Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here's the News

I know I've not posted in a while. I had surgery last week, just a day stay. Unfortunately it didn't work out for me, and I will have to go back for a more invasive procedure in the near future. I won't know about that till after this Thursday, when I see my doctor again. Okay, so enough about that!

Since I had a few days off from work - - I stitched! YAY! I kept moving on Lil Blue since he was on the rods.

Good Lord! That ear and eye took me forever! I don't think there are 2 stitches next to each other that are the same color anywhere in that ear and eye! Sheeesh! I am a little disappointed with the colors. It doesn't seem as bright/bold as the picture. I am using the recommended DMC floss. It just looks washed out to me when compared to the original artwork. What do you think?
I also have an update to Goblin Tree, but I'll save it for later.

One more thing. On Friday my Big Beautiful Dell Laptop died. The reason I call it that is #1 Because I LOVE it! and #2 It is giant! Dell doesn't even make it anymore, what a shame. I really use it as a desktop, I don't carry it around, it weights 36 lbs.! Regardless, I love it! So after 2 hours on the phone with Dell Friday morning, they sent me a box (DHL) to return it to them for repair. I got the box yesterday and I called for pick up today. I am on my old, old, old Dell for the time being, so things are slow. This PC is about 8 years old! That's like Dog Years in PCs!

So, since I am without my BB-Laptop (Big Beautiful), and this PC is so OLD, and I will be recuperating for 6 weeks after my surgery soon (no lifting), AND my Birthday is Sunday... I called Dell yesterday and ordered myself a light tiny laptop. An XPS M1330, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100(2.1GHz, 800Mhz, 3M L2 Cache), it weights less that 5 lbs.! Isn't it darling!!? It actually has as much speed and power as the big one! WOO HOO I can't wait to get it! I know... I'm a geek head. I can't help it! So I will be all ready when I return from the hospital. I'll have my stitching right next to the bed, and my wireless little wonder handy to keep up with the boards, emails and such!


Anonymous said...

Lil Blue is really progressing, such wonderful stitching.
Sorry to hear that the procedure is not going to help and that you will have to go back into the hospital...will be thinking positive thoughts.
Love the lap top, they are so practical.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add...happy birthday sweet thing! (on sunday that is)

Sharon said...

Nice progress. Sorry that your surgery didn't go as planned-I am sure the next time everyhting will be great.