Monday, February 16, 2009

The Perfect Storm

I have been conspicuously absent from blogland (as I am sure you all 
have noticed - um, right?).

It was the perfect storm. 

If you saw the movie (or read the book) you know it took three 
perfectly timed weather fronts to create the storm of the century.

And so it was with me.

Number 1

After my last post about my Uncle Tom my older sister who I love 
and respect emailed me about my biting references about our 
mother in many of my blogs. I listened to her, thought about it 
for awhile and decided that she was on to something.

As I read her email I had that hot-faced embarrassment I remember 
from grade school when I got called out in front of the class for 
something or caught red-handed in high school doing something I 
knew my parents didn't approve of.

My mother is alive but suffers from Alzheimers. My sister wondered 
if she didn't have it if I would say things about her like I do. 

I decided to edit the post.

Now, several weeks later I don't know exactly how I will treat 
the subject of my mother's place in my history but I definitely will 
not notify my family when I post about family memories if there is 
anything untoward about her in it.

Number 2

I developed The Sinus Infection From Hell. My teeth hurt for 
godssakes! It was akin to the lingering feeling after my braces 
were tightened in 7th grade. It took some serious antibiotics 
and sleep to knock that sucker out.

Number 3

My computer up and died.
''When Computers Go Bad' - More at 11:00'

I had no computer, no email, no email addresses, no current work
files. NOTHING!

I am getting a fancy Mac Book Pro which will be nice but frankly 
I'd rather buy groceries. For me spending money on computer 
equipment is like buying new tires or a new roof - you are just 
supposed to have those things - having them new doesn't float 
my boat. Now a new car OVER the tires or a new house UNDER the 
roof - THAT I would like.

So I am back, a little worse for the wear but here. I have a lot of 
catch up reading and responding to do. And oh yeah, some work too!

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At February 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

I've missed you lady!

Sinusitis is the worst

At February 16, 2009 at 4:34 PM , Blogger ewe are here said...

ugh... we just had to replace my laptop last month due to a diet coke/child/keyboard confrontation.

At February 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Welcome back! I hope you are feeling better and that you are starting the clean up process now that the storm is over.

At February 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

Ugh! I'm glad things are on the mend.

At February 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

That does sound like the trifecta of badness!
I have had those sinus infections that hurt in my teeth. I feel for you.

At February 17, 2009 at 8:12 AM , Blogger The Sour Kraut said...

Glad to hear you have work. I am a Graphic Designer as well and have nothing...yikes!

At February 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM , Blogger alice, uptown said...

Who knew the day would come when we would treasure work? That trickle of cash coming in is oh-so-welcome.

As for the computer's demise, my sympathies. I suggest automatic daily backup to the same joint in Canada that I use. For those who have other things to do with their time, it is a godsend.

After 25 years with the damn computer, I'm with you: anything I don't have to know, or purchase in relation to technology is fine by me.

About your aching teeth. Your brain is telegraphing you the pre-techno message of TILT. Mine does so with some frequency, when the migraines ache, shades of pinball nights (Youth may take video games and cripple themselves with them, in my opinion. I don't need any help in the aching overused tendon department.)

Glad the trifecta is passing, and hope you write more soon. Inquiring minds want to know....

At February 18, 2009 at 4:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to read your post. No need to respond to my email from last week! I just wanted to make sure you were okay.

By the way - I feel your sinus infection pain! Amazing how your teeth can hurt, huh?

AND - I was with my mom, who, in her very My Mom way - where she beats around the bush to try to be kind, but really should just say what she means - thinks I reveal too much to blogland. I don't want to change the way I write, but now I keep hearing her voice in the back of my head.

Glad you're back. Missed you!

At February 18, 2009 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Stella said...

I'm so glad you're back.

I feel for you on Storm #2....I'm feeling that weather system brewing currently!!

Can't wait to see what you have to write!

At February 18, 2009 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Krystyn said...

You have been missed.

Hope you are feeling better.

And, it sure sounds like you are getting the "Mac" daddy of computers (hahah, I crack myself up!

At February 18, 2009 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Real Live Lesbian said...

Glad to see you back! A new Mac? Sah-weet! Yeah, I kinda DO like those things. :)

At February 20, 2009 at 6:45 AM , Blogger su said...

Thanks for stopping by and glad you are back and looking forward. (Hee hee that sounds neat.) 2 snowstorms within 24 hours has frosted the melting snowpack and put the seed cataloguws back in the drawer. Be well

At February 27, 2009 at 1:04 AM , Blogger EatPlayLove said...

hope you are better now. ouch! I feel like I was hit by one of those storms as well, not as a sinus infection, just by life.


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