I also missed the retirement of one of my friends, Speedy. He and his beautiful wife Sherri are embarking on their great RV adventure. Congratulations on your retirement Speedy and lets hope you continue to get that little piece of paper in the mail every month - you worked hard for it and you deserve it - along with the rest of the baby boomers who are turning 62 and some of us who are only 24. (LOL) Funny how that works.
Another thing I missed was the anniversary of Howard and Linda. Happy Anniversary - you two!!
If I have missed anyone it was not intentional - the memory is just not like it used to be.
On the home front here I am still surrounded by a mountain of boxes and cartons and those plastic tubs you collect stuff in. It's a lot easier to collect stuff in those because you can put the lid on and you can't see it. My problem is remembering what's in there.
A big plus to moving is my desk - it is very clean....probably the cleanest it has been since I bought it. I even took a picture (albeit not a very good one). I LOVE paper - I don't care what kind it is, lines or no lines, big or small, white or colored, printed or not-- it doesn't matter - just give me a pencil and a piece of paper and I can entertain myself for hours.
(note the plastic tub full of stuff that still needs to go on the desktop) and for you electricians those electrical cords are all straightened out now. The ziplock bag is full of my "emergency" desk supplies LOL. The box on top contains my electronics (mp3, cd player, that 4 gig thing, and all those little electronic parts I need to use once in awhile). And my digital photo frame. The second shelf holds my laptop - one can never have too many computers.
and here is the photos you can see on my computer background-- some of my favs!!
My desk gets cluttered with all that paper, but I can find everything except for when I want it - then I have to look for it. Not only do I have to have all that paper but I have to have all the things (in the tub) I need to use it within easy reach...at least a dozen pens, a few pencils and a couple of erasers, my stapler, tape, scissors, post it notes, empty cd's. my shorthand pad, my glasses, magnifying glass, my map, ruler or measuring tape, and the list goes on and on. By the time get all that "have to have" stuff on there there is little room to write. I have no clue where I will put my four sizes of envelopes.
And notebooks - don't get me started on those - I have at least a hundred chocked full of important things -- I did try to cut down on the amount of stuff I have on paper by buying one of those little 4 gig things that you can copy stuff to and read it later, however, it is not the same as having a piece of paper in my hand. I hold that little blue thing it in my hand and stare at it and I know there is lots of stuff on it but I can't read any of it and it is really hard to turn the page!! It's just not the same.
So today, I have decided that the unpacking will have to wait, while I catch up on the more important things, like blogging and chatting, facebook - (my poor farm is really suffering), playing bejeweled and the adventures of my many friends. I am also looking forward to a visit from some wonderful cyber friends. I CAN"T WAIT!!!!
I am off to a good start with the blog today. When you get out of the habit it is hard to get going again. I promise everything will get settled and I will be back in the swing. Swing - now that reminds me of another favorite childhood memory....stay tuned.
That's it for today.