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I will be online only spotty.  I have to re-format my Windows.  After my mother went & bought me a new all-in-one printer (without me asking or wanting one), we found out that there is nothing wrong with the old printer/scanner.  Since the new one refused to install either.  So now the only thing that we can think to do is to reformat the whole thing which means, I get to spend tonight backing up my hard-drive.  So I will be using my laptop for the next week, which is fine except it doesn’t have all my stuff on it.

 

Some how my spooler drivers or installer drivers have gotten all screwed up on my desktop & we are hoping that my Windows disk will repair it, but it may have to be reformatted completely.  If it does have to be reformatted completely then that is going to take a few days to get everything back on it for me to use normally.  So be patient, I will check in so that you all don’t forget me, lol.

Edit *07-12-09* Well, it is official. The computer will have to have the Windows re-installed. So Dad says that he will do it tomorrow for me. *I wonder why he is being so nice all of the sudden?* So if everything goes according to plan I should be back up & running by the weekend. But that depends on if everything goes according to plan. If my programs play nice & if the re-install plays nice. My father is going to push for me to upgrade to Win7, but I like my XP on the desktop so I want to stay with it at least until I know how Win7 is going to behave on the laptop.

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I will be online only spotty.  I have to re-format my Windows.  After my mother went & bought me a new all-in-one printer (without me asking or wanting one), we found out that there is nothing wrong with the old printer/scanner.  Since the new one refused to install either.  So now the only thing that we can think to do is to reformat the whole thing which means, I get to spend tonight backing up my hard-drive.  So I will be using my laptop for the next week, which is fine except it doesn’t have all my stuff on it.

 

Some how my spooler drivers or installer drivers have gotten all screwed up on my desktop & we are hoping that my Windows disk will repair it, but it may have to be reformatted completely.  If it does have to be reformatted completely then that is going to take a few days to get everything back on it for me to use normally.  So be patient, I will check in so that you all don’t forget me, lol.

Edit *07-12-09* Well, it is official. The computer will have to have the Windows re-installed. So Dad says that he will do it tomorrow for me. *I wonder why he is being so nice all of the sudden?* So if everything goes according to plan I should be back up & running by the weekend. But that depends on if everything goes according to plan. If my programs play nice & if the re-install plays nice. My father is going to push for me to upgrade to Win7, but I like my XP on the desktop so I want to stay with it at least until I know how Win7 is going to behave on the laptop.

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I believe that I stole this from Cristina’s page. I didn’t have anything planned for this week so when I read this I decided to use it also.

  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    • Gift bags, cause they are easier. Plus, they have come out with these new recycled bags that can be reused over & over. For our family presents, I think we have used the same bags for the last five years, lol.
  2. Real tree or Artificial?
    • We don’t have room for a tree, so we don’t have one. But if we did it would be artifical, though the smell of the real would be wonderful.
  3. When do you put up the tree?
    • Don’t have one.
  4. When do you take the tree down?
    • Don’t have one.
  5. Do you like eggnog?
    • One of my favorite parts of the holidays.
  6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    • Hmm…all of them.
  7. Hardest person to buy for?
    • My mother. She will not tell us what she wants.
  8. Easiest person to buy for?
    • Me.
  9. Do you have a nativity scene?
    • Yep, I bought one for myself.
  10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
    • Neither. I always forget. I normally will get them all ready to mail & then forget to take them to the post office.
  11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
    • Anything from one of my grandmother’s. She never gets the size right, or the style of gift right. Plus, they are normally cast offs from her own wardobe or purchases.
  12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
    • Don’t really have one.
  13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    • Right after the previous Christmas. I believe in getting my shopping done quickly.
  14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    • No.
  15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    • Eggnog
  16. Lights on the tree?
    • Don’t have a tree & we don’t put up lights on the house.
  17. Favorite Christmas song?
    • Silent Night or Sleigh Bells
  18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    • Definately stay home.
  19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
    • Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, & Rudolph.
  20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
    • Don’t have a tree, but it would be an Angel.
  21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
    • Christmas Day evening.
  22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
    • THE PEOPLE are so rude.
  23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
    • When I decorate my house I just put up what I like. Kinda like a hodge podge.
  24. Favorite memory of Christmas?
    • My family getting together for the day.
  25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
    • I am not telling, cause I don’t want anyone to get me anything.

