Another successful weekend! I've decided that my happiness depends on low expectations. That sounds terrible doesn't it? I have a to-do list a mile long and every weekend is so short but if I pick just one thing on my list as a priority, then I am more likely to do it and I don't feel like a failure.
This weekend's 'one thing' was to buy my mother's new computer. I looked up prices online and then narrowed my choice down to a basic computer from Best Buy. On Saturday, I stopped by Best Buy which just happens to be on the way to my parents' house. I walked in at 1pm and walked out at 1:15 with a new computer. I wasn't expecting it to be that easy but I told the sales person what I was looking for and he pointed out this computer and it was the same computer that I had found online and it was cheaper.
I set it up in my parents' office room. The only problem that I had was where to plug everything in. There are so many plugs now with telephones, modems, and even with a power strip, I had to use another extension cord to have enough outlets. The operating system is Windows 8, which I dislike, but once it is set up my mother shouldn't have too much trouble navigating around. The salesman told me that Windows 8.1 is coming out any day which will allow people to go back to the look of Windows 7. I might do that. We had to go buy some speakers at Big Lots. They were only $8. I had forgotten that speakers aren't included anymore.
So, my goal for the weekend was complete and that meant anything else that I got accomplished was a bonus. I cooked my roast in the crock pot and then froze it in smaller portions. It turned out well but I don't know how to season a roast. I thought I put a lot of seasoning on it but I really couldn't taste it. The dogs thought the extra pieces were fabulous. I should figure out the per pound price of meat verses dog treats. I think meat might be cheaper and better for them.
I worked on the yard more and bagged up 3 bags of trash. It was in the upper 80's this weekend so it was hot during the day. I've started taking the dogs for a walk again. They love it but I can't say it is one of my favorite activities. One of my dogs likes to go nuts when cars go by. I'm always afraid he is going to get loose and chase one.
Other bonus chores: 4 loads of laundry and dying my hair.
Next weekend is open so far. It will probably be either going to my property to get more stuff or buying more rock for the backyard. But first I have to make it through 5 days of work.