Well, I am still having computer-email-internet-wireless trouble. Over the past 1 1/2 weeks it has gone from pretty bad to worse, to much worse, and then back to just pretty bad again. :) I am waiting for our ISP to send us a new router and then my sweet husband will set that up, hopefully with no trouble, and I’ll be up and running again!
I have learned a few things during this unexpected detox period:
- A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
- When one is in a state of frustration, it’s generally not the right time to go around pushing the factory “reset” button on every piece of computer hardware within one’s reach.
- Especially if one doesn’t know exactly how to reconfigure everything (see number 1 above).
- Sometimes I mentally narrate the inanities of my life in facebook speak. This annoys me.
- I do still know how to look up information with a real dictionary and/or encyclopedia.
- Somehow not having internet access for a few days makes my house cleaner.
- Email can be ignored and the world will not fall apart.
- Reading a book, sewing jammies and new pants for a sweet boy, making a new wreath for our home, going out with girlfriends, and singing Yankee Doodle over and over and over again with a 4 year old are all pretty nice ways of spending my time.
- If no one is reading what I am writing, it helps me remember that I enjoy writing just for the sake of writing.
- If I write blog posts away from an internet connection (thank you, Windows Live Writer), they get finished much more quickly, and I can write 5 posts in one evening. (It has something to do with not playing sudoku and numbrix online between paragraphs.)
For the time being, I’m hooking myself up to our beast of a computer and scheduling out about a gazillion posts that I’ve written on Live Writer over the past week. :) And then I’m going to go sing Yankee Doodle with M one more time.
Have a beautiful day! :)