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I believe that I stole this from Cristina’s page. I didn’t have anything planned for this week so when I read this I decided to use it also.

  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    • Gift bags, cause they are easier. Plus, they have come out with these new recycled bags that can be reused over & over. For our family presents, I think we have used the same bags for the last five years, lol.
  2. Real tree or Artificial?
    • We don’t have room for a tree, so we don’t have one. But if we did it would be artifical, though the smell of the real would be wonderful.
  3. When do you put up the tree?
    • Don’t have one.
  4. When do you take the tree down?
    • Don’t have one.
  5. Do you like eggnog?
    • One of my favorite parts of the holidays.
  6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    • Hmm…all of them.
  7. Hardest person to buy for?
    • My mother. She will not tell us what she wants.
  8. Easiest person to buy for?
    • Me.
  9. Do you have a nativity scene?
    • Yep, I bought one for myself.
  10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
    • Neither. I always forget. I normally will get them all ready to mail & then forget to take them to the post office.
  11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
    • Anything from one of my grandmother’s. She never gets the size right, or the style of gift right. Plus, they are normally cast offs from her own wardobe or purchases.
  12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
    • Don’t really have one.
  13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    • Right after the previous Christmas. I believe in getting my shopping done quickly.
  14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    • No.
  15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    • Eggnog
  16. Lights on the tree?
    • Don’t have a tree & we don’t put up lights on the house.
  17. Favorite Christmas song?
    • Silent Night or Sleigh Bells
  18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    • Definately stay home.
  19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
    • Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, & Rudolph.
  20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
    • Don’t have a tree, but it would be an Angel.
  21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
    • Christmas Day evening.
  22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
    • THE PEOPLE are so rude.
  23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
    • When I decorate my house I just put up what I like. Kinda like a hodge podge.
  24. Favorite memory of Christmas?
    • My family getting together for the day.
  25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
    • I am not telling, cause I don’t want anyone to get me anything.

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My Wishlist

Dec. 1st, 2009 03:22 pm
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Since it is Christmas time & before you all start in on me (RHEA) yelling at me to see if I have a wishlist & I don’t think I can put it off much longer. I wait as long as I think I can in the hopes that you all won’t get me anything, hee hee. I love to give gifts, but I hate to get them. Weird, I know. But this time I am using a off-site wishlist to keep track of what I want through out the year instead of me trying to keep track of it all. Oh, it is Wishpot that I decided to go with. I looked at the others & felt that this one would be the easier of the choices that I found. So you want to see my wishlist? You have two choices. You can click on the cute snowman on the sidebar in my “About Me” section or you can click here.

P.S. No, it isn’t all counted cross stitch, lol. There are books, movies, & other things.

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My Wishlist

Dec. 1st, 2009 03:22 pm
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Since it is Christmas time & before you all start in on me (RHEA) yelling at me to see if I have a wishlist & I don’t think I can put it off much longer. I wait as long as I think I can in the hopes that you all won’t get me anything, hee hee. I love to give gifts, but I hate to get them. Weird, I know. But this time I am using a off-site wishlist to keep track of what I want through out the year instead of me trying to keep track of it all. Oh, it is Wishpot that I decided to go with. I looked at the others & felt that this one would be the easier of the choices that I found. So you want to see my wishlist? You have two choices. You can click on the cute snowman on the sidebar in my “About Me” section or you can click here.

P.S. No, it isn’t all counted cross stitch, lol. There are books, movies, & other things.

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By: Imogen Lloyd Webber
The Single Girl's Survival Guide

Synopsis:

What’s life like for the single girl in the post-Sex and the City and Bridget Jones era? Imogen Lloyd Webber—who’s 30 and happily unwed—tells all, in a smart and sassy guide to work, mind, body, home, friends, socializing, and, of course, dating and sex. She even creates her own shorthand for discussing relationships, explaining what the difference is between a SMBF (Straight Male Best Friend) and a PMDL (Promise Much, Delivers Little) boy. You’ll find funny and realistic girl talk about everything from dealing with family, Valentine’s Day, and being a “plus one” to gynecologist appointments, apartment decorating, and roommate disasters. There’s savvy advice on picking guys up too, but the focus is always on the fabulous single girl herself.

