Showing posts from February, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New

Several years ago when we were getting a new laptop for one of my children, the salesman tried to sell us a wireless printer. I recall making a "mom" remark to my son along the lines of "If you can't get up to walk over to the computer to print, then you really are lazy." Well, readers, it's time to eat my words. It all started when our desktop's hard drive filled up and I got a new laptop. It was a bit of an inconvienence to take the laptop to the printer, hook up the USB cable and print, but I lived with it. Then the printer gave up the ghost. It was a gradual decline. It copied one sheet as it always did, but subsequent copies began taking 15 or more minutes to exit the printer. Still I lived with it. Until I began to do my taxes and needed to print reams of on-line statements. It was time to get the wireless printer that came free with my daughter's laptop out of the box. It's new and shiny and finally, after, oh, five or six at…

All's Well That Ends Well

I know better. I really do. My "Keep Me" sampler was finished in July and languished in a pile of things waiting to be framed. One night in December, I decided to take a break from writing Christmas cards (which, frankly, were a bit of a chore at that point) and get my sampler ready to take to the framers. Like I needed to spend more money in December. When I took it out, I noticed a smudge on the top that would show when it was framed. I decided I could spot clean it. You know, just a little dab of water on the spot. And you also know how one thing leads to another which caused the overdyed threads to run. A lot. Panic ensued until I remembered the "cure" for this problem. Suffice it to say that "Keep Me" was soaked within an inch of its life and all of the dye came out. My framer helped me pick out a lovely green frame that I perfectly compliments the greens in the sampler and I couldn't be happier to have this hanging on the wall.