A Fresh Start

 


This post is brought to you by my brand new computer! 

It has been seven years since we bought my last laptop.  It had a good long run, before yesterday when it started taking 10 minutes to do whatever I asked it to do.  So we went out yesterday afternoon and picked up a new computer for me.

I still had to do school with the kids this morning, so I'm just now sitting down and getting it set up.  

I had a bit of a decision to make when the Mac guy asked if I wanted to transfer my data from my old laptop to my new one.  On the one hand, doing a transfer is the only way to make sure I don't lose anything.  On the other hand, there seemed to be something really nice about leaving all that "old" on the old laptop, and starting completely new.  Kind of like a drastic digital declutter, all at once.

I decided not to transfer anything.  I put some files that I thought I'd want to keep on my external hard-drive, and I'll keep them on there. I'm getting a completely fresh start with this new laptop.

The keys feel different, and the screen doesn't have any dust on it, and it feels nice just to type and have nothing freeze up on me.  I hope you'll allow me a chatty, nothing sort of post today.  I feel like I'm still running to catch up with the week, and I don't have anything good to say surrounding my theme for the month.  So let's just chat.

A Crazy Few Days

The last few days have been crazy.  Our car broke down recently, so we have been driving everywhere in two cars, and we checked out a couple new car options to see if we can find another car that we can afford that will also carry us all.  So it's been a lot of driving, and a lot of late nights driving all over the place, and picking up our car from the mechanic, and running out yesterday to buy me a new laptop.  To make a long story short, we are sleep-deprived and tired of driving.  But we're headed out to AWANA tonight anyway, and I think I need an afternoon cup of coffee to keep me awake for it.  It's that kind of week.

On the plus side, we did go to a pumpkin patch in the middle of driving all over creation, so I have some cute pictures to share whenever I get set up to edit photos on here!

A Little Library Trip

Last week we finally took a walk to our little local library, which we haven't visited since everything shut down in March.  I love that tiny little library. It smells a little musty, like old paper and glue.  There is a tree with pretty leaves right outside, and it blankets the ground every October.  For some reason when I rent books from that library, I actually end up reading them, unlike the books I get from big library in town.  The little library books just feel more worthy of being read for some reason.  Anyway, I picked up The Grapes Of Wrath and a story collection from an author I've never heard of, but the first story already made me cry.  I'll do a book roundup soon and share more.  But I've finally given up on forcing myself to read from a list, and I'm just reading whatever strikes me fancy.  I'm a chronic reader of many books at once.  It's incurable.

A Trip To Montana

This weekend I am flying to Montana with my mom for my cousin's wedding.  I've never flown out of state for a wedding before, so it will be an adventure. The wedding is another reason why it feels like I can't catch up this week.  I haven't even had a chance to do a test-pack (necessary since I'm trying to pack everything in my "personal item" so we don't have to pay for luggage).  I haven't even decided what to wear.  Our flight was pushed back by a couple hours, so my mom and I have to wear our wedding outfits on the plane, because we'll basically be driving from the airport to the venue.  What does one wear to be comfortable on an airplane and look good at a wedding? It's a conundrum.

It's going to be a whirlwind trip, and I wish we had a little more margin to check out Montana.  But I'll probably get to sit next to my mom on the plane, and that will hopefully be a nice time to visit with her.  So it'll still be good I think.  

A Hairdo Dilemma

Those of you who have been around a while know that I usually have short hair, but I've been letting it grow out some this year.  It's now shoulder-length, and I like that I can pull it up when I want to, though the length is still slightly awkward and not quite long enough for a bun.  But I kind of hate it down right now.  It just feels like so much hair.  I think I'll get a trim before I decide whether to chop it or give it another few months to get a little longer.

And I think when you start rambling about whether to get a haircut, it's time to bring the post to a close.  I'm sorry this doesn't quite fit with my 31 Days theme.  Let's just call this is a collection of "small things", the kinds of things you might ramble about to a friend over coffee.  An afternoon coffee.  Because it's been that kind of week.

How's your week going?





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Bekah said...

Congrats on the new computer!

I'm with you on the hair. I've been trying to decide whether or not to grow the hair (like all of it) or chop it...and also whether or not to grow or chop the bangs. So much to think about. Sigh.

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