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Sunday, June 29, 2008

BYBS#8 - Seven Really Good Things

Seven Really Good Things

1. I just got off the phone with my sister. We chatted for about 90 minutes as she & her husband drove along the St. Lawrence River (in the rain) from Ottawa to Montreal this afternoon, so we're all caught up again. I learned about their recent travel activities and shared news from home.

2. Thursday evening I met a friend (who I'd not seen in many months) for dinner and afterwards we attended a wonderful outdoor Jazz Concert at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. I'm delighted we had this opportunity to spend time together and 'catch up' in the course of the evening, but I didn't arrive home until almost midnight and felt relieved that I was able to sleep in Friday morning ... one of the benefits of retirement.

3. My new Dell laptop has been 'shipped' and is on its way ... though I haven't yet heard from DHL Express just when to expect it's arrival. I'm hoping for an early delivery on Monday.

In case you missed my previous post, this is the machine I ordered 18 days ago ... and I'm hopeful that my 'computer woes' will end once it gets here. It was supposed to arrive on or before last Thursday (June 26th) ... but apparently a massive fire in a battery plant last March created supply challenges for Dell. It would have been nice to know this 'up front' ... but all's well that ends well.

4. I've enjoyed watching tennis matches from Wimbledon (recorded on my DVR while I was in class last week), and am finally caught up since there's no play on 'the middle Sunday' of this Championship. Play resumes tomorrow, and I'll be here watching the 'round of sixteen' matches (as long as the weather there remains dry).

Some of Monday's Round of 16 Matches Scheduled
Svetlana Kuznetsova
(RUS vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
Nicole Vaidisova
(CZE) vs. Chakvetadze (RUS)
Venus Williams (USA) vs. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
Serena Williams (USA) vs. Bethanie Mattek (USA)

Roger Federer (Switzerland) vs. Leyton Hewitt (Australia)
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) vs. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Marat Safin (Russia) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (Swiss)
Richard Gasquet (of France) vs. Andy Murray (the Scotsman claimed by Great Britain now that Tim Hennman has retired)

In addition to these there are 8 more singles matches, along with Mens and Womens Doubles (and Mixed Doubles) play ... so it promises to be an excellent day.

5. While it's disappointing that Andy Roddick, James Blake, and the other American men aren't there for week 2 ... with the Williams sisters on separate sides of 'the draw' (and Bethanie Mattek, another American woman left standing) ... it's possible to have an All -American women's Championship match, and that's very cool.

6. Happily, I'm enjoying my Photoshop Elements Classes still, and learning more each week. We're beginning to use our own photos in our projects as we practice using the tools. I'll share some of those one day next week in a separate post rather than trying to do it today.

7. With Lucy, the Golden Doodle visiting in the neighborhood this week (featured in Camera Critters #12 at Small Reflections), Molly's a happier pooch because she had lots of doggie play time each day.

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Paulie said...

Lots of blessings! One for each day this week. . . I bet most of us have a number of them also. Glad they were abundant for you!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Yay for all those blessings -- and hope the computer arrives safely tomorrow.

storyteller said...

Paulie – Thanks so much for dropping by my 8th BYB Sunday … leaving encouraging words for me to find. I’m headed to my PSE6 class shortly so I have no time to visit this morning, but I plan to drop by later this afternoon once I return home. I’m THRILLED that my new laptop arrived yesterday, but it ‘sidetracked’ me from my usually ‘blog visits’ while I ‘played’ with it … getting it up and running.

MPJ – It did … and I’m soooooo happy!!! Thanks for the good wishes and for ‘checking in’ … I’m looking forward to opening Google Reader and catching up the way YOU did a while back! I’ll start this afternoon ;--)

I hope you’re BOTH having a wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

Sounds like the good life, Storyteller! I see the computer has come. I'm thrilled for you. And I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with Photoshop and your excellent pictures!

storyteller said...

SandyCarlson – Yes, my new laptop arrived mid-day on Monday and I’ve been playing with it almost non-stop … making my eyes a bit bleary and my head a bit overworked … but so far all’s well. The new features take some getting used to, but it does handy little things automatically that make blogging easier … and the additional speed and RAM make using PSE6 and watching YouTube links so much simpler. I’m definitely a happy camper ;--)
Hugs and blessings,