying to talk myself into spending the money on new equipment when I probably can fix it with a new network card. I work hard.... I spend a lot of time in the winter playing on it.... ok I win. I'm going to start researching for a laptop. If anyone out there has recommendations on a good, worth the money, laptop, pllllleeease let me know. I know one thing for sure. I'm not buying anything computer related until after 11/1 when Mercury goes direct.

Now it's time for my favorite thing - blog hopping to visit my fav's.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm ALIVE! and I'm back. I've missed my blog friends. Even when I wasn't blogging I'd still sneak a quick minute when I could to swing by a blog or two to see how my fav's were doing. October here in Cleveland has been very pleasant and keeping me outdoors longer than I expected. I've been running almost 5x/week with my sis. We have a bet to lose 10 lbs in 10 weeks finishing up on Thanksgiving day. We're halfway there and I'm down 5 lbs. It's hard work! it's so easy to put 10 on, how can it be so hard to take 10 off !! The bet is $50 so everytime I feel the need for a sweet treat I have to decide if it's worth $50 or not. usually NOT. I'm going to win! then I'll spend my $50 on candy and cakes and bread! ha. not really. I like this feeling of fitness and vitality I'm feeling from eating better and exercising more. I must have a lot of endorphins floating around 'cause I'm feelin' good.

Here in Cleveland, I've got to say GOOOOO TRIBE !!! good luck tonight boys !!