Phew, I'm back! I've been without my computer for the past three days and I felt like one of my appendages was missing. :) Yes, I'm addicted--but I use the computer all day long--yes, checking my email and Facebook and blogs are part of that, but I also pay bills, look up phone numbers and operating times, recipes, photos, etc. etc. all day long so to be without that was annoying. I was able to check up on my email & blogs with my iTouch, but typing anything on that tiny thing is an exercise in frustration so I'm SO glad to have the ol' compy back, updated with a super-speedy processor and roomy new hard drive.
The bad news--I fear I've lost all of my bookmarks! It never occurred to me that I might lose them so I never thought to make a backup. Which is SO stupid, because I've been signed up with delicious for a couple of years now. delicious is a great idea--it's a place to keep all of your bookmarks organized online, which is really handy if you're not on your home computer and need to access a bookmarked site, or if you take your computer in to the shop be worked on and lose your bookmarks in the process. Argh! I got lazy and stopped saving all of my new bookmarks to delicious a while back so even though I still have some of my older bookmarks saved, all of the new ones have gone *poof*. So, friends, learn from my mistake--sign up with delicious today and be vigilant about saving your bookmarks to it as well. You can bet I will be better at it from now on!
Even though it's been several weeks since I celebrated my birthday, I wanted to show you one of my favorite birthday gifts--this Simply Adorned necklace that my mom made for me.
Stampin' Up! is a range of jewelry that you can personalize. The pendants look a bit like the soldered glass pendants that are so popular right now--they have a nickel-plated frame and beveled glass in the front and come in several different sizes (mine is 1" x 1-1/4" and the necklace also has the tiny 5/8" circle charm and the Vanilla Pearl Bauble).
The charms and chain are really lovely and the quality is great. They'd make a great gift--I can attest to that! If you're interested in ordering one, you can contact your local Stampin' Up! demonstrator and place an order through her. If you don't have a local demonstrator, you can go to my mom's Stampin' Up! page and she can help you.
Have a good weekend! I'll be spending mine trying to remember bookmarks. Ugh.