Tag Archives: Everyday Life

Chatter about everyday life. This may include kids and work stuff.

The Sunday Salon: ‘Puter-less

Happy Sunday to you. My week has been wrought with challenges. My work was gracious enough to provide me with a beautiful MacBook a few years ago. I love my MacBook. A lot. However, this week they had me upgrade the operating system so that I could document  a process for the folks here on campus. It did not go well.

My computer imploded.

I’m not sure what happened, but it’s FRIED. I sent it off to the repair facility. I hope they can get it back to me quickly or better yet replace the darn thing but the budget is tight here in the state of California so if it’s toast, my posting may be too.

Honestly though, I really need to get my own but with furloughs and all, money has been tight. It’s hard to justify an expensive piece of equipment like that. Needless to say, I have to do most of my posting at work, or from my phone and that’s just not feasible for my poor eyesight. Tiny screen  + bad eyes = migraine.

I did manage to post three reviews through all of these issues: Catching Fire (fun book), What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (loved it)  and The Weight of Heaven (loved it).

I plan to spend the entire day reading. What’s on deck, you ask?

How are you spending your day?

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Hello Peeps!! I am having a difficult time with post read-a-thon-ness. I was so “go go go” and now I am so “no no no.” I am still reading, that will never stop but my body is not cooperating and I’ve been a tad blue.

It didn’t help that the kids and I got into an accident yesterday on my glorious furlough day. It wasn’t our fault but I have never been in an accident and today I am all sore and crabby and really don’t want to be at work. Everyone if fine though. However, some of you know that I have Lupus and I think the added stress triggered some sort of flare.

In addition to that, the Boy has been having some trouble in school so I have been doing 6th grade math with him and can I just say for the record how much I hate math? I hate it! I paid my dues and yet here I am having to sit through it again. Doesn’t seem quite fair. Oh, and there was that issue with his cell phone where he inadvertently subscribed to some questionable social networking sites. It took an hour and a half of me on the phone trying to get it all straightened out. What a mess!

With all this going on, my brain is a tad foggy. Spongy I guess you could say. I could blame the #IHeartTheSpark Twitter event because reading The Last Song turned my brain to mush and it hasn’t quite recovered but to be fair, I’ll just chalk it up to these other events.


On a happier note, yesterday I received Sunflowers as part of Book Club Girl’s Blog Talk Show. I also received the lovely bookmark that I won from Thomas over at My Porch. Let me tell you, getting these things in the mail after being in a car accident was like a sign from above telling me, “Don’t despair Ti! All will be okay!” 

Tomorrow I am the last TLC tour stop for The Return. I am looking forward to it and by then I am really hoping this wave of blueness passes.