Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Technology Hates Me.

I will be the first to admit it. I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to technology. I basically work on a need-to-know basis. That means just tell me or show me what I need to know. Nothing more, it will confuse me. The rest of that stuff is like listening to a foreign language. I have no idea what people are talking about. No idea at all & I'm happy this way.
Here's my problem: my computer will not recognize my camera anymore. I plug it in to download all of my glorious photos & nothing happens. Nada. Nothin. Zilch. I can't even find the photos on the computer that I have already downloaded! I've have tried everything with no results. I shouldn't have this problem, that is technology should be in my genes.......somewhere?, anywhere???( Bueller,Bueller??) Here's a short explanation of why. I come from a family of uber-nerds. I don't mean this in a demeaning or insulting way, but it's true. My father & my brother live for their computers. To them computers are happiness. Computers are their first loves. They have always spent countless hours on their computers. Keep in mind I'm talking way back when.....before the Internet. I don't know exactly what they were doing. Maybe they were writing programs (this is fun to my brother) or fixing problems on their hard drive thingy? I don't know. When they were doing this I was usually out & about doing who knows what. You are probably thinking to yourself "why doesn't she just ask them for help?" I have tried that before but like I said it's like I'm from another planet & their talking martian to me. To make it worse I usually will get reprimanded for not doing things the correct (make that nerd)way & that's why I have a problem. Blah,blah,blah.
Besides, I'm too stubborn. I'm not done trying to figure this out. I even have tried looking for the disc that came with the camera thinking I was all clever & that I could just reinstall it. Of course when I find the manuals all I can find is the french & spanish versions & no disc! UGH! If all else fails I guess I could get a new camera. Mine was super cheap anyway & it's so old it's probably obsolete now.
Well I'm off to try to get my computer & camera to play nice together.....wish me luck.

My $500 Jeanne Oliver windfall... and a giveaway!

If you want to see a sweet contest you should check this out.....My $500 Jeanne Oliver windfall... and a giveaway! I love this blog -Funky Junk, in my opinion she has the best taste,ever! Today she put up a contest for the cutest messenger bags from Jeanne Oliver. They are so cute & girly, but not too much so. Of course I'm all over this & crossing my fingers to win.........hop on over & take a look :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

I really need to quit procrastinating......really.

I got up this morning realizing that I have a lot of stuff to get done. Since my youngest is now in kindergarten I have 3 hours to myself every morning. That's THREE hours!! :) Now I realize that this is not a lot of time to most people but for me it's awesome! It has been 18 years.....18 long, long years since I have not had a child in the house with me. A child that needs a diaper changed, a snack to eat, a glass of milk or bottle to drink, their favorite movie put on for them, a favorite book read to them, or a game played with them, or just basically wanting to hang off me like a baby baboon. You get the picture, right? Of course my oldest is now at home but he can fend for himself now....(he should be working,but I won't get into that right now). I should be out running errands & getting everything done now.  I repeat, that is what I should be doing right now. That is what a smart person would be doing. I could try to explain to you how much easier it is to do this without dragging a 5yr old around but I'm going to assume you that know what I am talking about. If not, you will eventually.
Anyway.....I'm obviously not doing what I should be doing. I'm sitting here enjoying my coffee & writing this. I figure that I have earned a little "me time", right?......

The only problem is that in a while I will realize that I NEED to get everything done. As a result I will run around like a crazy woman trying to do it all in less time!

You would think that I would figure this out but nope, not me...........instead I'm going to get a second cup of coffee.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So Here I Am

Okay, I'm new at this so first I will introduce myself. My name is Katie & I'm married to my high school sweetheart. We are blessed to have four healthy,happy kids who take up most of my time. Besides the children we have a herd of animals too, but I won't list them all......just know that I have a lot. My husband & I have been through a lot together,including owning a large business & then losing the business. It's been tough but we are managing to pull through it all with a lot of faith.

The one thing that has always been there is my love of creating things.....I get inspired & it awakens my drive to create things & to express myself with these items. The name SweetGirl comes from some very sweet little girls that I know, my daughter & my friend's daughters. So there you have it....SweetGirl Expressions.

On my blog I will be posting ideas,tutorials and things that I've made or repurposed. I will also be posting things that inspire me, which are usually from many fellow bloggers that I have admired. I will be honored if you choose to follow along on my journey..........love, Kates

p.s. my friends call me Kates  - which I hope you will too :)