My newest trouble w/ uploading photos NOW is that I've lost the cable connecting my camera to the 'puter. Doh! I remember grabbing it the other morning, thinking I'd do some uploading from my office in town . . . but WHERE is it now?! I know it's somewhere . . . grumble, grumble, grumble.
Anyway! Had a lovely visit with a dear old friend & her 3 teenagers yesterday. Her oldest is going to be 18 in about six weeks, and I remember meeting him when he was just FOUR DAYS OLD! Where DOES the time go? I have COMPLETELY morphed into one of those "older women" who gush, "Oh, my gosh, you're SO big! Why, I remember when I held you in my arms for the first time . . . !" (Barf.) I think I got some good photos & videos of the day, but, of course, they're forever trapped in my camera . . . until I get that errant cable.
But then, the really amazing thing is . . . I got home before dark last night, and YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE THINGS I GOT DONE!!! I spent a decent amount of time with the babies (kittens) - although the shy one wouldn't show his/her face since the dogs were with me. I burned all the accumulated papers (and two chicken carcasses - STILL haven't caught that damn critter) in the wood boiler plus more from the house. Then, once it was too dark to see outside, I attacked the foyer here in the house. It had gotten super messy (come in door, dump armfuls of stuff in foyer), and even if the rest of the house is a disaster, it's nice to be greeted by a clean, open space. So, I sorted through the piles of totes and shoes and piles of mail and put it all away and then got out the vacuum (shhh - yes, I know it was after dark & there was no solar, but I h-a-d to get it done!). THEN, I got into bed with a bowl of Peppermint Bon Bon ice cream (splurge!) and the newspaper . . . and it was STILL before midnight when the paper was finished & the light went out! Yayyy me! ;)
And, with that, I'm off for another day. Happy 16th wedding anniversary to one of my oldest, dearest friends . . . ah, yes, I remember that day in Itasca State Park (beautiful park, btw, should you ever be in the area) . . .