Thursday, January 30, 2014

Help a brother out ...

My buddy MSgt B needs assistance with helping his best friend find out who murdered said best friend's son, Kyle.  Details here.

I don't usually link this kind of thing, but MSgt B is a stand-up guy, and if he says this is a worthy cause, I believe him. Also, when he worked just over the river from my office, we met for lunch a couple of times. Just his gaze rendered me unable to park my car for some reason. If his steely gaze could cause me to forget how to successfully pull into a parking place after doing so for almost 35 years,  I know if I were a bad guy, I'd want the local constabulary to find me before MSgt B.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I know, I know.

I know I fell off the face of the earth. Tons of little things just ate away at my will to blog. For starters, my computer. The one that died. Well, the screen did. The info is still on it, just really hard to get to, and next to impossible to see.
A coworker very kindly gave me an old laptop. A Dell Latitude D510. It runs Vista, when it's not seizing up on a whim. I should start tracking the problems along with the phases of the moon, because I can't figure out what causing it to lock up. It will randomly put me in virtual time-out ... and then BEEP! On we go again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Let's see ... then last fall we had an 18th century birthday party for Sweet Daughter, and there was a lot of sewing going on. Lots. I think my Blog Muse got jealous of the Sewing Muse and left. And now they're both gone.
I've made a stab at cleaning out the garage this winter and made enough progress to get the car in the garage. Just in time for the cold snap a couple of weeks ago. I am trying very, very hard not to feel smug, lest stuff starts randomly falling off shelves and breaking my windshield.
I had a stretch of unbelievable baking failures, so I guess my Cooking Muse went off with the other two. SD, however, mixed up a batch of scones all by herself while I was running errands one day, and they were WONDERFUL. So maybe the Cooking Muse just switched hosts.
This weekend I'm attending the NoVaWinter Blogmeet. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting some new ones I'm hoping to see some of you there.
And next week, I get to go in for a colonoscopy. Apparently there is a shortage of MoviPrep and so I get to try something new. I don't even want to begin to fathom the reasons there would be a shortage of anything that scours one out so thoroughly. And abruptly.