Saturday, October 23, 2010

A New Computer on the Horizon!

This coming Monday I will probably be ordering a new computer through a friend of my son's who is a Mac technician.  Yup, after putting in as much money as it would have cost to get a Mac, I'm actually breaking down and getting one.  Since the young man who's helping me is giving me every break he can, I hopefully will have a new  Mac Mini by the end of next week.

Keep us in your prayers that all plays out okay.  I am really pumped about possibly getting a really decent computer after years of dealing with the ones we've had.  Besides...I am a Mac person!  I had one as my first computer and I LOVE them!  I only settled for a PC because of the cost issue. But when we looked at how much we'd wasted getting the PCs fixed it came out to MORE than what a Mac is worth!  (My husband's words!)

I am ready for a change, and a return to the best computer for what I do - writing and creating newsletters.  I cannot wait!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Green Grapes of Fall

I adore ripe green grapes, seedless ones of course.  These sweet, crisp wonders are something I wait for all year long.  "What?" you may ask, "aren't they out the whole year in the produce section of my local grocery store??"  Well the answer of course is yes, but they are only the sweetest and the best in the fall of the year here in Michigan and that is when I totally over dose on these sensational, green, crunchy globes.

I usually need to sip something whilst enjoying these luscious grapes, and have over the years experimented with many liquid concoctions - not all of them elixirs of the gods!  I tried Koolaide at about ten years old - it left much to be desired.  As I got older I would share those grapes with many forms of liquid refreshment, but none quite hit the spot.  I even tried some French bubbly which was grand, but the sparkling drink did tend to overpower the taste of the grapes.

Finally, I tried something that made my poor husband think I was totally crazy!  I found that a good, light German beer turned out to be fabulous with my favorite fruit!  First, you have to know that I am very European in my tastes and love good ales, stouts and beers warm.  Yeah, yeah, I've heard it all before - I am totally crazy, and, "What is wrong with your taste buds girl!"

Well, it is a choice, and my combo at the moment.  I really think that the crisp flavors of each really compliment each other...that is my opinion, of course!

And as they say, there's no accounting for personal taste.   ;-)