My Review

Well, it was an interesting read. I can’t say that I agree with Miss Webber. Yes, it is Miss not Ms. I checked to make sure I was correct. I am even a Miss & not a Ms. though it is acceptable.

The Miss salutation is used to address an unmarried woman or a young woman. The Ms. salutation was brought into use so that women would have a two letter salutation like men do. It can mean a married or unmarried woman & is acceptable. The Mrs. salutation is for married women or a widowed woman. Most time a divorced woman will not use the Mrs. salutation but she will use the Ms. one.
–custory of Wikipedia

My main problem with the book is how Miss Webber’s main focus was booze & sex. Give me a break, there are other points to life then getting drunk or having sex. I have a wonderful relationships with my friends & none of it involves getting drunk or sex.

I also don’t necessarily agree with her opinion that you have to “manage” everyone in your life or “train” them. If people can not accept you for who you are then leave them behind. They are not worth your time.

But then not all women can stand to be single either. It takes a backbone of steel to remain single sometimes. Trust me, I know.

I do agree that you should pamper yourself, but not to the point that you let your household fall apart. Remember, your home is your temple (my definition). In my case, my home is not my temple it is just my bedroom. No male is allowed in it. I know I am weird. My bedroom is set like a princess, pillows galore, soft covers & down mattress covers, etc. When I try to sleep, I want to be very comfortable. I spent a fortune on my covers & pillows, but it was my money when I had it. I hate satin & silk on my skin, so I have wonderful pure cotton sheets & pillow covers. I don’t care about the furnishings of the rest of the house as much as my bedroom, it must be comfortable with a bed, chair, & lots of places to put my books.

Oh, if you haven’t figured it out yet. I am also single. Don’t plan on getting married. Don’t plan on having children either. My children are my two puppies, at least with them I know they are not going to smart mouth me & I can protect them from the jerks in the world. I am happy being single & I knew that this was the life I wanted when I was eighteen.

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By: Imogen Lloyd Webber
The Single Girl's Survival Guide

Synopsis:

What’s life like for the single girl in the post-Sex and the City and Bridget Jones era? Imogen Lloyd Webber—who’s 30 and happily unwed—tells all, in a smart and sassy guide to work, mind, body, home, friends, socializing, and, of course, dating and sex. She even creates her own shorthand for discussing relationships, explaining what the difference is between a SMBF (Straight Male Best Friend) and a PMDL (Promise Much, Delivers Little) boy. You’ll find funny and realistic girl talk about everything from dealing with family, Valentine’s Day, and being a “plus one” to gynecologist appointments, apartment decorating, and roommate disasters. There’s savvy advice on picking guys up too, but the focus is always on the fabulous single girl herself.

My Review

Well, it was an interesting read. I can’t say that I agree with Miss Webber. Yes, it is Miss not Ms. I checked to make sure I was correct. I am even a Miss & not a Ms. though it is acceptable.

The Miss salutation is used to address an unmarried woman or a young woman. The Ms. salutation was brought into use so that women would have a two letter salutation like men do. It can mean a married or unmarried woman & is acceptable. The Mrs. salutation is for married women or a widowed woman. Most time a divorced woman will not use the Mrs. salutation but she will use the Ms. one.
–custory of Wikipedia

My main problem with the book is how Miss Webber’s main focus was booze & sex. Give me a break, there are other points to life then getting drunk or having sex. I have a wonderful relationships with my friends & none of it involves getting drunk or sex.

I also don’t necessarily agree with her opinion that you have to “manage” everyone in your life or “train” them. If people can not accept you for who you are then leave them behind. They are not worth your time.

But then not all women can stand to be single either. It takes a backbone of steel to remain single sometimes. Trust me, I know.

I do agree that you should pamper yourself, but not to the point that you let your household fall apart. Remember, your home is your temple (my definition). In my case, my home is not my temple it is just my bedroom. No male is allowed in it. I know I am weird. My bedroom is set like a princess, pillows galore, soft covers & down mattress covers, etc. When I try to sleep, I want to be very comfortable. I spent a fortune on my covers & pillows, but it was my money when I had it. I hate satin & silk on my skin, so I have wonderful pure cotton sheets & pillow covers. I don’t care about the furnishings of the rest of the house as much as my bedroom, it must be comfortable with a bed, chair, & lots of places to put my books.

