Thursday, August 16, 2007

withdrawal sucks

Okay, if someone had asked me two weeks ago how much I depend on our computer, I would have answered, "A lot." But I would not have realized just how much of an understatement that was. Now I know.

Being without this computer for nearly two weeks has been downright torturous, I tell you! I have so much of my homeschool prep stuff on here, not to mention that I use the computer to research a good bit of our homeschool lessons. I couldn't e-mail anyone (which cost me a chance to possibly meet Laura IRL. For that missed opportunity alone, I could throw this thing through a window! And blogging. Oh my, how I've missed everyone! It's been simply awful! I can't stand not knowing what's been going on with everyone. And I suspect it's going to take me a few days to get caught back up. (My mom is due here early this morning to help me with the redecorating and moving around of the kids rooms, so I probably won't have much time over the next few days.)

I have to say, there is one positive thing that happened because of our computer breakdown. Because I had no way to check our e-mail to see how Kara's surgery went, I got to hear the shock and joy in both Aaron's and Kara's voices over their surprising news when I called them. It was so much better finding out the news that way. Oh my gosh...I just can't calm myself down over the excitement of this one...a new little one to spoil!

No earth-shattering news from our little abode. We did take a mini-vacation up to North Bay, Canada. Went to Marten River Prov. Park and to Algonquian. Was a wonderful little get-away! We simply love Canada! It's so incredibly beautiful...and we've seen such a small bit of it. Someday, I hope we can see a lot more. I'll post some pictures in a few days. First I have to figure out how...we finally got a new camera...Rich has been saving his "review" money for almost a year (well, part of it has gone into the "braces for Annie" fund as well). Anyway, we haven't had time (or the computer!) to figure out how to load up pictures yet.

Hopefully in a few days, I'll be back in the swing of things here. But for now, I'm hoping to be able to catch up with a few of you this morning here before my mom arrives and the munchkins get up, etc. I've missed you all!

17 comments:

Jean said...

We missed you, too. Sort of ironic, though, how your computer crashed right after you posted about your renewed commitment to a blog schedule and such. Bam! No computer, no blog, schedule out the window. Glad to hear it was just the computer and not a more major life/family emergency. Welcome back!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

isn't it funny how attached we all are to our computers. If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would be so dependent on my computer, I would have laughed at you. Look at us now!!

Karen said...

You were definitely missed, I am so happy you are back! Good luck getting ready for school to start, my oldest starts kindergarten tomorrow!

Jean said...

Kindergarten seems so long ago! Try sending the baby of the family off to college!

marianne said...

oh, so glad it was ONLY a computer problem! you were missed and I was getting worried about you! your mini vacation sounds delightful - I loved Canada (Quebec/Montreal/New Brunswick area) when we went years ago too and would love to see more. hope you get all caught up with everything/one quick. oh, I played Words on Wednesday this week :)

Jennifer said...

Glad that's all it was - I was getting worried about you too! I was just thinking yesterday that I should email you and make sure you were ok. But, if I had emailed you - it wouldn't have done much good, huh? Glad you have it back. I know what you mean. I'd be LOST without mine! So glad all is well!

Carrie! :o) said...

There's my girl, LOL!! I've missed you so much! Although, my blog and email time has been almost *zero* this week, I was still missing ya!

Your mini vacation sounds fun! I've never been to Canada but I would love to some day.

Have fun cathing up on all that you left behind! :o)

kreed said...

Oh my goodness, am I glad you are back! I have so missed you and hearing about what is going on at the Stevens' residence - it has been painful!

I am glad the computer is fixed and that you didn't lose everything. And good luck with all the rearranging and decorating and such!

Dawn said...

Oh, I'm sorry about your computer woes. I sometimes feel like I can't breathe when I don't have computer access!!!! I'm glad you got to enjoy a bit of a vacation too!

take care,
Dawn

Melody said...

Hey Debi!!!! I've been wondering about you, glad that you guys are doing ok and yeah, we missed you! LOL.

Have fun playing catch up. ;P Hope you've a great weekend ahead. See ya soon!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Wecome back! =)

gail@more than a song said...

Oh yay, you're back! Been wondering where you were, and I've been gone too.
The little vacation sounds nice.
I wouldn't have made it without computer/blogging/emailing as long as you did!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

You were missed, and believe me, I don't think I could last that long. I'm horribly and pitifully addicted, so you're stronger than I am :)

Sounds like you guys had a great time on your trip, I bet it was beautiful!

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend :)

Nymeth said...

I suffer from acute computer dependency as well. It's good to hear from you again, Debi. I was wondering where you'd gone!

annie said...

Glad you're back!!!

Org Junkie said...

It would have been just awesome to have met you. I haven't had a chance to get on the computer much myself and I'm missing all my pals.

I'll email soon!

Laura

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Hi Debi! I tried leaving a comment the other day, but it wouldn't let me :-( Just wanted to let you know how glad I am to have you back. I was starting to wonder about you!