December 24, 2009

December 14, 2009

Another True Tale

Hi everyone!

Phew! I am finally getting over this darn cold / flu that I have had since Thanksgiving. Just down to a little congestion and cough. I hope you all have been able to avoid getting sick this year.

This funny pug photo caught my eye this morning. The Elvis suit is just too cute.

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I have another story to tell you today. I was reading two of my favorite humor blogs, I Do Things and The Junk Drawer the other day and they reminded me of a recent episode in my life. My tale is sort of a combination of these two fine ladies blogs. JD dropped her computer and Kathy fell up a flight of stairs.

A few months ago my mother in law was having computer troubles. Her computer was old and tired and getting slower and slower. She had asked for some advice from her family and no one was able to help this tired computer anymore. The decision was made, time for a new computer for Mom.

I had the pleasure of accompanying Mom on the computer shopping trip. We had fun! We shopped, she bought and then we had a lovely lunch together. A great day. Since hubby and I are relatively computer savvy, Mom asked me to help her set up her new computer. Piece of cake! Computers are pretty much plug in and go to town these days.

But first...we have to take down the old computer and put it away. There was a lot of valuable information on the hard drive of this old machine that would need to be accessed later. We began untangling all of the cords and cables, unplugging the old tower. The old monitor and keyboard were carefully set aside. Mom was clearing out the boxes under her desk to make it easier to get to the outlets. We were really cooking with gas! The old stuff was clearing out and the new computer was unpacked and waiting.

Finally it's time to move the old tower off the desk and start plugging in the new one. Now this is an old desktop computer in the large tower style box. I heft this up, Mom asking if I was OK, did I need any help. "Oh no" I said, "I have it, I'm fine!" I turned and started to walk over to where the other parts of the old computer were waiting...and CRASH!! Down I went, throwing the computer in front of me. We both hit the ground hard. I had dropped the computer tower so hard the corner dented in and the front popped off. I landed hard on my knee, skinning it pretty good and bruising the knee cap. Apparently I tripped on a box that had been under the desk and had been moved out.

Oh my gosh!! Was I embarrassed! Here I am supposed to be helping and I tossed that computer like a hot brick. I think I shook it so hard that it will be impossible to retrieve any of the old information. My mother in law, bless her, has kindly not spoken about this incident. We'll just keep this to ourselves, Mom!! ;o)

Thank you for sticking with me and getting to the end of this sad tale of woe. I could go on and on about falling down. I am quite clumsy and have had so many skinned knees that they are pink from scarring. Someday I will share the time I fell in San Francisco. Or the time I slid down a hill. Or the time I slipped and landed on my butt tossing milkshakes into the air...and, and, and. Really, I can go on forever!

Hugs to you all!! Stay on your feet!

December 9, 2009

Welcome to the Family Ashley!

Hi everyone,

Our family has been blessed by another baby! Hubby's youngest sister has had another baby. We are excited to present the newest addition to our family, Ashley Jordan.

Ashley was born on Dec. 8th, 2009 at 4:30am in Jakarta, Indonesia. She's a cutie! Ashley joins big sister Abigail and big brother Zachariah. We are sure she will be just as cute and adorable as Abby and Zach.

Big hugs to our Jakarta family!!

By the way, this little girl is part of the reason why we had Christmas early this year. Both of Ashley's grandma's were in Jakarta to welcome her to the family.

Hugs to you all!
auntie puglette

December 7, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!!

Hi everyone!

I have been having a little fun with Picnik. If you haven't tried this fun photo editing website yet, you should! It is a lot of fun and very easy. They have a lot cute frames and stickers for free.

Nothing exciting here, just coughing and playing with photos. Have a great day!




December 5, 2009

Movie Review!

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We sure did! We had a yummy dinner and visited with family. We also had our Christmas gift giving on the same night. As I mentioned in the previous post, we had a drawing to choose a charity for our group donation. The charity that was chosen was our pick!

We are giving the money to a local food bank, B.A.S.H. That stands for Bikers Against Statewide Hunger. This food bank is in the same business park that I used to work in. They are a local food bank and have been in operation for at least ten years. The family that runs the bank is so nice, they all work there and most have regular full time jobs too. They deliver food as well as letting people pick up food. Every year they hand out 500 Thanksgiving dinners. People line up for their box of food hours before they open. Working next to this generous organization for several years really made an impression on me. Their generosity and dedication to helping others is admirable. review time!! As you know, I am a member of Dog Time Media. They have my blog on their website and they help me with the advertising. They asked some of their members if they were interested in reviewing the DVD "Santa Buddies, The Legend of Santa Paws". I was sent a DVD of the movie by Dog Time Media as compensation for this review. :o)

We watched this cute movie as a family today. The story is about Santa Claus and his dog, Santa Paws. Of course, there is a trouble maker, played by a cute pup named Puppy Paws. Puppy Paws and lots of folks have forgotten about the true meaning of Christmas. Fortunately, the Buddies come to the rescue!!

This is a pretty standard Christmas movie, the dog catcher, the sick little boy, and of course a change of heart. This is definitely a children's movie. But that said, it is genuinely cute and it does have a few laughs. There are lots of cute doggies, they work in the North Pole with Santa's elves and there is the scruffy bunch in the dog pound.

I don't know about your dogs, but Charlie and Ollie really watch TV. They are always barking at animals, especially other dogs. We have to keep an eye on Ollie as he will rush the TV and try to bite those bad dogs. This movie did not affect them at all...we think it's because the dogs did not bark, they talked. The only time our dogs were alerted was when the pound dogs were barking.

I give "Santa Buddies, the Legend of Santa Paws" two paws up. Great for kids and a good positive message. :o) You can see the trailer here!

Well, that's all for today. I am still coughing and stuff from the cold I caught after turkey day. Hugs to you all!