Monday, August 28, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 32

Well the past couple of weeks have been a computer nightmare but I'm mostly back to a working level on my iMac. Sadly, this time a lot of the f-up was due to the genii at Apple not asking before doing something or telling me to do something that I knew I shouldn't do but listened.  Trusting my gut and my own experience is usually the best thing. I didn't listen.

In any case, I still have to get back on the line with someone at Apple Care to now resolve my backup issues. That's kind of scary because I had a prior experience of working with someone for two days trying to get the same kind of problem solved. I did manage to get most of what is being or not being backed up onto externals. That's a relief. It's always better to double or triple backup.

Now for the pictures...

Monday, August 21, 2017

AAM Monday: PL the REAL Week 30

With all my computer woes, I had to go back and do the real week 30 since what I thought was week 30 was actually 31. Such is life.

And because this layout was also for a challenge where I had to use a template, there is only one page so far. Late, people, later. All in good time.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

TBT: The 1940s Swingers

Back in the 1940s this photo was taken of my maternal grandmother Mary Rose flanked by her daughter in law Florence on the left and her daughter, my mother, Mary aka Pat on the right. I am looking at my Aunt in a suit, my Mother in what looks like a wool skirt and Nana in a dress made of...cotton? rayon? light wool? I imaging that most of this clothing was home made. Nana and my Mother were quite the seamstresses as most women were in that time.

This was in the early 40s before I was born so I'm thinking  it was 1942, the year that both my Aunt and my Mother were married. They would both have been in their 20s while my grandmother was 46. Amazing how 46 looked back then, isn't it. How happy they all look here, yet Aunt Florence would be a widow in 1945 when her husband's plane crashed in India, and Nana would also become a widow in 1947 when her husband died of MS and Black Lung. My Mother would find that her WWII husband would not die but would come home with many issues that led to an unhappy marriage for the next 30 years. The ups and downs of life.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Project Life: Week 30 (or rather Week 31!)

Did some scrapping yesterday but ran into the issue of Adobe vs Apple. It happens and has happened over the years but this time it was an issue actually acknowledged by Apple. I didn't feel as though I wanted to go through their work around right now especially as this answer was written in Nov 2016 and it's now Aug 2017. pfffft

Correct Answer by Sandeep Singh on Nov 1, 2016 4:18 AM
Hi David,

Thanks for explaining the issue here. There are some bad folders in the system we need to remove them

Mainly, I can't install actions and after all these years, I don't remember how to do some things manually vs actions. But I did get the print size done and it was only the web size that got a bit wonky.


Well actually, this wasn't week 30 it turns out. It was week 31 and it started on July 30! That will be a fix - later! But it did get me to turn on the Week notification in Calendar. So many things to remember.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

AAM Monday: Things I've Thought About Recently

Well after the death of the iMac and my not quite used to the new machine, I have done almost no scrapping so there won't be another week of Project Life to show. Instead, I'll share some of the things I've been thinking about.

When did we got from talking about the internet and instead use 'internets' or 'interwebs'? I know there is the dark web which I don't believe I need or really need to know about but is this what people mean?

Adding my two mail accounts has stumped me and my dh. It's very very rare that between the two of us we don't figure things out. I've decided to let it all go until tomorrow.

On line I learned about the difference between hay and silage. It's good to know that farmers can salvage a soaked crop.

Tuesday our shipment of Alaskan halibut and salmon will arrive. Once again my dh's fishing trip was successful. Otherwise, we'd probably never eat halibut as it's $27.95 @ lb in this area. Ouch! Actually, I'm not the world's greatest fan of halibut but he is.

I wonder if I will ever know the vagaries of a 'smart object' in both Photoshop and PSE

and that's about all I've thought of today. But I will leave you with a thought from a book I have been reading that is set in a British meditation center.

It isn't the desire that causes us unhappiness, it's the lager addiction to craving. We not only want, we are addicted to wanting in general. Yikes.

Well, I think I'll watch some tv tonight and try not to think for a while.

Monday, August 7, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 29

Because there are some photos blurred out for privacy sake, these are not the usual quality images. Sorry about that but that's how it goes.  Other peoples' stories that are important to me...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

TBT: Summer of '67

Fifty years ago I was living in San Angelo, Texas and waiting for my first child to be born. Standing on the entry to our house on West Harris, we must have come from church as we're both dressed up a bit. I loved that maternity dress which my mother made for me. Almost all my maternity clothes were from her work. She worried that the hems were going to be a bit off since she was in Maryland and I was in Texas so no standing on the kitchen table for hemming.

I wonder who took this photo - a friend I guess - but as it's the only one of this day I can't be sure. Of course in those days, a photo meant film and film was expensive and so was the developing and printing. So different today, isn't it!

I also note that here my then husband is wearing the Rolex watch I gave him for our wedding. He later bought himself a digital watch and the Rolex was left in a piece of furniture in Iran. So much for wedding gifts from his bride!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Travel With Me Tuesday: A Day Out in York

I don't often do a double page that is pretty much designed as a double from the start. This one was done that way, more or less, even though when it's printed you won't really know that. It's fun to do once in a while but let me tell you, the number of layers gets to be beyond me!

In any case, here's how the pages look on their own.

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