When my mother went into the hospital for the last time, she had coincidentally, just had a pedicure. She had bright cherry red toenails. I was not there but all of the nurses and doctors I talked to told me she was dying, not conscience and comfortable and had the cutest toes.
When my brother calls to see if I'm dead yet, he'll hear I have the knees of a 6 year old on the playground. Oh well.
My home network is having a difficult time keeping its grasp on the internet. I installed a monitor program that beeps when it loses connection for more than 5 minutes. I heard the beeps at 2 am. When I got up to pee, I rebooted the router. At 5:55, I heard it again. I got up to get coffee and rebooted the router. At 6:03, I heard it again. I rebooted the router.
The next time it goes off, I'm going to reboot the modem. Evidence to the contrary, I do not think it's my router. I've gone through patches like this before - at least this time, I don't have a job dependent on uninterrupted service.
I'm enjoying my Windows tablet. It's snappy and I'm getting used to Windows 8. If I could only have one tablet, I'd toss it in a minute and keep my android tablet. But the tablet is way handier than a laptop and does all I need it to do. I have it set up with iTunes for music and books. It works for updating my Harmony hub (for TV remote). I need to set up the library for downloads from there to the Shuffle but that should not be a problem.
Next up is to rip my short stack of old CD's that I found when I cleaned up the terrace cupboards. I know there are a couple that I would really enjoy while swimming.
The other night, I deleted most every MP3 I own. Accidentally. Happily, the folder I deleted was mirrored onto another computer that was not turned on so I could recover it. It is now copied onto two different USB drives. Most of the MP3's are on both Amazon's music system and Goggle's but neither of those work worth a damn with my Shuffle. But, saved. So Whew.
Today, swimming is at 8:30. And then I'm not sure what. I'd like to pop into Trader Joe's but I also need Dr. Pepper which means a regular grocery or Cash N' Carry. And I will also need breakfast. The baseball game is at noon. A soccer game in the stadium across the street - and my own inertia - will keep me home tonight.
I think I'll do a house sweep for garbage and trash to take down to the dumpsters on my way out.