Monday, November 23, 2015

Saturday Night Freeze, Christmas Letter Time, and Miscellaneous Stuff

On Saturday night I froze my butt off. Well, actually I didn’t freeze my butt for part of the night. I sat on this thing called a Lava Seat. Claimed to stay warm for 6 hours. I don’t know what planet’s six hours it was, but not Earth’s. It barely worked for 2 hours. At least my butt was toasty warm during that small time, but sure would have liked it to be warm for the whole length of the football game. But back to Saturday night…

The temps hovered in the mid thirties. Wind chill (and boy, was it windy) brought it down to feeling like the mid twenties. Snow was forecasted (and I was prepared—I went out and bought me some snow boots!), but we were spared that (except at 2am—I noticed a dusting when I woke up coughing). Still… even sitting outside in the cold, wearing layers, covered in a blanket, and huddling in my coat was worth seeing the Wayne Warriors win!!

Yep! Next game is Saturday against Colerain for the Division I Region 2 Final. Winner of that game goes to the State Finals. I want it to be US!!! I want to win it all!!! And I want it to be warmer!!!!!

Greedy, aren’t I?

And if you haven’t noticed with that little hint above, I still have my cold. My husband got this cold and was sick for only three days. THREE DAYS! It’s not fair, I tell you. NOT. FAIR.

Even so, I’m thinking I’m good enough to go to the fitness center today. And my knee feels great. It didn’t even react to the cold weather Saturday night. Doesn’t mean I can go overboard. I’m still afraid I’ll do something wrong. But I have my doctor appointment next week, so hopefully I’ll find out what my limits are.

Yesterday I realized I needed to write my annual Christmas letter. I thought it might be hard (because it’s always hard), but for some reason it came easier this year. I started it with the story about Boris the spider (see this blog post HERE). Figured if I started it with a funny story, maybe my annual letter wouldn’t feel so wooden (or braggy). We’ll see. I didn’t get much feedback on the Christmas short story I included in last year’s letter, except a couple of people said they’d rather hear what was going on in my life, so since that was the ONLY feedback I got, I figured I’d go back to that. Who knew my life was interesting? I certainly didn’t.

I turned on my old laptop last night thinking I could update it to Windows 10 (and be able to check it out without ruining my current laptop), but I found out later that I can’t get a free update to Windows 10 from Vista. That figures. Now I feel like I went through all these updates for nothing. The last time I had turned on that laptop was back in January, so yeah, lots of updates. Plus, I forgot how slow that laptop is. I may not like my new laptop, but at least it’s faster than the old one.

Of course, it doesn’t seem like it’s THAT much faster at times. Buying this laptop was a mistake, but I’m stuck with it for now. If I find out I hate Windows 10 and Word 2003 doesn’t work on it, I may consider getting an Apple laptop. I’m getting kind of sick of Microsoft. But I’ll definitely try one out at the Apple store first. No more impulse buys for me!

Well, lookee there. I thought I wouldn’t have anything to post today and I managed to write stuff. Don’t you love these mish-mash Mondays?

So… How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

Have a great Monday.



Maria Zannini said...

You are a true fan to sit in the bleachers when it's that cold. Brrr!

Re: Christmas letters
I've always felt that sharing the simple things that have happened to you are always more interesting to people than the big grandiose happenings (like buying a car or expensive trip).

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - True fan or stark raving mad. Same difference, right? Sometimes the hubby and I will talk about moving someplace warmer, but then I think, "We'll miss the football games." And I would miss them, too.

The Happy Whisk said...

I enjoy the mish mash mosh, posts. Sorry you're still sick. That bites.

Last time my computer died I went with a Samsung table with logitech keyboard and I love it. No Windows, no bullcrap, just an android full of fun.

Here's to a good week. I'm making mashed carrots with sage gravy. So yummy.

JeffO said...

Cold creep is one of the worst things, isn't it? And once cold creeps in, it's really hard to get rid of. Glad your knee is doing better, hope that cold goes away once and for all!

Weekend: prepping for the return of my kids. I hate cleaning. Happy Thanksgiving!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I'm glad you like your tablet. Unfortunately, one of those wouldn't work for me.

Jeff - I hate cleaning, too. Yet... I did it today. Pretty much wiped me out! Haha! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh, yes, love the ease of use, big flippin' screen. We use it all the time, way more than the desktop I had before. But I totally get, it's not for everyone.