Monday, December 29, 2008

SSCS Gifts

This year I joined Chookyblue's Christmas Swap. My package from Sheila from Australia was waiting for me when I got home from vacation.

Christmas morning I had a fun time opening my gifts. There was this cute little birdie Christmas stitchery.

There was a 16-month Australian bird calendar,
a Christmas potholder, napkins and towel

And last but not least this tote.

Thank you so much Sheila for the wonderful
Christmas package.

Sorry it took me so long to post my gifts. I got home my computer took a vacation while I was gone. This weekend, my DSL modem/router went out and I had to purchase a new one and get it configured. Hopefully no more computer-related problems for a long, long time.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Just popping in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays however you celebrate.

Right now we have a houseful of guests, and I will be back in a few days
to start posting again.

Friday, December 12, 2008


We got back from our 15-day Hawaiian cruise on Sunday which was just wonderful. I had checked my e-mail on the ship and kept up with that pretty much.

Went to turn on my computer (where I spend 8-12 hours a day for my job, medical transcription), and found that I could not get it to work. Monday I spent all day loading up programs, enough to get it configured so I can do transcription again at least.

I still have other programs to load, such as my Adobe Photo Shop Elements, my scanner software and what I need to download pictures from my cameras. Everything has been a challenge, such as I no longer have my word expansion program which I use for transcription and had to order another copy that works with Vista. My copy of Word Perfect will not work with Vista system, so I had to get another copy.

I need to get my Christmas tree, and village up . John has everything up, just waiting for me to arrange things, after I finish my work day.

To top it all off, I started to get a cold before I left on vacation, but somehow aborted it with a combination of Zicam and other things. I came back home and it has picked back up, not to be stopped at this time with gunk in my chest and sinuses.

Will be back soon with pics of vacation