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Worth A Thousand?

Any wonder this was in the clearance rack?

Any wonder this was in the clearence rack?

Some botonist got a good laugh when he named this one.

The first choice for lesbians!


The New Year is starting off with a bang. I’ve already had to work Sunday to try and get some requests done. My co-worker is working from home and coming in for a few hours every few days. He is having severe back trouble. It’s a tough situation for him, and changes everything at work. I have to say each day has been an adventure.

But I am training our mailroom guy to assist me. It’s only for the afternoon hours, but any help is better than none. Hopefully someday he can be brought on FT at the Help Desk.

The weekend was quite exciting for the Hubby as he bought a new SUV. Now I have to help him get his cell to hook up to the car’s bluetooth connection. It’s a color he wasn’t really wanting (red), but he can live with it. He got a great deal.

I downloaded the Windows 7 beta and hoping to get it running soon. I’ve heard almost nothing but good things about it. Really, the only bad things I’ve heard have been from people who seem to be stuck in their XP ways and don’t want to change. They are in for a surprise. Already some of the newer PC’s and hardware coming out will not run with XP. It’s time to prepare for a move, folks. I can’t wait because of all the good reports about 7. I hope to start testing our environment here at work on Windows 7 very soon.

I changed the layout of my blog. I loved that Christmas layout – it was perfect and the whole design was great, but the Holidays are over with. But it will probably appear next November.

And finally, I’ve started filming long segments of my pond with my Flip Minio camcorder. I put the camcorder on the tripod, aim it at a different place in the pond, and let it record. I’m hoping to put together a video showing it off.


Put It Away

Yesterday we spent the day putting away the decorations. The Hubby is going to be very busy starting on the 2nd of January so it was a good day to do it. He actually took down the outdoor lights while I worked in the pond cleaning it up and repotting a few of the plants and removing dead leaves that were covering the bottom of the pond.

After a quick lunch at Panera and a run to BJ’s for some groceries we were home and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening removing the tree decorations. Since I had to work today I went to bed at 10. The only thing left was the tree itself and all the storage crates that needed to go in the attic. We’ll see them again in about 11 months.


Truer Words Were Never Spoken

If you still think Bush is doing a good job you have to watch this clip. If you can’t stand Bush you’ll love this clip.

Keith Olbermann speaks up about Bush pardoning Scooter Libby.


It’s day two of being sick. Went to bed last night with fever of almost 103 degrees! So I’m at home sweating through t-shirts, one by one, and I’ve got this ringing in my ears. But my temperature is almost back to normal.

Here are the shots of the backyard I promised you. Click on each one for the full picture.

The Pond

THe Pond

The Pond