Friday, February 3, 2012

Little Sewing - Lotta Sick

Ever hear of a "mug rug"? It's a mini placemat just large enough for a mug and a cookie or two. I was asked to bring a little gift for a Valentine's dinner for the older ladies' class at church. Thought this would work.

This was my "post" the last couple of days.
I did make it to work today. Took ALL DAY LONG to close out some paperwork for January so that I could post for the treasurer to pay. Had a couple of glitches - one the treasurer had to deal with someone else to get straight. Then I found out one of them was also a duplicate billing. They tried...but my computer program is better than theirs!

Yesterday I noticed that Sam was having some "sympathy" coughing. I get home from work today...and he's not feeling well either. He's in bed. I'm about to head to the other one. Hopefully we can get some rest if we aren't keeping each other awake. Mainly ME ... I take cough syrup...he doesn't. "It will run its course." Yes it will...and make both of us more miserable.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Trip to Austin

I drove to Austin on Monday to attend a webpage management class for the county. Here's our site: I am proud to say that with the exception of one or two photos of elected officials and the snow photo (which Sam took - in that space the photos changes with the season - at least that's the plan), the other photos are mine.

I've already been working on the site with instructions that were passed to me from the first person, who just did not have the time to add this duty to her hectic schedule. As long as you follow step by step and then make a mistake, you can go back and step by step again and pick up the step you skipped.

I haven't seen the capitol building since I started my Freshman or Sophomore year in high school. I took these photos as I left the Texas Association of Counties building. This is the west side facing me.
A peak of the front through the trees as I drove best photo. LOVE how the tree frames the shot! Stopped at a signal light...if I'd been one car ahead, I would've had a good unobstructed shot. Que sera, sera. If I'd felt better...I would've spent another night and dedicated today to site seeing. However...I am not feeling better. I know that the crud had been sneaking up on me and it hit full blown Monday - the day I drove to Austin. I had to stop 5 times to walk around, get some caffeine, stay awake. That's not normal. AND...all of those stops involved a restroom break so that I could cough without fear of - well - anyway...

The class was informative. I was the only person already working on our webpage. And, pat myself on the back, was able to tell the instructor one thing. She said she'd asked the software people a question that they couldn't answer. It's "just the way it is." I told her why. :-D That is what happens when you don't know what is going on ... you try to find out why.

When we were in the demo site, the instructor was busy with someone. Another had a question and asked if I could help. I looked over my shoulder to make certain I wouldn't be overstepping any boundaries...teacher was got up and showed the person needing help the three places to look and voila! It was in the third place. Which is always the last place I look. LOL

Then...we had some computer connectivity problem about 2:30. Teacher left the conference room to check into the problem. While she was gone, I decided it was time to head home. 300 miles to drive and trying to get home so I could crash in my own bed. I was prepared. Left at 3 p.m. Made only 3 stops: fuel and potty, supper and potty, potty. Got home at 9:45. Great time! It took longer to get to Austin with those 5 stops.

I'm self-medicated. Realized I'm running a fever today - which I had off just in case I didn't make it home last night. Will call my sub and ask if she can work for me tomorrow too. Hopefully I can be back in the office Friday. I know I'll have plenty of work waiting on me. Arrggghhh!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Movie: One for the Money - Warning Spoiler Alert


Best casting: Sherri Shepherd as Lula. She was LOL funny.

Katherine Heigl did an okay job as Stephanie.
Jason O'Mara was a decent Morelli.
Ana Reeder aka Connie - Where were the boobs? Not as much cleavage as Connie should've had - or big hair either.
Have no idea who either actor/actress were that portrayed Stephanie's parents.
Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur. I like Debbie Reynolds. And she was funny as Grandma Mazur. But she's not the least bit bony. Not the body I had in mind for Grandma.
Patrick Fischler - don't have an idea who he is - but he did a good Vinnie.

Things that were wrong:
The Plums' house is supposed to be a duplex with non-matching paint jobs on each half.
After Lula was beaten, she was not rolled out of Benito Ramirez's pickup. Nor did she spend just a few hours in the hospital. He carried her up the fire escape and left her outside Stephanie's bedroom window. He nearly beat her to death.

I've got to reread One. There was no...and I do mean NO...sexual tension between Stephanie and Ranger. Hmmm...wonder if it started in Two.

I do intend to see it again. :D