Remember on Friday when I said it wasn’t that big a deal to use the desktop instead of the lap top? Well, I lied. It’s got a nice 17 inch screen, but it tends to hurt my eyes. Of course I suppose I could wear my glasses, but they’re in the living room and I’m down here. :-)
It’s also slow, slow, slow with most things. Like, anything to do with the internet. And did I mention I don’t have my beloved bookmarks on here?
My first thought on Saturday was, this will be the perfect opportunity to work on the database I want to design for my book collection. Only one problem, I don’t have any of the Microsoft programs on this machine. * sigh*
So what did I do all weekend? First thing I did, believe it or not, was clean the house. Then I caught up on my reading and made Christmas decorations. I started this tradition when our daughter was little - every year we’d made a new ornament for our tree and sometimes we’d even make extra to give to family and friends. So this year, my daughter’s first Christmas in a home of her own with her own tree, it seemed only natural that she’d want all handmade ornaments.
I gotta admit, it wasn’t as big a pain in the butt as I thought it would be. I actually had fun doing them. Well, except for painting the puzzle piece wreaths - how many coats of green paint does it take to cover one little wreath?. And gluing the hair on the paper ribbon angel for her tree topper - hot glue everywhere!. But the rest of it was fun. :-)
Goals for this Week
Get my lap top fixed! I talked to the IT guy at school and he thinks it’s just shareware and told me to bring it in Monday (which is today). So cross your fingers.
Back up my documents. As soon as I get my lap top back I am becoming a back up Nazi!
This week’s sin will be: the Sin of Envy. As in, I envy those of you with working lap tops. :-)
Thursday’s poetry form will be the one I was going to do last Thursday, only I don’t remember what the name of it was because all my information for it is on my lap top.
Friday, of course, will be Chapter 17 in the Space Opera.
I’ve also signed up for the December blog chain over on AW, but there’s such a long list this time I doubt my turn will come up this week. You never know, though.
I was thinking of leaving the editing of the Faery Heart until January, so in the meantime I’m going to be pulling out my first NaNo novel, which is way past due being gone over. I might even pull out one of my unfinished pieces and try . . . I don’t know . . . finishing it maybe. :-)
So how about you? Any big plans for the week? Are you all ready for Christmas?