Hi everyone. It's cold, snowy, and bitchy here today, but I hope you are all doing well. Most of the time when I can't think clearly or make a decision, it may be because I AM thinking. When I'm posting, emailing, or not paying attention, thoughts pop into my head that are usually the answer. I guess this means I'm trying too hard and over analyzing daily minutia. Case in point. When typing an email the other day, the statement that finally answers so much came freely. I told her that for years, I've been giving people a piece of my mind, which is probably why I don't have much left. Now I know where it is. Small portions are floating around the patients, clerks, co-workers, contractors, idiot mothers, pet owners, nephews, sister, cousins, friends, who were told off, told what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and why I am right. No wonder there's not much left. I think my husband has more of my mind than I do.
I completed the bargello and after one more line in the body I plan on attempting the stem stitch. I've been asked why I haven't joined Nicola's SL year. First off, I don't play well with others (see above). Second, I don't know if I will follow the pattern or change the design if I get frustrated with specialty stitches. Except for changing a color, so far, so good! Now I need to concentrate on stitching the next pear which I will start tonight. It seems to be taking me longer each month to come up with something new in this shape!
On the computer front, I ordered a new hard drive and will install the operating system myself. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I may be back to Vista! Staples techs went over what my tech did ( the very polite kid I thought was wonderful), and I found out that I was ripped off. If I see him again, it will be hard not to give HIM a piece of my mind. It's unbelievable how you can't purchase or have installed the operating system you prefer because they push the newest on you. The clerk said 8 out of 10 customers come back and want something done about Windows 8 because they hate it more than 7 and there are no options. I can't remove my 7 and have Vista installed. Ridiculous. Since Microsoft doesn't "allow" downgrades, they are forcing a lot of customers to Macs. They should have a simple XP or Vista offer for old farts like me that don't game, video, or skype and want nothing more than simple programs for emailing (Outlook Express), photos (Picture It), and household files. But I'm not giving them a piece of my mind. I need to start conserving and it will not be easy.
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Hope you all have a wonderful week.