Monday, October 11, 2010

Something new...and changes

I find myself in a somewhat giddy (does anyone even use that word anymore?) mood today.  I suppose that I could blame it on fatigue, which would be a plausible excuse seeing that we've been working so hard and on the go so much.  But, I don't think that is it.  First of all, I'm just feeling really weird knowing that this will be my last week at work.  It will be an adjustment again to get back to "normal" hours.

Here is a photo that I took a couple of weeks ago on my way to work:
As I passed this, as they were going so very slow, I saw in front of the mushroom that it had little seats and was a carnival type ride of some sort.  I wondered where it came from and where it was headed.  You never know what you will see driving to work and, of course, driving home after 11:30 pm is often an adventure trying to dodge the many deer and various other animals who seem to love to hang out on the highways.  I won't miss the late night driving! 

Secondly, the next thing is that I'm just so excited about this new computer I got last weekend!  I'm still trying to get used to things and it took me awhile to figure out how to upload my pictures to the blog, but I think I finally got the hang of that.  There are a gazillion other things I need to learn.  Can't wait to spend more time with my new purchase.  Can you see me grinning?  My old computer was so very slow and I know it was about to quit me.  So, I'm a very happy camper.  I can even see my background so much better and I've decided to change it soon.  It isn't quite what I thought it was. 

Before I go, I have to show a few photos that I took the day I got my computer.  These were taken in Columbia where Best Buy was happy to have me part with my money.  It was a gorgeous fall day.
Yes, I stopped in at the Golden Arches or some say Mickey D's for a nice iced tea.  It was thirsty work picking out a computer!  The hot air balloons and roses and balmy temperatures make you think it is still summer, but the balloons are a fairly common sight in Columbia on weekends when the weather is nice. 

And one more...

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog and leaves such sweet comments, I appreciate them so much!   I haven't had time to visit each of you yet, but as soon as I can I'll be dropping by.  I hope each of you has a great week ahead and are enjoying a beautiful fall.   I see a difference in the color of the trees here nearly everyday now.  It's a wonderful time of year! 

Until next time....


  1. Coongratulations on that new computer! I'd be giddy too. Love those hot air balloons.

  2. It looks so pretty in here! Following a mushroom to work...not everyone can say that. The hot air balloons are kind of metaphoric for you, aren't they? New beginnings and all... Enjoy that new computer of yours!

  3. I still use the word giddy and I love how it sounds! Congrats on your new puter! You have alot to be giddy about. A new computer, a fresh new retirement to begin, OH and you are going to love it but watch out because it is hard to stay off the dang computer! You can sneak a few minutes here and there whenever you want or spend a couple of hours before you know it!

    That little mushroom going down the road is too funny! The hot air balloons are pretty! That is one October blue sky. Enjoy this beautiful day today!

  4. The pictures of the air balloons are lovely,so colourful.
    When I retired I was glad not to have the early morning drive any more.The winters were the worst with ice and snow,to get to work was down a steep winding road and up hill to come back.
    I missed my work at first but now I enjoy the freedom to do what I want,when I want.
    Enjoy your new computer,you will soon get the hang of it.
    Have a happy week.Carolyn.

  5. Loved the pictures! I am glad you won't have to drive home late at night. Whenever I visit my son; I have to drive up and back on a canyon road. I always freak out if I have to drive home at night from there. We hit a deer one time and I am now very paranoid.
    Blessings to you! LeAnn