Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The picture shows Diane and Linda trying to find room in the fridge for all the food. Needless to say there will be a lot of eating and partying this week.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Good places to eat are rare in our neck of the woods and I can recommend the Runway. I had a salad with grilled chicken, homemade croutons, bacon bits, mozzarella, and a hard boiled egg. The people who had the sirloin burger were very happy also. They have an extensive dinner menu for a small cafe . I'll be happy to go for a meal there again.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Another way I use Netflix is to stream movies through our Wii. It's a great way to watch tv shows I have missed right from the beginning as well as older movies.
But nothing will replace going to the movies. There is something about sitting in a dark theater watching the big screen that really makes me happy. No interruptions, no phone calls, not even getting up to go to the bathroom. I love it!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sunny days seem so rare that today it surprises me. It’s amazing how fast the snow is melting in the back yard. On the bank I can see green in patches. It comes and goes as the clouds rolls by but it is most welcome.
I’ve spent the morning working on my Lightroom class, trying to figure it out. I’m making peace with it but still don’t have a good grasp of the whole concept. My computer is running so slowly that it makes it difficult to see videos and work through windows. When I get back I think I need to call in the computer doctor to give it a good checkup before it completely crashes.
Sadie and Don went for a walk since the temperature got up to forty. He is feeling a little better now but still on his antibiotic. I can tell he’s feeling better because he was checking the computer on a site which tells him how fast the water is going over his favorite fishing spot.This tells him is the water is ok for fishing. I know this time of year he is getting antsy to get out and get his line in the water.
Now I need to sit and read since the library books are piling up. Oh how I miss Downton Abbey on Sunday nights!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Did you know that Bradford is opinion the running for the toughest weather city in the USA? The weather channel sponsored this contest last year and we came in second behind Fargo, ND.
This week we are in the bracket with Caribou, Maine just in case you think that the weather must be better in Maine here is the forecast for the two cities for today.
caribou......sunny, high of 38 degrees
bradford...cloudy with snow showers, high of 25
Will you help us win this contest? Just go to weather.com go to Sports and Recreation under the Lifestyles tab. Vote at the top of the page.
Has this ever happened to you? You bite off more than you can chew? Or you get into something and then think you’ll never figure it out?
I decided to buy a program called Lightroom and take a course learning how to use it. After a few weeks I was totally lost. I think I’m fairly good at computers but I reached a point where I was totally ready to give it up completely. I was so frustrated and discouraged that I couldn’t learn to do what I was supposed to. It was so muddled in my mind and each time I would go over the lesson I became more and more confused.
I am not a quitter and didn’t want that course to get the best of me, but I was finding myself just not wanting to even go there anymore.
But today I decided to give it one more try and guess what? Things started clearing up. I discovered what I was doing wrong and it started to make more sense to me. Now I feel I can continue.
This frustration about learning was something new for me. I was the one that hardly had to study in high school because things came easy. I worked hard, but I always felt that I was blessed to be able to do things without a great deal of effort or struggle. This frustration with Lightroom made me want to bang my head against the wall. Now I understand what some of my students used to go through trying to learn math in my classroom. We all have different challenges when it comes to learning. When I taught I was able to patiently explain and demonstrate things over and over until a student had the light bulb go off over their head. And that is what happened to me today. The light bulb went off.
Hopefully now I will be able to continue. I did the above picture using Lightroom.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The snow is still coming down. Then for a few minutes it will stop and the sun will shine brightly, then back to snow. Welcome first day of spring.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Don is still sick and doesn't leave his chair very often. He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow. It's hard to see him down and out like this. For most of his life he was as healthy as could be but in the last four years he's had prostate surgery and two stents plus COPD.
It's snowing again and I shoveled the driveway earlier. Now back to my book.
What are you reading?
Monday, March 18, 2013
I stopped by the library to pick up some best sellers so I can stay in and stay warm.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
What a wonderful way to end our year.