Tuesday, January 29, 2008

electronics deaths, new shoes and my new inner domestic goddess

Electronics deaths - slowly the entropy is taking over the electronics equipment in our home. We have been watching the old computer monitor slowly fizzle away, the printer/fax/scanner is crotchety, and our video camera (2 years old) has been getting more and more obstreperous until finally last night it refused to finalize the disk or do anything at all - resulting in the loss of our precious Christmas 2007 videos, with the kids discovering the train table and everything. Sigh. Sam broke our CD player a couple months ago, too. Suddenly I'm looking at the cost of replacing all this stuff - and hoping we can find some good deals.

On the bright side, it looks like we are going to get Dish network, a DVR and a new HDTV. I'm looking forward to watching only the programs I want, when I want, with no commercials. Oh yeah - probably will want an HD-DVD player along with the list above. Ouch! If anyone sees any good deals on electronics stuff - let me know, we seem to need one of everything. Maybe we will get a tax refund and I will go crazy at Circuit City. That's as good a plan as any.

New shoes - I got new walking shoes this weekend and I think they are cool. I'll post a picture. Sometimes retail therapy really does work. :-)

My new inner domestic goddess is coming out. I never knew she was there. It must be all this cold weather with nothing to do outside. I have made my bed every day for over a week now. That's more than I've made it in my entire life, I think. I've also planned menus and cooked real food for the past month - another thing I have never, ever done. I've also done a fair amount of decluttering, and dusted for the first time in about a year (I'm not kidding) and the place is looking decent. I even bought a feather duster on a long pole, which inspired Bryan to go around de-cobwebbing all over the house. Cool!!! The kids have also enjoyed "dusting" the baseboards and each other with it. Anyway, I'm enjoying the inner goddess and hope she will stay for a while.


Tammy said...

Ouch about your electronics deaths. I hate that about electronic gizmos. I'm especially sad for you about the videos :(. Maybe you could take it to a computer shop and they could try to rescue them from the hard drive? Worth a shot.

Hmmm, methinks you may have visited the fly lady website. I guess you liked it :)?

Hunca Munca said...

I did visit the flylady website and I think she is probably a nut case!!! I am not about to sign up for 10+ emails a day or clean my bathroom every single morning. But I am picking up some good helpful tips and inspiration. My sink does not "shine" :-) but it has been cleaner lately. :-)

CT Yankee said...
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CT Yankee said...

You're gonna love having a DVR. I wouldn't know how schedule my life with out my TiVo. I sure hope I can find my inner god. Before my little one arrives I have to clean my clutter and finish the home improvements.