Friday, November 23, 2007

Well...I have been having computer problems...still! I am at my daughter's house and am able to use one of her several computers (!). Our family had Thanksgiving here and it was wonderful. She cooked a free range turkey, which has no antibiotics, etc. It is much more delicious than the standard ones. She has a lovely home and she likes to decorate for the occasion. Even though there was no television available for the men to stare at, we had a good time. We sat around and actually talked. The one mistake we made was that we made too many pies, even for this family. I also did something I have never done before. I actually threw away a turkey carcass! I usually take it home and salvage the good stuff for noodles, etc., but it was not very convenient this time. I don't know whether to be proud of myself or disappointed in myself! I actually wasted food!! But I also did something that went "against the grain". My brother-in-law brought the two kids a guitar each. An adult nephew was here and he spent maybe an hour showing my 9-year-old grandson how to hold it, how to tune it, and some other basic things. Grandson is pretty interested in it.

My second daughter lives in Missouri and she spent Thanksgiving at her in-laws' home, which is in Branson. They're retired and enjoying life.

I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends. I hear everyday about the hardships some families have constantly; this child on drugs, this child in jail, etc. I am very aware of how God has blessed us. Thank you, Lord!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Old bloggers

One of my daughters wonders how I can blog but she needs a child's help getting on the internet. Well, I heard on a morning show, I think, the other day, about a guy setting up a blog for her 95-year old grandmother in Spain. She has had thousands of people check it out and is having the time of her life. They also mentioned a 108-year old woman in Australia (I think) that blogs regularly. So there! Can you imagine what the nursing homes will be like in a few years? The activity people will really have to change their approach. There will have to be computers readily available for the residents. They will be playing computer games and blogging instead of talking about homesteading. Wow! Too much to think about!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I'm still around

My computer has been on the fritz (can I say that?) Is that a person's name? Anyway, I have been having a nightmare with it. First I thought it was my phone jack cable, then my phone jack, then my server, etc. I accidentally got online tonight so thought I'd better say something. I just finished a book by Angela Hunt called The Elevator. It was intriguing and very much a page-turner. It's about three women who get stuck in an elevator during a hurricane. I also just read a book by Patricia Woods called The Lottery. That book was fun and very charming, although there were some crude words, none of which were used by our hero (except for once), because his Grandma told him it was bad to say those words. I recommend both of them.