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New laptop!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

For the woman who resisted touch tone phones until fifteen years ago, I bought a laptop this afternoon! My co-worker, Zach, went with me to buy it, and started everything up for me. I am so bad at these things. I can push send and end, on my Dd tracphone and that is a biggie for me!
I finally decided that I want my connections when I leave town or am waiting endlessly for something,,

I will be able to take it with my next summer and can watch DVD's and print pics or whatever to my home printer from anywhere!! The wonders of science!!!! I was going to buy a portable DVD player after Christmas, but this was $200 off the price with extra rewards, so I got what I wanted and am happy!

Three more workdays and I can relax somewhat!! I am praying for those who are not as fortunate as I am this year,, I have been there, know how it is.. takes a lot of time and very hard work to make things happen for the better in ones' life...

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TXGRANDMA 12/20/2011 9:48PM

    Wow! So happy for you! I just bought a laptop in September, like you, I waited for them to go on sale. I bought it at Staples, and they set it up for me, for free. I paid only to have the antivirus program installed!

I love my laptop, it enabled me to stay in touch with everyone while we were on vacation in New York State this past fall. We were gone 3 weeks, and I didn't miss a beat!

You WILL love it! What kind did you get? Mine is an HP.


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NORASPAT 12/20/2011 7:19PM

    I am so happy you had someone around to set it up. Even better to have someone to help you. DH Knows less than I do so we are in this togethert HUGS. Enjoy it, I loved mine when it was working right. I messed it up though. HUGS Pat in Maine x00xx0x0 emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/20/2011 6:56PM

    testing the new laptop now, it will take time to get used to this!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/20/2011 6:27PM

    emoticon a new lappy! That is terrific.

Last month we got Ashley a brand new topshiba lap top from QVC.com and i pay $100. for 5 months great plan great deal and she can use it for college which she is starting in a few weeks.

Your new lappy probably has a built in webcam and you can skype with whomever you want where they can see you via the webcam. I can do it on my cell phone but ahven't learned how yet. Look further in directions there's more you can do.

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MARTHASPARKS 12/20/2011 6:02PM

    Enjoy the new laptop, They are wonderful and you will use it so much. That you understand how fortunate you are and are grateful is wonderful!

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longer work days

Monday, December 19, 2011

Started working a couple more hours a day this week,, not too bad, but not as nice as NOT working.. Those darned little things called bills, they demand I work though..
Our dusting of snow yesterday was our second fall,, the first was a five inch blizzard Dec 1, but that is long gone.. tonight and tomorrow is freezing rain and then maybe some snow to top it off for driving. that week long vacation next August is sounding better all the time.. Lake Superior, here we come!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 12/20/2011 7:08AM

    We got several inches of the white fluff overnight. Now the stars and moon are out and it's beautiful.

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NORASPAT 12/19/2011 10:34PM

    Sorry it has to be. Take it easy and enjoy the season. I am waiting for snow. I wish it would never get here right now. I too would love to be somewhere warm. HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxoxo

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GABY1948 12/19/2011 6:55PM

    Yes, August DOES sound good...and we have had less snow than you...so please keep it down your way emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/19/2011 4:43PM

    dd is going with you next August? that would be lovely.

Pictures of the snow please???

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

snow, cold, winter,ice, no sun, longjohns, astronomical heating bills.. OH!! It's winter in Michigan!!!

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GABY1948 12/18/2011 6:12PM

    Let's not talk about it anymore and maybe it will go away!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/18/2011 11:56AM

    I'm in my long johns, too. But we ahve no snow. Just fog.

So you have your first snowfall? Was this during the night? Is it still snowing? Stay warm and safe.

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NORASPAT 12/18/2011 11:36AM

    Us too here in Maine. I could barely see the mercury this morning but after a few flakes we are dry. Not warm though and the furnace seems to be on for ever. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon

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one more week!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

One more week until Christmas Eve! Nothing special for me that day, but it is a time of peace and no work, (I usually have to work if it is a weekday) and I rush around trying to get everything finished after work. This year I can relax and meditate about my Savior, his family problems to be in a safe place to bring him here to us.
Christmas Day is the day I go to church early, soak in the joy and serenity of the history that is HIM.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/17/2011 9:38PM

    Amen to that!

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MOSTMOM1 12/17/2011 9:37PM

    Wonderful ways to celebrate the day.

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MARTHASPARKS 12/17/2011 12:23PM

    Enjoy the celebration of the dear Savior's birth. Peacefully being able to do it is even better!

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NORASPAT 12/17/2011 12:13PM

    emoticonEnjoy your day emoticon emoticon emoticonPat in Maine. xoxo

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Old people ARE nice!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Anybody knows me well, knows that I was raised in an abusive home(mother) and searched elsewhere in my pool of females to get a nice mom figure..... today I am shopping for vitamins and an elderly lady on an amigo was sitting, looking lost and confused. She was trying to find a certain supplement and could not see far enough down the shelves to get her products. I asked her if I could help her and she smiled, SMILED at me and thanked me and said I was so kind and sweet to offer to help an old strange, lady. I could have cried. My mother would have rammed me in the legs and told me to get out of the way and then demand that somebody help her to find the product since she could not see it or reach it!! She then would have screamed and swore for all to hear and then cursed them all for being useless.

This lady was so thankful that Meijer's held a charged "buggy" as she called it, for her every Friday when her daughter took her here to shop. A few minutes later I passed an aisle and heard a jewellery rack jiggle: this lady had bumped it with the wheel of her "buggy" and her daughter was actually YELLING, yes, yelling at her to stop, back up, turn, move right, no right, stop,etc,, the lady was almost crying,, so I came around and asked if I could help again. The old lady looked up at me embarrassed and her daughter just stood there(daughter about in her late 60's) and I turned the basket of the amigo the other way and asked older lady to press power button just a teensy and she got away from the rack. She thanked me again and I told her that the rack was way too close in the aisle, she was not at fault!!
Her daughter had no patience with a quiet , polite lady and I feel guilty when my mom swears across a room and I tell her to keep quiet!
I would love to switch places for one day with her!!!

In fact, my mother would swear at both these ladies!!!!!!! Some people are completely clueless of the blessings they have.

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NORASPAT 12/17/2011 12:17AM

    LINDA, you are so great to have made an old lady happy. I hope the other woman woulkd wise up and stop abusing her mother.
Linda I am proud to have such a nice friend as you,
It made me feel good inside that someone made her smile. Thank you my dear friend.

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AZURE-SKY 12/16/2011 4:39PM

  It's not age that makes people nasty or nice. Some people were born nasty, others learn it from those around them when their growing up. Others are nice throughout their lives, regardless of the situations around them.

I get angry when I see people abusing abusing an older person, just like I get angry when I see a parent yelling and screaming at a child.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/16/2011 2:38PM

    I wonder what St. Peters and thy holy father have to think of people abusive and with no patience like this? Where will they end up?

It's a pity!

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PARKERB2 12/16/2011 2:22PM

    My grandmother was a mean old lady so I was thankful when I ran up against a grandmother who was sweet and kind.

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