Oh, if you haven’t figured it out yet. I am also single. Don’t plan on getting married. Don’t plan on having children either. My children are my two puppies, at least with them I know they are not going to smart mouth me & I can protect them from the jerks in the world. I am happy being single & I knew that this was the life I wanted when I was eighteen.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving

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ENYA!!!!! Oh my, definitely Enya. I would go to a different city, but couldn't afford to go far which is why I haven't seen her yet.
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I have somehow messed up a code or something. So since I can not find it, I tried installing a new version of WP & Amarantine in a different directory & “POOF!” all my problems disappeared. So I have moved all my posts & pages to the new directory *everything still works* & I have made the design. Now I am just trying to figure out the links & navigation. Once I get those sorted out then I will change the direction that the main page takes you. I doubt that you will notice anything different except that there is a new design & everything works, lol. So until then, I will be in the coding area of this site.

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I have somehow messed up a code or something. So since I can not find it, I tried installing a new version of WP & Amarantine in a different directory & “POOF!” all my problems disappeared. So I have moved all my posts & pages to the new directory *everything still works* & I have made the design. Now I am just trying to figure out the links & navigation. Once I get those sorted out then I will change the direction that the main page takes you. I doubt that you will notice anything different except that there is a new design & everything works, lol. So until then, I will be in the coding area of this site.

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I am trying to implement the Now Reading plugin into the blog here. Every time I activiate it & try to change the options it tells me that I don’t have permission to make changes on that page. Uh? I am the admin on this site & there is no other person that has access to the dashboard of Amarantine or any other part of this site but me. I tried re-loading the plugin thinking it was something with the tables (even made sure the tables were empty) but that didn’t work. Now I am afraid that I am going to have to re-load WordPress completely to get it to work. Does anyone have any ideas for this problem?

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I am trying to implement the Now Reading plugin into the blog here. Every time I activiate it & try to change the options it tells me that I don’t have permission to make changes on that page. Uh? I am the admin on this site & there is no other person that has access to the dashboard of Amarantine or any other part of this site but me. I tried re-loading the plugin thinking it was something with the tables (even made sure the tables were empty) but that didn’t work. Now I am afraid that I am going to have to re-load WordPress completely to get it to work. Does anyone have any ideas for this problem?

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I know the sidebars are showing up with errors. I am doing it on purpose. I am trying to implement some new plugins & things into it. So that is why they are coming up with errors.

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I know the sidebars are showing up with errors. I am doing it on purpose. I am trying to implement some new plugins & things into it. So that is why they are coming up with errors.

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*I got this in my email the other day & I just had to share it with you all. This is so true.*

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Woldhound names Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, & their little boy Shane, were all very attached to belker, & they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker & found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, & offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron & Lisa told me they thoguht it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn soemthing from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We say together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explaination.

He said,’People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life — like loving everybody all the time & being nice, right?’ The six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.’

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
</>

Remember, if a dog were the teacher you would learn things like:

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air & the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, & play daily
  • Thrive on attention & let people touch you
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do
  • On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass
  • On hor days, dring lots of water & lie under a shady tree
  • When you’re happy, dance around & wag your entire body
  • Delight in the simply joy of a long walk
  • Be loyal
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, & nuzzle then gently
  • Enjoy every moment of everyday!
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*I got this in my email the other day & I just had to share it with you all. This is so true.*

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Woldhound names Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, & their little boy Shane, were all very attached to belker, & they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker & found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, & offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron & Lisa told me they thoguht it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn soemthing from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We say together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explaination.

He said,’People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life — like loving everybody all the time & being nice, right?’ The six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.’

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
</>

Remember, if a dog were the teacher you would learn things like:

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air & the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, & play daily
  • Thrive on attention & let people touch you
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do
  • On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass
  • On hor days, dring lots of water & lie under a shady tree
  • When you’re happy, dance around & wag your entire body
  • Delight in the simply joy of a long walk
  • Be loyal
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, & nuzzle then gently
  • Enjoy every moment of everyday!
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New Layout

Aug. 19th, 2009 09:10 am
amarantine: Beauty (snow leopard)
Thanks to gossymer I have a wonderful new design here. I am not even going to begin to try to figure out how to customize my own design on Dreamwidth. I have enough problem with Wordpress, lol. Personally, I love this one. Plus if I get tired of the colors then there are 9 others for me to choose from, lol.