Sunday, August 30, 2009

ANOTHER MOSAIC/Things That Make Me Happy

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I have had so much trouble making these mosaics, and Cindy at My Romantic Home (see her link in my sidebar) helped me finally figure it out since the way Big Huge Labs set it up just wasn't working.  So now I am on a roll and I am posting another mosaic today.


Saturday, August 29, 2009


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Thursday, August 27, 2009


I was finally able to get my pictures off my memory card by taking it to the drugstore and sticking it in one of those machines so now I can download them from the disk into my computer.  I can still use the camera, but it just won't download into my computer.  I am thinking that the USB cable is bad.

And now my printer at work doesn't run at all.  It won't turn on.  The computer guy was in and looked at it and said, "it's broken."  Duh.  I bought it in January of 2008.  So I am shopping for a new computer.  I want one that is inexpensive that prints, copies and scans.  I don't need a fax.  I will probably end up with another HP although this last one was certainly bad news.  I found one at Staples for only $99 which I think I will get.  Walmart had a similar one, too.

I just can't stand it when mechanical or electronic things don't work.  I am a very patient person with other people and with life in general, but when something doesn't work it just sends me over the edge.  I used to believe that if something didn't work, if you dropped it on the floor or desk, it would jar it into working again.  Maybe I should try that with my printer before I buy a new one!

I went to an auction on Sunday and brought home a few things, one of which is one vintage snowshoe.  I thought it would look cute hanging on a wall somewhere.  Also a little "gold encrusted" demitasse tea set and a Limoges china tray handpainted with violets -- twenty dollars for each.  I may try to sell the little tea set on ebay.

That is the news here -- hope you are all well and happy.


Friday, August 21, 2009


I know I haven't been here for awhile. I thought I might end this blog, but now I have decided to hang on for awhile longer and see how I feel about it. I don't usually like to ramble on and on about little, mundane things in my life because (1) they are pretty boring and (2) I don't usually want to share personal things with everybody out there. I like the blogs that have a particular niche, like books or cooking or decorating, but I don't usually have enough to say in these areas, so I am left just with my opinions or problems and sometimes joys and that is where I get into the problem I have with rambling on and on and on......see what I mean?

Ok, this is the latest: my camera no longer will let me download my pictures. I went to my Aunt Grace's funeral last week and took pictures of family members I haven't seen for a long time. Now they are stuck in my camera unless I want to remove the card and take it somewhere.

Last night there was a serious fire in my real estate company's annex office (two doors down from my office). It was a total loss and today the agents in that office are relocating into our building. They have lost computers, files, everything. The smell of soot and smoke was everywhere. It was awful, but at least no one was hurt. I was asked to move my desk location from where I have been to a smaller desk in order to accomodate another agent. At first this made sense because I am not in the office a lot and although I am technically a full time agent, I really only work part time at it. But the more I thought about it, the more irritated I was because this is supposed to be a temporary move (but could be pretty long term) and why should I give my spot to someone when they could just as easily move to the smaller desk. Of course, that agent is in the office full time and is a bigger producer than I am. It all comes down to money and politics. Well, it is just one of those things over which I have zero control and I hate that.

So this is my long overdue post and as I said at the beginning, I have rambled on and on and on and complained about personal stuff which I don't like to do. But, we're all friends, right?