Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, it's the first day of the new year: 1/1/11.

I began the day by running some much-needed computer utilities.  I downloaded a firmware update for my operating system (Mac OS-X, version 10.4.11), ran an optimizing application on my hard drive, and deleted some unused files.  My Mac should be really happy now.  It's like having a clean slate to start working on this year.

The old year left without much ado (fuss, trouble, bother).  I briefly heard some fireworks going off in my neighborhood at midnight, but I was already snuggled in bed with my cat, Leo.

To all of my friends and family, I wish them prosperity and best wishes.

Monday, December 27, 2010

White Christmas

Record-breaking snowfall here on the east coast of VA today.  It's like a late Christmas present.  Last night, we started getting the white stuff and all day today it has fallen.  I went outside at lunchtime and took a yardstick for checking the accumulation in my back yard.  At that time, we had about a foot and it continues to fall.  Fortunately, the schools are closed for winter break this coming week, but the roads are going to be a mess around here for days to come.  This is very unusual for this area and I heard that we're breaking a 100-year record this year. 

I filled up my bird feeders and also put out a suet block for them to feed on.  With weather like this, I feel bad for any wildlife trying to survive outside right now.

Lord, have mercy on the poor and homeless and people who may have lost power during this storm.