Monday, February 02, 2009
Well, I told you how much I wanted winter to be over and now winter has taken revenge by letting it snow again. The skies are gray and I think there is more snow coming and I am not amused. I forgot that February can be this way, that it is a winter month and that it is not at all a harbinger of springtime, regardless if some people have snowdrops in their garden like Bev does.
There is a light dusting of snow on the streets now, as if someone has sifted powdered sugar all over them. It looks very appealing, but I am waiting for more and I have such a good hairdo now, that I don't want to ruin it by wearing my woolly hat or by having it sprinkled by snow. So that is quite a dilemma.
Yesterday I spent quite some hours on Facebook, more than I ever have before. I decided to throw myself into it and catch up with everything and everybody. It was a lot of fun, as long as you ignore some things that people insist on sending you and which you are supposed to send back and forward to all of your friends. I simply don't do that, because it is a never ending exercise. I only send and receive chocolates and birthday cards.
I joined some support groups and some fan clubs and invited my friends to do the same. There isn't always a huge success rate in this, but it is always worth a try. Not everyone gets excited about the same things. Besides, you can ignore whatever gets thrown your way, especially when you feel overloaded with requests.
The most fun is checking on the status of your friends and leaving comments on their activities, as that usually gets a conversation going. Sometimes with hilarious results.
I remember when I first joined Facebook and how much I disliked it. That was before I filtered what I reacted to and I felt constantly overwhelmed. I was afraid to go there anymore and quit it shortly after I joined. Then, some time later, I had a change of heart and rejoined, which was easy to do, because Facebook had saved all of my information.
Now I go there when I have the time and the energy for it, which would be on Sundays, which is my day off anyway. Contrary to what I claimed some time ago, I am sitting behind the computer quite often again, though I still limit the amount of blogs I read and comment on. Slowly the habit sneaks back in, though.
I woke up at 3 AM and put my bathrobe on and walked into the living room with this vague idea that maybe I was awake, but then I laid down on the sofa and went back to sleep. At least I am learning my lesson about not turning on the computer and smoking a cigarette while drinking a cup of coffee. That is funnest, a mistake I won't make.
The new coffee pads are great and the coffee tastes much better than the old coffee. There really is a difference and instead of making a double mug with two pads, I now make a single mug with one pad, otherwise it is too strong. Now I'll have to see how much these pads are when they are not on sale, and if they don't cost an arm and a leg I'll switch to these. I suppose you do have to pay for quality coffee, but man, it makes a difference.
The Internet provider that I ended up not going with, because they did not send me the installation packet when promised, billed me for services for the month of January. Of course, I called them right away to set them straight, but they acted like they did not believe me and said they would investigate. In the meantime, I had the bank retrieve the money that had already been taken from my account. Incompetency rules. Never trust an Internet provider. They are a bunch of fools.
Well, on that note I will leave you and get some work done around here. Have a wonderful day, all of you and then tell me all about it.