February 28, 2011

Soon to arrive... I hope

It took years but the husband and I finally found a painting that we both like.

What is even cooler is that his parents bought it for us for Christmas. I can't wait to see it hanging on the wall behind the sofa.

Well...that is if it ever arrives.

February 15, 2011

Spumoni {ripple}

At work my desk is situated directly under the A/C vent. At times (read everyday) it can get quite cold. Especially since it is usually set to 55 degrees. To try and keep warm I usually wear a sweater (even in summer) and more recently a fleece blanket to try to keep warm. If that doesn't work I then go and adjust the thermostat. This past Friday I walked over to the thermostat to find that it had been drilled closed with no option available to adjust the temperature.

Since my bones are not getting any younger I decided I would whip myself up a small lap-sized ripple blanket.

I had future plans to make this blanket but had not yet planned exactly what I was going to use (yarn-wise & color-wise) on it. But I wanted to finish the blanket as quickly as I could, so I went to the craft store to buy whatever inexpensive yarn I happened to come across. I wanted something that I would not mind leaving on the back of my work chair overnight. I debated way too long over colors and in the end just threw a few into the basket. Ummm... I am not too sure about my choices. Even the husband thinks the colors are weird. I think it kind of looks like Spumoni (which I think is yummy) so I decided to keep it. At least I probably won't have to worry about anyone taking off with it. Well that is if I actually finish it. My track record when it comes to finished projects is pretty bad.

Spumoni {ripple}

February 10, 2011

slowly but surely

Slowly but surely I am uploading all my photos from last year's (as in 2010) daily photo project. Only 179 photos left to go....

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February 2, 2011

Is it really only Wednesday?

January 29, 2010: Reflections of study

Monday night against my better judgment I installed a Windows update. Everything seemed fine which totally surprised me. You see I have had problems before with installing Windows updates and have vowed to never install them again. But I noticed that the last update I installed was back in 2009. So I thought "Why not"?

Big. Mistake.

I woke up sick on Tuesday so I turned on the computer to let my boss know that I would not be in to work. I was greeted by a screen that was a lovely shade of blue. Not! Start-up repair failed, System restore points could not be found, and neither could the last good configuration. I realized that I would probably need to reinstall Windows. I had my files backed up, well most of them. The most recent files were not on the backup. I walked away from the computer to try to come to grips with having to lose my most recent photos, music etc. Plus I just didn't feel like dealing with it at the time.

I am glad I didn't just reinstall right away. I was able to start the computer in Safe Mode and backup my most current files. I was also able to uninstall the Windows updates. Go me!

I restarted the computer and it booted right up. Yay! Except now I get random errors that are probably from missing files etc. Looks like I will probably need to reinstall Windows after all.

So how has your week been?

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