Well my dear little laptop will not be coming back! It seems that I wore the poor girl out and the power cord was damaged and not able to connect to the mother board........(all greek to me)....all I know is it wasn't worth the expensive of repairing her. George is toying with the idea that we may try fixing it himself. Not sure a tool box and tool belt is all that you need :)) but he's been known to dazzle me with his knowledge of things unknown to lil ol me!
Hopefully I will be purchasing a new one very soon. Meanwhile I have been hold up at our local public library on their computers getting my orders done for Spring. It's made me realize what a good computer is really suppose to perform like.....I had forgotten!!! mine had really gotten ridiculously slow. I'm looking forward to getting something faster and hopefully more enjoyable to use.
Meanwhile I thought I'd share this with you....As we start the new year, here is a story to consider and to make 2010 the best year yet!
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls..
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed..
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life..
The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
The sand is everything else---the small stuff .
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take time to get medical checkups..
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.
The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'
The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
You guys are like my GOLF balls!
Hope to have a "virtual" beer with you all soon.....