Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Checking to se if Windows Live Writer will post to my blog yet. I have been messing around with it trying to make it work. Not sure what the problem is but I think it is blogger.. not happy with them right now at all.

Windows Live Writer

I’m trying out some new typing fonts because I am really bored with the ones I have been using for the blog. Its seems like when I was blogging with Yahoo 360 they always had great fonts, it’s a shame that is not around anymore. Speaking of blogs, Blogger has really been giving me issues with my site. Everytime I try and change the wallpaper or theme it gives me a error code and I try and download a theme it looks all crazy. I got so feed up that I was going to switch over to Wordpress but after downloading the program it was to much work to do all the crap they wanted to import this blog. I even thought about using Tumbler but they don’t have a import option yet. Its very frustrating really, even trying to post from Window's Liver Writer was not working . I would push the Publish button and it would give me some weird error. There is nothing worse than sitting down and writing all your minds jargon then when you are ready it won’t post. Not sure why all these problems started but it really made me thing maybe I am one of those people that needs 2 blogs, 1 for knitting and the other personal stuff. Well in my case it would be 3 blogs because I already have 2 because of my weight loss blog.. Boy that seems like a lot of work, maybe I better think about this one a little more. Right now I have to work out the issues with this blog because I miss all my personal items on the blog. So hard trying to make it personable when I can’t put all my personal touches on the blog.
On a good note , my internet people came out today and fixed by internet speeds. I was having bad lag and they were able to put some wires in and I am up and running fast as ever now. I have missed 3 days of work because of all this, so tonight it is back at it.. not a good time to be missing work since I just started this job less than a month ago. horrible really.
We have not put up the Christmas tree yet because I want to wait till Dec 1st. The day after Thanksgiving is way to early for me and I just can’t wrap my head around that its even that time of year again. As far as buying presents, that has not happened yet either. I hate the thought of going out into the stores to fight the crowds for a couple things but we will have to do it soon or try and buy online. Buying online this time of year can be kinda scary since you have to wait for it to be mailed , so you never know if it will make it.
Well, I am down with a massive sinus headache today so I will go lay down for a bit before going to work tonight. Hope everyone has a great day Smile

Friday, November 26, 2010

What I am Reading

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and had enough room in their freg for all the left overs. I did really well just cooking for 3 people and we really didn’t have that much left over, which makes me very happy. We had a nice little dinner and then I went to work, not a bad day at all.
So I was looking around on my Ipad in Barns & Noble and saw this book called Casting Spells by Barbara  Bretton that looked to good to pass up. Its about a knitting shop and witches, shapeshifters and all kinds of weird stuff. I just can’t seem to get enough of the books about knitting shops. It would be a dream to have a knitting shop in a small town were you knew all your customers by first name and had them over for Christmas dinner. I have only read 17 pages and already I’m in love with the book. I only put it down because I had to charge my Nook. I guess I could read it on my Ipad but I don’t want to get a headache. Its good for little periods of reading but not for hours

I would love to hear what everyone else is reading . I make it a point to always be reading something, or I feel like I’m not taking advantage of all the books in the world. If you really think about how many people in different country's in a long ago time that did not have the freedom to read a book of their chose. Can you image a dictator banning what you read!!!! I am very proud to live in a country were we can do as we please , within the limits of the law of coarse.
I am off tomorrow so I am hoping to getting around to fixing the sock I am knitting on. I am working on the cuff and the dang thing is way to big for my foot. I have been trying it on this whole time of knitting on it and thought it was ok, but now I have like a inch I need to take off the toe .. So very sad, but I like a snug fit so I will rip it out tomorrow and start again .
Not a to exciting post but Christmas is coming so there will be more pics when we get our tree up and the cats start fighting over it, lol. Have a great night all.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So Not Happy Right Now

I have been in Training for this At home job since Nov 1st, Today is our official on the phone day and I can't get on. I had all my programs pulled up and went to sign into the phone system they use and nothing! then I started getting all this error messages. I had called my home phone  provider today because yesterday my work IT team said it was nothing on there side but my internet provider. So I called my internet provider and they confirmed that there is a bad lag in my system and they have to come out and look at it. Well, this made me not very happy because I have to work… Then she tells me they can’t come out till next Tuesday!!!!!!! really, I am going to loss my damn job over this crap..I am so frustrated that I can’t see straight. My supervisor is going to call me tonight so I can tell her what it going on. there is nothing I can do about it,but keep trying to log on and see what happens. Even when I do get everything up and running I start freezing up right in the middle of a call or transaction and then have to try and transferee my customer to someone else.I hope tomorrow goes better because I can’t take much more of this. I thought working from home was going to make my life have less stress.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are doing a small dinner with the 3 of us, then I have to try and work at 5pm..

