Sunday, September 26, 2010

Problem Solved...I hope.

I think I have finally solved my computer problem.  I can’t believe it took me this long.  I write my blogs on a word document and then paste it.  My poor computer gets tired having to do two things at once, so this way I hopefully will be able to post AND visit blogs before it gives up exhausted.  Hopefully I can even fit a comment or two in. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What is it with Twilight???

I just finished reading The Scarlet Letter and the entire time I was amazed by the characterization.  It was so refreshing to read a book that had more substance and depth than I what I usually read (middle-grade fantasy).  I savored that book.  Every paragraph was beautiful.  But now it is over.  Now I can give in to the ridiculous urges I have been having lately.  For some reason I feel the need to reread Twilight.  “Oh, look.  It is cloudy out.  I should read Twilight.”  “Man, that guy looks greasy, I should read Twilight.”  "That girl has brown hair, I should read Twilight."  Ugh.  I don’t even like the story that much.  What is wrong with me? 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Joshua Tree In All Its Glory

Over Labor Day weekend my husband and I went to Joshua Tree National Park. We both enjoy the outdoors and love to hike  There is a 3.7 mile trail (one way) that my husband wanted to try.  Sure.  Right.  It was 113 degrees out.  We had already run 4 miles early that morning and I was on my period so I didn't want to go that far, but I really don't like being a wimp. 
We got to the beginning of the hike and I started getting the water together.  What did my husband say?  "We don't need that.  I am not going to carry it."  Good thing I didn't listen to him.  What I actually said was, "OK.  I will carry it but I won't share."  Five minutes into the hike he offered to carry the water.  What he wanted was a drink.  It was REALLY hot. 
We got about two miles in and I was exhausted.  Did I mention I was on my period?  That we had already run four miles?  I was plugging along getting hot and cranky when I saw a deer bound across the path.  My husband said it was a goose.  What? A goose?  It was NOT a goose.  That was the final straw and I refused to go any further.  
On the way back I stopped under the shade of a bush to relax for a minute.  Did I see all the stickers on the ground?  Of course I did but I sat down anyway.  Those stickers don't come out and they don't brush off.  My husband spent the night pulling all the little thorns out of my bum with a pair of tweezers.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I'm Back and Better Than Ever

It has been quite a summer.  I have been out of the blogging habit since moving and am using a different computer.  My husband has claimed the better one for school (like that is important or something) so I am stuck with the one that keeps freezing.  But KarenG's blog about creative cooking inspired me to return to my blog.  I am neither a creative cook (I always follow the recipe) nor a creative writer.  But school is back in session and my computer looks out the window at a flowering magnolia tree and with Diet Coke in hand I return to the computer. 

Well, looks like I have nothing to say so I will see you on your blogs!!  Happy Autumn Everyone!