Sunday, January 1, 2006

HAPPY 2006

                                                                                                    

Another year has arrived.  I always like to think that starting a new year is starting off with a clean slate.  Leave the negativity behind and move on to bigger and better things.  Another year to improve upon my life.  Of course, I could do that daily because of my religious beliefs but a new year seems to be a benchmark to "clean house" so to speak.

I have always strived to turn those old lemons into lemonade and have also strived to teach my children the same.

My DSL kit arrived by Fed-Ex yesterday so this old one is scratching her head again.  Easy installation so one of the children is going to have a job to do.  So, any of you with a DSL connection...HOW does this work billing wise????  Confusion is setting in.  I had to go through Sprint because that was my only local carrier.  From what I understand, Sprint will bill me but I will still have AOL?  Yikes!  Or do I pay AOL and Sprint?  I called AOL to ask but, of course, I got more confused than ever.  I think whoever I talked to was also confused.

We are going to my mom's today as we do every year.  A question for all of you?  What do you traditionally eat on New Year's Day?  In western Pa., it is sauerkraut and pork (for good luck, so they say).  I thought for years that everybody did that until a few years ago when someone who worked with me from another state was very confused by the Pa. tradition.  So, I'm very interested in this since we all hail from different parts of the country.  Let me know.......

Savor the new; let go of the old hurts and bitterness...a new year and fresh start is at your hands.  Make every day an adventure; even if the adventure is a lemon.  Turn it into lemonade.

                      CHRIS

                        

7 comments:

bignewmanut said...

I'm pretty sure you just get billed from Sprint, they are your internet provider now, they use AOL as your home page service, like internet explorer or MSN.
As far as New Years Day food we just munch on left overs.
Jeff

buggieboo1 said...

Happy New Year Chris!!!!  

Sharon

jckfrstross said...

we get billed for 2 comcast and aol so good luck:) heres to the new year

Deb

lv2trnscrb said...

Happy New Year! I'm clueless about the billing Chris. We don't have DSL (I'm not even sure what that is, LOL).

I guess it is a custom to have pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day - my mom always made porkchops and sauerkraut - and she grew up in Western PA. I wondered why we did that.

Hope you have a great New Year!

betty

pennietoonz said...

Happy New Year, Chris! I`ve always heard of sauerkraut and pork for new year`s, although I`m eating leftover pizza.  :)
Love ya...
Penny
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shayshaydc said...

Happy New Year Chris!!! You will get billed by both... I have DSL through Charter Communications and I also have AOL.. I am billed for both! As for as food... our tradition is ham, black eyed peas, and collards........ do I fix that....no! lol... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Here's my take on the DSL business.  I get DSL through my regular telephone company and pay it right along with my phone bill.  Then I get AOL at a much cheaper rate than dial up.  If you want to keep AOL make sure you call them and tell them that you are bringing your own service now and want the cheaper rate.  Some are paying as low as $10 a month.  MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT!  As for New Years dinner, here in the south it's Ham and BLack eyed peas.  Had that today myself.  Happy New Year!  GBU, Shelly