Life is one big learning curve. It never fails that each and every day, I learn something. It could be a small tidbit, it could be monumental, but there's always something. And sometimes, you don't even know what you don't know!
So I've been on Zoom for a while - gosh - I think it's close to one year! That's incredible. This time last year, I had no idea what Zoom even was. I've been able to share my screen for PowerPoint presentations, and all is good. However, there are times when I want to share my ENTIRE screen, especially for software events. I've had to unshare and reshare, which is very annoying. I kept looking at the settings, and YES - I've got it figured out now. Only to find out that nothing changed.
After I made myself look like a fool (not really) with my US colleagues asking HOW do I share my entire screen, in which case, they said just hit the button that says ENTIRE SCREEN. And after a test session with Margaret, I FINALLY figured out what everyone is talking about. I do NOT have the button that says share ENTIRE SCREEN. AHA -- so that's why it won't work.
|There is no share ENTIRE SCREEN button on my Share Screen tab|
So I Googled it, and I searched the Zoom site, but do you think I could find anything? Nope. So I spent considerable time trying to get in touch with Zoom support. While I love the CHATBOTS (the robots that respond to your questions), I needed a REAL person. What to do? I typed in caps - I NEED HELP NOW! I was instantly connected to a real person! That was hilarious!!!
After some finagling with screenshots and back and forth that lasted over 1/2 hour, we got the problem solved. I was trying to finish a quilt when I started the call, and it ended up while we were having dinner.
|Communicating with Zoom support while quilting|
The problem is that there are so many settings on Zoom. There's a web-based client, and there's an app that sits on your computer. Where do I find the right setting??? So here it is in case you ever need to share your ENTIRE SCREEN. On your web-based profile, go to SETTINGS. Unless you have a higher account, you should not need to touch the ADMIN settings. The settings in that area are the same but do not affect my account. Ask me how I learned that!
|Go to SETTINGS on your web-based profile|
|This setting needs to be OFF to share your entire screen|
I have a software class this afternoon, and I can't wait to try this out!!!
This morning I was looking at the countertop while my oatmeal was cooking. Hmmm - there's not much left on the counter, but how about I put the Vitamix away since I don't use it every day. I opened the cupboard and found a toaster. Hmm - we don't need a toaster since I don't eat bread. Then I looked at the rest of the stuff in the cupboard. Oh boy!
|What's in the cupboard?|
Actually, even without taking anything out, the cupboard is in pretty decent shape. It's not very full at all. Oh my -- what's all that stuff? I found a box of TEA. I took the picture AFTER I removed the box.
|An Iced Tea Collection|
Just when I thought I had the tea situation under control, I found more tea and a diffuser. M used to work at Teavana, hence the huge amount of tea in the house. Although it's mostly gone now.
|More tea and a diffuser|
|Brand new bicycle placemats|
I pulled out most of the stuff, and I see I need to wipe the cupboard down. Then I'm putting stuff back, but only what we want to keep. The rest needs to be dealt with. Perhaps, it's time to go through all the cupboards again. Although I know that there isn't much left in many of the cupboards. We have some bowls and stuff that we use only occasionally, and well, we have loads of room, so I guess things will stay the way they are for the moment.
Our kitchen is in pretty good shape, so I'm not worried about it, but we need to tackle the spice drawer and this one cupboard that I opened. Then everything will be more or less organized. And when we need to downsize, it'll take very little time to get rid of those occasional use things. I suppose the pantry is next, but not at the moment.
I got another customer quilt done yesterday. I hope to get it trimmed today and have it ready for pickup tomorrow.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Listening to the author talk while loading the long arm|
|Trimmed half-square triangles|
|More units that need to be pressed and trimmed|
|The pile to be pressed today|
|Little triangles to be made into half-square triangles|
Spring is definitely on the way. Look what I saw on the trees yesterday. Yes -- there are buds on the trees. It seems a bit early, or is it???
|Buds on the trees|
Only one class happening today and a get-together tonight. Ooops -- and a meeting!! There's always something EVERY day! And that's OK. This week coming up, has fewer Zoom sessions, so that gives me a little bit more flexibility.
It doesn't matter - there'll always be something to do at my house - each and every day. I'm OK with that. It keeps my mind sharp!
I finished one of the five quilt magazines that I downloaded to my iPad. It's been returned, and I'm onto the second one. I think I could get used to this. It's just a question of NOT forgetting that the magazines are there.
Well, that's it for today. I now have another job to do, and that's to clean up the stuff that I took out of the cupboard. That's going to be your assignment today. Pick one cupboard in your kitchen - in the bottom and pull out everything. What do you need? What's just sitting there and can be donated or tossed?
Have a super day!!!!