Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dec. 17 Already...and the Technical Difficulties Continue

I hate technical difficulties!  Still can't figure out the printer/scanner errors and it's so frustrating that I just want to throw the thing out the door.  The printer is only about 4 years old, but it didn't have a driver for Windows 7 when we upgraded the computer a couple of years ago.  I'm thinking that's probably the biggest part of the problem, even though there is a Windows 7 driver now.  I've uninstalled and reinstalled the printer so many times over the past couple of years due to this problem and I'm so tired of messing around with it. 

What a surprise to wake up to whiteness today.  When we went to bed last night, the forecast was "a few scattered flurries" so I really didn't think much about it.  The snow on everything this morning was definitely more than a few scattered flurries.  It didn't last very long though.  In fact, my youngest DD slept in this morning and didn't see it at all and she didn't believe us when we told her we'd had snow.


I was able to enlist Hubby's help in making some caramels, pecan tarts and cookie dough today.  I really like to have him help with the caramels because it's constant stirring for about 30 minutes.  It makes alot and Hubby and I wrapped each piece after dinner tonight.  I didn't count how many pieces, but I'm guessing it's about 500 pieces.

Dottie likes to lay in front of the wood stove and usually has some part of her body on the bricks.

We use the wood stove as our main source of heat and it sits on a base of bricks.  Dottie really likes to lay by the wood stove and she lets us know when she thinks it's time to add more wood.  This dog doesn't care how hot she gets laying right next to the wood stove.  She'll be panting and yet she won't move.  We tell her to go lay on her pillow and she gets up, walks really slow with her head hanging down like she's being punished.  After only a couple of minutes, she begins to move off her pillow, but only a few inches at a time.  With her eyes on us the whole time, she'll scoot off the pillow a little more, then creep on her belly about a foot at a time across the living room floor.  I never thought a dog could tip-toe, but Dottie does.  She'll stand up and tip-toe around the perimeter of the room until she's back in front of the wood stove.  Once she's in front of the stove again, she just lets her whole body drop to the floor and we hear "ahhhhhhh"!

I hope you are able to find your comfort zone like Dottie does and you can relax with an "ahhhhhhh"!

Until next time...
Happy Stitchin'


  1. I feel your pain on HP printers - I finally got a different brand and it's still amazing to me that I can turn the printer on, hit print, and get something printed - no error messages, no uninstall/reinstall, no nothing. I hope Santa gets you a new printer for Christmas!

  2. Claudette, it would be wonderful if Santa delivered a new printer here! I still can't get mine to work.

  3. LOL, too funny about Dottie. When Celeste thinks she's in trouble, she will move e-v-e-r s-o s-l-o-w-l-y (you'd swear she was moving in slow motion!).

    We got that "dusting", too. About 2-3" worth.


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