Thursday, January 28, 2010


I threw the throw (sounds funny) in the dryer to get the cat hair off of it and in the meantime Karma had parked herself on the chair. So I draped the warm throw over the chair and she slept under there for three hours! Like her private cat tent, I guess.
Leah and I got a gift package yesterday from Patricia!! :):)
Pat was my closest friend in high school--senior year--first boyfriends. :) She had a lava lamp and her own princess phone! We both had falls (hair). I wrote somber poetry and a lot of class notes. We had a group who ate lunch together that had been together since the failed 7-1 & 8-1 classes in 7th and 8th grade (what a horrible idea!). We have basically kept in touch with Christmas letters all these years, but she is recently retired...and we are in the new age of cell phones--tada! So I hope we can stay in touch more now. It was so nice to hear her voice and her laugh again! :)
Anyways, before we connected on the phone--she occasionally checks email at the library and she offered to send us this gift package.
Magnetic words--the kind people use to ply with on their frigs. We can use them to glue on cards or something.
Stickers and fancy, fluffy yarns.
These are exactly the kind of yarns I use to sew together my handmade paper bookcards! Awesome!
Oopps! The pictures of the yarn came up sideways? Oh well. You can still see the pretty colors. Thanks so much, Pat--if you are reading this! We love them all!
Let's see...yesterday I spent most of the day on the McLap--without a mouse!! I wanted to try it for a while without a mouse to see if I could get used to the touch pad--and I never ended up going over to get the mouse! And I never once felt like pulling my hair out or throwing it over the balcony!! I am so surprised! Shocked, actually! The Macs are obviously more user friendly--for me, anyways--without a doubt!
Leah came by later after work. No MagicMcMouse. They are out of stock for weeks. So she is going to order it for me online from Apple so I will be able to get one in a month or so--whenever they become available again. I actually found myself reaching over for a mouse--not a surprise. The surprise was--I was scrolling with two fingers on the table! Me--doing the touchpad stuff! Which is what you will actually be able to do on the Magic Mouse. Awesome!
Leah played on the McLap for a longer time than she planned--hehe! I had found out how to use the bookmark bar and had been setting that up before she arrived. She found out how to open all the bookmark bar websites and keep them all open--and showed me (and I remembered it today!!) She and I are used to having a whole series of pages open at the same time so we can go from one to the other--and now I can do that on the McLap, too!!
I had more troubles with the desk computer--with the wireless mouse not wanting to work. But it worked just fine on the old Gateway and the McLap. ?? Long story short--Leah discovered an old cord that had split plugs for both my current wireless keyboard and an old long-ago mouse--so now the mouse part is not plugged in and we are hoping that has solved the problem--(and maybe the problems I have been having for ages with my mice?) You don't want to confuse a computer. Time will tell. :)
Anyways, I am really brain fired today. Will continue to work on catching up on emails. I think I am about halfway thru my inbox. But I am not sure I am going to get very much accomplished today--even tho I did finally get more sleep last night. Just still very tired. Need a couple more decent nights sleep and I will be up to par. :)
I am one happy Mac owner, tho. Happier than I ever expected to be!! :):)


akartisan said...

I told you, you wsould be happy with the Mac. Glad it is working out for you! I think you meant brain fried, not fired - although probably both would apply. I'm sure you're doing the happy dance from your seat.

AliceKay said...

I'm happy to hear you're liking your MacBook so well. Getting used to new things can be a hassle sometimes, but this sounds like you're breezing right thru it. Way to go!

I hope you're able to get another decent night's sleep tonight.

Intense Guy said...

Karma!? Karma? Are you under that blankie??? For three hours???


I'm glad you are doing so well with the Mac! I bet you get up and sing and dance that los Del Rio mac-song... you know the one...

When I dance they call me macaroni
and the boys they say that I´m buena
they all want me, they can´t have me
So they all come and dance beside me
move with me jam with me
and if your good i take you home with me
A la tuhuelpa legria macaroni
Que tuhuelce paralla legria cosabuena
A la tuhuelpa legria macaroni Eeeh, macaroni

Serena Lewis said...

How lovely that you and Pat have kept in touch. A lovely gift package too with lots of goodies that I'm sure you and Leah will put to good use. :)

Rita said...

Sue--I am doing my emails and getting around to my usual spots on the Internet with relative ease already. I haven't tried much else yet, but am delighted so far--amazed! Yes--happy dancing down here in Fargo, Sue! :)

Rita said...

AliceKay--Well, I didn't get much sleep. Oh well. My Netflix DVDs came so I have something interesting to do, anyways, while I am too noodly to move much--hehe! ;)

Rita said...

I didn't know the actual words--so I googled:
Laughed and laughed!

Ha! I think Karma liked it better than crawling under the covers in my bed. More room to move--hehe! :)

Rita said...

Hi Serena!
It is a delight to actually talk again with Pat. I saw her so seldom before I moved away from Minneapolis over 10 years ago. Just got out of the habit over time--and then she doesn't have a computer at home and I didn't want to email her at work. So now we can at least chat on cell phones once in a while. Was so nice to hear a voice from the past--and her giggles and love of collecting--all the same. And so nice of her to send us a crafting gift, too!! I am so lucky!! :):)