Saturday, December 20, 2014

Old Things, New Things.....

Life is always so interesting, don't you think so?

I've been holding off on getting a new iPhone.  Why?  Because it's such a freaking hassle to get everything downloaded to the new phones.....arg.

Today, we went to get the iPhone 6.  We have Verizon service, so we went to the Verizon store.  Luckily, we went early - before 10:00 a.m.  By the time we walked out of there a little after 11:00 a.m., the place was packed!  Of course, being the Saturday before Christmas, what would one expect?  That's why we went early!

That being said, once you get in there and get a tech to help you, it's like a non-stop onslaught.  I wanted to just get the iPhone, but I really didn't want to pay $399.00 for it.  So I said I was good.  Dear Hubby decided nope, we were there, it would be good to get the new the salesman says, well, if you turn in your old phone, and you get the iPad Mini for $230, you can take this much off your bill, and you'll only pay this much and if you use the new Edge program, you'll get the phone for this much instead of paying that much.  Holy crap!  Slow down.  And why are you trying to sell me stuff I don't want.  Or need?

I happen to like my old iPad 2.  It works fine, it's a good size, and I'm all good. Well, Dear Hubby decided, let's get the iPad.  I didn't want a mini but he doesn't give me time to talk to him, or to process anything!  That's how I ended up with a laptop that I don't love much.  Sigh......

Anyway, I have the new iPhone.  Lovely.  4G works GREAT.  Everywhere!  Except...........home.  Sigh.  Granted, today is a very overcast maybe tomorrow when it's supposed to be sunny out, the 4G will work...or, maybe not.  We'll see. Not holding my breath.............

Here's one of the 728 photos/videos that were on my iPhone 4S.  I downloaded them this morning. This is our Christmas tree for this year.  It's artificial, it's pre-lit, it's got little decorations that don't remind me of Christmas's past which can depress me.  I fell in love with those little lanterns.  They are from Ikea.  The little hanging behind the tree is a Christmas panel I got one year at a Quilt shop.  I haven't done any quilting since I found spinning.....

We haven't had any snow here --- yet.  We haven't had a white Christmas here in VA in a LONG time.  I'm ready for one.  Only issue is, I don't want it to make travel difficult since I want to go see the grand kids on Christmas.  Hey, isn't it supposed to be the other way around?  Well, if I only get to see them if I GO see them, then I'll go!

Here is one of the gifts one of them is getting.  This is for her to use when she comes to visit.
A Disney Princess suitcase, for the Princess herself!

Something new for the coming year...............I'm interested in getting a Saori loom. I think I will really enjoy the Saori loom.  I've been following this type of weaving on Ravelry and Facebook for several years now.  When I first started weaving, I found out about Saori and was interested then.  Things didn't fall into place for me back then, but they feel like they are now.  A new Saori studio opened here in VA, and that's new!  They just opened in Oct. 2014.  Come to find out, one of the people that I spoke with a LOT on Ravelry about weaving in general, and Saori, is co-owner of this studio.  She doesn't live in VA, she lived in Louisiana but she's affiliated with this studio.  So I know it's all good!

I'm in the midst of setting up a Saori lesson with the studio owner, and I'm enticing a few other friends to come join me.  One way or another, I'm going to do this.  :D

Dear Hubby, wonderful supporter that he is, is okay with this.  And he's also okay with me getting the loom, when the funds come in.  He does commission work, and in the Spring is when he gets paid for last year's work.  I'm a lucky gal, for sure!

So I have that, and lots of new ideas for my business, all waiting in the wings.  When the holidays are over, and I get my head back in the game, life is going to be VERY good.  :D

That's about it from me for now.  I'm having a difficult time focusing so I'll close for now.

Take care!  If I don't make it back, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and hope your New Year is super great!


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