Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I am wiped out. For a couple reasons. One is physical. Yesterdays aerobics class. I'm sticking with it.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Right now I am using a itsy bitsy laptop that's probably as big as my two hands put together. It's teeny.
I feel so tech smart, just 'cause I bought a hard drive enclosure kit, only I am so not. I didn't even know that I shouldn't keep my laptop plugged in the outlet all the time. But after the conversations with the different people at the different tech stores, I feel a bit knowledgeable with computers. I also studied up a little about laptops on the Internet and learned that it's unsafe for men to use laptops (on their laps) for too long or else they can be infertile...Interesting things you can learn, eh? So after two stops at two other stores, I went into Abacus and as soon as I told the guy the problem he informs me that my model along with other series, were recalled two years ago because of faulty motherboards. I knew something was wrong when a few months into owning my notebook, the screen wouldn't project anything! (I found a way to work with it after freaking out and rebooting and just decided that I had to drop out the battery then turn it on and the screen would work, if I had closed it or the screen didn't wanna work.) Too bad I had no idea that they were recalled. Well, one of the guys said he'd look at it anyway just in case, but if it is the motherboard, there's no use to my hardly used, three year old laptop. Not even my fault! At least I'll get the hard drive. And I guess, getting a computer is now necessary. Oh so fun! (They also told me not to buy an hp, which was my laptop. I know I won't be.)
I imagine how fun those guys can have with access to a stranger's hard drive with all the computer's info on it. I mean, doesn't it store everything? History, Internet browsing, favorites, frequented sites, photos, etc...Kind of freaky. I bet they can tell a lot about a person just by going through their computer. But then I think, who knows who's looking at your things these days. Hackers are pretty smart. And Internet has made access to anything quite possible. I suppose somebody could be reading all my email without me even knowing it, for all I know.
Anyway, I could have just taken it, gotten my hard drive out at home and left it at that, but I left it for them, just in case they can fix it. Won't hurt to find out.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41: 10
Such strong, personal, comforting words!
I realize too many times, I push aside that which is most critical. Sometimes God is trying to tell me something and I set it aside, I postpone and postpone, and then when I finally get to it, I realize, it is exactly what I needed! (I am thinking of one right now, that I know I have neglected, because at this point, it's coming at me from way too many directions. Where it will come to a point where I will not be able to ignore it. )
Happens way too many times and just makes me think of how horrible human nature can be. My own nature. It also makes me realize over and over, how kind and gentle and how so patient God is to me. Saddens me deeply, in thinking of myself. I just fear and hope that I will not become too negligent or too stubborn or too 'deaf' one day.
It gives me great pleasure to know that no matter what all things I have to do, where ever I have to go, tomorrow, I can sleep in!! It also gives me great pleasure in knowing I will have a brand new computer to play with and figure out. Technology is cool. Although, I think I might be like Will Smith's character in 'i Robot', and always like a few of those old fashioned things. No robots in my house for a very long time. Even though that's where it's all headed...
Goodnight, sweet dreams, and enjoy life's indulgences while you can. (Like sleeping in. Simple, I know. I treasure it.)
Sunday, February 6, 2011
<--I was trying to snap a pic with the background of the organ pipes and the cross and stained glass in the background but I was trying to do it without looking sneaky or before anybody got in, so it wouldn't look like, 'here I am snapping self shots.' It just looks strange when there's a person taking pictures of herself with an outstretched hand. At least I don't like how it looks. (Yet I do it quite often because it's even worse to constantly ask people to take pictures of me.)
I was sitting, waiting to play, watching an elderly lady with her stowed cane underneath the pew before her, trying to settle her purse in the right position in front of her, thinking about the times I sat and waited to play before the judges when I was younger. The anticipation, the accelerated heart beat, the leg tapping a mile a minute, the sweaty palms, and then the nerves in the legs causing it to twitch and shake like crazy! And my leg still does that now!! Those nerves. All for about three minutes of playing. And then it was over and I couldn't remember what I had played and didn't care because it was over! All that nervousness for such a small little thing. It makes me think of brides getting ready for the big day. And then it's over. Makes me wanna get married at the ocean with no decorations except for God's beautiful nature and no fuss and no florist or cake decorator. With maybe ten people around me. OK, I have to laugh because I shouldn't talk about weddings here. Plus I'm going of subject. Hehe.
