GiGi's View of the World

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas-love it but glad its over!

Another Christmas has past and memories made. It's always such fun planning but when it's over, it's over. Took the tree down on Tuesday, but ornaments still sitting on the chaise. Hmmm, lazy?? Hubby has been here since last Sat. and will be leaving Sat. am to avoid the New Years traffic, which is ok, since we leave the celebrating to the young. I always stay up and have to wake him before midnite so he can have his toddy and then he goes back to bed. Not this year tho as I will be watching the Pixie sleep, lol. Come Saturday, she hits the 30 week mark, thank god.
Yesterday my son was in the Eye Foundation ER due to debris in his eye. He is damn lucky he didnt go blind as he was grinding steel and a piece of rust flew up and embedded in his cornea. The docs couldnt get it all out, but hopefully the last small piece will work its way out in the near future. Sure hope that Doc reamed his butt out about not wearing safety glasses. Methinks he forgot he isnt a kid anymore and that "invincibility factor" is long gone and he has a wife and 3 girls. Time to get with the program Son!!!
To all of you going out to celebrate the New Year, have a great time but remember: Don't drink and drive. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL........

Friday, December 22, 2006

Pecular Aristocratic Titles

Got another good website in email today and its kinda cute:

Here are my results:

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Entirely Miss Reverend Lady Lonnie the Strange of Featherstonehaugh St Fanshaw
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Go try your hand at it and see what outlandish title you receive!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Virtual Windows

Whew!!! I am back at my virtual window. The old PC finally crashed into oblivion so have been sharing the Pixie's puter. While it was mucho appreciated, there is nothing like being on your own turf, downloading what you want, when you want but most of all, drinking that morning cup of joe while piddling on the pc. In this instance, it was hurry up and get thru cuz she might get up in a few minutes. lol....
Then had a really bad dose of the blahs, wanting the babies here, wanting her well and normal again, wanting my own pc again.....I could go on and on but won't bore you with the details. Suffice it to say, that the world is looking pretty damn good again.
My Mom is on road to recovery, the babies are healthy and I have my window back!!!!! All the Christmas presents are wrapped and under the tree and only Christmas dinner to do in next few days.
Now I can go back to visiting some of the websites I am discovering from my blog. So thanks all for visiting and posting.
More to come, later..........

Monday, December 11, 2006

Military Family Members

This past month we have relied heavily on prayer for my nephew Monty, who is in the Army currently serving in Iraq. Yesterday was pretty scary for him, encountering I believe his first IED. I did not know that he has a website until today. If you have a spare moment, go and give him a hello at: I will be following some of his links to his buddies and give them a big hello also. God bless all our soldiers giving their time in this horrible place.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New Beta Blogger

Sheesh!!!! I sure am having trouble with this. For some reason can't log in yet I can come in thru this window. I made new PW but when I try to sign in, says not valid. Anyone else having this problem? I wrote it down, so I know it's correct!!

Almost Lost my Window to the World PC

A few days ago, I was praising the wonders of the internet. Two days ago, the laptop almost crashed so had to run the setup disk to try to get some normalcy. It's not perfect, but at least its working most of the time! Fortunately had backed up all I wanted to save with exception of the favorites file. UGH! What a job to try to find them all, as I am a prolific note taker I had to search thru a pile of notes. Don't know why it crashed except I kept getting the following warning and then POOF it would shut down. KERNEL_STACK_INPUT_ERROR. Wrote to a couple tech websites that I visit, but so far no help. Luckily hubby knows how important my PC is to me so when he called yesterday, he had the Pixie order me a new one. Crossing fingers it gets here before Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

From Hate to Love - The Computer

Years back when I would call my daughter, I would be so frustrated and downright angry when I would dial her phone number for hours, only to find out that she was on the computer. She would always tell me, "Mama, you should buy one, you would love it". Of course I said NOT loud and clear. She walks in the house one day and told me she had a surprise for me, goes to the car and brings in, of all things, a freaking computer!! I couldnt even turn the darn thing on much less figure out what to do with anything. To my chagrin, after a few days of messing around with it, I absolutely loved it. Using it only to play games until about 4 years ago, I decided I needed to find out more about this wondrous thing called the Internet. Since then I have taught myself Excel, but no doubt there is more I need to learn. I learned to surf and enjoy the capabilities it gave me to meet people. But there is one huge drawback to using the computer - THE HUBBY! Why is it that some people feel threatened by a computer. Especially when learning Excel helps him with his job? So now I must temper my PC time with Hubby time, lol!!!!

I must say that having a computer has opened new windows to my view of the world!!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Are You A World Traveler?

Being raised as an Air Force brat, travel was a way of life for all of us. I think one of my favorite places ever was Misawa, Japan. We loved the food, the atmosphere and learned to speak Japanese. After leaving Japan, we moved to Darmstadt, Germany, where I graduated from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. When my friend sent me this site, I decided to see what it looked like after I entered all the places I have been. If you are a world traveler, give it look see......