Did someone put the Universe in some kind of twisted choke hold today? I’m feeling incredibly thwarted. Which is weird because right after waking Max up to send him off to school I crawled into his bed (because Philip was still sleeping in ours making a bit of noise) and Pippa curled up against me and immediately fell asleep too. Next Penny decided to get in on the group nap and curled up really close to me and Pippa, all snug-like. Chick, who had been happily sleeping next to Philip, thought being left out of such a group sleep effort was bogus, so she jumped up and curled up on my other side. It was the nicest sleep ever. Except for the nightmares, but whatever. Naps with pets are the best. So what happened, Universe? Did you suddenly get jolted into reverse mode?
It took twenty reboots to get my laptop working. This is the same laptop that was recently completely burnt out and got a whole new shiny hard drive. Since getting it home it’s done this one other time. Now it’s getting to be a habit I’m getting really mad. So I go to start Philip’s computer and it takes 20 minutes to check all its files before opening. So dumb. Then I tried doing something else that didn’t work that shouldn’t have been an issue.
What’s the deal? And no Daily Show for a second week in a row?! Do they stop their show during the summer? Is it over for the year? I don’t recall that being the case before. And how come everyone’s kids are getting out of school this week and mine has fully three weeks to go after this week?
But now that I’ve had some breakfast for lunch I am feeling much better.
After realizing that I can’t go to the BlogHer Food conference in Seattle I held out hope that I could go to the main BlogHer conference in New York this year. But I’ve realized that I just need to focus on settling us in after our move. Plus, even though we might be able to afford the trip, it seems likely that I’ll be buying a new laptop instead. We’ve been so broke for so long it’s important to get ourselves in order. We have taxes to pay back and things to take care of.
So no NY trip. But I did realize that what I can afford to do this summer is spend a couple of nights in San Francisco all alone. A mini inexpensive solitary trip. This is the right speed and the right price for me this summer as far as taking a break from my daily routine is concerned.
Man, I’m all over the place today. I have got to get some work done and then I’ve got to pack. Lots and lots of packing. In reading my daily 150-200 blog posts I notice that right now there are a ton of people: having babies, getting pregnant, and MOVING. Everyone is moving! So I’ve been reading all these other people’s thoughts on the horrible process of moving but how it has cleansing aspects too. And most of us seem to agree that there is pleasure in settling into a new place. Of course, I’m not settling in a new city, just a new house. Philip said that when he drove into Santa Rosa last week he felt like he just came home.
I hope you all are having a less thwarty Wednesday. Here’s something very pretty to look at before you go off and bet busy elsewhere:
(this photograph is completely unprocessed but it’s still pretty)