Well for starters my (almost) brand new Sony Vaio laptop, which I got in August has now had its THIRD problem worthy of a trip to Best Buy. I’d been using my old laptop (also a Sony Vaio) for the last seven years (yes, I said SEVEN. I am my father’s daughter) and finally this year decided it was time for an upgrade. The Boss and I went to Best Buy this summer when I was HEAVILY pregnant, found a laptop that suited my needs and within the month I was already on the phone with the folks at Geek Squad.
The next issue came up when Min was about 6-ish days old and the girl was like, “Okay, so take your computer into Best Buy…” and I was all, YOU’RE TALKING TO A NEW MOM WITH A 6-DAY OLD. Now Min is 11 weeks, it’s like, 22 degrees outside and my computer decides to crap on itself…again. And when I called Geek Squad the girl’s like, “Yeah I’m sorry but you’re going to have to bring your computer in,” and I’m all, MY KID HAS A PINK STROLLER! And she’s all, “What?” and I’m like, Yeah, that’s neither here nor there…
But it is something I’ll tell you guys more about in the coming weeks.
So anyway, we came up to Connecticut for Thanksgiving so MIL and FIL took my computer into Best Buy and the guy said the problem appears to be a hardware issue (the computer won’t fully start or fully power down) and they’ll have to ship it off to Kentucky, but don’t worry(!) because I can have it back on…wait for it…DECEMBER TWENTIETH.
This is obviously posing a huge problem because A) I work from home FROM MY COMPUTER and B) I recently transferred ALL MY PICTURES OF MY FIRST BABY onto my computer with the intention to transfer and/or copy all those pictures onto my external hard drive.
And now I’m so afraid of…
I can’t even say it, you guys!
I’m just hoping and praying that all my documents can be safely recovered.
In other (and mo’ betta) news, TODAY IS TATER’S FIRST BIRTHDAY! Can you guys believe that? It feels like just a few months ago I flew down to North Carolina to meet my very first niece! She was six hours old when we met and I held her for the first time. She was so beautiful; porcelain-like skin and a shock of jet black hair. Over the last year I’ve seen her three times (obvi not enough!) and have watched her grow thanks to the power of technology — picture and video messages. She took her first steps (seven of them!) on Nov. 12, and today she’s officially not a baby anymore. I don’t know how to feel about all this. I’m happy, nostalgic and a little sad at how quickly time passes.
I guess it’s sort of funny that I feel this way about time when it comes to Tater because in my world with Min time passing quickly is actually a saving grace. Each week is a little better than the last, but I still have my ups and downs with this new life emotionally. No one tells you it’s going to be like this. Actually, EVERYONE TELLS YOU IT’S GOING TO BE LIKE THIS. But you don’t really believe them because, well, that’s not you. At least, it’s not supposed to be you. I had a long talk-it-out-and-cry-about-it session with my religion teacher recently and he said, “Sister Sabrina, this is the easy part.”
I’m not sure if that’s the best news I’ve ever gotten or the worst!
But Min is amazing you guys. He really is. Which often makes me feel bad for my whirlwind of emotions. But the best news is that I’ve got an incredible support system, which is priceless, and The Boss and I are planning a trip home here shortly, which I believe will do a world of good for my heart and spirit. And of course for my baby boy because he’ll get to meet so many people who are eager to spend time with him.
By the way, I hope you guys have been keeping up with the giveaways here! In case you missed any we’ve got some more in the pipeline so be sure to come by and enter to win something for yourself or someone you love! Free stuff makes me happy.
Oh! And we’re also gearing up for the new season of Dress Well (yay!) which we’ll start filming sometime in the Spring. And as of late I’ve been re-visiting the idea of self-publishing. I know, I go back and forth like every three months on this. But it feels like such a big decision and every author and editor I’ve talked to has given me totally different advice. So my plan now is to really buckle down and make a decision. I have so many ideas in my head I just want to see them all materialize.
What have you guys been up to lately? Do share your updates!
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Over lunch with our friend Ryan:
Ryan: So I’ve got this friend who is really good at spreadsheets; he has a spread sheet for everything. Anyway, he wants me to go to Croatia with him next summer and sail the Mediterranean.
Me: Oh wow! Are you gonna go?
Ryan: If I have the cash.
Me: You better start saving now to make sure you can go…
Me: You should have your friend CRO-ATE you a spreadsheet!
The Boss: Yup, there it is. She’s gonna be gassed up about that for a year.