Wednesday, March 2, 2011


OK, so if you've been following me here (and at my other blog), you know we are doing some home remodeling right now. By doing, I mean paying for.

THEN, both our computers died within weeks of each other.


Thankfully, (Praising the Lord for blessings!) we had the money to do something about it. Turns out computers don't cost nearly what they used to back when we last bought one. We've been a bit out of the technology loop. So we now have ONE family computer. It has to be taken care of and used well. It will be for personal use, family finances, record keeping for our business, school work, church stuff, etc.

And, of course, blogging. S said on the way home from the computer store, "Now you're all set up. I expect to see SUPER BLOGGING going on."

No pressure. I'm not really sure what super blogging looks like but I'm pretty sure it involves you guys leaving LOTS and LOTS of positive feedback so some one's husband will see the results of his recent purchase. Ahem.

And now I'll tell you that S and I felt a bit like country folks come to town while we were shopping. The young kid (actually, he was the manager) was talking rapid fire about apps on the printer, and how you can send documents from your phone straight to the printer at your house and they print automatically, and how you can scan your fingers on the laptop to access sites instead of using passwords......

...and I think we might have stood there with our mouths dropped open just a bit. And shook our heads a few dozen times.

"I tell you Herbert, I just cain't get over it. You just push that little handle down and the toilet flushes ALL by itself RIGHT THERE IN THE HOUSE!"

We aer so up with it. Kinda reminded me of a few years back when we needed a new phone. We were looking at all the choices that had answering machines built in and one of us said, "Where do you put the tape? I don't see anywhere to put the tape?"

But that is no longer us. No sir. WE are UP with the technology and whipping out SUPER POSTS such as this one.

Ahem. (your turn---make me look good ladies!)


  1. I'm commenting, I'm commenting! And looking forward to Super Blogging from you! : )

  2. WHEW! Praise the LORD you got a new computer and you can continue to BLOG! What would I do without you?! :)

    Seriously, I would miss you terribly! Thanks, S, for setting Brenda up with some new technology! I am so grateful!!

  3. Well that one brought me out of lurking! Love, love your "super" blog! I'm a homeschooling mom who really likes your down-to-earth approach to things! I read very few blogs, but yours is at the top of my short list. Enjoy your new computer, and thanks for writing!


  4. COMMENTing!!!!! I cant wait for the super blogging--- youve been putting out what 3 post a week tops--- are we gonna get some daily posting!

    topics I want to hear about:
    ---the remodel- always fun
    ---the grammar research you are doing for me
    ---reasons why our mothers really didnt turn us into home makers
    ---how we dont feel like failures when we really dont know all the rules for prepositions and this is 5 grade work!
    ---your continued battle with food- and obviously losing weight (you feeling all skinny that is!)
    ---why you were visiting another church (just curious)
    ---how you went about making sure sweetheart was prepared for baptism (specifics)
    ---how you and hubbie met
    ---update on the rabbits and care of pet (how the girls do it
    ---fitness fridays agian -CUZ we all need it!
    ---more weekly wrap ups on your home schooling because I am ALWAYS curious what everydoes DAILY- for real I am!


  5. double ditto what Carrie said, and just keep keeping it real, gotta love it!

  6. Yay for Super Blogging! And new computers! And hearing more from Brenda! :)

    Still saving for my laptop replacement and trying to avoid "computer fever". Maybe if I uncover a few more treasures in the garage to sell on craigslist this weekend...

  7. Carrie wins the vote for super-comment! :)

    You crack me up. Those 'kids' really know their tech-talk. I think they get entertainment out of puzzled looks. Seriously. I bring hubs so I can smile and nod like I know what they're talking about. Hubs {tries to} interpret for me later. ha!

  8. Bummer on the computer issue, but congrats on a new one. My laptop died yesterday 8( I am using the kids antiquated works!

    We are homeschooling all month with the Dr Seuss theme. There is so much you can do with his books....math, geography, english etc...stop on over...everyday will be something different!


  9. ROTFLOL! You don't need to beg for my comment! You are always my fave to read!

  10. Hey Brenda! Congrats on the new computer.

    Happy Blogging!

  11. Brenda, I've followed your blog for a couple years now, but never posted. I'm coming out of lurkdom now to tell you that you are hilarious! I love reading your blog...always cheers me up! Thanks!

    p.s. I'm a former teacher turned homeschool mom too!

  12. Jenae!!!! How could you read so long without commenting! It is nice to meet you! I gotta know who I'm talking to. :)

  13. Brenda,

    That toilet comment made me laugh out loud!

    You are too funny and I love stopping by for a good laugh. Thanks for always sharing your light-hearted spin on life!

    Many blessings...

  14. Brenda,

    It's good to finally "meet" you too (although it feels like I've known you for years!) ;-) I don't know why it's taken me so long to comment. I've gleaned a lot from your blog though...especially love the "keepin' it real" posts! I'll try to comment more frequently now that we've "met"! :-)


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)