Sunday, December 25, 2011
When my computer was "attacked" a few weeks back, I thought I lost all my photos since they were on the C drive and that was what was "compromised" among other things. But, about ten days ago I found most of them in Google Web Albums. The newest are in a new version of Picasa which doesn't have the icon to use to post on a blog. I tried everything. Uploading - downloading, geez everything that I could think of.
Today I had an "aha" moment. I went to recent documents, found the photo I had been looking for that I photographed a few weeks back and there on this method of the photo was a place to send it to Blogspot. YEE HA. It works, I hope.
Writing a post, without a photo just seems to be like an incomplete post. This photo was taken a few weeks back near the bus station in San Miguel. It was around the Feast of the Virgen of Guadalupe. I have more photos to share of Christmas festivities and decorations, but that is for another day. Tomorrow. The next day.
Yes, I realize I have been sporadic lately in not writing. Life has been interrupting my writing much to my dismay and displeasure. I'm going to try to do better.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The house is decorated for the first time in ten years! The baking is done - cookies, cheese balls and other good things. Presents are ready.
Christmas with the youngest grandchildren this year will be in San Miguel! Mati and Sebastian have already been here to see and touch all the decorations. It was great fun to see the big eyes and smiles as they looked at the things that have been acquired over a 50 year period.
In the past, I was never ready this early. Somehow this year it has all come together.
Feliz Navidad to all of you. May the season bring peace and tranquility to each and every one.
Friday, December 09, 2011
The good news is that I got to bake biscuits with Mati one early Sunday morning. What fun!
She's getting great at stirring eggs, pouring milk, patting dough and putting the rounded forms on the pan for biscuits. The trail of broken egg shells, spilled milk and flour everywhere just adds to the fun.
But, back to being wired. It started mid-November when I had NO TV for almost a week. That saga was finally resolved. It was followed by my losing my US cell phone the day after Thanksgiving. The great thing about the cell phone is it can be used in the USA, Mexico or Canada for a flat monthly rate which is not offered any longer by AT&T to new customers but I still have it. Needless to say I was having apoplexy trying to find it. It was one of those days where I had been all over the place. I retraced my steps. I called the phone. I tried everything and finally gave up and accepted the fact that I no longer had any way to reach people when I was out and about.
To add insult to injury, my computer crashed the following week and with that the Vonage phone which would not go off of standby or whatever the heck it was doing. I was waaaaay beyond apoplexy by now.
Just today, the computer is back up. Vonage is working. The chip, for the backup cell phone I had here, (for just such a disaster) arrived. I'm wired again.
Interestingly as each item was taken from me - my means of communication with the outside world, I could feel myself getting rather withdrawn and morose. It all seemed like just too much.
I'm happy to report that I'm happy again. Not that I particularly want to get in touch with anyone in particular. I just like the options.