Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Upside down, topsy turvy

This is kind of how I have felt the past few days, still battling this cold, coughed so hard my ribs feel as if they are broken. I probably should go to the doctor but I really don't have much time off from work with just coming back from maternity leave, plus I am trying to save what I have in order to take Gage to the beach in August. Sacrifices a mother makes. Today I am feeling much better, less coughing but still my ribs are sore. I planned on pictures for our 4th of July celebration but I really did not feel like it. I did take a few of Aidan during the day but that is just about it. We did not even go to the 4th of July Fireworks display.

On Sunday I was scheduled to work and about midday my computer crashed. It had a virus. Now, I am not a computer expert and this just about freaked me out. I mean, here I am supposed to be working and no computer. It seems this happens to me about every 3 years, having to buy a new computer. This sucks as they are not cheap and I am pretty tight about stuff like this. But you see, as a dear friend at once said, you have to spend money to make money, and so true that is. Without a computer, I have no job. I know the computer could have been cleaned up but waiting on the computer guy and waiting until Monday would have been more time off from work and less money made. At this point, I felt like my world was falling apart with not being able to work and having to spend money on a computer, the house needing cleaned, laundry to do, and working. It seems like it is never ending. Darrell just smoothed it over and said let's go get a new computer, so off we went. Needless to say I do love having this new computer, actually liking Windows Vista pretty well, but still not liking spending the money, or spending my entire Sunday reloading programs and getting things set back up in order to be able to work on Monday morning.

I kept trying to tell myself not to get upset about this. I kept trying to tell myself things could be worse. As we were driving to the local Wal-Mart we passed a house just below me, grass high, no curtains, trash still in the driveway and not a person or animal in site. You see, this home is in foreclosure. A young couple bought it just about 2 short years ago, he lost his job and they tried to sell with no luck. Wow, things could be worse. I also thought about a young girl named Kate who is battling a brain tumor. Wow, things could be worse.

God has a way of showing us that no matter how hard we think things can be, somewhere somebody has it worse. I was able to buy this new computer, I have a job, I am able to sleep in my own bed at night in my own home, I have food on my table and my family is healthy. What a blessing!


1 comment:

  1. Hi, I stumbled across your website thru Kellys Korner. I am curious as to what kind of work you do from home on the computer. I was laid off in January and would love to work from home for a reliable company. Thanks and Take care. Patti


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