So -- If I set my mind to do something - it usually gets done. There are times when that is all talk, and I procrastinate, but yesterday - I was DETERMINED.
It started small and built up to this!!!! Wait -- you have to wait just a wee minute.
While I have quilting stuff that will soon have a looming deadline, I figured I could take a few minutes and grab some stuff in one of the boxes on the table.
I started with a small pile.
|A small stack of papers to sort through|
|Paper pieced templates|
|More paper sorted|
|Stuff is hidden in the cupboard|
|Interesting stuff to share on the blog|
|The fruits of my labor|
|Look at how much table space there is!!!!|
Yeah me!!!!!! OK -- so when I now walk into the room, it feels EMPTY! What will it feel like when everything is gone? I'll be lost! No - I will ENJOY the neatness and the space. And my brain will be clearer to not have that clutter! Oh yes --- now I'm fired up, but I won't have time today as it's Virtual retreat day!!!!
Then as a reward, I decided to go to the mall and YES - I got a new phone!!! DH wanted a new phone as well, so we drove to the mall. OK -- that took a lot of coaxing. Driving to the mall? That's ridiculous - we can walk. His response? "It's too hot." This is from someone born in Africa and has no issue walking an 18-hold golf course, but a 10-minute walk to the mall? EEK!!!
We have different service providers, so I went to mine, and he went to his. I was able to get what I wanted, and I was out of there pretty fast. He had to go to another location. I took a LONG way home to get my walk in, and I still beat him home. Thank you, Bell, for your good service.
We both ended up getting the same phone - the Galaxy S21+. I did NOT go for the Ultra, which has the fourth camera. I did have a wee bit of buyer's remorse on the way home that I didn't get the other model. And then when we had the Virtual Retreat and talked to Carol, she also got a new phone and got the one with the fourth camera. I now have fourth camera envy!!!!
I can live without it -- it's "just" a 100X zoom lens, and it's not often I would need that. I have 30X zoom on this phone, and I'll use Photoshop to zoom in if I need. Professional photographers do NOT like digital zoom anyway - I think that is right. Well, that's my justification for not having one!
And now comes the joy of getting everything connected to it and logged back in.
I had a good laugh when I got home and went to call Ronda. I grabbed my wired earbuds.
Wait -- there's no jack for them!!! Yep --- it was probably after I got the Galaxy S10 that wired jacks disappeared off cell phones. OH NO!!!! Well, I have a pair of wireless headphones and TWO sets of wireless earbuds, so I think I can get those to work. This means that I'll no longer try to rip my ears off when that cord catches on something? What is the fun of that?
This is a good set of earbuds, and I still use them for the computer on some calls, so they won't go to waste.
I figured out how to reconnect the Sonos speaker so I can play Spotify, so that's good, and I'm sure I'll have fun over the next couple of days as I make all that happen. My Fitbit didn't sync last night - oops - I forgot to log in. It should sync tonight. My e-mail seems to be working. And slowly, I'll be back up and running at full speed.
And yes -- they changed the buttons around on the phone, and Carol and I had fun last night learning how to do screenshots. It's NOT nearly as convenient as it used to be! I guess, like everything, I'll get used to it.
|A screenshot from my new phone|
They kept me up late last night on the Virtual Retreat, and I slept in this morning, so no more time!
I did get a quilt cut out last night, and I'm cleaning up some scraps. That's on the agenda for today - to finish the tidying up, and then I might actually get to sew later today.
Before I go, I want to mention one thing about the heat. While I did find it warm yesterday on my extended walk back from the mall, it was not HOT. I've become acclimatized to the heat and humidity to a POINT! The only thing that drives me crazy is my face. I don't really perspire on my body - a bit, but not super amounts of sweat. But my face? And especially my nose? And I wear my sunglasses, so they are constantly sliding! It's nuts!!!!
Don't forget to pop over to the Virtual Retreat today. It's loads of fun and for most - it's going to be too hot to be outside!!!!
Sunday - August 22 from 10 AM - 8 PM
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Have a super day!!!!