Friday, October 29, 2010


I hate Microsoft Vista.  Really, I do.
I just uploaded a new batch of photos; only to find that I could not find ANY of my other photos on my laptop.  What's worse, is that I was in the process of installing Carbonite, I had let the expiration period lapse.  I'm writing this as I install Carbonite after I purchased it, but now I'm thinking I'll have to do a system restore.
This all happened after my last Vista update.
Thankfully, if I can't get it to work, my computer guy is coming next week.  He's going to give me a good slap.(he's an old school friend)

The hubs had to go for a biopsy this past week, his prostate lit up on the last PET scan.  He got a fast appointment with the head of Urology, who believes since nothing has shown up previously, and Sam's last PET was in June, this is probably not Cancer.  We're keeping our fingers crossed.

In between all of this, and other things, I flew to Vegas to see my sister married.  She was a gorgeous bride!  I hate to say this, but I'm jealous.  Of how petite and beautiful she is.  What's worse, is that I always get a great deal of swelling when I fly.  My face, stomach, legs.  Makes me look 50 lbs fatter then I am.  And I was just at the Dr. last week, and had lost a few more pounds.  I hate photos of myself!  So, here I am, next to my petite sisters, my Tria-athlete brother, and I look like a whale.  What's confusing is that I have not gained, I've lost more since I took a photo of myself after losing so many inches a couple of months ago.  Makes me look like a liar to my family when I say how much weight I've lost.

Aside from the Vista problems, I've been having network & online problems.  I've mostly been using my iPhone for all my online activities.  This is the first day in ages I've attempted to be online.  I have articles to write, a business to set up online, and it's been very frustrating.  Hopefully, this post will publish.  If I haven't commented on any blogs lately, that is why. Plus we are working on the house.

I look forward to catching up on everyone's blog! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bleh, Thursday,

Life is nuts this week.  Hence my procrastination at doing my giveaway.  It involves a recipe using one of the yummy seasonings from Wildtree.  Unfortunately, my kitchen is um, being cleaned out in preparation for some renovation. My counters should be cleared to cook soon.  I've managed to strongarm  charm my hubby into helping me clear a lot of clutter out of the house.  I really think he's just getting fed up with all the creative language I use when I trip over things.

Does anyone know how to remove old stickers from mirrors?  We have a gorgeous antique armoire in our bedroom, that was in one of my daughters bedrooms, however, as kids often do, she put a sticker on the mirror, and I'm having a heck of a time removing it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Well, the Cancer roller coaster is once again doing flip flops in our stomachs.  Hubby lit up on his last PET scan, and as per the course, he needs to see another specialist.  I won't go into too much detail yet, but I can say that his lungs are clear.  That's a biggie.  After tommorrow, we'll know some more about well, some more...LOL.  Thank You dear friends, for all your well wishes and prayers!

I'm having trouble with adding widgets & HTML to my blog right now.  Thinking of switching to WordPress, but I'm kinda comfortable here at Blogger, and I think I just need to put more time into the more techy stuff.
Going to the mountains next weekend; it's peak season for color!! I get my best photos during the fall, last year I missed it. 

A wonderful old school friend has been working on my computers & network.  He worked a miracle on my old desktop, I have things I didn't back up.  In mentioning that, it was recommended to me by several people that I download Carbonite, an online backup service.  You can download the trial, and the subscription is actually quite reasonable. 

If your on Facebook, check to see if your favorite retailor is there.  They offer special promotions for their FB fans, ex: The Gap was offering up to 30% off, Vera Bradley has some amazing deals and also publishes their latest coupons. 

Lastly, if you've never heard of Reece's Rainbow, they are a non profit organization that helps facilitate international adoptions of special needs children overseas.  Especially Down Syndrome children.  Please visit them, and read their mission statement, and the stories of the beautiful babies there.  I know we have many children in this country who need families, but the situation is very dire for these children in many parts of the world, especially Eastern Europe.  Children with special needs are often put into orphanages, they are not valued as human beings.  After the age of 4, they are then institutionalized, where the quality of their lives is even worse, and many of them die from neglect.  Please take a moment, and visit RR.