Friday, November 29, 2013


Today’s the last day of NABloPoMo. I skipped a lot of posts, which means I didn’t do that well. Being sick at the beginning of the month didn’t help matters. I haven’t done the daily blogging thing since last year, so it was kind of hard to get back into the swing of things. I wish I would have done better, but maybe I’ll try again next year.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I didn’t have time to write this post before leaving on my daytrip this morning, so I’m writing it now. I just want to take the time to wish anyone who might be reading a happy Thanksgiving! We spent the day with my grandma, her boyfriend, and his kids. We had to leave early in the morning, as we had a long drive, (about 3 hours each way.) I got home around 9:15.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Baking day.

Today, my caregiver and I baked 2 sets of cookies. One to bring to our destination for thanksgiving, (we’re going out of town tomorrow.) The other one was also supposed to be to bring, but it turns out that we didn’t need to make them, because the first recipe baked 60 cookies. We ended up just making the second recipe anyway, because I wanted them. That recipe 39 cookies, (yeah, 39.)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Explaining Twitter.

On 11/4/2013, at Prayer Seeker’s Café, each one of us wrote a list of things we’re thankful for, (I dictated mine.) They were typed up and put in a basket, and we drew them out and shared a bit about each one. The day before a lot of vitriol entered my Twitter timeline and spread for about 2 and a half weeks, I happened to say that I was thankful for Twitter. As we went through and pulled the papers from the basket every week, I kept wondering who was going to get Twitter. I also wondered if I could take back what I said, I said it on 11/4, and the big debate started on 11/5. I didn’t end up taking it back though, and today, the director’s wife pulled that particular slip from the basket. Of course I had to explain what Twitter was to her, and how I use it. I explained that a lot of people tweet a lot of different things, and I find the legal briefs I’ve been reading via Twitter.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Today the lady who took me to church also brought me home. The thing with that was, we had to wait for her husband to get back from taking their daughter to work. They only took one car, so he pretty much left us waiting there for like a half hour. She was going to have someone else bring us home, but he got back right then. Apparently, he ended up taking his daughter to work, and stopping at their house for some reason.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A list of random things.

  1. The way NVDA pronounces things is hilarious, this is especially true with certain names, which get mispronounced as hilarious words, this can happen in JAWS too.

  2. NVDA uses a synthesizer called eSpeak, and JAWS uses one called eloquence.

  3. I’ll be riding to church tomorrow with my friend who came to clean my carpets, and not the children’s pastor, (because she’s on vacation.

  4. I’ve been working on this post for a while now, I need to finish it and start posting links.

  5. I started testing NVDA so that I could put it on mom’s laptop, because that’s what I’ll be using during our Christmas and NewYears travels, I’m not sure if that system will support JAWS.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brief reading times.

Today, we got the reply brief in Lavabit. I didn’t know this, but apparently reply briefs are supposed to be filed 10 days after the government brief. I ended up reading this brief 3 times, twice because I lost my place, and ended up back up at the top of the document from page 14, and a third time because I’m testing a different screen reader. The screen reader is called NVDA, and I’m testing it so that I can put it on mom’s computer for our trip that we’re taking over Christmas. The brief is here. That’s a shortened URL, because I had to copy it straight from twitter. The brief is brief, it’s only 33 pages, but I have to say, it’s quite epic, and I had fun reading this one!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Today, we returned the modem CenturyLink sent me to UPS. Not the one with WI-FI built-in, of course, (I’m paying for that one,) but the wrong one they sent me for free. There was one problem though, we couldn’t find UPS at first. When I looked up the address yesterday, my caregiver thought she knew where it was, but when we got there, she didn’t see it right away. I had to call mom, who told her to look for a packaging center, and that’s where it was. I asked the guy at UPS if the shipping was paid for, and he said that if it wasn’t, they’d take it out of my bill. I really don’t want them doing that, because I already have to pay for shipping on the other modem.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CenturyLink sent the right thing!

