Friday, August 15, 2008

Some Whining, Rambling and F.F.F.

If you're not interested in a whiny woman, skip first paragraph.


I feel the need to whine. WHAT is wrong with the people at Microsoft? Do they want to make me crazy? I just upgraded to Microsoft Word 2007 and ACK! It is so different! I knew how to do most things on my Word 2003 and consider myself pretty proficient. With this new program, it took me forever to do basic things, like open a document, edit the header, and save a document! I'm sure I'll get used to it and like it just fine, but at the moment, I'm quite frustrated. I don't wanna learn a whole new program! I really think Microsoft could find a better way to get our money besides making changes to their programs, so we have to buy the upgrades. What was wrong with the old Word anyway? And what was wrong with XP? Why do we have to have Vista now? Ugh. It's all so bothersome. Okay, I'm done.

Happy Favorite Foto Friday! Today's theme is "Back to School." Colter's one. He's not going to school yet. He may not ever go to school. I may hold him hostage and home school if I can talk my husband into it. As my hubby is a teacher, he went back to school this week, but I didn't make him pose for a photo. Wouldn't be funny if I took a picture of him on the first day of school every year like people do of their kids? I could walk him to the school bus truck and sigh, "Oh, he's growing up so fast," as I go back in the house. He'd love it. Actually I'm going back to school this year too, but there are no pictures to document it either. I'm going to teach a few classes at the local college on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Since I have to *gulp* leave my precious bundle of joy with a sitter for six hours a week, will I still be considered a stay-at-home mom? What shall my title be? Mostly-stay-at-home-Mom? Crazy-woman-with-tons-of-papers-to-grade-and-a-one-year-old-to-entertain? Hmmm...

Okay, I really am going to get to the point. I promise. Since there are no school pictures of Colter my theme is "Park Play Time!" A few weeks ago, we took advantage of a rare cool day to visit the park. Colter had lots of fun feeding the geese/ducks/swans with Daddy and playing on the swings!

Look at those dirty knees!

22 comments:

Rachel said...

Awe - I miss the super cool Bolivar park with ducks/swans/geese to feed!! Oh yes and the shade, since Stockton no longer has any :(

Done whining, sorry. Sorry about your new computer program too, that's the pits!

MICHELLE said...

GREAT PICTURES,LOVE THE SECOND ONE. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

Sarah said...

Whine away... change is hard!! Good luck going back to school yourself!

And the pictures of C are always too too cute! Love the dirty knees... a sign of a successfully fun time at the park!

ClarkFamily said...

Oh My Goodness he is so darn cute - and I love the dirty knees! What a cutie pie ... I also wanted to agree with you on your rant about MS Word 2007 - MS Excel is even worse ... I still haven't figured it all out ... good luck with your teaching ... have a great weekend!

Rebekah, Jaden & Baby#2 too

Leslie said...

Those are reall special pics of him and his daddy!!! I love the pic with the goose behind him! CUTE!

Sue said...

Oh how cute Mr. Colter is . . . I wouldn't want to let him go to school either. Enjoy your time with him and I think you will enjoy your teaching time as well.

Sue said...

Oh how cute Mr. Colter is . . . I wouldn't want to let him go to school either. Enjoy your time with him and I think you will enjoy your teaching time as well.

Hannah said...

He is just a total cutie pie!

Hannah

Debbie said...

What cute park pictures!!!

Debbie

Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures of your precious Colter!

I think you should try the first day of school pic with your husband. Just to see his reaction. ;) LOL!!

Kim & Dave said...

That smile in the swing is PRICELESS!!!

Taylor family said...

I'm with you on the Microsoft stuff....my husband's computer has the Word 2007 and Vista----I hate it! My computer has the old stuff, and I intend to keep it that way! Great pictures, the swans are beautiful.
Becky T.

Heidi said...

I, too, love the swing photos! That smile and then the way he is looking to his left... just plain ol' cute!

The Flores Family(Maria, Jose , Jose L. and Jose A) said...

Your little one at the park is so cute!

the flores family

Jessica said...

What sweet pictures I love babies at that age. Looks like he had a blast...as far as school I would hold him hostage too!!!

Becca said...

DO NOT Get me started on 2007. They switched me over at work and I can't even print. I feel like such an idiot!

Love the cute pictures. I agree with M - the second one is my favorite.

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Jennifer said...

Oh I would SO love to see a "1st Day of School" picture of John. But you have to give him a lunch box to hold. And not a grown up lunch box...something like Dukes of Hazard or Mickey Mouse!!!

The 2nd picture of Colter cracks me up! He looks so gangsta!

Allison Says said...

Cute photos! It looks like lots of fun was had by all :)

And you are still a stay at home mom, in my opinion. I consider myself one, even though I'm a student (back to school in two weeks, ack!) and my mom watches my son about 12 hours a week!

Robyn said...

What cute pics!!

I completely agree with you on the Microsoft 2007. My work computer was upgraded to it last summer and it took me months to figure out the basics. Its been a year now and I still haven't figure out everything. Its so frustrating!!

Robyn

Heidi said...

I love it! Good luck with school, the both of you!

Mitzi said...

Great pics. Allow me to gripe also. I totally agree about the software change. We had little time to do a Powerpoint presentation for the youth last night and had the new 2007 Powerpoint. I about pulled my hair out trying to get it done. I I feel the same about Word and Excel also. So here I have joined your bandwagon on that one!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Great pics, you know dirty knees means a happy kid :)