Tuesday, March 04, 2014

News from Planet Chris

Hello, out there in Blog Land!

I have a new computer! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Ariba! Ariba! Ariba!!!

It came last week and deposed my seven and a half year old Dell Windows XP, which served me well and is still usable for my dad's purposes for awhile.

Seized Hewlett-Packard's return to offering Windows 7. I did NOT want to do Windows 8. After twelve plus years of XP and after fifteen years of Outlook Express, I've been busy learning all of the intricate delicacies of Windows 7 and Mozilla Thunderbird email client (says she of the epic, gigantous email archives).

Anyway, I've also been ill. Nothing life threatening, just the same old-same old. As cold as this winter has been (twenty below yesterday morning here in Marshfield again!), I'm not really that sick of it. Still, when Spring "springs" and the birds return, it will be a good thing, even though the infernal, evil, dastardly, villainous, nasty, and nefarious bad actors (various tree pollens) will return with it.

In fact, I have purchases numerous hour long nature MP3s from Amazon to listen to - birdsong, autumn in the forest, summer rain, thunderstorms. Makes for prodigiously marvelous and relaxing sleep. My kitty (Maggie McGee, the Still Wild Celtic Kitty) absolutely LOVES listening to these tracks. We play them on the computer and on Amazon Cloud Player on the Roku on TVs.

In the meantime, my dad continues to brave the elements on the most frigid mornings to fill up the bird feeders so our local feathered flock residing in the two stately spruces in our front and back yards can warm up a bit and get a bite to eat. I really and truly hope that this Siberian-esque winter hasn't killed any of them off.

Well, that's all for now. Time for morning prayer. You are in my prayers, one and all. Will write again and visit blogs as soon as I can.

Love in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

- Chris