Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm Back!!! At Long Last

Yesterday I finally got my Lenovo N500 Notebook and access to the internet! It has been a long time without internet and email at home--I was surprised at how much I missed searching the web for information and checking email several times a day! I'm also glad that I did not get the 14 inch screen--mine is 15.4--because after so many years with a full-size keyboard I don't know how my hands would have fit on a smaller one than this! It will definitely take some getting used to, but it's been less than 24 hours and I am learning as I go!

Now for the business--monkey business, that is! Here is a picture of Sue R. who was the lucky winner of one of my blocks. She chose a machine appliqued block that I did around 1990 as her prize. She said it reminded her of Christmas and was delighted with it.

Here's a close-up of the block. The background was oversized, so Sue will be able to size it to suit her project. And I have one less UFO in the count!

The phoebes are nesting in my old shed again. They love to sit on the glider and then swoop into the tree. Here's a pic of one of them. They are one of my all-time favorite birds.

Additions to the "Must Read" files: "Home Safe" by Elizabeth Berg; "Knit Two" by Kate Jacobs (Author of "The Friday Night Knitting Club" and "Comfort Food", both excellent), "Act Like a Lady; Think Like a Man" by Steve Harvey. That should keep you busy for a bit.
Here's a question for you--you know the commercials for "male enhancement" products that show two people, each in a bathtub facing the ocean? What is the point of two bathtubs? Wouldn't it be more fun to use one? Where does the water come from? Is there hot water? I can't imagine cold water being conducive to much of anything romantic. And why the bathtubs when you could be in the ocean? I realize I've missed the whole point somewhere--but what was the point!!!!!! And this is not a rhetorical question--please leave me a comment if you know!
I have lots of travel news and pictures. But I think I'll close for now and then post again tomorrow night. Yes, that's right--two days in a row. Stay tuned to see if I can stretch it to three!

Good night, blog readers, wherever you are!


  1. So glad you're back! It's been a long time!

    Thanks for the "book list". I can vouch for Knit Two - it was great!

    I will think about the bathtub dilemma - it's definitely an enigma.


  2. Hurray! You are back!! I have really missed hearing about your doings. As for the bathtub, I have not been able to figure that one out either.

    Cindy O

  3. SHE'S BACK IN BLOGLAND---YES!!! Missed you Sharon and your "adventure's" Spring is a fun time of year isn't it??/

    See ya at class soon--Have a great week--Just, Di PS I don't have TV so I can't help on that "scene" but I have one that bugs me and that is the one with the lady smelling inside her car trunk--like she wants a "high" from the spray she just used--yet we are trying to get our kids off that path---I don't get it???????

  4. Annoying.. the soundtrackMay 7, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    SHE'SSS BACK!!!! Whooooohooooo!!

    On the bathtub scenario, I have hypothesized back to the days of yesteryear when censors had Ricky and Lucy in twin beds. My thought is that for a G rating, especially during the day, the persons of interest had to be in separate tubs and giving some small gesture of intimacy, such as the hand holding. This is much easier to explain than many other “issues” that commercials bring to the forefront of children’s imaginations.
    The other option, one I find far funnier, is that the cheap pharmaceutical companies that pay for these ads could only afford supporting structures that would hold one person per tub….and being that attractive FULL FIGURED women would prefer more of a Jacuzzi style tub or a natural heated waterfall in some exotic land….. and well the budget wasn’t there. Or, they spend their wad for the drugs and couldn’t afford a really nice they had twin tubs in some run down shack with water you see that looks a funky green color. You know, you see it in those pools you drive by while on vacation while everyone says “yuck…” in unison.
    Yep, that is my story and I am sticking to it.


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