As many know my not-so-trusty computer crashed and died last week. Now you understand why Doug is my sidekick, and not my computer. He is 16 , it was two.
This means I am coming to you live and in person from a new computer. I have had a frustrating week with tech issues. I woke this morning less cranky ( I can’t seem to type anything more hopeful than that), and thought I should do a TToT ( I had previously said something quite obscene about my chances of doing a list this week.)
All in all I need to remember perspective on first world problems…
SO here is me trying perspective on for size:
- When the computer died. The hard drive went with it. I lost everything. Some things for good, but most everything was backed up on thumb drives (even that e***** book). I lost tons of photos that had been downloaded from my old computer, but again, remind myself that memory is biology’s answer to the flash drive.
- Have I mentioned Doug?
Friends … virtual friends are one of the enigmas of this age. I wonder all the time about the closeness I feel to everyone out here. My real-time friends know just as much about the computer crash and even more about my physical stuff because they can visibly witness it…but I feel equally close to both groups… odd situations this technology thing brings about, eh? SO thanks to everyone that kept me sane this week and listened to me truly just endlessly b****. You know, one thing goes wrong then nothing is right… it’s complaints about everything…breathing becomes a complaint about the effort… it’s in …it’s out…it never stops! Thank you for listening to my absurd rantings all week.
- THE SECOND HEART AND MIND MONDAY IS MARCH 28th!
If you hit the link above it will bring you to the page that describes the hop and the post after that one is the actual first edition. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, as we have a BOG page for the non-bloggers who would like to participate.
Please don’t get all hung up on the word “art.” The idea is anything creative that you find restful, or helps you focus, or in some way nurtures you or (if drama is your thing) feeds your soul. Come and tell us what it is. It can be a simple line or two about how you find swimming with alligators to be just the panacea your hectic life needs, maybe you cook, maybe you play an instrument, maybe you draw or make jewelry. Here’s a surprise…some of you may even write and want to leave a sample at the hop.
I’m hoping this once a month hop may lead into a push for myself and others by seeing what everyone is doing to stay motivated. Oh and really cool is the link stays open for an entire week!
- I have been baking bread all week. Challah for a Shabbat Dinner last night at a friend’s home. I have been working on finding more spiritual connections and friends have been very supportive.Today I am making raisin loaves and babkah for Easter Sunday next weekend . I would put in photos but haven’t downloaded anything to the computer yet. I figure this is my chance to be more organized which was one thing that has always eluded me in my computer files. So I am going to be patient.
- I am grateful for my previous profession because I can be helpful not only to my own physical challenges but can help out others as well… I am heading over to a friend’s house in a few moments to tape up a rotator cuff injury.
- I have also been given a huge gift in the direction of my private practice. A dear friend is retiring and invited me to take a cut of her practice. Translated, it means I will have a caseload increase and be able to increase hours privately, while decreasing my group practice hours. An incredible plus! I may be able to actually work the schedule I am often lying to my doctors about modifying.
Have a great week! Please think about participating in Heart and Mind Monday on the 28th.
LOOK AWAY CLARK…
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