Monday, January 11, 2010


I got through another day without my computer and just got it back around 4:45 p.m.  - whew! Those were three long days! Tech said that’s the second one today with the same problem.

It’s not a typical virus which are basically ‘old stuff’ these days…now it’s the spyware/add ware that attaches itself and won’t let you get into any of your files saying you are infected and want you to buy their product…he said the group is like CYBER GYPSYS! They don’t ruin your files and the like but they lock up your ‘anti virus, spyware and malware’ – puts a block on your desktop so you can’t get to it and you can’t download NEW programs.

But now I’m okay – a good $60 fix!  This kid is so good at what he does – he removed the hard drive this time to make sure he got it all.

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Tonight’s dinner is going to be very late – midnight to be exact! Hopefully a bit earlier but that’s unlikely. Doug’s plane doesn’t even land till 10:35 at O’hare and then he has to catch the 11:00 bus which will be almost an hours ride then where it stops is 35 minutes away…HMMMMM…my addition is off….Guess it will be AFTER MIDNIGHT!  lol

Here’s what I fixed – now I’m re-thinking eating it at that hour – TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE AND ITALIAN BREAD…doesn’t that bread look good? Look at the score lines on it….I love slicing a thick slice, putting butter on it, put it under the broiler and then peanut butter…omgosh it’s delicious!



A couple of Sundays ago Darren and MaryAnn finally got over here for our Christmas…it was nice with the 5 of us because we could concentrate on Aidan – I wish they had been there for Christmas but with Aidan sick it wasn’t in the picture.

Well, Aidan was a normal 1-1/2 year old…tore a couple gifts open and then started to act silly. He actually got bored and decided enough was enough and layed down for a bit.

And then it was time to leave – here he’s giving grampa a big kiss!

Today was a GOOD DAY! Good things happened so I can go on to another day! The past three were crappy so say the least but hopefully it’s over – for awhile anyway…nothing stays balanced forever but we go on don’t we and make the best of what it is.

Maybe now this week with Doug back from his delivery we can sort through the mountain on our table in the dining room and pack up things we don’t want anymore and hopefully there will be lots.

Like I said the other day…I’m purging the clutter in my life and the best place to start is the decorative items. I know some of you who saw the pictures are probably saying “gads I hope that isn’t out all at once”…. NO it’s not…it’s just a lot of things I have accumulated in boxes from packing things away over the past seasons. Bringing out less and less each time the seasons and holidays change.

Actually Christmas and a weeee little bit at Halloween is the only holiday I decorate for – I like all my everyday decorations and don’t care to add other things to it.

This post got longer than I expected…for some reason I feel chatty – possibly cuz my mind is back where it should be.

Stay warm and safe,



  1. Yum...dinner looks good! I love crusty bread with honey butter on it! How sweet of you to save dinner for hubby! I would be snoring by the time he came home.
    Good luck on the purging. I do it after every holiday. It feels refreshing.
    Have a nice night with hubby!

  2. Glad you got your computer fixed! What a nightmare! Your dinner looks yummy! Sounds like you are going to have a late night, but good to have your hubby home! I am attempting to clean out some stuff too! I always end up with more though! I have a tenacy to hang on to everything for ever so it is good sometimes! Good luck and will still be watching for your goodie sale! Jayne

  3. Karen,

    Glad to hear that your computer is back and it wasn't to expensive.


  4. Glad YOU'RE "back"! Sometimes we all just need a little down time. Believe me, I sure know that feeling! Also, glad you got your computer up and running again. Isn't it amazing how attached we get??? Enjoy your day, Dawn

  5. Hi Karen,
    I know what you mean about "purging"... I can feel out of sorts if my "home" is not in order and decorated just so. Sometimes less IS more!:) I hope you have MANY, MANY more good days and that your dinner wasn't too late! Mmmmm that bread is making me hungry!!! Have a great week!

  6. Hi Karen,
    I'm glad you are back in business with the computer. Isn't it something how we are lost without it? Supper looks yummy!
    Have a great week!

  7. Hi Karen,

    Glad to hear your computer is fixed! And $60 isn't a bad price.

    At least I'm not the only one who waits up for their hubby. :) And how sweet to save him dinner. Airport/Airplane food does not compare with a good home-cooked meal!

    Stay warm.... I'll try to wish some of our warm weather your way, if you wish some of your cold weather this way! It was 77 degrees today!

    -Sena K.

  8. I am so glad that you got your computer fixed. I know that will help. I am excited about your online yard sale. How neat is that!

  9. Soooooooo glad you are having a better day and your computer is fixed finally! $60 for all that is a good deal.

    That Italian bread looks delicious! I never thought of putting peanut butter on it. Hmm... will make a mental note to try that some time.

    We have a little Aid(e)n in our family too, but he is only 6 months old. They are so precious when they're that little. Your Aidan is a cute little guy! Glad you finally got to have Christmas with them.

  10. Karen,
    Glad you got your computer back. Aiden is such a doll, getting so grown up already. Have a great week.

  11. Hi Karen.....seems there are a lot of us who are "Purging" all of our unused stuff! How's that wall paper coming?


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