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No title

I'm sitting with a massage headache and feel like I'm getting sick. Cheyanne came home early yesterday from school feeling very sick and she has been running a fever. We have kept her I. Her room and the Lysol can has been used a lot ! But I think some of the germs have made there way to me and the hubby's. Let's just hope that we can make it threw thanksgiving .

I have been playing around today with my iPad since doing the update yesterday and the only thing I see I don't like is when I went to type this email it would not go in landscape mode! And the screen lock is now to mute the sound!!! Maybe tomorrow when I have more time I can do so e research and see if I can change the landscape mode.

The nook update is fantastic to say the least. The page turn is so fast now, there is no lag or delay. The other improvements of the book shelf is great also. I have not noticed any difference with the web browser but I don't use it that much anyway.

I really did enjoy my day today before feeling like a Mac truck hit me. Hope tomorrow will be a good day and I hope to feel better. Have to grocery shopping for thanksgiving tomorrow and clean the house . Wise me luck

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My Day

Ipad,Nook, Socking knitting and coffee not shown. This is my day until 5pm when I go to work. I love my life
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Monday, November 22, 2010

iPad and Nook updates

Today was a big day for soft wear updates ladies and gents. I downloaded my iPad 4.2 os today and the Nook update tonight, which I have been waiting for way to long on the nook. I love having the folders on my iPad so all my apps are not all over the place. My nook is still downloading so I will do a review of it tomorrow after I have used it tonight . Go download your updates :)
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Test from Ipad

I'm trying to post to my blog from my iPad. I have been searching on iTunes for a blogger app for my iPad and I'm not having any luck at all. So I thought I would just use the same method as my blackberry and this may be the easiest way to do this. I know a lot of people don't like blogger but I really stay with the because I just use a email address to post my blog post and I'm done no extra soft wear to my blackberry and iPad. Not a lot of people know about this feature and I could not live without it because it is so easy. What app do you use to write blog post? What do find works for you? Let me hear from you because I love hearing heat you like.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Not a good day

I woke up this afternoon so tired and just didn’t want to do today. My day progressed into knitting and listening to podcast because I just could not manage to do anything else today with the last week events with my brother. He made it thru the amputation of his leg but is having another surgery tomorrow, for unknown reasons to me at this time. I just can’t believe that he is having to go thru all of this due to a fall off a ladder and his diabetes. It just goes to show you that taking care of our bodies should be on the top of our list of things to do. He will be going into a nursing home after he gets out of the hospital because he will need the 100% care his wife can not give him due to her own disability's . I have not talked to my mom much thru all this because I don’t know if she really wants to talk about it. I think that this has really made me see that we really along in this world with our feelings and trying to convey them to someone else is extremely hard. I am very thankful that I have the most loving man in my life that would do anything for me and is my rock. I thank God for him every day because without him I would be really lost in this world. My mood today has been horrible to say the least. I’m mad and sad all at the same time and just want to shut the world out! it always amazes me that people always want you around when your world is perfect, but the first sign that you are a little upset they are no were to be found because they don’t want to say “Im sorry” or “I’m here for you”>> the world has forgotten how to CARE about another human being. Its all about take and ME syndrome.. I have decided that I am going to do some work on giving more! I think our biggest and greatest works for man kind of done unspoken for … Its my mission to let God lead me in the path that I belong. I can not fight the whole world on my own. There has to be a place were I can just breath.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Such A Hard Day

Normally I don’t like putting my family's business out on my blog but I feel the need to talk about this some how to be able to get it off my chest. My oldest brother fell of a ladder last week and broke his left left so badly that he has had 4 surgery's on it since. I got a phone call from my sister today saying my brother was losing the leg and the doctor's were amputating it today! I am so sad and just unsettled by the whole ordeal that I can’t even but it into words. First off I have not heard a word from anyone since last week when he fell, so I thought he was fine. Then I learn today that he has had 4 operations and never left the hospital.. Now he is losing his leg. We have never really been close since there is such a age difference but I still hurt for him and just hope to God that he makes it out of surgery. To tell you the truth me and my sister are worried that he won’t make it after the surgery because he will be so depressed that he won’t be able to deal with it. He has to go into a nursing home after the surgery because his wife can’t take care of him because she is disable.. Its just one big cluster fuck and to tell you the truth I am so happy I have this blog to write it all down on , or I might just lose my mind with it all. I am going to try and keep my self busy with knitting and reading today and see if that will relax me. I thought about a couple drinks but that might just make me cry more and I sure don’t want that. On a good note my other brother who lost his arm at the age of 18 in Vietnam is driving 2 states away to be with our oldest brother to be with him after the surgery and to help him thru some of the symptom's he will be having after the surgery.I wish I could go be with him, but there is no way I can at this point. I feel so helpless and useless. I just have to remember that he will have a good support system around him . If you believe in God I ask that you say a prayer for him, please.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Make Tunisian Crochet Blanket

