Archive for October, 2009
Well, SEB has moved us off of Expression Engine which I really knew more about using then this program. So one will have to bear with me while I figure out exactly how to use it. For the moment I have lost the lips/mouth that really made the look of the blog so unique, he did tell me that we should be able to restore it eventually…..
Yes, everything that is good takes time!!
Today was the second day of some beautiful Indian Summer days. Temp was good for shirt sleeves and the sun felt good. Of course, not having any manpower to assist me outside I couldn’t do a quick organization of one side of the garage that I have been waiting for this time of year to do. Hopefully it will be done before we hit cold weather and the start of that nasty white stuff.
I realized just now that I hadn’t written in a couple of days. My idea was to start writing again every day to every other day – some days I am just plain not into it; some days my brain just does not want to come up with an idea to write about. And then are some blogs that I read where they are only being written once a week, or only when that person gets access to a computer which could be weeks or over a month or two at a click. Then I wonder why I beat myself up over it.
Right now, sweet hubby is making his delicious buttered popcorn out in the kitchen and has whipped up a couple of sandwiches so that we can eat our late dinner and watch some of the stuff on the DVR.
Now, I don’t know how many of you have DVRs or somehow record shows to watch later – but we do and then it becomes a battle of computer time vs going upstairs to watch what is taped. Once up there is it watch our shows or watch that movie we have been dying to see. And making decisions about it is very hard too. Ah the dilemma of it all.
Tomorrow is the day for haircuts, a perm and a beard trim and then on Friday there is our family picture being taken. The first one in about 10yrs. Wish us luck on that one!
Do you ever wonder if you are just smarter than other people? Even when they have more education or are older?
I have been pondering that one for most of today. Here is why………….. our church (which is really small) is trying to put together a picture directory with a well known photography studio. We had to have a minimum number of participants in order for them to do it. Arrangements were made so that we could all book our photo sitting times via the internet. Simple, right? (pardon me while I snort with laughter) I suggested to a couple of the people in charge (one is an elementary principal) that perhaps we should also have an alternative way to sign people up in case some people do not have internet access. I received no response to that.
On last Wednesday I found out that we had less than 1/2 of the required sitting appointments and it would have to be canceled if no one else booked one. Since the sessions are this weekend I figured out somebody should do something so that this project didn’t fail. So I made a decision to bring my laptop to church today – I didn’t have to as there are a couple of computers there – so that we could just do appointments right there between services. I was told by the people in charge that, that was alright though most people will give any excuse and that is probably why they weren’t booking appointments.
Today we booked 17 more appointments so we are a bit above the minimum needed. Go us!!
I figured that people were lazy and didn’t want to type the rather long URL into their browser or as I suspected some didn’t have internet access (which was correct in some cases) and some just weren’t sure how to do it and as long as you were the one typing they were more than happy to sign up.
Now I ask you, how come someone who has a minimum of a master’s degree could not figure out that doing it that way would produce a much better outcome than just announcing it, sending home fliers about it and publishing it in our weekly and monthly newsletter did? This really wasn’t rocket science.
So I sit here and I wonder, why do people have to have so much education to get a job when all one should really need is some good old fashioned common sense and a good work ethic? Think about it and let me know what you think.
I had sat down and written quite a little bit for a new blog, yes I know the thought made you faint, and I walked away for a little bit. When I came back I finished it up, added the tags to it, hit the submit button and it was if I had never written a word.
So, all those thoughts and musings are gone. I don’t remember every thing that I wrote so I can’t recreate it.
Better luck tomorrow.