Saturday, April 07, 2007
It was a Beautiful day today. Lots of sun. Downtown they reached 75 degrees. We are up for renewal on our cell plan so we got the kids dressed and drove into town to see what we could get.
First stop was Best Buy. There we discovered that the third party retailers no longer give out the free phones for the new every two program. You have to go through verizon directly. So we went down the road to a Verizon store and waited forever to be helped. After looking at the phones and prices we finally just left because the phones are much cheaper on the verizon site, and they ship free anyway. 2-5 days until they get here. My phone is considered the main line so that's the one that gets the discount towards a cool phone. The secondary line gets whatever is free, or you can get a reduced price towards the other phones. So when we found that out Chad was a little upset b/c he had a certain phone in mind. I told him we'd switch lines. He could get the phone he wanted and use my number instead. So he got a Motorola Krzr or however it's spelled. That's the phone I originally wanted, b/c it comes in this hot red color. But either way, if I wanted to get it I would have had to pay a hundred bucks. Don't have that much for a phone. I ended up picking the Razr, in pink. It was only 50, and that's what I planned on using at the most if we had to anyway. I'm just glad we'll have new phones. So it was a waste of a day pretty much. The kids' schedules were all messed up too.
But even so it was nice to get outside. On the way up our driveway I spotted a lonely little daffodil. I loooove them. Probably my third favorite flower after Lily of the Valley, and Gladiolus. So pretty, they always remind me of that poem by William Wordsworth.
I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
- That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
- A host, of golden daffodils;
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
- And twinkle on the Milky Way,
- Along the margin of a bay:
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
- Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
- In such a jocund company:
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
- In vacant or in pensive mood,
- Which is the bliss of solitude;
And dances with the daffodils.
This is a pic that I took from the driveway. That's Mt. Spokane in the distance. The snow is pretty much gone now. I don't think there will be any more boarding in my future this season. It's good to have some nice weather. I really need to move somewhere, where winter doesn't exist. I might miss the snow, but I love the warmer months more. Somewhere warm, where mountains are nearby for snowboarding. Well moving isn't in my immediate future, so I should just enjoy what I've got right?
This post is turning out longer than I thought. On the knitting front, I'm 3/4 of the way done with my CAL top. I'm working on my secret pal's knitted object. Still waiting on some things I ordered for her to get here. I think I'm going to put together one main box, and then a smaller one later on. I joined the Isabella knit-along. Altho I haven't started, I have been planning to. I'm just finishing up those tops I keep putting off. They are driving me nuts. In fact that's what I should be doing now...