Monday, December 15, 2014

I Hate Change And I'm An Ungrateful Wench!

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!
Saturday night Dave and I went to his work party. The invitation said, "Dress to Impress!" I love wearing a fun dress but I never know what to do with the rest of myself. I found a dress I loved a few weeks ago (on sale too!), and then I knew I couldn't wear it with my black tights and flats. So I bought nylons. And scoured every single shoe store for a pair of heels that a) I could walk in, and b) weren't too expensive. I finally found a pair of glittery ones. Yay!

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.
The party was a combination hors d'oeurves and casino night. I was super-excited about the hors d'oeurves and very unsure about the casino. We were given $1000 SmithBucks (where "Smith" is a fake name for the CEO of the company) so it wasn't like we were using real money. We tried some Blackjack where I might have ended up fifty dollars richer, and then we ended up at the craps table. Thanks to some coaching from one of Dave's co-workers ("Always bet on the 6 or the 8.") I ended up adding to my "cash" by another 50%! I was really excited about this, as you can tell.

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!
Sunday night, in between grumbling about my new computer to my long suffering husband, we lit our Advent wreath.
And now we're into a full week, what with Chanukah beginning on Tuesday night, my parents coming for Christmas on Wednesday night, and all the fun and excitement that comes with all of that.

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.


  1. Hahahaha I also get stressed out by new technology. We got a new computer LAST, over a year ago...and I'm still not used to it. Ugh.

  2. I said so on IG - but my GOODNESS you look stunning in that dress!! And hair - oh hair. Guys have it so easy. They do not even know!!!

    GOOD LUCK figuring out the computer. I hate change too, so I get it!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much! Whenever I'm stepping outside my comfort zone it's helpful to have a lot of affirmation!

  3. The E with the accent, how I hate thee!

    You looked great! And you're much like me... put on a dress? SURE. Put on nice shoes, find some jewelry and do my hair and make up? USELESS

    1. Yeah, I am super envious of the people who got the "I know how to accessorize, do my hair, AND wear make-up" gene!

  4. You and Dave looked great for the party. I really love your dress and shoes. The hockey game looked like a lot of fun. Sam looked so big talking into the mic. I hope you figure out your new computer soon. I got a new one earlier this year. I didn't like the change at first, but now I don't even remember what I didn't like. lol.

  5. Awe, I feel you on the hating technology changes! Grrr...I don't ever want to install new updates because I know they will just change things for no good reason and make my life harder. Eddie gets mad at me for never installing my updates, but hey, I never have any issues with my computer and devices UNTIL I INSTALL THE UPDATES! Haha! And wow, you looked stunning for your holiday party! I love that dress and the shoes! I am so like you...I am terrible at doing hair. When Eddie and I had to dress up for my law school formals, my hair was always the hardest part. Boo to Waterloo losing the game, but hip hip hooray to smart Sam for answering the trivia question correctly! Oh and tell Rachel that is definitely the correct way to eat a hot dog! ;-)


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