Monday, January 30, 2012

Show of hands....

Who (besides me) is scratching their head and marveling at how fast January zoomed by?

Just curious....

As you were - carry on - or go back to sleep (pick one)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tinkering and Tweaking

Earlier this year, I convinced my husband to set up a G-mail account and start using Google Chrome.  Since I am his IT support, I figured I should dive in and figure out how it all works so when he starts asking "Why doesn't it work when I do this?", I will have a reasonably intelligent answer.  I've spent this evening exploring the wonderful world of blogger settings.

I love technology!  I grew up watching Star Trek and now I'm seeing the science fiction becoming science fact. This is really an exciting time to be alive, don't ya think?  I have always been a bit of a geek girl, but now, armed with my ITT Techinical Institute student ID, I am an actual card carrying geek!

Life IS Good!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter in the Northeast

My top speed driving home tonight was 43 mph.  It had been snowing most of the afternoon, and the roads were messy (NOT unusual for January in Upstate New York).  I was getting fairly close to home when the roads started looking better.  I remembered something my husband told me once about how driving in four wheel drive uses more gas and then I saw the snow plow not to far ahead of me, so I switched back to two wheel drive.  Moments later, I realized that was not the wisest moves I have ever made.

NOTE TO SELF:  Do not be lulled into thinking that the presence of a snow plow in front of you negates the possibility of black ice on the road.

Just as another car was approaching from the opposite direction, my left front tire found a patch of black ice. The voice of Bill Cosby rang in my head "Turn in the direction of the skid".  (I think that is what I did...but I really didn't have control of my truck.)  I straighten up and then drifted toward the snowbank on the right side of the road.  The crunchiness of the snow gave me back an element of control.  I had been gently braking while trying not to pee my pants - THAT is when I saw I was headed directly at an innocent mail box.  I pressed the brake peddle to the floor while praying that I could stop in time.

As it turned out, God showed His love by sparing the mailbox and my truck.  Oh, and my adrenalin rush lasted until I got home five minutes later.


Allow me to introduce myself....

Hi, my name is Sheila and I ...

  • that person who will remind you that God loves you
  • a happily married lady of a certain age
  • ...think that if I raise my voice when making my point, that people will agree with me more readily
  • ...have become an fitness junkie over the last year
  • to be creative (and sometimes my ideas work out JUST the way I planned)
  • inspiration everywhere I look
  • a voracious reader (and usually carry a book with me in case I get an opportunity to read)
  • the comic relief (sometimes people apologize for laughing & I get to reassure them that it is okay, I was being goofy on purpose TO make you laugh)
I'm sure there is more I could add, but I will stop myself here (for now).