Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting Back on the Horse

Mommy's Idea

...thanks to Mrs. 4444s and her Friday Fragments.

I've been on a low lately, hence the paucity of posts. (I've got a few half-written — dare I say fragmentary? — ones, but I haven't been able to muster the oomph to actually publish them. And if you think of how little oomph it takes to make a few mouse clicks, you'll have some idea of just how badly I've been dragging.) On my meds, the lows sneak up on me. I actually talked to the latest shrink after this one hit and told her all was well.

You may notice, if you've been here before, that I've done some tinkering with the layout. The Template Designer on Blogger in Draft does offer more flexibility than the original templates did, but it's still not point-and-click, drag-and-drop, which is what my atrophied technical skills need.

We had a book fair at the school recently, and I helped out. It was great to see that a few kids had clearly emptied their piggy banks to buy books. On the other hand, counting all that change? Not so great.

The local grocery store recently had a special on "Mexican Coke." I snatched it up — yum, Coca-Cola with real sugar! (We don't live in the right part of town to stock up on kosher-for-Passover Coke.) I guzzled a bottle down before realizing that this was not just Coke made with sugar but Coke made with Mexican water! Apparently, however, the old wives' tale does not hold true. My tummy was fine, thank you. (And my taste buds were downright tickled!)

We've had some spring storms lately. One, a couple of Saturdays ago, was so fierce that our power was knocked out for a couple of hours. Fortunately, it was afternoon, and the clouds weren't so dark that we didn't have enough daylight. We dug out a game, and I popped some popcorn on our gas stove. It was wonderful to have all that peace and quiet.... So why on earth did I spend the afternoon working to get the TV and satellite to talk to each other again once the power came back? Apparently, even though I'm the only one in the family with enough technical smarts to make that happen, I'm stoo-pid.

Pet peeve: Click-on-me ads that change position as the page is loading. Nothing like trying to click on a link on a page before it's fully loaded, because I am so antsy I can't wait for my creaky laptop to load it, only to discover that in the split-second between my pointing the cursor and clicking the mouse, an ad has interposed itself in that spot, and I now get to wait for another page (usually, a graphics-heavy, take-forever page) to load just so I can close it and try again to click on the link I really wanted. I need a faster processor... or more patience.

Checked the unpublished posts for fragments to add here, but they're boring even compared to what I've written so far. Apparently, the wit is the first thing to go and the last to come back, even after the physical energy. And if anyone managed to read this far, thanks — I promise to do better next time.

1 comment:

  1. Hi I am dropping by via FF. As you can see I'm a little slow this week also. I had a procedure done on Thursday so my hands were not really working on Friday..still not working to good. I am married to a bi-polar person and step-mom to another so I understand your struggles. My husband is deep down right now and upset with his weight. We are working on that. I love hockey and miss those early cold mornings putting on all that equipment for my son who had the nerve to grow up and be 32 now.
    It was nice to meet you and I hope you will stop by to say hi!