Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, December 19, 2011

What is Going On Here?

Whoo-boy, the technology changes around here are keeping me absent from this blog.  I've already told you about the iPad, which is sucking a lot of my attention these days.  I've been trying to figure out how to blog from it, but am not having much luck.  Then, when I get on my "old" laptop, I find Blogger has changed some things around; when everything looks different, I tend to back away slowly or charge ahead blindly.  And to round things out, my trusty camera gave up the ghost and I had to rush out and buy another one yesterday, because as I told my husband, "I can't have Christmas without a camera!"  So now I have another variable to work with, which means very little blogging is going on.

Oh, and then there's the whole Christmas scene barrelling at me like a freight train, which is exactly the opposite way I'd like to describe the way I feel about Christmas.  I want to be Amanda, and instead, I'm me, snapping at my family and freaking out at little things.  I mean, I walked into my pharmacist's on Saturday and she knew exactly what medication I needed to refill (hint:  it's rhymes with Manax). 

The good news is that I had my ladies' only party here yesterday and it was lovely, despite the headache I had behind my eyes (stress?  it's possible).  The tree is lit and decorated, and many packages are wrapped under it.  I've made many of my gifts and bought locally for most of the others, so I really don't know why I'm feeling stressed, but I am. 

But I've only two more days to work this week, my stepdaughter arrived on Saturday and my oldest daughter should be here on Thursday, so I'm just going to relax (if it kills me) and enjoy the season.  And one of these days, I should have some photos back up on this blog.  And my next post will definitely be more positive, I promise.  Thanks for letting me vent, for I know I have a wonderful life. 


  1. Blame it on technology! I found just the iPhone stressful and had to return it. I'm not a technophobe but I do have my limits, apparently.

    Have a happy family Christmas!

  2. It's all the manic ads on television! I DVR my favorite shows and fast forward through the ads. I'm an advertiser's worst nightmare.

    I do love my iPhone, but haven't made the leap to an iPad. I don't feel the need since I already own a MacBook.