New Laptop

Came today.  FedEx.  They just dumped it in the lobby.  No notice of any kind.  A neighbor whom I do not know buzzed me, and when he came up he said he saw it downstairs.  I thanked him and before I could get my keys, he had gone and got it and brought it up to me.  I complained to Dell, who said that it’s up to the carrier whether or not an item is ‘sign for’ or not.  Really?  Anyway, I told them maybe they should choose a more responsible carrier.  I hate FedEx.  They always just dump deliveries in the outer lobby, where anyone off the street can just walk in and help themselves.  Dell is giving me a 30 dollar rebate for my trouble, though.  🙂

Anyway, it is much more powerful and yet costs less than my old one.  It’s smaller and silver (did I order silver? need to check that) and so far I love it.  Backlit keyboard, like a macbook, too.  Coool.

Took a break from pt and all because got overwhelmed with so much going on, and also having a lot of pain that I did not have before.  So is it helping or not?  Don’t go back til Friday next week, so hope pain is better by then.

Very cold weather.  It’s winter, but rain, not snow happens.  I like snow.  Oh, well.

Hmmm.  I seem to have wobbled a bit when I took this.  🙂


And Again

as it seems to be everywhere in this country, ‘Do No Evil’ loses to ‘How much profit can we make here?’.  Because ‘Greed is Good’, right?  Doing what is right always seems to lose out to money, doesn’t it.  I was just wondering last night how to cope with the knowledge that it is your own species that is the evil on this planet.  Anyway, here’s the relevant article:

Google Employees Speak Out

A Good Quote

Relevant to me, and probably a lot of other people as well.

“I’ve wasted a lot of time in my life. I’ve thought too much about what people will say or what they’re gonna think. And sometimes it’s over silly things like going to the grocery store or going to the post office. But there have been times when I really stopped myself from doing something special. All because I was scared someone might look at me and decide I wasn’t good enough. But you don’t have to bother with that nonsense. I wasted all that time so you don’t have to.” —Julie Murphy, Dumplin’ 

Not feeling with it at all today.  Been up almost two hours and here I sit.  So far I’ve had a cup of coffee.  Still need to shower, get dressed, go to the post office, make some phone calls, and later there’s PT.  And here I sit.  This is most days of my life, actually.  Stalling, stalling, stalling, waiting for a burst of energy and/or enthusiasm that seldom comes.  It’s very gray today, too, and that never helps.  Oh, well.  🙂

Glorious Autumn Day

Last day of DST.  I wish they’d just NOT have us change the clocks in spring.  I hate, hate, hate DST.

Physical Therapy Monday.  Did a lot.  Recovery day yesterday was not too bad, but then this morning I woke up in some serious pain.  Especially in the arm that’s not as bad as far as the rotator cuff injury.  Need to discuss one of the exercises with the PT person.  Better now, though.  But ow!

Anyway, it is a lots of clouds, windy, sunny, leaves blowing high in the air kind of day.  Slowly cooling down from the 60’s it’s been the past couple of days.  Going to get cold tonight, I think.  Here’s a shot from earlier.  Can’t see the trees waving, unfortunately.  🙂

I love autumn.  It is the best time of the year, and then there’s snow to look forward to.  Coming back from the cat scan Thursday (all is fine, btw) everywhere you looked there was color and beauty.  Are other parts of the planet this glorious in the autumn?  I hope so.  Share the beauty, Mother Nature.