Thursday, August 25, 2011
Last night my cousin called to say he was in Utah and headed my way. We made a date for this morning for breakfast. (It turned out to be a noon meal because he got here late). What a wonderful surprise. I never get to see any of my relatives because they are all at least two states away. He didn't bring his baby, though, so I didn't get to meet him.
We talked for quite a while and he gave me a pointer about my plumbing issue. He also said to send pictures of my crocheting and he might be able to help me with getting information on what I do out there so I could sell some. I really had a wonderful time with him.
Monday, August 08, 2011
This evening I talked to a distant cousin of mine, found through a couple books my Mom had been given but I didn't know she had. These books were on a family history which turned out was her family history on her mother's side. Now, I have been trying for several years to find out something of my family's history and never been able to find out anything, so this was a real bonus to me. I have one full branch of the family tree back to Germany in one case. Well, my Great Grandfather also came from Germany, so I would have to go back there to find anything more on him. Now I just have to learn how to find her father's side of the family and I would also like to find information on my Dad's family, which should be easier because I have several names, but none have shown up in the census that I have been able to look at yet. Well, I signed up for the Geneology Team on here, so maybe I will learn how to do this research.
I also have signed up for a Weigh and Win thing they have here in Colorado. I don't know how or when it was started, but it has an official place you weigh in and the incentives of money and prizes. I think it would go quite hand in hand with what I have been learning on Sparkpeople. So I officially have my first weigh-in this week. I hate to see that because it is always higher than the scale I have here at home.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
My ISP is dropping their contract with MSN and changing our email addresses. I went through all the stuff to change mine this week. What a mess. It wiped out my internet completely and I had to go through the phone support to get it back. It wiped out not only my old email address, but my new one, so I had to go to tech support for that. Now I am not getting my message notifications from Spark People even though I have gone through the area where you put in the changes (which means I do get things like Best of Spark People and Healthy Reflections). I have gone in twice to the teams, unchecked all the things I wanted and rechecked them. I have checked the email part. I have checked that Spark People is on my safe sender list. I have called Qest. Today I got 2 notifications, but when I went and looked on the lists there are about 20 messages on there that I never got notified on. I didn't get notified on the email. It is driving me nuts trying to figure this out.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I didn't start out that way. After my labs were drawn I went to go swimming at the rec center therapy pool. The center was closed until 3. I had already had lunch at a local Mexican restaurant there (well, that part wasn't too bad since I took at least half home). But while looking around a shopping area near the rec center to see what was in there I found a frozen yogurt place. Fat free, but still I ended up with too much after being used to seeing places skimp on the dishes of it. Then after getting some supplies for the photo printer, I wandered over to Target. That is where I really had my problems.
I never had any kids. Never had a husband. So why do I fall for those cute little baby clothes? At least this time I had someone to waste my money on since my friend's family has "adopted" me as one of theirs, which makes me an auntie to two baby girls. So each of them will have a new little "onesy". Of course, Bre's cousin can't be forgotten about, so she has a new dress (2 1/2 months difference between them). Then while I was talking to my friend she said something about the shower coming up for the African family at church and I actually saw something that was a little brighter in color than the usual pastels, so I got that for the shower. Didn't need to go into that, since I am already working on a blanket for them, but it is in pastels since I couldn't find a brighter yarn soft enough for a newborn baby. Oh, was I bad.
I did, however, finally get to go to the pool and spent about an hour in it. I didn't get much done in the way of swimming because I wore out so fast, but got a little swimming in. And got rid of the soreness in my arm from doing yardwork on Fridy and Saturday.
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