CenturyLink finally sent a modem with WI-FI built-in! We didn’t get to UPS to return the other one, but we’ll be doing that tomorrow. My caregiver plugged in all the cables, and I managed to get working WI-FI on the first try! This is good, because usually setting up wireless networks and I just don’t mix. Unfortunately, CenturyLink told me to keep my old modem, even though I have no idea what to do with it. It needs to go somewhere, right now I just don’t know where.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Today at Prayer Seeker's Cafe.

We were busy, we ended up praying for 5 people. OK, those 5 people did include our director, but it was still 5 people. This is the most we’ve had in a long time, we’ve actually had a lot of people who aren’t there, (where we just end up having someone sit in for the person.) That didn’t happen today though, I think everyone except one person was there.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Woops, I skipped last night's post.

I didn’t exactly mean to skip it, but I ended up falling asleep, and not waking up until 11:30. It was already time to go to bed, so I could get up for church this morning. I actually woke up on time, but didn’t get up until 7, and didn’t get out of the shower until 8, which was almost time to leave. I didn’t ride the bus home today, I had one of my friends from church, (the lady who came to clean my carpets,) bring me home.
After I got home, I was talking to mom on the phone, and she asked me what I was doing for Christmas presents. I told her I didn’t know, because no one made lists this year. She told me she had a list started, and started to say some things. It was then that I realized that since we’re taking a trip, we agreed on only doing stocking stuffers this year, (we agreed on that twice!) I told mom this, and she said “that’s fine,” as if she didn’t remember the conversations.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Yay for CenturyLink!

They sent me a modem without WI-FI built-in! So now I have to send it back, and get another one. Apparently, they weren’t supposed to do what the guy did , which was um… send it to me without actually ordering it. Yeah, he tried to have them send it to me for free, because I’ve been with them for so long. The problem is, they sent me the same Actiontech M1000 that I already have, so now I have 2 of those. That wasn’t the point, so I have to return that one, and I’m going to start renting one with WI-FI. This is all because my routher decided it wanted to lock me out of my network sometime before I updated my phone to iOS 7, I know this because when I had the person set up my network last year, I remember telling him, “let’s make the password be this,” and I never changed it, and was able to use that to get into my network in the past. It also took me and my caregiver’s boyfriend at least 4 tries to get it working, and I did the exact same things, and set the exact same settings he did.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

After I got my internet fixed yesterday...

I read the government’s brief in the Lavabit case. The brief was mostly ridiculous, but I thought the part where they quoted Webster’s dictionary was hilarious. I also thought the overuse of the phrase, “fact-intensive,” was interesting. Also, “this argument makes no sense.” To me, if you’re going to say something makes no sense , it means you just don’t understand it, (that’s the general meaning of that phrase.) It took me a lot longer to get through this one this time, I definitely didn’t do it without stopping, that’s for sure! right here.

I think I broke my routher.

I actually accomplished this by resetting it because I couldn’t log into my network, and not having logins for my ISP to set it up again. I never had these in the first place, and I don’t remember how it was set up last time. I’ve never used an email address, or had an account with my ISP, it’s always been separate, and of course they say they can’t tell me anything because the routher isn’t there’s. I’m getting a newe modem with wireless built-in, but for now, I get to be plugged in directly, because otherwise I wouldn’t have internet right now.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A list of random things.

  1. We had our Prayer seeker’s café luncheon today.

  2. We were late getting to the church today, because the streets were blocked off for our Veteran’s Day parade.

  3. I got prayed for today for the conjestion and cough that’s still hanging on.

  4. I tried to help one of the guys, who just got a new iPad with the app store, but I haven’t installed an app on iOS 7 yet, so I haven’t experienced the problem he was having.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I rode the bus home from church today.

