Yesterday afternoon, I turned on my computer to find a SECURITY WARNING and a list of about 20 Trojan Viruses that had infected my computer. The Security warning was very, VERY, VERY real looking. It wasn't MY spy ware but I knew that because I installed it myself.
Had Zeus or someone else sitting down to the computer might have been confused and since it would not allow me to Internet access unless I renewed it, well, let's say, someone else but me MIGHT HAVE, given them a credit card number and renewed it for me.
Did I say that loud enough for you. DON'T DO IT. The warning itself, as real looking as it is, it is, in fact, the virus. It's nasty and it requires you taking your computer to a Geek squad and having them clean it, thoroughly.
The tech at Best Buy said he though that this particular one was coming from Russia and it wasn't the first one he saw. I have a security setup but apparently it got through. We discussed upgrading what I had to protect the computer after cleaning.
And, cleaning isn't cheap. What a pain.
The sleep study showed that after about seven hours of sleep when I am in my longest deepest sleep, the REM sleep, I stopped breathing 47 times in an hour. Not good. :(
So, I get a machine in a couple of days. I use it for two weeks and it determines something and then I get an official one.
All for the best.
Now, back to first Dolly. Riley loves her first doll. We can't find her clothes they seem to have disappeared into the toy bins. Doesn't matter she is being well taken care of by Riley. Her little crib is next to Riley's crib. Apparently, if you press her belly she giggles or cries. The doll that is.
I never made it over to the studio. sigh...........
It's frustrating but just catching up on things from the holidays is taking up so much time.
Tomorrow I have to hang around the house and wait for someone to come and replace my windshield on my car. Apparently, the stone hitting something, I heard on the way back from Chicago was, in fact, my windshield and not the ding and moved into a giant crack across both sides of the windshield.
Today, I seemed to be dragging my tail trying to get more errands done and feeling like what I really needed was a good long nap. I'm amazed I even slept last night. The guy reading the material said that it showed it took me 30 minutes to fall asleep. I'm not surprised. I remember laying there thinking, how does one get comfortable with 25 plastic wires attached to your head and body?
I don't remember my first doll but I do remember a Christmas when I was nine and my parents went to the apartment upstairs, for a party. I saw and stared at two identical shaped packages. I couldn't resist, I opened them both, very carefully. The exact same doll! One from my grandmother and one from my aunt. I was more upset with worrying about which one I should return. I didn't want to hurt either of their feelings.
I have my mother's porcelain doll, with real hair and blue eyes that open and close. The doll is eighty years old. My mother named her Mary and when she gave her to me I kept the name.
I loved playing with her. She felt like a real baby doll, not a funny smelling rubber doll. She is now the Christmas doll and makes an appearance each Christmas. She will go to my daughter Mary and to Riley eventually.
:) Bea Who hopes one of you out there got to do something creative today.