Thursday, May 5, 2011

Taking the bitter with the sweet...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo a todos! 

“So do you want to the good news or the bad news?”  Don’t you hate hearing those words?  The last time someone actually said that to me, I was finding out that my left knee is pretty much shot and that eventually it will need to be replaced.  That was the bad news.  The good news was that Dr. Oh knew what was wrong with my knee.  Small comfort that.

But that’s not what I am about today.  The bad news for me yesterday was that my computer kept shutting down for no good reason.  Panic struck.  But the good news is that I have a husband and son who know a bit about these things.  Apparently, my computer was actually having a meltdown.  Something is fused in there and needs to be replaced.  More good news is that I shouldn’t loose anything.  Believe me, for one who is addicted to digital photography like me, that is REALLY good news.  (Note to self:  back up your bleeping files more often!)

But that meant that anything I had in mind for my blog is sitting in our dining room waiting for a replacement part.  And I am working on an old laptop that my husband graciously hooked up to my keyboard and monitor so I wouldn’t be completely out of touch.

That was just one of about a thousand things going through my brain this morning when I was trying my hardest to get back to sleep at 4:30.  I finally gave up and once the sun came up, I went out with my camera and took replacement shots.  I will post some of those today.

I also wanted to mention that we are off on an adventure of sorts tomorrow and I am going to be out of touch for a while.  We are heading to Europe.  The good news is that I think we will have a great time.  The bad news is that I will miss checking on the blogs I follow and posting on mine.  Oh, well…with life you have to take the sweet with the bitter.

Fresh Greens...Hosta Rising


texwisgirl said...

your 'replacement' shots are stunning! you leave us with such beauty so we'll miss you more while you're gone!

but have a WONDERFUL getaway!!!

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks! I am sure we'll have a great time...if I can get my stuff packed.

Stratoz said...

life is a roller coaster, enjoy that trip and back up your digital treasures

magda said...

Oooo my beloved friend
Your photos are Fantastic !!!!
I'm sorry for your knee. I hope you get well ...
Sorry for the computer. Very often to spend all your photos in CD or DVD, to save them if something goes wrong.
This, I learned of my children and apply it.
I am very pleased to get here in Europe,please come and in the Greece. I'm here for you!
Have a very good travel !!!!
Many greetings and kisses

Anonymous said...

Hope you're having a great time on that trip to Europe... an extended stay, you say? Niiice! =)