I didn’t have a ride home from church today, so I ended up riding the bus home. I had to wait from the bus driver to come get me while I was in church, then wait for him to take me home, so it was a longer wait, but other than that, it went well. When I told my mom this, she was like, “we could have given you a ride, why didn’t you call us?” They live 20 minutes away from me, so it isn’t just like I’m going to call them to give me a ride home from church. She told me to call her next time that happened, and I was like yeah right, and it wasn’t that big of a deal anyway, I just had to wait a little longer. I think she thought I meant that I got a ride on the bus to and from church or something, because it was weird for her to say something like that.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I'll be goign to church tomorrow.

Apparently, we’ll be watching a movie in Sunday school class, so that will be interesting. I’m not sure why the boy’s teacher is showing a movie that we all have to watch, but OK. My friend Kim called to offer to pick me up to take me to church, and when I told her I have bronchitis, she said she didn’t want to be exposed even though I’ve been on antibiotics since Wednesday night. I understand this though, because she’s still recovering from heart surgery.

Friday, November 8, 2013

What I've learned about blogging daily.

I decided I didn’t have anything interesting to write about today, so I’m doing today’s prompt from the NABloPoMo prompts page. Just because I can, I’ll make a list. 8, 2013
Tell us what you’ve learned so far about daily blogging. OK, here it goes, keeping in mind I’ve done this 5 times, and completed blog 365 in 2011:

  1. It’s really hard when you’re sick.

  2. It’s usually fun otherwise.

  3. It’s hard to keep it up for more than a year.

  4. It’s a great opopportunity for list-making!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I slept in today.

I ended up sleeping in until 12 something today. I woke up earlier for about 15 minutes, then fell back asleep. We have a Wi-Fi network here called “FBI surveillance,” not sure why someone decided to call their network that, but I’m sure the FBI wouldn’t be stupid enough to set up a network with that name. I think it’s just someone being hilarious, when I rename my network, I’m calling it either “antisurveillance” or “NSA.”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I went to the doctor today.

I’ve been sick for a week, and it hasn’t gone away, so I made an appointment with my doctor. The doctor said I have bronchitis, and he gave me an antibiotic that I have to take twice a day for 7 days. Yeah, I did skip yesterday’s post, I ended up falling asleep last night, and not waking up until 12 AM. By the time I woke up, it was too late to post, so I just decided to go to bed.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Today at Prayer Seeker's Cafe.

we prayed for a lot of people who weren’t here for some reason. I’m not exactly sure why, but we did. I don’t think I should have gone, because I was really tired by the end of it, and of course… guess who just kept getting sent in to pray for people? The way that works, is you can fill out a form, (and be ther in person,) or you can have someone call in a prayer request, and apparently that’s what a lot of people did. I actually didn’t get up until 9 this morning, I got up, took a shower, then went back to bed until 9. When I’m sick, I really, really don’t want to do much of anything in the morning!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Prayers for a friend.

I found out yesterday that my friend Kim had a stent put in her heart. She got to go home from the hospital today, after spending 4 days there. I told her that I’d be praying for her, that things would heal well.
It looks like I’ll be going to Prayer Seeker’s Cafe tomorrow. I did call and arrange a ride. I did live stream my church service today, but it ran llong, and I had trouble staying awake through certain parts.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

I won't be going to church tomorrow.

The children’s pastor called today, to arrange my ride to church. I told her I was sick, and she told me I was going to be gone tomorrow. I don’t want to get the Sunday school kids sick, so I guess I’ll just stay home and live stream the service. I’m not sure if I’ll be going to Prayer Seeker’s Cafe on Monday, but I’ll probably go if I feel better.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Let's start this thing.

So I figured out that it’s actually my 5th time doing NABloPoMo, because I did do it in 2010. So the last time I did it, mom had just had 5 brain aneurisms the month before. I just bought this computer 2 weeks before starting the challenge, and I was doing Cleansing Sreams retreat, (which is taking place this weekend.) I was still doing weekely links at that time, I hadn’t yet started my linkblog, (My Web Adventures! This was a month before I started following Wikileaks, and 3 months before I started at the VA.