Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Weekend

I hope everyone has had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Three days is always better than two!!  Of course I had to work on Sat. so that whittled it down a little, then we did the cemetery rounds after I got home. Must have been around seven when we got back. By then I certainly didn't feel like cooking so we just stopped at the gas station & picked up some sandwiches and chips. Not the healthiest, but it hit the spot.

Yesterday we went to a 60th anniversary open house. Such a crowd!!  The Methodists really needed to build a bigger fellowship hall than they did.  Too noisy and too warm, but there was a lot of family there that we don't get to see very often. The only trouble was that by the time we got there, went through the line and ate our ice cream and cake a lot of them had left so we didn't get to talk to them.

Our day today was quiet. I finished putting the borders on a quilt so it was a productive one. I could have done with a little less just makes me wilt, but I powered through. Had several thoughts about putting the air conditioners in. LOL

Thank you to all our service men & women, past & present, for making our way of life possible.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

So.....It's Sunday Again

....and it started out so promising....clear and sunny. Warmer than the mornings have been recently. Now it's clouded over and the wind keeps blowing harder all the time. It will be a good day to sew and I intend to get the center of this top put together.

I like to lay tops out on the floor and then take a picture. I seem to catch mistakes better that way. And sure enough, I caught of the narrow rows at the end was turned wrong. It got corrected before I took this picture.

In other news, this is the pretty bracelet I won in a giveaway on the Surviving and Thriving blog. Thanks again Donna.

My other big news is that I'm writing this post on my new Asus Windows 8 laptop.....well, maybe not so new, I've had it for a little over two weeks now.

I like it fine now, but it came with the standard Windows 8, so the first thing I did was download and install all the available updates. Then installed Windows 8.1 from the Microsoft Store. That took FOREVER and was a pain, but once it was all finished it sure made Windows 8 easier to deal with, plus you can start out with the old desktop opening screen. Something familiar is always good though I do find the tiles on the new type of start screen to be handy now that I have my programs installed and the extra tiles banished. The Windows 8.1 Spring Update has been installed so I should be good to go now. I loved my old Dell but it's nice to have a laptop that I'm not constantly adjusting the tilt of the screen on because it gets all pixelated in red, blue or green. Sometimes all three. The screens on the Dell Inspiron seems to be their weak spot.

Just to finish up here's pictures of my twin grandbabies. They were getting ready to go to graduation last Sunday. They're eight months old now, both have teeth and developing distinctive personalities.

Before we know it they will be climbing on the school bus and heading off to kindergarten. I want them to stay little longer!!!

Hey, the sun's coming back out....the day is always better when the sun shines!!!