Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Weekend!

I've had an eventful weekend again...

1. My new Dell Inspiron Laptop arrived and I am now writing my first post on it!
2.  Our washer/dryer purchase from last weekend fell through (back to dislike Home Depot-blech, blech)
3.  We ended up going to my first, but more expensive choice, Smitty's, the local and apparently far superior choice.
4.  Here's why:  they were upfront about delays from Maytag (backorder problems) and offered to get us a "loaner" washer while we wait for the washer to be delivered .  Yes, that is worth repeating...on Monday morning they will deliver, install a washer  (and take away old Kitchen-Aid washer) so we have one to use for the month it will take for the Maytag to be designed, made and then delivered!  There is a bit of a price difference, but hey, it is peace-of-mind that by Monday evening I will be able to do the piles and piles of laundry around my house (two weeks worth).
5. Peaceful Girl had ice skating lessons and 4-H meeting today-fun but no time to read for me.
6. I met with a local Yoga instructor to research yoga in our school idea -our wellness committee put me in charge of figuring out!
7. As I walked around rink, during skating lesson, I thought of Isometrics from reading Bill Bryson's Thunderbolt Kid-he discusses his dad's love of the 50's exercise program-it made me laugh quietly to myself.
8. The book makes me laugh and think but I'm so ready to be finished with it.
9.  Instead of reading it tonight I am heading downtown for a friend's birthday celebration.  Jazz, friends, cold beer-should be fun!
10. I love my new laptop and it is hard to leave 14-year-old will play with it while I'm gone.  I'm not giving him the password though:)

Happy Reading!!


Jenners said...

Oooohhhh...what fun! A new computer! And as much as I liked "Thunderbolt Kid," it wasn't my favorite Bryson. I like his travel books better ... and his books on the English language are terrific!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid was my favorite Bryson book. I could so relate to it and had lots of good laughs in the process' he read the audio version --so funny.

There is a lot to be said for "buying local". I like to try and support the average Joe in town.

Patricia J. Weaver said...

A new computor and new washer and dryer... WOW I'm sure your new computer has 7 on it ... how do you like it so far?

Elaine said...

My favorite Bryson book is the one about him walking the Appalachian Trail. That one has laugh out loud funny parts, plus I love the idea of walking that trail.

I hope the yoga thing pans out for our school!

Miss Pippi said...

Love the yoga photo!

Janssen said...

A new computer is just so fun!