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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I've used this title before but it bears repeating. Wednesday is popularly referred to as "Hump Day". This is a bad analogy because once you get over the hump you are going downhill. Maybe it is a little easier to coast downhill but the benefits are in the struggle to get up the hill, not the reward of coasting down the other side. The good thing about "Hump Day" is that when you reach the crest of the hump. you can survey all that is around you. Rather than being the beginning of the end of the week I try to make Wednesday a day of reassessment, looking at what has happened and what needs to happen and shaping a strategy for the remainder of the week.

  


Springtime in Georgia

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Last Monday schools were closed because of snow. Friday it was 70, Saturday and Sunday 75, yesterday and today 80. Springtime in Georgia is a tease. I know there will be at least one more brush with winter before spring gets here for good but one has to take advantage of what one has when one has it. The last five days have been fabulous! The indoor stuffy gym and the treadmill has given way to the great outdoors. Even though there is no television, walking in nature, accompanied by an i-Pod playing your favorite tunes is hard to beat. 75 and eighty seems hot now. In a few months these temperatures will be cool. Everything is relative and I am going to enjoy the outdoors as long as the weather lets me.

  


Glorious Monday!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Monday is a day of new beginnings. Most people look at Monday as having the whole week in front of them challenging them to last until Friday. Monday is the beginning of another chance to excel. Frankly, most weekends are periods of stagnation or even regression weight-loss wise but not the whole week is in front of me, with its routine and the ability to defeat the pound monster once again!

  


The Equipment is Superior to the Operator

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The home computer took a lightening strike. i had an extra at the office so I brought it home. Then I had to install the modem and some other stuff that wasn't necessary at the office because it is wired differently. I soon learned that this old dog is not always ready for new tricks. The computer worked fine at the office but when I got home, the keyboard and the mouse went in-op. I managed to get a substitute mouse to work and stumbled through some "easy to follow" Microsoft instructions and after several minutes of fumbling and following the wrong path, I got the keyboard working. For some reason, I cannot get on the internet yet but fear not, I had the number to tech support at AT&T. After pushing the appropriate number several times, I got into the queue for tech support. The mechanical voice told me that due to heavy call volume it might be fifteen minutes before they got to me. Thank goodness for FreeCell! After only ten minutes the mechanical voice told me that due to technical difficulties they couldn't get to me last night, please call again some time. I watched television for the remainder of the evening

  


Loneliness

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

We had an electric storm which took out my computer at home. My office computer went off line during another storm on Friday so my Blackberry couldn't hook up with it. It snowed Sunday and monday was a lost cause getting to work because Atlantans don't do snow real well. When I got there, it took a while to get the computer up and the Blackberry synched. All in all I was out of touch from mid afternoon on Friday until about the same time Monday. Somehow we got along without computers, e-mail, instant messaging etc before we had it but having been exposed to it, it is missed. Went by the repair shop on the way home with the laptop from home. It is four years old. It needs a battery ($100.00) and a power supply ($100.00) and they will only charge $70.00 to look at it and tell me if it's worth repairing. I decided to let the computer rest in peace and I will replace it.

  


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