Hello, Friday Fools!
I like to get up on Fridays and think about some of the shenanigans I've gotten into throughout the week and pick something that won't offend my entire email list. Some days, it's hard. I've tried to write the Tomfoolery on Thursdays to be "all prepared," but that just felt wrong. Not the prepared part, but the "it's not Friday, fool!" part. Frequently, that backfires on me. Take today, for example. I've been having computer issues all week. ALL WEEK. If you've been around me in the last decade or so, you know that I'm not so swift with the technology. I'm actually better than I give myself credit for, but I'm not beyond throwing words and hollering when things go on the fritz or go awry. It's dependent on my serenity now levels 😁 Which is exactly what happened this morning. I was actually going to send you something short and sweet because why, Friday Fools? Because the new season of The Mandalorian starts today, hello, BABY YODA! 💚💚💚 But, no. I must give in to the rant. I also want to l give a shout out to some lovely "riders"!
My computer has been locking up all week. To the point where I'll get a lot of words down only to lose them because I can't save or do anything. To the point that I almost had to drag myself to the Genius Bar to fix the laptop. 😬 Yes! That bad. 🤬 (sweary-bad). I'd enlisted nearly everyone in the house aside from the dogs to look at my disaster and listen to me sing the song of woe. The dogs can't help, but they do listen to my song...
Big Monkey figured it out. Can you even guess what the problem was? 🤨 It was the "super mouse" that was sitting in my desk drawer! 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ The way he explained it was--anything Apple is OP and it overrides everything else. I was using a different mouse. A digression: apparently, it scrolls the wrong direction according to my fam 🙄. Okay, how's that for apocalyptic? Apple devices take over the world. Well, I think in the movie G-Force (featuring super-powered gerbils) the appliances try to take over the world by way of a literal mole, so there's that. That's roundabout way of saying someone figured that one out well before me. I also think it's this kind of thing that creates poltergeist stories, albeit on the lower-tech level. Had to throw some 👻 in there. But, yes. I was plagued all week by a still-charged mouse in a drawer trying to take over my computer system. Y'all know the troubles I've seen this year with this set-up and all the clean up my guys have had to do for me. This one really takes the cake--bluetooth, blah-blah-blah.
So, I'm writing this for Big Monkey because I "yelled" at him: My son is a genius, I bow down to him. Someone else will have to go tell him I wrote that. Fight amongst yourselves. Actually, it was an awesome call on his part, I can't not tease him. Or the rest of my family, for that matter. On to some other good news...
Okay, my beautiful riders! Take a good look at the two pics below. Lovely Lois sent me the first one with this:
Lois and Barb are ready!
So awesome, cute and clever! 🤗🥳 Warms my 💜. Then I get a second email with another attachment. Lois, writes: take a look in the upper right corner. (That's your cue--👀) Can you believe it?! I can hardly stand myself. This is the point where Chief would tease me about the bird being a sign. I think it is. 🌟 A black bird is doing a fly-by! 🐦 (I know, I have a whole list of emoji "wants"--a black bird that's not a penguin is one of them...Another digression: I used the grey bird/pigeon emoji as I typed this; it's showing up in my email received end as a red bird--go figure.). Two of my favorite things! My readers and birds 🤗. I've been hoarding the images you all have been sending in, but please keep them coming! I'm going to keep featuring my lovely riders/fools so you can get to know your clan--you all rock. You really do.
Sweet Barb gifted Lois a copy and bought a copy for herself, which is so wonderful and kind. It made my day, as well. Thank you! 🤗