I will share a bit of my month with you. It has not been good and it’s not looking to finish well either. But, anything can change.
What’s missing here was my computer. At the beginning of the month, First Day of School for my girls actually, my Hard Drive Blew on my Imac computer. WHat! I had to drive it into Milwaukee and try to get a new one at the Apple store. None on hand but would order it. So back home I go. Next day, I brought my external hard drive for them to put on the new. I guessed it would only take 4-5 hrs and I would stick around. Nope. After 1 hr trying to figure out passwords I set up 5 years ago-forgot and did not write down, they were able to get in, change a few things and then said 12 hrs of transfer. What?! Um-forgot I have almost 20,000 pics. yikes. So went home again. Next day, back to get my computer-all looks good. The traffic in Milw. is horrible right now. Lots and lots of Construction, bridges out and being rebuilt. Horrible. I got home, tried to set up internet-that code was changed. I Hate Passwords!!! However-emails were not coming in. 4 hrs later with a Apple rep-still nothing. I had to wait until the following Monday to finally get a really Awesome Apple tech name Marnie. She got me up and running. Once the emails came in-over 1,817 to be exact after one week. Yes, we get a lot of email as we sell on different online stores all sorts of things. I can tell you I was very relieved but what a crazy beginning of the month. I think 10 gray hairs from worry, and driving through the construction area were added this month. Extremely grateful that I did not get into an accident. Now to limit the kids time on my computer, that in itself is a challenge. During the school year, Only weekends. If they have homework on it, then I hang out to make sure it stays that way. Kids!!!
On a great note, My Mom turned 85. She is doing well in the assisted living. Her Dementia is far more noticeable now. To me, her Dementia acts like a fog or a cloak. In a weird way, it protects her from any sad news. Today I had to share with her that a dear friend of ours has decided to opt in for Hospice rather than fight cancer. For me, it’s been a awful day. For my Mom, she stated “what a year of changes”. A year ago, she would have cried and asked why and how. Now, sad, horrible news, it’s sort of a weird acceptance, like it’s not real but something you watch on tv. It’s hard watching someone live with Dementia. It’s even harder knowing our friend will be leaving us soon. It’s not been a good day. I know once she gets into Hospice, it will be short. Our friend has no more fight in her. I respect her wishes.
The last week, I could not add any posts to my blog since the Awesome gal who manages my computer needed to switch to a better, improved server. Hopefully in the upcoming months you will see great changes on my blog. It’s a slow process as she is busy at the moment. Just grateful that everything moved over well enough. If there is a glitch somewhere-let me know. It’s been a month of Pain in the but Computer stuff. Technology! Love it or hate it, I still have to have it. Generally, most of you do too. Right?
Sorry, I didn’t mean to bring you down with this post today. It’s more of a share. Over the years many of my stamping friends on other blogs have shared their stories of ups and downs. Almost all of my posts are Up. Just once in awhile, a blue kinda day walks in. Today is that kind of day.
But, it isn’t in my nature to leave you with that.
Last Thursday, First Day of Autumn, I was able to do a craft with my Mom and several of the residents. Everyone got to make a delightful Fall plaque for their doors to their apartments:
I stamped and layered all the pieces and letters. All they did was pull the tape off the back and assemble like a puzzle. It was thrilling for me and a great joy for all of them. For my Mom, it was like she was crafting with me again. They all were so very proud of their work. I was so busy helping them pull off the tape, I forgot to take pictures. Next time.
I also welcomed a New Recruit this month Maureen C. -Welcome to the Dairy Best Stampers!!!
I promise to have a better post tomorrow.
Enjoy! every day.