from my self-appointed path! I have been diligent with working from home today. We are off for President's Day and I truly took the weekend off by not doing paperwork or logging in remotely to type minutes or schedule meetings or reply to emails......no, I set that aside for today. Well seems that since Mr. Wonderful upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 (or 8, or whatever # we are up to), I cannot log into work remotely! Drat and double drat. In an effort to get something accomplished, I have been working away and emailing the files to myself at work but this is not the best scenario especially since this little upgrade is bogging everything down and I am timing out before files can upload. I first thought it was just my laptop but even my husband's desktop is slow. Is everyone who is off today on the internet creating a traffic jam on the information highway?
Some of the work I really need to do involves me incorporating pdf's from the network drive into the minutes. That's not happening today. I am sorry to be such a grouse about this but I have little understanding of how these things work, I just want them to and I have less patience when they don't. This is just making me eat my own words about putting things off. I should have checked this out yesterday when my personal computer guru was here.
Even though I promised myself I wouldn't spend time on the internet and blogging today, I just had to stop trying to work when it wasn't working!!! and do something productive......like make some homemade pasta fajule (spelling?) and to start a new stitching project and update my blog appearance for the spring.
For now, it's some soup and some stitching....then a bit more of work or maybe I will sew my new curtains. Now there's a thought! Looks like I have to take my laptop into our IT guys. I will need a patch or something. This is similar to when I got the laptop which operates at 64-bit and my company is at 32-bit. I know we are not even on Vista at work and my laptop is now at Windows 7 so I will let Dan the IT Man work his majic tomorrow.
Here is my soup! I don't know what Army I thought I was cooking for because I made gallons. I got carried away with the pasta and should have only added half the box but oh well. Tastes really good with some parmesian cheese on top. (Edit - Catherine, I just had to laugh right out loud when I read your comment about my recipe. I don't know that I have one, I just throw what seems to be the appropriate stuff in the pot. Since it was pretty darned good this time I will try to write it down and pass it to you but don't look for it till next weekend.)