Holidays seem to wear a hole in me. But that is no excuse for not posting since August!
Hmm, let's see. I guess Facebook kind of takes the place of blogging. And I do enjoy my Kindle, am having fun dressing it up in bright colors. 'Didn't care for the bleary gray color, too much like the skies here in the Pacific Northwest allll winter! I have a new skin, "Cosmic Flower" and have a new purple jacket coming for it. 'Love the selection of books and short stories that are available for the Kindle. The Bigamist is one of my favorites. And being able to adjust the font size to my liking is a big plus!
Tonight is the last night of 2011. Never did care for odd numbers. I am looking forward to '12, that sounds more to my liking. Passed over the deafie party in Vancouver, as in the past, I avoid having some dirty old man's tongue stuffed down my throat at midnight. In my younger days I hid in the bathroom until it was all over with, but I don't have that much ambition these days, why go to a party to hide in the bathroom? And my night time driving skills are not trustworthy. My depth perception is "off" at night, not to mention my balance to get from the party to my car!
This past week was the birthday of one of my older grand daughters, so 3 grand daughters and one Great and I got together for lunch and to catch up. Little Ellie is so cute and very tough, having 2 older brothers. We went to the Olive Garden, will never go back there again. When I have to pay for a meal, I want something that is cooked right!
My wee backyard is full of different species of birds and a large family of squirrels. The slough is filling up now that it is raining again, and the Great Blue Heron puts in an appearance regularly. 'Had the gardener thin out some "bramble" to make it more attractive back there. Good thing we have 2 Walmarts here, I have to buy alot of bird and squirrel food!
I cooked a pork roast today, a small "loin", which was always my kids' favorite meal growing up. 'Brings back memories, only this time there is some left for me! 'Being alone, I threw in some applesauce and jellied cranberries to make it a meal. Can't forget the pickled asparagus that one of my sons keeps me supplied with. And Leah one of my grand daughers bought me a sack of Cuties!
I am down to two felines, the bottle-fed sisters, or did I mention that before? They are lovely cats and very well behaved except when they go into "play" mode, all the throw rugs go flying across the room! They sleep in my bed, one, Peach sleeps smack dab against my thigh, and Ali kind of moves around, it is almost like they are guarding me! I finally found the flavor of Fancy Feast they like, it is either chicken or turkey with giblets or liver. (Gag!)
All the other old ladies here mostly have dogs, and my backyard faces the walking path, so I do not need a dog, I share the neighbors' dogs. The weather here is too nasty to go out dog-walking, ugh, I would rather retain my hairdo!
Twenty more months and I will be 80 years old! The grandkids are all grown up, the youngest is a sophomore in high school. So far, 6 Greats, one lives in Phoenix so I have never seen him in person, but they keep me supplied with pictures.
So that sums up the latest since August. Happy New Year to my loyal friends out there, I do follow your blogs!
Until next time.
Until next time.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It's been awhile. Moving has it's drawbacks (to put it mildly), but right now, as of this moment, my computers, VP, AND the Blackberry are purring along as they should. I have NO patience with anything that is not perfect! (Wink, wink). 'Enjoyed La Ronda's video post on the new Sorenson's VP. I am sooo happy that SHE is satisfied with it, well, almost satisfied! Like La Ronda mentioned, the old peepers do not do their job as good as they used to, and most everything must be high contrast or it does not work for us "middle aged" peeps. Recently I had my VP hooked up once again via a Sorenson rep (after somewhat of a wait) and it feels good to have it sitting there, ready and willing! However I have never understood why *only* Sorenson people can work on these devices! I have been reduced to tears in the past due to the malfunction of my VP and the lack of personal to work on it. To make matters a little more interesting, almost all of my computer geeks who I hire to work on my computers are eager to learn about the Sorenson VP and are ready, willing and able to learn maintenance! Sorenson has alot of competition these days so I hope that they are studying on HOW to make their devices more user friendly! We deafies can even chat via video on FB now if we so desire and the picture quality is somewhat better than the Sorenson 200! Thanks for listening, folks, see you soon!
Monday, June 6, 2011
I live in Longview, Wa. and the Theatre Pub is in the next town, right across the bridge from Longview, "Kelso, Wa." They have a FB page and are on FB regularly, just go to FB and type in Kelso Theatre Pub and you will be right there with all of the information. The owner is trying for every Monday and Tuesday evening at 6:30. High end films. They also have a restaurant adjoining, but you can eat while watching the movie, all seats have tables in front of them. There is great parking right across the street from the Theatre Pub. Kelso is right off of I-5 a simple jaunt from Portland! Yes, of course we can all wait for the copy to come out to watch at home, but there is more of a social aspect to going to Open Captions, people often like to get together AFTER the movie to chit chat -- you know how it goes! Hope you get there! The pavement is dry now! ~~~~~~~~~~ Next time ~~~~~~~~~~~~