I wanted coffee this morning. I don't make coffee every day, but today I wanted some. I got the coffeemaker ready, pushed the button, and the coffee maker exploded .... in a sense. It is one of those fancy-smancy ones that you put beans and water in, and it grinds the beans and makes the coffee, everything except pouring it in the cup and bringing the cup to you. Apparently I didn't push the basket that catches the ground coffee all the way in, and after I walked away, it popped out. I had coffee grounds all over the kitchen cabinet and floor, and because the basket didn't direct the water into the pot, murky water, or weak coffee water ran all over the counter. What a freakin' mess!
Of course, my goofy little dogs decided the coffee grounds came from where I prepare food, so it must be yummy, and went after them. I had to try to keep them at bay while I cleaned it up, then had to chase the almost-coffee all over the counter to wipe it all up. It took me nearly an hour to get it cleaned up. Sheesh.
I made another pot, because I felt like I needed caffeine this morning. I was on the phone with a friend till after midnight last night, so when I woke with a headache, I figured it was from tiredness. Once I finally got the coffee down, I did feel better.
My next task was to print out some business cards for Linda. She had several shows, festivals, and exhibits in the next few weeks, so she needs a lot. I had run out of the sheets of cards, and picked some up yesterday, and when I printed out the first one it was completely a mess! I should have looked first, but then I wouldn't have fun stories to tell. Yeah, right. Well, it seems that Avery had changed the cards, and my set up was completely wrong. Arghhh. It stinks, because the new set up give just 8 cards per sheet as opposed to the old 10 per sheet. I suspect that is another "gotcha" thanks to the economy.
I decided to download the software from Avery rather than adjusting what I had. I needed to update it anyway. However, it took a while to down load the software, then I transferred all the information, and found that I couldn't print them as I did the old ones which were long-way on the card! What next?? I had to redesign the cards to fit the standard way.
The old card.
The new one.
I like either. I'm just aggravated about the extra work.
Now understand, I got up around 7:00 or 7:30 this morning (didn't look at the clock), and I didn't finish with those two tasks until noon!!! What a day it has been. I suspect I should go back to bed and try again tomorrow!
I think Lola has the right idea!!!
When all else fails, take a nap!
I've been reading about the date, 09/09/09. Some seem to think it is a good date like 08/08/08 was, others say it has bad omens. What do you think? How's your day going?