Friday, January 29, 2010


After much research, planning and pure dumb luck, I found a fantastic laptop! HP Pavilion Entertainment PC - 4 gig memory, 500 gig hard drive, 2.16 ghz processor - all for a lovely $598 on sale from $748 at Walmart, of all places. I was planning on a 320 gig hard drive, same memory and about the same processor speed for $698 - but they were all out. Go figure. So now I've got new internet access through Comcast and with what I saved, I bought a nice Cisco wireless router and I'm good to go!! Like I said... "Ahhhh..." Now, after configuring, tweaking, installing, chatting, emailing and playing movies, I'm going to get some much needed sleep... later, y'all!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I can hardly believe how time flies when you are growing, having fun, making choices (good and bad) and learning from them. I "am" 50 today. Don't feel it. Most say I don't look it (even tho I quit coloring my hair - I might be able to get away with looking 40... ha ha ha).

I'm not focusing on the disappointments of the day. My dear daughter-in-law said, "Don't let any little worms interfere with your day..." What a wise woman.

So - after taking care of chores around the house, I'll be out the rest of the day exploring McMinnville, OR and have a lovely dinner and perhaps a movie... whatever strikes my fancy!