A blogging sabbatical?!? Um, didn’t you just get this thing started?
Yes, yes I did.
And then we woke up this morning to find that my laptop that we got in August was dead. Non-responsive. Zero life.
Happy New Year!
We’re thankful that it happened when it did. I contacted Lenovo support and it’s still under warranty, so Mum and Dad are taking it back with them tomorrow and will fire it off in the box from the company and, fingers crossed, it should be ready to go within 7 business days. I’m holding my breath on that one, but also leaving that in God’s hands. Because, really, what can I do? At least it didn’t happen tomorrow after they’d left for the airport, right?
So, with all of that in mind I’m having to re-adjust plans for the coming weeks until I can get it or something back here. Chris and I will be sharing a computer, which should be really fun. cough. Thankfully when I got my new computer we upgraded a bunch of stuff and I’m now storing all our work files in the cloud, so I can still work on the important things. But, I also want to be realistic and know that we’re going to be doing a lot of juggling around here, and rather than stress out about it I’m choosing to make lemonade.
With that in mind I just wanted to let you know to anticipate a quieter space here. Not because anything is wrong, but because logistics will be harder and one of my goals for 2015 is to find more balance in things. To know what is reasonable, to priorities, to even step back from technology if that’s the best thing in that moment. So, when I’m able and inspired I’ll post, but I’m not going to allow myself to stress about it. And, because all my photo editing programs are on my computer you’re going to see more of the written word for the next bit if I am posting.
I’m actually looking forward to this. An unintended time to move into the New Year where I can step back and take stock of some things and focus better in some areas.
I’ll be honest, right now, in this day, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. The holidays have been fun. We’ve had a wonderful visit with Mum and Dad. I haven’t slept well the past few nights, so I think I’m feeling tired from that, which always tempers the rest of my outlook. Not a good happy person without enough sleep. While I’ve loved having the Christmas decorations up, I’m finding myself itching to get things cleaned up and packed away. We have friends coming over tomorrow, so I’ll have to hold off until the weekend. I think I’m just ready to do a good cleaning and freshen things up a bit. I’m itching to go through Olivia’s clothes dresser to dung out a bunch of things, and it’s time to do a toy purge now that Christmas is over.
Does anyone else get this huge desire to clean after the holidays are over?
I’m so funny because I feel like I’m chomping at the bit to get to the holidays, and then I want to soak up every carol and twinkle light and moment, but then I’m done and ready to move on. It probably doesn’t help that Yonese has had a couple weeks off of work and there’s a thick layer of dust on a lot of stuff. I love her so much. She helps me stay sane.
I’m actually looking forward to stepping back and having a bit of time to reorganize some areas of life, and prepare for others. I want to be more intentional about some things, and need some head space to prepare for that.
So, that’s that.
As we go into the New Year I hope you’ll do so with expectation of good things. I’m excited about this year and everything it has the potential to hold for us and the mission.
Happy New Year!