Sunday, December 23, 2007

Now What?


It's our first real day off, since Bobby worked yesterday. I'm wide awake and up anyway. Go figure. I had a leg cramp to be fair and putting my boots on and getting out to walk it off was the only way to get relief. Much better now.

I'm sitting here eating some luscious fruit from my sister in California - ripe pear and a sweet perfect orange. I've been doing a lot of junk food lately so she has really done me a great service here(thanks Debbie!). Yesterday we talked on the phone for an hour and a half and used our web cams. It is just so cool to be able to see your sister 3000 miles away in this modern age. Getting my PC to talk to her Mac sucks though - we tried lots of things and finally we just talk on the phone and use Yahoo for the camera. We're okay though with free long distance as long as the phone batteries don't die :^p

She had me open my other Christmas present. It was a
The Wizard of Oz music box that plays "King of the Forest". It's one of our favorite and most quoted scenes where Lion sings about Courage.

Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage!

What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage!

What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage!

What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage!

What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage!

What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot?
What have they got that I ain't got?

Dorothy, Tinman and Scarecrow: Courage!

You can say that again! Huh?



Anonymous said...

Tink, are you using Skype to try to talk to each other on your computers? I use it on my mac to talk to my kids on their pcs. We all have it. Skype has an updated version for Mac, in case that's the problem. Works like a dream...and yes, the webcams make it feel like you're really together.

Sharon (Knitknacks)

tinkknitz said...

I wanted to try that. Trouble is my sister isn't very adept at downloading and her son the Mac snob doesn't help much. Maybe we'll try again.

FaithEllen said...

You're doing so well, and it's lovely to catch up with you! I look forward to all of the I CANs to come!!