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Sunday, March 07, 2010

The week in review

It's been a crazy week... on one hand, probably one of the worst weeks I've had in a while. On the other hand, it's been a pretty good one.

Monday and Tuesday, I had sick kids at home.

Tuesday, every writer's worst nightmare happened. My desktop crashed. Massive crash. So completely dead I wanted to die myself. I mostly use my laptop, but I've got important stuff on the desktop, and one of the programs I needed at the time happens to be only on the desktop. Translation: UGH!!

Wednesday, I decided to do something productive while waiting for the desktop fixer upper, aka my hubby, to fix the desktop. Opened the closet doors in my office and realized... we'd had a massive flood sometime in the past few days. Fortunately, we use those plastic storage bins anyway, so almost everything was okay. EXCEPT... a box containing some pictures and a bunch of old manuscripts. I managed to salvage most of the pictures. The manuscripts- toast. Well, soggy toast. It wouldn't be such a tragedy except those manuscripts happened to be on said dead computer. Yes, I have backups somewhere, but honestly, I have no idea where I put the backup cds.

So yes, this would be the time when I start sobbing.

Thursday looked better. I went to tea with my BFF, and well, that's always such a treat. I love our monthly tea time. Then, I arrived home to find that a short piece I'd written is on its way to acceptance. Wahoo!!

Friday, I had a semi okay writing day. I didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped, but I did get an article submitted. I also had a great time writing with friends. I also realized something cool about productivity. I may not have gotten the quantity I'd been hoping for, but the quality of time was good. Plus, the article I wrote was a good God thing, and showed me some really cool ways God has been working in my life.

I spent a lot of time Saturday cleaning house. I don't really enjoy cleaning, but there's something really satisfying about being in a clean and organized room. I'm learning as I get older that the less cluttered things are around me, the better I feel. I just wish I could figure out how to have my whole house clean at once instead of a few rooms at a time.

I know, exciting, right? But I learned something from my crazy week. I learned about God's mercy and how He cares abut us. My computer crash WAS horrible. But my wonderful hubby managed to fix it and now I've got another hard drive doing the work and my data accessible on another. Based on what hubby says, the new setup will work better. While the flood wasn't thrilling, and I lost a lot of important papers, I didn't lose anything irreplaceable. In fact, it saved me from having to sort through the box. As I looked at my week, I learned what was important and what wasn't. Hard lessons to learn, but in the end, it worked out okay.

1 comment:

Jenny B. Jones said...

So sorry about your crummy week. The leak--the crashing--lost documents. Ugh. A computer crash is awful. But sounds like you took it all mature-like. I'd still be in the floor crying. And eating.