Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Week

I had hoped to get some card pictures up however my husband bought me a new computer and everything and I mean everything is different on the Windows 7 and Microsoft Office.   To start with it took five days just to get a good internet connection. First I was told I needed a new router, the old one was a G (whatever that means) and that I would now need a N since there was no new drivers to use the G with the new Windows.   So off to the closest office store to buy the N router and adapter for the desktop computer, hooked everything up and I could barely get an internet connection, we are talking as slow as dial up, twiddle your thumbs and hope the page will eventually load up.    But the older computer did a pretty fast internet connection and I was told the N router would do as good or better.   Who were they kidding?   After many hours with tech support I finally called the store where I bought the router and finally got a hold of someone who knew something, and it saved me money too.      Turns out I did not need a new router but only a new adapter which would work with the G router, and sure enough I now have a pretty fast internet speed considering I getting internet from a tower several miles away and then wireless once the cable comes into the router.

It has taken another day plus to get Outlook up and running, several tries to figure out where to put the old Outlook files so they are now in the new Outlook.      But for the most part I am now running along smoothly in the new Windows but I do miss the simplicity that XP had.     I guess Microsoft thought they were making it easier, but who did they ask - computer geeks to begin with?     Not sure I like the new Word or Outlook, though there are some cool features and perhaps once I know it better and can find my way around it I will come to like it better than the older version.    I still have a few programs to get loaded in one is Corel Paint Shop and Photo Album, hoping all that will go smoothly.

I am hoping now to get the new pictures up this week, since Thanksgiving for us this year will be a quiet affair
of just me and my husband.

May God Ceator of Heaven and Earth bring Blessings to each of  you.


Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm Back

I am so sorry that my blog was put on the side lines these past months. It was an extremely busy summer and early fall. We worked on landscaping nearly every day till dark and still have more to do next year. Our summers are so short here in the northern Idaho. When we lived in central California Sierra Nevada Mountains at 4000 feet above sea level the summers were much longer and the fall was warm and dry with many months to work and play outside in the sunshine. It was rather dry there in the fall months for living in a forest full or trees I worried about forest fires each fall. No need for that here as it pretty much stays green most of the summer months with rains off and on. I do love the green thought out the summer months this area has to offer.

I will be posting a big variety of cards and other items I have made over the past few months within the next few days so check back to see what I have been doing. The studio is pretty much unpacked, organized and finished. Still a few things to put away yet which are sitting on the floor here and there but it is all getting done even if it is slower than I had hoped for. I am not sure if one can ever get papers organized anymore they seem to multiply overnight, but even I have gotten those into categorized piles which now need to go into folders and filed away in hopes of being able to find certain ones later on.

Next week is Thanksgiving which is one of my favorite Holidays. Thanksgiving is not as busy or hectic as Christmas, and I think it lends itself more to family gatherings especially for the host. There is more time to chat and just be with each other, sitting comfortably about the table sometimes for hours after the meal. This year it will be even quieter for us, as our Idaho children are in California and the California children aren’t coming northward. My parents are four hours south of us and we have been tossing around the idea or traveling down there depending on the weather. It snowed some this morning and next week it is supposed to be in the teens with more snow on the way. This has always been a problem with Holidays when one lives in the north as traveling is not as safe or easy in the winter months. I grew up in north eastern Oregon and there were many times we could not travel to my grandparents’ house in Vancouver Washington. Thankfully the cars of today have better winter traveling capabilities.

Thankfulness is a feeling of gratitude, to be glad for or about something. I am thankful for the family and friends that give my life color and character. I am blessed to be married to wonderful man for 40 years now. And I am grateful to God who not only created me but gave His life for me, covering my sins with His blood pardon.

May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with blessings.

Don’t forget to check back to see some of the cards I have worked on lately.

Thanks for checking in and saying hello.