Sunday, January 1, 2012
So I thought I'd write a post about what's been going on for the past little while and why I haven't been posting very much.
The short answer is that the fan went out in my laptop, and it was off being fixed. Word to the wise: If your computer makes a sound like a buzz saw, stop using it, even if the sound stops and it continues to operate. It took me until the next day to realize the fan wasn't running, and it was just dumb luck that saved it from overheating. The tech was amazed it was even running. Oops. Another word to the wise: Keep your eye on your battery when you send your laptop off to be fixed. Mine came back sans battery, and they have not been in a big hurry to replace it.
The longer answer is that I didn't feel motivated. I don't know if it was seasonal affective disorder or depression or just general malaise, but I didn't feel like doing much of anything, besides take naps. Add to that the lousy light in which to take pictures, and a bunch of little projects I couldn't splash all over the blog because they were meant for gifts, and the result is sporadic posting.
But the more difficult answer is that I feel like my focus is changing, and I'm not sure how to approach that on here. I'm becoming so much more interested in simplifying, scaling back, and improving my quality of life rather than adding yet another cute skirt to my wardrobe or bringing home adorable but useless things from the thrift shop. Now don't get me wrong--I have projects I want to tackle, and I'll always be susceptible to lovely thrift shop discoveries, but...I don't know. I don't know how to put it into words. I guess I'm a little timid about moving forward, because I'm not sure anyone will be interested in that sort of thing.
So for now I am going to move forth and just let things evolve. Gerry and I brewed up a whopper of a New Year's resolution last night which could make things interesting around here. We'll see how it goes!