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So I've been trying to get more organized - I was feeling a bit discombobulated with gmail, because you can't organize the email there, you have a slew of email messages all in one place, and can't filter them into folders and flag the important ones. I was playing around with the settings this weekend and found out that I can download them into Outlook so I could have more organizational control over incoming messages. My OCD needs organizational control to maintain some semblance of sanity.
It took a while, but I finally downloaded all 9000+ email messages that were sitting in gmail...now I can designate specific folders and weed out the inconsequential messages from the important ones. What does that really mean? That I'll be able to reply to comments and messages in a much more timely manner. Meanwhile, I'm still working on getting caught up sorting through all the original email messages, so you might get a reply from me that stems from something you sent a week or three ago - but I will get caught up, I'm bound and determined to! ;)
Speaking of getting caught up, Hovering Hubby's schedule this week is actually conducive to me getting some major catch up done online - he's covering for another instructor's class at 7:30 each morning, so that means we're up at 5:30 and he's out the door by 6:30, giving me several glorious hours of quiet time before the Princess Nagger wakes up and it's the hurry scurry to get her ready for school and onto her bus. So I'll be tired and loopy this week, but I'll be enjoying the quiet time and taking advantage of that to get some major blog-hopping done.
I was all set to get started this morning, even had a few blogs read and comments left first thing this morning. Then it happened. The power went out. While I was right in the middle of leaving a witty comment for someone. So much for getting a lot accomplished first thing this morning. And of course it happened only moments before I was going to get my second cup of coffee. I knew I should have done that when I was jonesin' for it 10 minutes earlier.
Of course when the power came back on three hours later, there was something funky going on with my computer - I kept getting weird error messages from Google, blocking me from the blogs I was trying to visit within the 42 tabs I had open in my browser. Something about a bad cookie... So I had to spend hours running Spyware and scan with Norton to 'fix' the problem when it wasn't fixed from doing a restore - looks like something funky happened when Windows did some automatic updates coupled with reinstalling iTunes on my computer. I definitely needed a cup of coffee after all that hassle.
Speaking of coffee, hubby loves his new coffee maker I got him for his birthday. So much so that he's been drinking more coffee than usual when he's home - and every time he marvels at how cool the coffee maker is and how great the coffee is. Score one for me in the gift department! Especially since I get to enjoy it equally well... ;) Even Princess Nagger, the little busy body, helped herself to a cup of hot chocolate from the coffee maker. And a friend of hubby's came over on Sunday to work on recording some music, and was thrilled with the hot tea that coffee maker can produce. So there ya go. It's a hit! ;)
On another tangent, why is it that some people have to stop in front of the line when in the left turn lane? You know the line I'm talking about - where you should stop at or behind it to give better clearance for cars and trucks turning through the intersection. Today some moron held up 10 cars behind him because of being stopped in front of the line. When a big semi truck wanted to turn right, there wasn't enough clearance...so you see other people stepping out of their vehicle motioning for the line of cars behind to back up so the moron could back up to where he was supposed to be in order for the truck to finish his turn and stop blocking the intersection. And of course that meant everyone missed that particular light cycle, at least those of us way in the back of that long line because of one dork.
Speaking of dorks, Princess Nagger is doing much better, thank you to everyone who has been checking in. Her fever hung around for a little over 3 days, but never spiked above 102.4, so she didn't have to get
Speaking of which, she normally sleeps in late...since she's a self professed 'non-morning' person. Except Easter Sunday. She woke us up at 7:18 a.m. after hubby and I had been up until about 2:00 a.m. Of course I didn't get a chance to put out her Easter Basket and hide the eggs Saturday night because she kept getting out of bed and we didn't want to get busted. So I figured it was safe to wait until morning when she was still sleeping soundly as she tends to do. Except this time. I had to have hubby stall her upstairs while I raced down to put the Easter Basket on the coffee table and quickly hide 24 plastic Easter Eggs. I heard commotion at the top of the stairs as I had the last two eggs in my hand and the shopping bag in the other, so I quickly got rid of the evidence and all was well. whew!
Well that's about all I have for today, which for some may be too much and they're dozing on their keyboards right now... ;) I was going to post pictures of the Princess Nagger and the Easter Eggs we decorated, but I'll save that for the Wordless/Wordful post tomorrow. Meanwhile I'll leave you with this bright spot of Spring - I had to take these pictures literally through the back door screen...if I had opened the door to get a clearer shot, this little guy would have flown away instantly. Still works for showing a nice spot of color in the middle of slowly budding foliage.
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