Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My limits

So yesterday I proclaimed myself a techy, but today I proclaim my limits to my techiness. Last year I had a brilliant idea to put my calendar online. I can't afford to have one of those fancy PDA's that keeps your calendar online and in your pocket for you, but Google has a wonderful calendar feature that I can use on my laptop. So I transferred everything over to Google and planned out our lives...including Joe's which meant he needed to sign up and keep his calendar on there so we could see each other's. This seemed very important to me...not so much to Joe. But it worked great for the first couple of week's. Then as the year progressed I developed a longing for my notebook calendar. I wanted to want to keep my calendar online, but the planner in me wasn't liking it. So before my surgery I went shopping and bought my calendar for this year. It is a nice paper version and I'm feeling so much more peace now. I guess deep down I'm still "old school". I can pretty much guarantee I'm not going to join the Kindle band wagon either. I like paper and books to hold in my hand while I'm reading (unless it's a blog, of course!). Alright, time to update my paper calendar with Joe's meetings.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Monday!

Wow, it is really cold. We are out of firewood because we like the ambiance of having a fire at Christmas. In retrospect we probably should have saved it until it was brutally cold like it is now. Joe has a source for some more wood. Now to just convince him to go out and load it in the cold.

I've discovered a few things about myself while I've been on surgery rest. First, I get bored easily and can become a grumpy patient. I also found that I really enjoy watching movies (let's see, I think I've watched five in the last couple days...maybe more. My DVR is cleared off now) and have somehow become a "techy" over the last few years. One could argue that I've always been somewhat of a techy since I was a systems major in college. However I think some of my techiness is rubbing off on my husband. We spent the weekend setting up our wireless internet. We've had it in the house before but haven't for the last year or so. Joe got a new hard drive for my old laptop so the kids now have a computer they can use. So yesterday was filled with updating that old computer. And we got the girls mp3 players for their birthdays (shhh, don't tell them! they don't read my blog yet!) so I also loaded some music onto them yesterday so they would be ready to go on their birthdays. Sounds entertaining doesn't it?

The last thing I've discovered about rest after surgery is that if you can help it you shouldn't get any type of cold. Sneezing, coughing and blowing your nose with stiches in your stomach is a killer!

My kids come home today! Yeah! Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Thanks for the great picture Alissa!