Sunday, April 26, 2009

Simple But They're Done

I am continuing to do the Christmas Card Challenge this year. It worked out great having all my cards made by November last year. This year I know it's great to have them done, but I'm so lackadaisical about it. The above cards were made using a 12X12 cut out of Christmas trees. I worked at cutting it a part so a piece of it would look nice on each card. They actually look quite nice. It was a bit more difficult that I thought being as I didn't want to cut any of the trees. I could have layed it down on a cutter and just cut out probably 6 nice rectangles. As I said I didn't want to hack it up. So, I carefully snipped it to get 10 pieces to overlay on a piece of burgandy patterned paper. I was pleased with the outcome. Now on to April's cards.

My Refrigerator's Strange Request

This is the light up panel on my refrigerator. It's not the fanciest refrigerator on the planet, but it does everything I'd want a frig to do and more. It is a freezer on the bottom type. So, on top I can open up both doors and have the whole frig for storage. It is great as I don't have room for a regular frig with one big door. Trying to squeeze food into a side by side for years was such a pain.

Now my new frig might be becoming a pain. I'm not sure. One day a strange symbol showed up on the screen. Each symbol has a meaning as to the inner workings of the frig, so we can keep it working and maintained properly. The new symbol stumped me. It looked like a canning jar with berry seeds in it. I looked all through the owner's manual. No symbol. I looked online no symbol explanation. I thought it just couldn't be true what it was asking of me.
Was my refrigerator asking me to make blackberry jam? How odd I thought seeing as blackberries weren't even in season. Could it wait until August before demanding blackberry jam. The Marionberry jelly inside wasn't good enough? Would it accept store bought blackberry jam? Would it go on strike until I found some blackberries shipped up from Chile where they grow this time of year. How dare it demand I enlarge my carbon footprint just because it has a hankering for blackberry jam!

I finally decided to calm down and look for a logical answer. Could it be the symbol for replacing the drinking water filter? Could those be water drops rather than blackberry seeds? Could the makers of refrigerators make symbols that make more sense? This symbol looks nothing like the water filter. Although I'm not sure what symbol would make more sense. I think I'll put my children on it. I bet they could come up with something better than Kenmore.

My posts have been scarce

I've got a few things to post, but due to my computer in great need of repair posting a blog has been like wrestling an anaconda. OK maybe that wouldn't be survivable... a baby anaconda. Highly annoying and you break a sweat. Putting pictures with a post on my computer has been like trying to change lanes in rush hour traffic in San Francisco! Nearly impossible.

My computer has been in great need of a reformat and reinstallation of software since October of 2007. I promptly back up all my items and got ready. Getting DH ready that is another question. I keep hearing.... "my emails!!! I'll lose all my emails!!!" I've even told him he could lose them any day if we don't get the computer fixed due to a crash.

We've shared a computer for 19 years and it hasn't really been a problem, but I'm thinking it might be time to get our own computers. OK me get my own computer. We have completely different views on broken stuff. I was raised when something breaks fix it. He was raised to limp along and make due. Even break out some duct tape if needed. I was raised to avoid duct tape at all costs unless I'm working on a duct.

So, with an examination of our funds we'll see what happens. Computer fix or my own computer.