So before I started knitting 4 years ago I was really into crochet but had this problem of not being able to read those patterns all that well. I went onto a couple craft boards and learned about Tunisian Crochet and all the pretty blankets you could make with it. Needless to say I am a visual learner and there were no videos to show me how to do this stitch. I never did try to make a Tunisian blanket because i just could not understand the instructions , so hence I learned to knit and I have been happy ever since. Today I was on VeryPink.com blog and saw she had a video demo of how to do the Tunisian crochet stitch!!! http://verypink.com/2010/11/10/tunisian-crochet/ talk about excited, I have all this acrylic yarn in my craft room just waiting to be used up on a blanket for the family room. VeryPink.com has a lot of great knitting videos so check it her site for your self. It is always great to find a blog or website that gives useful information we can use in or craft world.

I am still knitting on my Treads gloves and started a Sock for my self out of Happy Feet yarn in fall colors. I will post pictures later today, just don’t have the camera with me right now. I have a blanket i started last year I need to finish but it is so big and heavy that it kills my carpal tunnel in  my hand.. Its a shame really because it is so pretty and is for my best friend from high school that has been threw breast cancer. Its one of those things I really need to get to work on and stop putting it off.  I guess I have been really busy reading a lot these days since getting my Nook. I am reading I Am Ozzy which is about Ozzy Osburns life. Man did he ever just do  some really crazy and stupid stuff with his life, the book has kept me laughing the whole time I have been reading it. He is talented in the fact  that he  brought himself and his friends  out of poverty and made a living doing something they love. I never knew that Ozzy was so poor as a child and that he suffered from dyslexia and ADD. He never finished school because he could not pass his classes . Back in the 60’s they had no clue what dyslexia was , so he dropped out of school and started working in factors doing horrible jobs!!!! The book is very eye opening and insightful . When I finish this book I will start on Heroin Diaries about Nixxi Sixx from Montly Crue. If you wonder why I am reading this books its because I am tired of readying psychology thrillers / murder  , Vampire books or love stories. So a good tell all book makes me happy.

What are you guys reading ? Love to share a good book or great food Recipe.. Let me hear from you guys… Talk to you soon Robin

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Well it seems I have forgotten how to send a blog post from my blackberry. I send photos to my blog from my BB, but I have not done a post this way in a while, so this is a test and only a test.
Today I found a fab program on my computer thanks to a fellow blogger that I can write my post from instead of having to log into blogger every time.( See previous post). I love finding new ways to blog and I was think since I got my Ipad last week it would be a perfect way to blog. Well, I am old fashioned and like a keyboard to type on while I write. So the ipad is out of the question and in with the blackberry and laptop for all my posts. My electronics seems to over take my life and from day to day I don't know which one to play with first. Don't get me wrong I love all my toys but sometimes its hard to decide which one I need more. My blackberry is a must because it does everything I need it to and its very portable. I also have a new Nook for reading books but with getting the Ipad I have to decide which to use. My Nook is fab for reading all my books and not causing eye strain or headaches because of the E-ink Technology. Then there is my Itouch ... The list goes on and on, lol.. I seems to have more electronics than I really need? Maybe.
How many electronics do you have ??? Do you use them all? Love to hear from my readers so please comment and let me hear about your toys..
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Thank you Missie @ What Comes Next

So I was reading my blogs today and I went to one of my favorites http://www.what-comes-next.net/2010/11/frustration.html   She mentioned that she used Windows Live Writer to write her blog post. A little bell goes off in my head and I realized I had no clue what Windows Live Writer is!! I have had this laptop for about 4 months and have no clue what all the stuff is on it,lol. I know it can do so much more than what I use it for,but I really have not taken the time to figure it all out. So I wanted to pass on the information to my readers in case you are a blogger and need a new toy to play with :) It was very easy to set up and it was already installed on my computer. If you try it out, let me know how you like it.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Typing slant

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Stands up to watch movies

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Back of Ipad case

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Front of Ipad case

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My black case

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