I am that girl. You know that girl who loses things pretty often, misplaces her keys 100 times a day and spills seltzer on her keyboard. I went through several cellphones one year, only the first was my fault. I mix up plans and dates and times. I fail miserably at being on time sometimes. I forget to text people right back and get overwhelmed with too many emails. Last week in an effort to hook up a new 3d viewer toy for my girls and their cousins- I factory reset my phone. I lost it all… all of those pictures that were taking up so much space. I kept it together, and reminded myself ‘little deal ‘ in the grand scheme. I sat down on New Year’s Eve to write a post and share… and I spilled seltzer on the keyboard.
All of the sudden the C key and the V key would.not.type. The mousepad thing stopped working and I could not navigate through windows and get to my files. They are all there behind what is open, I just can not get to them… it is frustrating. I again reminded myself ‘little deal’… and then reminded myself again, and again. Sometimes it is hard to remember something that is a ‘little deal’.
Ruining my laptop got me in mode to shop for a new laptop, something I have never done a alone. It was fun and scary… and confusing. All and all I think I did well, and I am currently figuring out how to use it and set it up. I keep telling myself this time I will totally stay organized and not let my desktop look like a messy desk. I will settle with ‘I will try to keep it organized’.
I feel like a grown up, starting the New Year with some grown up gear, it even has the number keyboard on the side. If I can figure out how to connect my printer I will be golden. Sometimes it is funny to me that my brain can plan a party or a renovation at someone’s home and it can’t comprehend how electricity works or what to do when my printer is offline (what line? where did it go off?). I am a grown up, or maybe this is a Grown Ass Woman moment?… nah, not bold or important enough. I will settle with a grown up moment.
I do love the stories behind all the mishaps, the humor in life keeps me going. I managed to lose my winter coat a few weeks ago, either at Albany Med on Thanksgiving or a Hockey Game in Massachusetts, one can never be sure. It was all fine and dandy until I got to go to Lake Placid AND the Artic Freeze visited Albany. Brrrrr…. well Santa bought me a new jacket, but I couldn’t wear it until Christmas. I froze a little for a few days, but I was grateful when Santa left it for me… along with a note “I hear you lost your jacket, try to keep track of this one ❤ Santa”. He is a funny soul…
Sometimes life is just funny, we must chalk it up to funny. I am who I am, though I should keep seltzer away from my laptop and keep track of my keys… my coat… my purse… all of it. I do know, I can only do so much… so I will try to keep track of myself for now. I am a grown up laptop purchasing lady, and I am ready for the New Year. I got this, even if I lose my purse or data or photos… sometimes it’s nice to be lighter and since I can’t seem to get skinny I might as well count my losses and smile while I am lighter….