I didn’t mean to disappear for a bit there! Â But you all can identify….. my PC crashed two weeks ago!
And I took this opportunity to take my partner and daughter Christy Ewer’s encouragement to switch to an iMAC. Â gulp. Â It took a week for the machine to come in and have my essentials switched over….including a Parallel program that allows me to continue doing the ‘book work’ of the agency on Quickbooks in Microsoft, while all else with Apple. Â gulp again. Â Are you thinking ‘learning curve?’ Â _ELL YEAH! Â Remember I’m an OLD CAT, and it’s not easy to teach us new tricks! Â My patient husband who tries to be my IT guy, but didn’t have a Mac either (but now does), and I are still married but it’s a miracle! Â I’m just getting over my Â heavy depression and feeling of total inadequacyÂ . Â Intuitive?- Â HA! Â and my free ‘how-to’ isn’t till this thursday!
But you know….this HAS been a learning and ultimately reassuring experience! Â I’ve always believed and found that to learn, really learn, we have to put ourselves in an uncomfortable position and deal. Â (help and support is ok though!) Â A place of ‘dis-ease.’ And that’s just what I did and am doing. gulp again. Â I try to avoid this situation mostly (I’ve had my battles!) Â But you know, it’s proved itself again to be true and worth it. Â BONUS, in the rainy week I didn’t have a computer at all (my iPhone works remarkably well for that situation) I had the time to PLAY with my watercolors again. Been trying to get back into painting a bit more than the occasional Sunday. Â This ‘enforced break’ allowed me the time. Again, there is some discomfort in my trying to ‘de-rust’ my own artistic flexibility. Â But I found that it’s ‘still there’ and future happy hours in the ‘zone’ can happen.
So I’m ALMOST back in touch and functioning. Â I have to close with a pic of my youngest of 8 grandkids, Finnegan,Â Christy’s youngest. At just 6 months now he is learning to sit up a bit…having just mastered rolling over! Â and look how happy he looks with his book! He IS our ‘boy’ research assistant after all! Â Everyday is a perhaps frustrating schedule of practicing new things for this young man! He doesn’t over think it….Finn just punges ahead! For instance, he’s just started eating actual soft food from a spoon too ….and LOVES it, I might add. Â But that first moment of the ‘food’ experience brought a big FROWN.ðŸ˜¦ – and then delight!
I’m not at the ‘delight’ stage quite yet….but one step at a time as we learn to ‘walk’ and then ‘run’! Â That’s the WAY TUGEAU……….!