Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Poor, poor, neglected blog.

I have been much busy of late, and updating hasn't been a priority for me, so I don't do it, and then feel terribly guilty about it.We were finally able to get the OS fixed. I had to totally dump my hard drive to get it to install properly, but it's working now. I also had to update my iLife software to get iPhoto to work, but it, too, is working now. The only thing not working is the program that started it all. See, my son is on the yearbook committee and needs to have Photoshop for creating the pages. Well, we bought the program, but it wouldn't work. We thought it was because we needed to upgrade our memory and OS, but that didn't make it work. So I took everything down to the genius bar to see if we could get things working. There is nothing wrong with my computer. There is nothing wrong with the Photoshop program disk we have. It STILL doesn't work. There is no explanation for why. (Sigh) I think I will just admit temporary defeat, and come back to it later.

As for my knee, believe it or not, staying off of it and taking anti-inflamitory drugs did work. No trip to the specialist, I am much better, and am s-l-o-w-l-y getting back into walking. YES! And I have a couple of new walking partners -- my son and our puppy.

And speaking of pets, our beloved dog Sandy passed away on March 4. She really hadn't seemed that sick. We thought she had an eye infection and so were taking her to the vet, and by the time we reached the office, she was unable to breathe or walk. I rushed her inside, but it was too late. We were very distraught. She was an awesome dog, and a much loved member of our family for the last 8 1/2 years. She is still missed.

We decided to get another dog, to make our family feel whole again, and so we brought home Gypsy.We've had her with us for 2 1/2 weeks. She is a boxer, 10 weeks old, and so wonderful. She has already stolen all our hearts and is a vital part of our family.

Much knitting and spinning has gone on, and other exciting news (I have a job!). But I think I'll save it for next time. Hopefully it won't be months between posts again.