Anyone out there??
Can you hear me now??
Well, yikes, what a week!! Sorry about that folks, it’s been crazy around here! I shall now try to tie up the loose ends that I left hanging.For starters (and enders) let’s get this Alphabet Soup made and ready to serve or freeze ok?
T is for Technical Difficulties. Well, apparently the hard drives in these computers are not intended to last more than 8 years. So it was off to the computer store for us. While this was NOT a planned expense, it is nice to have a faster CPU and a nice new monitor and printer. However, I am back (sorta….I’ll get to that on “V”) and I am very grateful that we were able to replace the dinosaur.
U is for Unfinished…like the answers you are eagerly awaiting with bated breath (RIGHT?!) Aaaahhhhh…… let’s see here. I had y’all guessing as to what Sonshine calls certain Christmas carols. The answers are:Wunnerful Time is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Want for Christmas is “All I want for Christmas is You” The Hiccup song is “The Man With All the Toys” (it’s by the Beach Boys and if you don’t know why he calls it that then go listen to the song again!Please Happy Dog is “Feliz Navidad”And as an added bonus for having to wait so long I'll tell you that he calls Handel's Hallelujah Chorus "the yawning song" because he thought they were saying "yawning, yawning..." (this has been remedied but the nickname stuck)
V is for Vista (I hate it…let me tell you why…) As I mentioned, our CPU was about 8 years old, the monitor was older and the printer about 3 or 4 years old. GUESS WHAT??!! They all had to be replaced because all the computers out there for sale now have Vista. This tripled our expected price tag folks. In addition NONE of our programs were compatible with Vista. I had Norton Antivirus 2006...still had the box, book, disk everything but GUESS WHAT?? Not compatable. I was plenty happy with the Microsoft Office we had, but GUESS WHAT??!! $150 for the latest version which is Vista compatable...then they wanted to charge another $49.95 to INSTALL it!!!! HOLY CROW! All you have to do is click on continue about 8 times..then click on Finish...no thanks. I think I can install software, sheeesh. And so why am I only "sorta" online????? Because (you guessed it) the Yahoo! software disk I keep safe for just such an occasion as this isn't compatable with Vista. So I am STILL waiting for AT&T to get a new disk to me. This means that I have no email access at this time. Hopefully the silly-hineyed disk will arrive in tomorrow's mail and I will be able to see how many of you wrote to me in my absence. uugggghhh, I'm mad enough to type all night....let's move on shall we??
W is for Winter?? (all 2 days of it so far) What happened to Winter? Good Grief! We had a hard freeze and I thought well, here's the cold. It was in the 30's for 2 days. Today the high was lower 60's so I'm guessing Winter is over and we've moved on to Spring.... X is for Xenoch or Xenox or something... When I was in 6th grade we studied Australia. Our big project was to do A-Z of Australia. I also happened to go to church with a man who had immigrated from Australia at that time. So Mom suggested I interview him for the class. I came up with some rather silly questions and he graciously answered them all. Well, I was stumped on "X"..as most people are and I just hate when people us things like "X marks the spot" or "X-ray" or "eXcitement" to me it's just cheating. So, I asked my interviewee if he knew of a word from Australia that started with an X. He did! yipee! I can't remember how to spell it now, but he described it as being similar to a boullion cube. X is a nice letter you know, and it begins more words than Xylophone so we really should treat it with more respect.Y is for “YUK song” There is one song on this CD that my mom made that is not at all Christmassy. It isn't listed on the case she made so I don't know where it came from. It's mostly 80s synth intrumental stuff. There is someone singing in the background but I can't make out what they're saying. Every time this song comes on I say "YUK!" and skip it. Well, now Sonshine is REQUESTING "The Yuk song!" (go figure!) Today I recopied that CD along with a few other favorites and (low and behold) I managed to leave out the Yuk song. aaawwwwww.Z is for Zip-a-dee-do-dah I think I've mentioned before that I break out in song when I'm under stress. This is my favorite song to bust forth at those times. Don't know why it just does. Well, you can imagine that I've been singing quite regularly during this week :-) I am going to slowly catch up with all of you. But please note. I lost all my bookmarks. So, if you would like me to come by your site again you need to leave me a comment, otherwise you may be lost forever.