Hi everyone. Sorry I've been non-existant for a while. It's just that our computer crashed - as in REALLY, REALLY crashed. It's been in the computer hospital since Monday (and it happened last Saturday) and I was just informed that my hard drive is locked up tighter than a drum. The only option is to send it to a company in the Cities and for $1500 - $1800 they will retrieve what they can. OH BOY (insert big sigh and lots of tears here). The biggest thing I want off that hard drive is my pictures. I just downloaded a ton of them last week in anticipation of my middle kidlet's trip with her grandparents. SOOOO, now they're all gone - every last one. Hubs and I are still talking about it - but I just don't think we can justify the cost. So, folks, the moral of the story here is back up, back up, back up EVERYTHING!!! I know I've heard others say this and thought I'll do it next week or whatever. Well, guess what, now I don't have next week. So go do it now!!
On a lighter note, we're starting to get ready to go to a cattle show next weekend. Since this particular show is 4 days long and it's not during a fair, there's very limited food available (read one over-priced vendor!), so us moms make lots of different yummy things to bring along to warm up in our crockpots or fry in the portable fry pan. Right now I'm making a party mix recipe that is new to me (found it in the Primitive Christmas book by Primitive Gatherings). I'll let you know if it's good or not.
Also, since my 'puter was in the hospital this week, it left all sorts of time for quilting. I actually finished a wall size (48x60) quilt for Christmas. Of course, I can't share pics right now since a) I don't have a 'puter (I'm borrowing hubs' laptop right now) and b) middle kidlet has my camera somewhere between Denver and Santa Fe at the moment. Sooo, when I get my camera back, and my computer back, and I'm actually home and not at a cattle show, I'll share some pics. I think it turned out really great.
That's all for me today. Just wanted to give a shout out and let everyone know that I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth, just into a huge hole :-)
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