Monday, October 14, 2019

Rambling Through Monday

I feel like writing today.  Mostly, I feel like rambling.

Lately, I have started to wonder if I have any more stories left in me. 

Monday is change the bedding and laundry day.  We have several "not fun" appointments this month.  But, today is a free day.   I am thinking that I might try to record my knitting podcast today. (Joey's Scarf) That requires a lot of planning though.

Scary thing happened to me the other day.  I got a "ransom" note from a computer hacker.   What was upsetting to me was that the hacker knew my password.  Of course I ignored his demands and my computer didn't blow up.   I wanted to report it, but didn't know where to send my complaint.
I changed my passwords all over the place.  But wondered if the hacker knew my password, would changing my password prevent "hacker" from gaining all of my new ones?

I find I am more peaceful when I don't watch/listen/read "the news".  But, then won't I be uninformed?
Will I have to rely on small talk about the weather or idle chatter at the next cocktail party?
By the way, I haven't been to a cocktail party in years, so I guess I don't have to worry about that.

I woke up this morning before daybreak.  I turned over and heard Ross stir.   He reached over to find my hand.   Although at times he may not remember my name,  I believe he feels soothed by my comforting touch, just as I do by his.

I finished knitting a sweater I have been working on for months.  I felt a sense of accomplishment and pride that I had finished it.   I am not happy with the fit.  But, boy did it come out nice.

Ross and I completed a 750 piece jigsaw puzzle.  Jigsaw puzzles are interesting.  As soon as it was finished I took great pleasure in decomposing it.  Oh, I took a pic first.

I don't want to do another jigsaw puzzle in forever!

These days,  I have time to contemplate the clouds via the sunroom windows.   Today the glimpses of blue give me the smallest glimmer of hope.

     She felt bone weary.  When she was a girl, her dear grandmother would say those words, and then sigh deeply.   At the time it made her think of a bent over skeleton,  gingerly walking with a cane.  As she watched her grandmother bustle about getting dinner ready for her flock, her grandma hardly looked like her imagined skeleton.
    She now wondered what had made her grandmother bone weary. 

A story...perhaps?


  1. Sounds like a good start to a story. That is interesting about the hacker having your password. I too am not sure who to report it to or what good it would be to report it. I do like the color of the sweater! That was a hard puzzle to do! We were just looking at puzzles the other day at the store and I was commenting on them to hubby as far as easier ones to do with like a big barn in it or several other objects that would be easy to put together. I did a lot of them in my younger years and learned to avoid those that had a lot of sky in it. Matching up blue was not fun to do.


    1. Thanks, Betty! The puzzle was actually not too bad. There were enough distinctive parts to be able to distinguish between the different sections.

  2. Hari OM
    I too love the colour of the sweater and the cable pattern. That was an intricate puzzle!

    Lynda, you may like to read this article - or not. There is noone to who you can report ransomware as such. As long as you feel there have been no other consequences and you have taken the action of changing passwards, you have done about as much as you can. I would definitely advise you back up everything in full, though, and make a habit of this on a regular basis. (I do once a week - as well as a full screening with anti-malware). It is in all likelihood that you just got a 'chancer' with no real threat beyond the mental nuisance. Still pretty horrid to have to deal with though.

    I sit at my desk and spend rather too much time watching the sky... &*> YAM xx

    1. PS - you totally have a story starter in that last paragraph!!! Yxx

    2. Thanks. I think I stuck with the sweater because of the color of the yarn and the design.
      Yes, I do back up my computer. The scariest part of the threat was that my password was not protected. I love looking at the sky, too. :)

  3. I don't watch the news, either. After a while, it gets too dark and who needs to let more darkness into their lives? Nice sweater.

    1. Yes, I agree, I can find a lot of other things that are more interesting to do than watch the "dark" news.
      Thanks, I am pretty proud that I finished the sweater.

  4. I finished a sweater once, many, many years ago. I was very proud of it at the time. I love doing jigsaw puzzles but these days, I do them on the computer, you don't have to turn the pieces over!! I leave bed changing to my cleaner these days. Can't hack the bed making any more.

    1. Oh, that's an interesting idea, doing jigsaw puzzles on the computer.

  5. Hacking scares me as well. The world is becoming lawless. I actually updated the security on my computer recently and even paid for a piece of software that is highly recommended to prevent some types of malware attacks on computers. I always used to just rely on free software, but I feel happier now as the package I bought receives excellent reviews. I wish I could buy the same for my home phone. The number of idiots who try to con people into losing money is unbelievable. How do they sleep at night? Well don for ignoring the ransom request. We are all becoming wiser.