Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's Ramblings

Dear Gentle Readers:

If you are anything like me, you have many, many usernames and passwords for the various accounts/sites you visit on the Internet that require a secured log in, i.e., username and password.  I just counted mine, and found that I have 65 places on the Internet where I must log in with secured information.  These include places like my online banking, stores I shop at online, various email accounts I have, utility companies, pharmacies, my doctor's office so that I can receive lab results, government sites, periodical subscriptions, travel sites, HR stuff at my employment, my ADT account, etc.  It's mind-boggling. 

Just writing that depresses me.  Why, you might ask?

As I get older, my memory is failing me.  I know this to be true. At least I have the mental cognition to realize this is happening.  Guess that means I do not have any form of dementia.  At least, not yet.

I do, however, remember the day when I could remember all that I knew.  I could remember all of the piano pieces I'd learned in my entire life, everyones' birthday, anniversaries, death dates, etc.  I used to be able to recite all of the teachers I've had since Kindergarten.  Yes, even the multiple teachers we all get in MS and HS.  I could remember every holiday, birthday, and special event, and where I was and what I did. 

This morning I can hardly remember what I had for dinner last night. 

There is an upside:  TGIF!!!  WOO HOO!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Days Until School is Out...

OK.  I've been busy, you know, doing my "real" work and haven't had time to sit around writing and posting to my blog (now WHY are clicking here when you are already at my blog?  Silly you!). I'm sure everyone has been waiting for me to write SOMEthing/ANYthing.
               So here it is. A countdown to the number of days I have left until I AM DONE (stick-a-fork-in-me done) for this school year.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Days until school is out...

Books & Such

My literary family (Ben & Terry) and friends (Bob T.) often ask me what I’m currently reading. Here’s a sampling of what’s currently on my bookcases. Or, I should say, here are the books I’ve read that are worth mentioning:

The Sister by Poppy Adams
Through the Heart by Kate Morgenroth

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seirstad

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
While these are the “best of” books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve also read books on growing and caring for roses, gardening in general, how to grow and harvest herbs, and perused several cookbooks (especially a fabulous Chinese cookbook). These topics have become of interest to me since marrying Teddy, who can make anything grow and has become quite a good cook.

Happy Reading to all you bibliophiles – you know who you are!

Now. What are YOU reading?!?