"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Monday, July 12, 2010

Random Madness and a perfect moment

On Friday night, we had a disaster of cataclysmic proportions. The one working computer in our house died. Luckily, the issues were within the realm of fixable problems. *warning* techno-geekish talk ahead* We had power blips earlier in the week and the on/off corrupted a file vital to the start up procedure. We were able to restore it to the factory settings but this means we have had to reload tons of programs. We also ended up having to revert to the integrated video/graphics card which means certain things don't look quite right. * techno-geekish talk over* A huge thanks to my friend Rys for letting y'all know where I went.

I think I am getting desperate for a break. I had a long involved dream about actually being at BlogHer. I dreamed I met and talked to Mel, Aunt Becky, and Anissa. Don't know why my brain picked these three lovely ladies out of all the people I'm excited to meet but it did.

I got to visit with some wonderful friends of mine on Saturday. We haven't been able to mesh schedules since August and I was so excited to have them over. Marty was thrilled to see he is finally taller than their teenage daughter.

I picked the first peppers from my container garden this weekend. The plants my sis gave me were labeled bell peppers but, these peppers obviously are not bell peppers. The taste a lot like bell peppers...not much of a bite.

Anyone have any idea what kind of peppers I am growing?

I finished the companion elephant to the one mentioned back in this post. Both elephants were made with the same pattern but the newer elephant was made with a thinner yarn and a smaller hook.

And, on Sunday, I had a perfect moment with my middle son. Joey brought me breakfast...
and told me her thought it was the least he could do for me because I dealt with all the loudness and craziness of tons of people in the house on Saturday (when our friends visited). I thought that was one of the sweetest things anyone has done for me recently. You can check out this week's Perfect Moment Mondays at Weebles Wobblog.

So, what's going on in your world?


Lori Lavender Luz said...

That's such a sweet gesture from Joey.

That's crummy about your computer.

Can't wait to see you at BlogHer

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

That's so sweet what your son did for you!

And those elephants are adorable!

Wishing 4 One said...

What a super perfecto breakfast! Those peppers look like some we have here in Cairo, but they are hot, not like jalapenos but have a bite. Dont know name though... Wish I was going to meet you and so many others at BlogHer. xoxo

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Computers breaking down is tops on my list things that can totally wreck my day. Glad to see that you are back up and running.

I love what Joey did for you! So incredibly sweet!

Kakunaa said...

I really must find out more about this BlogHer thing....

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the elephants :) And I'm still having computer issues, so I know how much that sucks. I don't think ours is fixable :(

Flying Monkeys said...

The one on the left looks like an Anaheim pepper I bought the other day. My garden is just starting to produce, I'm hoping we an get something out of it before it frosts.

Score on the breakfast in bed!

Have fun at BlogHer!

Shelly- Mom Files said...

Loving the elephants and the breakfast! I think those peppers might be in the same family just not in the traditional bell shape.

Quiet Dreams said...

Awww, that Joey!

Love those elephants. (I have to watch myself to not write "heffalumps.") :)

AnotherDreamer said...

Huh, maybe they're just deformed looking green bell peppers? The one year we grew them they were a little funny.

The elephants are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm just visiting - saw you on the ICLW webpage as well as Perfect Moment Monday webpage. The elephants are very cute! Those peppers look awesome! Looks like you had a super nice weekend and monday!

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..al said...

Wow....maybe someday I will make it to BlogHer. Maybe!

The elephants are cute. I just had to scroll down your blog...there are so many posts that I missed!!

The inside of the pepper looks like capsicum to me, but capsicum is more bulbous than the long finger like pepper you picked.

Anyways, it is such a delight to have home-grown fresh veggies!

Sheri said...

How VERY sweet of your son, Joey...not only to notice, but to care enough to bring you breakfast.

Cute...and perfect!

Thanks for sharing your Perfect Moment!

Meari said...

Looks like jalapeno peppers to me.