Evidently I've overdone it a bit with my leg this week, so I'm paying today. Didn't make it to church since I could barely make it to the bathroom sink this morning. I've rested and written a bit, worked with new software and made some school plans...all things I can do whether I'm mobile or not.
Okay, call me crazy. While all of you are blogging about your favorite reality TV shows and House and Office and Grey's, I'm waiting with baited breath for tomorrow's debut of the Fox Business Network. I know, I'm hopeless. Helpless. It's not just my age, I don't think, and it's certainly not my interest in all our personal wealth LOL...I am just fascinated by Wall Street, by the economy, by the Fed, and okay, by Dagen McDowell and Stuart Varney. I will try and resist the urge to give you weekly updates.
One update I will give you: I am smitten with my new home office system. It has helped me work better, faster, smarter, cleaner, and enjoy it a lot more. I'm talkin' everything from homeschooling to photo organization to correspondence to bills to work assignments. My kids love how they can come in and sit across the desk from me with their work and have plenty room to spread it out (and I'm getting better at reading upside down). The old computer chair I'm using isn't very comfortable or good for my leg, so that's one of the next things I'll be replacing, along with a nice high chair for John's new elevated project table/desk.
I've noticed the kiddos, both first and second generation, sneaking into my bathroom to see how fast the bathtub is filling up. (See last week's Snippets.)
I'm still toying with my trial period of the bulk cooking software. I made up a sample cooking day from several of the recipes I used in August, and when I printed out the ingredient list that you take to the store, it said I needed a total of 288 teaspoons of mozzarella cheese. Huh? Maybe this software is still in Beta? I have two more weeks to decide if it's worth buying. My initial read is yes, if I can work out enough of the kinks that I won't be driven to insanity by measuring frozen shredded hashbrowns in tablespoons...
I've been encouraging the Papa to nurse our ancient van and Suburban along with monthly nickel-and-dime repair bills (okay, $400) and to wait to buy anything new until next summer before our road-trip vacation. I've never been one to be chomping at the bit for a new vehicle as long as we have ones that will get us where we need to go, and especially when we don't have any car payments. Yeah, well this morning I saw this, and all of a sudden I am very impatient to go looking. No, I don't THINK I would ever succumb to buying a Ford, but they sure are out front on this as far as I can tell.
And what is this nonsense about it being developed for Generation Y, which includes all of my B team kids but none of the A team? Hey, I'm about Generation K.2, I think, but I don't think any of my teens would be any more excited about Sync than I would!
Am I the only one who's thankful to shop with my fingers instead of my feet? Every few months I find a new reason (parking problems, sore feet, extra taxes, high gas costs, crowds, rude clerks) to stay out of stores and malls, and better ones (my sweet UPS man who swears I keep him employed, easy comparisons, shopping carts that stay full until I decide to hit "purchase", Amazon Prime) to shop from my laptop. So when I saw this story about increasing attempts of stores to
Snip, snip, that's all for today. Have a great week!