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Photo-A-Day #1549

This morning I was up at 5:55am (so much for sleeping in or napping at the Cape). I ran over to the beach and started looking again for my wedding ring. No luck. My Dad was out even earlier and he talked to some of the guys who were out with metal detectors. He told them the story and also where we lived. I pretty much told anyone walking up the beach in that area the story. Still no luck.

So, after looking for a while I came home and edited my 4th of July Fireworks photos. I also worked on the photos from parade too. Dad made a big breakfast for us as well as for my Aunt and Uncle and their kids. They came up in their motor home and stayed the night. Eva was very happy to be playing with her buddy Amanda May. I think Eva ate about 14 breakfasts today, it was nuts. She just kept wanting more.

My Uncle Rich called to let me know that he was having a cookout and that one of my friends from high school would be there. So, we decided that we would go to the beach early in the morning and head home early to go to the cookout.

The beach was nice, the weather this weekend was gorgeous over all. It was windy but that just served to cool us down. I brought my snorkle and mask and spent about an hour wandering the close shoreline to search for the ring. Again I had no luck. At one point I saw a brilliant flash and my heart raced but it was only a piece of shiny ribbon.

It is amazing the connections that we have to other people. For instance my Uncle is dating the aunt of a friend of mine from high school and he just so happened to be visiting the same day that we would be visiting. We haven’t seen each other since High School either. Today on the beach I was reading one of the magazines from my big stack and a family friend came over and asked me about it. It was called Big Picture and was pretty much about large format printing. I received it randomly int he mail and had no idea what it was about. Well, our family friend used to write for the publication. We then spent the next 45 minutes talking about blogs and the printing industry. So many random connections happen all the time.

We headed home a little later than expected and got to Uncle Rich’s place for the Birthday Party (Happy Birthday Uncle Rich). Everyone but my friend’s Mom and Grandmother were over at Capron Park. We visited with them for a while and everyone returned. We spent a nice afternoon with my Uncle, his girlfriend, her sister and husband as well as mother. Then my friend and his wife and their son. It was great catching back up with Nick after so long. We even connected on Facebook so we will be able to continue to stay in contact.

Tomorrow we head up to NH to visit our brand new Niece! We are so excited.

MAC Girl

MAC Girl
Photo-A-Day #1367

Eva is going to be a MAC girl, of this I am sure. Today she took my iTouch and brought it to her Laugh and Learn Musical Chair. She sat down and looked at it this way and that. She kept pressing the button on the front. Eventually she’s going to become pretty adapt at playing with that thing.

I took Eva with me to Stop & Shop today. I use the personal shopper scanner when I go. I really like it, it is very easy. We use the reusable bags when we go to the store too, it helps the environment and we get $0.05 off per bag so it helps a little. On the shopping cart there is a place to put your Dunkin Donuts coffee and a place to put the personal shopping scanner. Talk about cross marketing and synergy, supermarkets have that down to a science.

Did you know that you can get a more accurate account of the items in your shopping bag than your medications at a hospital. Hospitals are so slow to adapt to technology as simple as barcoding. It is happening but painfully slow. Barcoding has been in place at supermarkets for years that we take for granted the simplicity of it all. You can now go into a supermarket, scan all of your items yourself and check out in a flash, or you can go shop, get all your items and then run them through the self checkout, amazing when you think about it. But I digress.

The personal shopping scanner alerts the shopper to sales, it reminds you to put in your order at the deli and it also keeps a running total of the items in your cart. What would make this device better would be the ability to place your deli order from the device. Maybe you get the same thing every week you should be able to pick from previously ordered items, the scanner should know what you bought previously because it is linked to your shopping card. I keep going on tangents.

Well anyway, the device beeps when you scan it, it has a light up screen on it and often makes other alerts to the shopper. Eva kept leaning over to it and putting her ear up against it as if it was a telephone. A long way to go for the punchline, but I am easily distracted thinking of ways to improve the shopping experience.

Eva is a MAC girl, not only because she was playing with the iTouch but because she said “MAC” and pointed to the computer screen while I was looking at MAC mini and the Apple TV. I don’t know where she got the word either, we are PC people (except for the iPod stuff)

I’ve been contemplating using some MAC products like the Apple TV, Mac Mini, Airport Extreme and an Iomega product, the MiniMax external drive. I probably won’t get these items but I do like the idea of a small stack of devices that all work together in harmony and ones that look nice too. I’d probably end up stacking so many devices that it would negate the fact that they are supposed to be small. As with the above tangent my dreams for technology also go on tangents that my wallet cannot handle.

On the personal side we had friends over for breakfast this morning. They have a daughter around Eva’s age and a son who is three. It was wild seeing three children going nuts with toys and interacting. Eva hasn’t had much playtime with her toys and other children. She got a little frustrated but in the end started to roll with it pretty well.

Having friends over for breakfast was pretty cool too. Allison made sausage, french toast, eggs and hash browns. We were able to sit and chat and have a good time and when it was over we still had a whole day ahead of us. That is probably why I needed a nap after the supermarket.

I read Brisingr some more and when I felt that I could nap I laid the book on my chest, shut my eyes and took that nap. It was most likely 15 minutes but it was refreshing. I am so close to being finished with this book. I have really enjoyed it but wonder how it will end. Tomorrow Allison will pick up the book on CD from the library. I’ll burn it to iTunes so she can listen to it on her iPod. This is the way we listened to the first two books in this series, on CD not iTunes. I enjoyed actually reading the book but once it is done I no longer need the book so I will be giving it away or I’ll end up buying books 1 and 2 so we can save them for Eva to read. Who knows. Well, I have rambled way too much today. That is what happens when I post so early in the day.