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As you may have heard by now, legendary actor James Garner passed away over the weekend.
I can’t tell you how sad this makes me.
I’ve always loved James Garner. Some of my best memories are of sitting with my dad watching Maverick repeats and The Rockford Files. We were both big fans. Then later, seeing him in Murphy’s Romance, show up in the Maverick remake as Mel Gibson’s father, & even in The Notebook. I don’t think there was ever a role he played that I didn’t enjoy.
And I got the feeling he was a really great guy, you know? Not just as the characters he played, but in real life, too.
I, for one, will miss knowing he’s out there in the world.
Here we are again—another Sunday. I hope it’s a happy one for you!
This week, I AM HAPPY that I’ve gotten myself a brand new Macbook Air & a new mini-refrigerator for my bedroom. (Yeah, it was a big day for Best Buy…& also the only day in all of July that I’ve left the house. I’m telling you, I get dressed & go outside & the entire economy takes a giant leap upward. )
I’ve been wanting a Macbook Air for well over a year—ever since I upgraded to an iMac for my office & realized Apple/Mac really is superior over Microsoft/PCs. Repeat after me: Once you go Mac, you never go back. Of course, “want” & “need” are two different things, so I didn’t run right out & buy myself one, as much as I might have thought about it. Instead, I waited until the want became an actual need…
You remember, don’t you, that I’ve been using Madame Mommy Dearest‘s laptop for quite some time. And then, I accidentally stepped on it & the screen went all kerflooey. I’m still using it, actually, but it isn’t easy; the crack has become a smear & the smear just keeps getting worse. Plus, MMD‘s laptop is running Windows XP, which became obsolete starting June 1st. That means no more updates from Microsoft & no protection of any kind. (Yeah, I maybe shouldn’t still be using it, all things considered. )
So I knew I needed to get out there & get a new laptop…& it was a Macbook Air or bust, given everything I’ve learned about Macs in the past year. And the first chance I had to get out there & run massive errands, I grabbed me one.
Now for the sad part… It’s still in its box. I’m scared to death to open it because I have zero clue about using it, getting it synced with my iMac, getting everything I need from MMD‘s laptop over to it… So I’m doing the only thing I know to do—I’m ignoring it & continuing to use the broken, crappy machine.
I AM HAPPY, too, that while I was shopping for my Macbook Air, I also go a new mini-refrigerator for my bedroom. I need one to keep Miss Precious’s (a.k.a. Elder Kitty) food cold in between feedings, since she lives in & almost never leaves the bedroom. Plus, it’s convenient to have cold drinks handy instead of having to run downstairs to the big fridge late at night.
Anyway, the old mini-fridge I had also went kerflooey. Almost from the time I got it, it didn’t really keep anything cold-cold. Cool, at best. In fact, in order to keep Miss Precious’s food from going bad on a daily basis, I had to put in about six big ice packs (the plastic, blue goo-filled kind) from the main downstairs freezer twice a day. Sheesh, that got old fast.
The new one I decided on is quite a bit larger than the old one, but also keeps things gloriously cold! I mean, it will actually turn Precious’s food into a lump of ice if I’m not careful…& that’s outside of the freezer compartment, on only the number 3 setting out of 7. Wowza, wowza, wowza! Color me a happy camper!
So that’s a good week & a lot of gratitude for me. How about you? What’s going on in your life this week that you’re thankful for, or that simply makes you smile? Take a minute to share, because we wanna hear all about it!