Monday, while I was still functional, I took the giant can of Hoisin Sauce (that we never knew existed until the clerk got it out of the back room for me at Tochi's and I couldn't resist at only $8.95)...
2 tablespoons each of Hoisin Sauce, Tamari Sauce, and water--plus one teaspoon of sugar. Or as I usually make it: 1/4 cup each and 2 teaspoons of sugar. But this time I was using cups and 8 teaspoons--in batches! I filled all of these and still had another big jar of plain Hoisin and over a bottle of Tamari Sauce left. My frig door is full--LOL!
But the highlights of the week for me was mail! I got a few wonderful letters...and this gorgeous hand painted card from lovely Laura (looks like part of it is blown with air).
I am amazed at the control Laura has with that technique that I haven't been able to master yet--and love the random red dots!! Thanks, Laura!!
And last, but certainly not least--drum roll, please...
...the Kindle (and even a spare holder and light) arrived from the most generous Jeannie!!!
Okay--now don't laugh (even though you probably will, just as Dagan and Leah do when it comes to me and this new digital world)--but I haven't been able to figure out how to register it yet. I have been watching instructional videos online (Amazon has a lot of them) and the Kindle has been wiped by Jeannie and put back to the factory set up (and I think by me, too) but it just says I am "not registered" when I put in my Amazon information?
On the videos I saw them download books from a computer into the Kindle using a USB cord (since I thought maybe the wireless aspect is not working with my modem and I'd try direct) but I looked all over and didn't have a micro USB cable--all of mine were too fat.
So the next day I went snooping online to buy one at Amazon--and discovered that the charger cable comes apart and is also a micro USB cable! But I was too wiped yesterday to do anything else with it--LOL!
I have no doubts that there is probably some very simple explanation that I am missing. People sell or give away their Kindles all the time and other normal people manage to figure this out--LOL! I will take another stab at it today. I still have more videos to watch on Amazon. There are two Customer Service numbers I can call but I'd rather wait and see if Dagan and Leah can maybe try to help me first if I can't figure it out on my own because--well--the marginally computer literate folks like myself don't always understand what those kind people are trying to explain over the phone.
Just ask Dagan. ;)
Anyways, it will all work out. I am patient. :)
And Jeannie sent such a cute hand-made card with the Kindle!
Look at that owl!
Thanks so very, very much, Jeannie!! This whole situation has given me some giggles this week and I know it won't be long and I will be reading away. I can already tell I am going to love it! :):)
I shall rest up this weekend and hopefully be back on track by next week. I hope to at least do some catching up online. I want to get around to see what you all have been up to!
See you Monday! :):)
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
Louisa May Alcott