This is the first blog post coming to you from my new computer. For you guys this makes no difference whatsoever. For me, this means I have to learn all the ins and outs of a new computer. I really don't like change. I really don't trust technology. The combination of these two things meant, that despite all his hard work to get this computer set up, I spent most of Sunday evening grumbling at Dave about how "EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT. WAHHHHH."
In two weeks I will be used to this computer and will LOVE it even more than my old one but I have to get through these next two weeks. It absolutely didn't help that our picture folders didn't copy over properly and, if there's one thing I use my computer for, it's to store our pictures. But for now I am a grumbling mess, hating this technological change. It would also help if the keyboard would stop randomly switching from "English-US" to "English-Canadian Multilingual Standard" which causes my quotation marks key to turn into an È instead. I'm not typing in French people, give me back my quotation marks.
Anyways... I'll stop being ungrateful and tell you about some of the rest of our weekend. Sam was home sick from school for four days last week. Finally I took him to a walk in clinic and he was diagnosed with mild pneumonia. Thankfully his major symptom was an awful sounding cough. After four days at home with a sick, but not too sick, kid, I was so ready to get out of the house and enjoy the rest of the world. Friday night Dave let me go out to eat supper by myself before I went to Sew Be It, the craft night at church. I addressed a lot of Christmas cards so that was fun.
On Saturday, at Tot Shabbat, we made cookies. Rachel got a little excited about decorating her dreidel!
But then I had to figure out what to do with my hair. These are the times I really miss living in a residence with seventy other women who have more hairdressing skill in their little fingers than I do in my entire body. And I didn't live in a hairdressing school residence. Anyways, I pulled out my curling iron with a vague idea of trying to put my hair up somehow. But then all my hairstyles failed me so I left it down and prayed the cold wouldn't kill the curl. I can't remember the last time I owned hairspray so my hair was left to its own devices.
However, when we went to "cash in" our chips, it turned out that you got one draw prize ticket for every $1000 you cashed in, and Dave and I who started out with $2000 in SmithBucks total, had only ended up with about $2700 so after our hard work we still ended up with only two draw prize tickets. Oh well! We had fun.
On Sunday, we went to a hockey game. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have sat through all my overgramming of the game. For those of you who didn't see those pictures here are three more. One of the game itself (which Waterloo lost -- boo), one that clearly shows Rachel needs to learn how to properly eat a hot dog, and one of Sam correctly answering a trivia question and winning our whole family tickets to the league's all star game. Yay!
Oh, and trying to figure out my new computer. How long do you think itèll take for me to figure it outÉÉÉ Hint: Ièm not quite there yet.