I played and then drove over to my church. I just think, through the last few years, of all the churches I have been to or visited. All so, so different but filled with people who love and want to serve the Lord. After, my sister and I drove off to find a suitable place to eat and talk. I haven't seen her in a long time! Guess where we ate? Out in the valley in a place where only elderly eat at. I thought we might be in a retirement community. But we don't mind. Food is food, and once never hurts. Plus I don't know any places out in the valley. It was good to catch up. I always think we go too long before we meet up but we always have good conversations.
Upon coming home I pushed the start button on my computer only to find out that it doesn't start. Apparently it burned out. Or something. Funny, I was just talking about upgrading my laptop to a Mac book. Hmm? The first thing I thought was, "nooooo, I can't post a blog! It will ruin everything." Only to realize there's three other computers in the house that I could use. It's just different to not be able to use mine whenever I feel like for whatever reason. (The whole, one side saying 'I want it now, I want it fixed now,' and then the other mellow side saying, 'oh well, I'll just take it to the tech team.' And relax. It won't kill me -I like this version better.) I mean, I'm using and old desk top right now with a screen that I have to focus through the scratches and a keypad that I haven't used in forever. Well, the only things I want are all my pictures, (duh) so I'll fix it and look into maybe changing it. Little brother is waiting for an upgrade only so he can have my old one. Isn't he the lucky one. (Mac computers are pricey so...we'll see.)
I'm off to do my bible study questions. I have to admit, and I'm not proud of it, but I have not yet done a week the correct way, by doing the questions for the allotted day. I will.
Oh, and on the subject of my hair. I know people always have to comment on it when they find out I'm a hairdresser. But everybody seems to have to have an opinion about my hair at this time.
*I love your hair. Orange is my favorite color! -Well thanks, I don't know what to say.
*Client in chair next to me: I want strawberry blond hair like hers. -It's not strawberry blond. It's pretty orangey, people.
*Person walking behind me: Look at her auburny color. I like it. -Hmm?
*This is the worst thing you've done with your hair!
*Even this is better than you're previous color.
*You're blond! -No I'm not.
*Do you like your hair this color? -I wonder if this is a nice, subtle way of telling me they don't like it.
Anyway, I don't care what others think of my hair, but if I myself can't decide if I like it or hate it, then, that's a problem. I only think it's OK when I'm in full black and it's freshly washed and done. And then again, it depends where I'm at. But the fact is, it's not real looking and I can't stand that! Therefore, even though I tell people I should be forbidden to change my hair in any given time right now, I will make it real looking. As in more natural rather than fiery yellow orange bright non real color. Yep.
By the way, I have three day weekends but it never feels that way. And last night, it hit me. Maybe the excitement wore off, but my second job is actually a job. And right now, it's hard for me. Maybe harder than my real job. Eh!
Publishing, from the comfort of an old computer. Yey for old stuff.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I can't wait 'till I can watch a French animation called The Illusionist. I love the sound of French music. But then again, I love French perfume and French pastries and...it goes on and on.
I saw a client that I've done hair for, in her work setting. In her environment. I find it interesting that all the clients get to see me in my workplace, actually doing my job. So to see someone in theirs, doing their job, is interesting. A different perspective of them other than the one I normally only hear about.
I actually took the time and did my swiss ball exercises. Doing work outs at home are easy but I can't wait 'till I start Pilates. See what that's like.
I realized my month's Scientific American Mind has been sitting on my nightstand for a whole month and I have not yet read an article in it! Wow. Maybe that's why I never renew subscriptions to magazines.
I can hear the character from Julie and Julia saying 'bon appetit' as I look at this cover! Makes me laugh.
And now I will say,