Thursday, April 26, 2012
Not a whole lot going on here at Chez Nana. A sign of a boring life? Or just the calm before the storm? Either way, all I’ve got today is a bunch of randomness.
Don’t you just hate it when someone “steals your thunder”? Over the last month, we’d lost our internet connection 3 times. It would go out … and our router would revert back to the factory settings (with no assigned password, even though it required one). I’d have to call our ISP, who would always get us back up and running. It happened again Sunday night, and to say that I was frustrated was an understatement. I called our ISP and was determined that this would be the last time that I’d have to make this call. I was determined to be polite … but insistent that they do something to fix this permanently. After I explained the problem … but before I could insist on a permanent solution, the tech said that this was unacceptable and that they’d have a tech out on Monday to get this resolved. While it seems to be a popular thing to badmouth our ISP, we’ve had nothing but very positive experiences.
We watched Faith Like Potatoes last night. We’d had that DVD for a loooong time (I’m surprised I didn’t get an email reminding me to return it when we were done viewing it … but I guess that as long as they’re getting their monthly fee from us, they’re ok – ha!). It was a good movie, although it got off to a rather slow start. It’s based on a true story, which always appeals to me. I need to go check my queue to see what’s up next … I wonder how long we’ll have it before we get a chance to watch it – with Cardinals games almost every night and with the Blues still playing, we don’t have a lot of free evenings to watch movies.
I seem to be on a reading kick lately … and the subject of my reading has been dogs. I finished up Dean Koontz’s book A Big Little Life: a Memoir of a Joyful Dog while we were in Florida. Earlier this week, I finished Leigh Brill’s book A Dog Named Slugger. And yesterday I started Amazing Gracie: a Dog’s Tale. As you may know, we’re currently dog-less, and I’m wondering if I’m getting my “dog fix” through books. Neither DH nor I are quite ready to add a dog to our household (DH is even less ready than I am) … and while I hope that we are able to find the perfect dog for us, I don’t know what the Lord has in mind for us as far as dogs are concerned. In the meantime, I’ll be content with reading about dogs.
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned pork steaks as a food unique to the St. Louis area … that made me so hungry for pork steaks that we got some and cooked them out on the grill. I think we’ll grill some chicken breasts today.
Every morning I check the long-range forecast for Hilton Head … and every morning it changes. One day the forecast is for warm weather and sunny skies, the next it’s for cooler weather and rain. I know that meteorologists have a hard enough time with a 24-hour forecast, so expecting a long-range forecast to be accurate is unrealistic. Still, it just seems odd that the forecast can change so much in such a short period of time.
Speaking of weather, we’re in store for another nice day here. A high in the mid 70’s with sunny skies. DH has taken our car into the shop this morning for some routine maintenance. Maybe we’ll go for a bike ride when he gets home this afternoon. In the meantime, I think I’ll do some quilting.