Monday, December 16, 2013

What in the world was I thinking?

All I wanted to do was put an small Ikea shelf unit together to go with the large one I already have.
I remember telling Candy S. when I worked at her quilt shop we could NOT move one group of fabrics because it ALWAYS turned into moving the whole store around. I should have remembered it a bit sooner. Now all I can do is sit in the middle of this mess and whimper.

Maybe I can convince the man to bolt them to the wall tomorrow and then I can toss the fabrics into the holes and shut the door until after Christmas.

Remember when it looked like this? So neat and organized. I miss it so much.

Christmas Past

     This time of year I start thinking of stories my parents told me of their Christmases as poor sharecropper's children. How the meal was the gift or Papa walked to town and bought each one a candy cane and some nuts and an orange for their stocking. As a child I always got an orange in my stocking. I never understood until I was older. That was my Mom's cherished memory of Christmas. They didn't get oranges through the year, just at Christmas, so it was very special. Can you imagine just how good that orange must have tasted?  How they savored the smell as they peeled it.
They didn't get candy but a few times during the year and had to share between all the children. At Christmas each child got their own. Did they bite it? Take small licks to make it last longer?

Thinking about this makes me a bit more in the spirit so I'm off to put in a Christmas CD and mix up some of My Favorite Cookies, a favorite from my childhood.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Merry Christmas to me!

Yesterday morning Ray asked if we had to wait until Christmas morning to open our gifts. My answer was no, we are grown up. I thought he was asking because he and Joseph were going to a gun shops looking for their own "box of fun". I just assumed they would come home with something they didn't want to wait to play with.
The truth is, Ray had ordered me a gift! Cool huh?
I walked into my sewing room and saw a really pretty black box with the word DELL on it. Pretty exciting stuff!
I opened a beautiful XPS-18. If you don't know what that is, well it is a cross between a desktop, laptop and a tablet. It has a HUGE hard drive and speeds like a desktop, it is portable like a laptop and has a touch screen like a tablet.

Needless to say I was very surprised and super happy! My poor laptop has been limping for a while.
Of course with every squeal of happiness there have been groans of frustration. Learning a new computer and new Windows is hard on this cobwebby brain. Maybe by Christmas morning I will be able to play with fewer groans. 😊

I called EQ and since we have moved twice since I upgraded to EQ7 and I have not been able to locate the disk I had to order a replacement CD. Oh well so much for being organized huh?
Hopefully by next weekend I can play with quilt designs I have floating in my brain.

Ok off to learn more Windows 8...
If you hear whining, its just me...or some of the participants in Bonnie Hunter' a mystery. 😊