Thursday, January 6, 2011

Opt-ing out and UN-subscribing

YOU HAVE MAIL...

Has your email inbox become like your 'snail-mail-box'...filled with junk email? While I do actually get a lot of my communication from family and friends via email, much of the other stuff has been sale-emails, advertisement-emails, junk-emails...basically unwanted clutter. So, for the last 5 days I have been going through all my emails (carefully, for I make sure that none of it is viral) and "clicking" on the unsubscribe or opt-out button. Little by little, my inbox has had fewer "unopened" notices from the companies I do not wish to hear from in the last few days; but it is interesting to note how many times it takes to go through the unsubscribe process for some companies. While they claim it takes 10 days for the request to take place, they continue to litter your box with more ads - so I continue to go through the unsubscribe process again & again in hopes that I finally do not hear from them.

Stitching Update...
Well, aside from that minor new year's resolution of cleaning up my inbox clutter, I don't have much to report on my Stitching. Yet, while I was able to stitch on a few leaves onto the left-hand side tree of my Family Sampler while at the hockey rink on Tuesday evening, it isn't enough to show at this time. I am hoping to get some time today or tomorrow so that I have some progress to "show and tell".

Speaking about stitching and my goals...in a comment on my last post, Julie said that she would be willing to stitch a heart on my sampler...and she has the pattern. I was kind of thinking of asking some of you if you would be interested in helping me finish - the thought about having a piece of needlework with stitches from my RR group and many of you...well, it would be priceless...but I felt funny about it...anyway, Julie I would be honored to send my Friendship Sampler out to you so that you can add to a heart. Thank you so much for offering - I will get it in the mail today or tomorrow. If anyone else out there would like to help, let me know.

Last night's activity...
Last night, the hockey carpool was driving, so I was able to have a hockey free evening...however, due to one of our employees having to take the night off, DH asked if I could come in after dropping Robert off at the carpool pick up location, which is very close to *The Store*. When I first got there, there was an arrangement that needed to be made so DH could get it delievered before 7pm, it was...
Once it was made and wrapped, he left. With no more orders to produce for the day, I busied myself with the clean up procedure so that the kitchen would be ready for Thursday morning. There wasn't much to clean up, except for empting the trash, sweeping up and mopping the floor. Once done, my thoughts turned to the condition of our house...I wish my house was as clean as the kitchen in *The Store*. Oh, well...I know that if I wasn't at *The Store* I would have planted myself on the couch and stitched, so nothing would have been getting cleaned up last night :)

Tonight - I will be back at the rink with Matthew who has "dryland" or, also known as "off-ice" conditioning, with his team. They do some running, pushups, jumping rope and other conditioning activities outside in the parking lot of the rink. Thank goodness we live in California - even though the temps have been a little chilly (we have been waking up to temps in the 30s and heavy frost on the green hills; it does warm up to the low 50s by the afternoon), there isn't too many places where you could do outdoor activities in January at night without wearing heavy winter outer ware.

Well, that is enough for today my friends. I hope that the first week of the new year has been going well for you. Until next time...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often,
Lisa

PS...Melanie R, do you have a blog for I would love to read it...please let me know.

6 comments:

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Lisa,

Once you have "emptied" your inbox, you might want to consider opening a extra e-mail address just for junk. It keeps your primary e-mail clear and you can check it weekly or monthly or only when you are looking for a coupon/update from a vendor. Then instead of going through the unsubscribe process, you can filter out the e-mails you not longer wish to receive or delete the account and give your e-mail only to the subscriptions you wish to continue.

CalamityJr said...

Lisa, if you want another entry on your RR from Illinois,you can have Julie forward it on to me. I'd be happy to add a heart for you!

Kathy A. said...

Oh what fun, you will love having other people stitch hearts on your RR. It will make it all the more special.
Remember, everyone who stitches on Lisa's RR - take good care of it for her. It has had a rough trip so far!!!!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I would love to add a heart to your collection.
As far as the email goes I like the sweep action wherein you can choose to block the sender for good.
As always

valerie said...

Lisa, I'd be more than happy to stitch a heart on your RR. Maybe the next time we hang out, I can do it or you can hand it off to me then...

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhhhh....chocolate covered strawberries :oP YUM!