Thursday, October 23, 2014

READ A GOOD BOOK : WILD

I just finished reading Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. I really liked this book and finished it quickly.   It is about a woman who hiked the Pacific Coast Trail from Southern California to Oregon. I thought it would be dry and boring. Reading about someone hiking didn't sound that interesting. Cheryl is such a good story teller that I was entertained for the majority of the book.  She intertwined the hiking, the story of her life and reasons for hiking the PCT.



I felt like I could not put the book down.  I recommend it.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GREETING CARDS

I enjoy a greeting card. I like to get them in the mail. I love witty greeting cards.  I know some folks have moved on to e-greetings, emails or texts but I like going to the mailbox and seeing a brightly colored envelope. Then opening the card and reading the greeting. 

Today I made a Target run and bought a bunch of cards. I needed four cards for upcoming birthdays. Then I bought a bunch of cards with no one in mind. A few generic happy birthdays and a couple of funny happy birthdays.  For the wee ones I got some sticker cards. 

I know the practice of sending greeting cards seems to be dying out but that makes me sad. Nothing brightens someone's days like getting a card in the mail saying get well soon, I miss you, happy birthday or congratulations.  An email, YouTube video, text or e-greeting is just not the same.  

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NEW SCALE

For weeks the scale I have been weighing myself on has been acting funky. I weigh myself and I weigh X. Then a few minutes later I weigh myself again and I weigh Y. I changed the battery, still no luck. I just knew I could not lose 2 pounds in five minutes.

Today I bought a new scale. The old scale has gone in the trash. I guess 10 years is a good life for a scale. The new scale has all kinds of fancy stuff. It measures BMI, etc.


It is a pleasure to weigh myself now. Especially since I have lost 16 pounds.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, October 20, 2014

GOT THE CABLES

Today I went after work to return the cat5e cables.  It took about 5 minutes to find the correct length cables and go to customer service and return the 6' cables.  Now I will be able to set up my office the way I want.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

WENT BACK TO BEST BUY

Today I went for a bike ride and went to Best Buy. After riding all the way to Best Buy, the store had no bike rack. I had no where to lock up my bike.  I wanted to return the Cat5e cords that were the wrong size. I was bummed that I rode all the way there and there was nowhere to lock up my bike.  I will have to return it tomorrow.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MEASURE TWICE

I decided to move the router to my computer closer to the middle of the house.  That required a trip to Best Buy to buy a longer Cat5e cord. I measured the length of cord I needed before I went and bought a cord a bit longer. I got home and moved the router to the location I want it. The cord was too short! Of course I didn't lay the tape measure along the ground. I measured as the crow flies. Now I have the cord across the window.  Tomorrow I will have to return it and get a longer cord.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, October 17, 2014

WENT TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS

Tonight I went to dinner with some friends. They have been away for two months on a trip abroad. It was interesting hearing about their travels. They went to Canada, Turkey, Sweden, Germany, and England. I find it fun to hear about travels to cities I have never been to.

Until tomorrow...