Saturday, March 28, 2015
Been a lot of clouds roaming the plains since last we spoke.
We've had drizzly rain off and on.
I love me some clouds against a blue sky, though.
Been on the nippy side...
...but it's supposed to warm back up to the 40s and 50s this coming week.
...today is my birthday.
I'm 64...but for some reason I thought I was already 64 this past winter--LOL! I never was very good at math.
Last night I heard Miss Karma crying loudly. She had gone headfirst up into that little space in the TV cabinet...and couldn't figure out how to back out...and couldn't quite turn around.
Just as I was going to go over and pull her out, she managed to contort herself enough to turn herself about, quit crying, and settled right down for a rest.
I picked out the next writing journal. This very old blue suede one, that I seem to recall I picked up for cheap at an Office Depot when I lived in Moorhead maybe 14 years ago, turned out to be the best one with fountain pens so it won--LOL!
I do have to whine a little. Been very annoying things happening one right after the other. First, I can't get on to the Cashwise website again to make up my grocery list for Caroline. For the third month my password (now passwords) doesn't work. I even give up and ask for a new one and then the new one doesn't work. Over the past three months I have accumulated 5 or 6 new passwords. None of them, or my old ones, work. But finally one of the times I went out of the site and came back in I was suddenly logged in (how safe is that!)...at least for the past two months. Not this month...so far. So I will probably have to call them.
Then I got an email from my bank telling me that someone had tried three times to log into my account so they cancelled my password--and if it wasn't me (wasn't) they recommended that I change not only my password but also my user name. I went in to my bank my usual way (not from the email to be safe in case it was a scam) and my password does not indeed work. But neither does my pin number from over a decade ago...so I can't prove it is me. So I will have to call the bank and have them mail me a new pin number.
Annoying stuff, right?
Meanwhile, I am sewing away...and do you see that plastic pedal hanging down from the machine to the left of the needle? I was turning the fabric and I bumped it somehow. Don't ask me how. I talk with my hands flying about and I guess maybe I sew that way, too.
Anyways, I bumped that lever and The Diva went wild! Did her jiggling, screeching error routine. The trouble is--her little pea brain thinks there is a thread jam. There. never. was. She does not believe me and will not change her mind come hell or high water. I have turned her off and on many times, unplugged and plugged, and re-threaded her three times. I have tried cajoling, sweet talking, and patience...that disintegrated over two days into yelling at her and trying to physically move the needle (you know how she doesn't like manual adjustments).
She will not move.
She will not sew.
Just angrily tells me the thread is jammed.
Miss Brother is useless.
I bought her through Amazon.
She's been nothing but a pain in the a$$ since she arrived.
I will have to contact Amazon.
And probably Brother.
I was still too aggravated to deal with all those things yesterday...and today is my birthday...so forget it. Nothing is going to change in a couple days. Tomorrow is another day (said Scarlett).
Meanwhile...people have been so wonderful for my birthday! I have gotten cards in the mail, ecards, Amazon gift cards, and even had sweets delivered in these cute little boxes!
Karma loves cookies, too. We haven't had any sweets around here for so long that she was really pushy and demanding about getting her little pieces of sugar cookie--LOL!
And McFamily is coming over this afternoon...and bringing lunch! I haven't seen Ian (in the flesh and not a video chat) for a long time. Got some pics from Leah, though.
When we had our faux-summer weekend a couple weeks ago Ian was sitting out on some brown grass in the 70 degree weather!
He's getting so big! Here he is helping Mama with laundry.
He loves feeding himself finger foods now.
Crackers and Cheerios and veggies.
He loves standing next to his cool musical table or any furniture he can pull himself up next to.
He can even bend and pick up a toy while holding onto something with one hand...and very slowly "walk" his way along furniture or around his cool activity table. I think this little guy just might be walking early. He's nine months old already. Where did the time go?!
Well, I had best get some clothes on before they arrive...and pick up Karma's toys so they don't end up in Ian's mouth--LOL! What a wonderful birthday! I am so glad to be alive to see all this and to know all of you!!
Have a great day!! :):)
"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"