Over the past weeks I have been experiencing a perfect communication storm in my world. I have been sick and at the same time electronically cut off from the world. It has been a very interesting place to sit a bit and view my corner of the adventure from.
I put out my last post as part of the January awakening challenge submitted quickly from being sick in bed at a hotel in LA (without time or energy available to respond to so many supportive and insightful comments that came in that day!). Then the very next morning, I flew home only to spend these past few weeks mostly flat in bed doing the dance of keeping the formal diagnosis of pneumonia just at bay.
There have been days and days of not feeling well enough to do anything but sleep away the aches all while coughing, clearing the lungs just enough to allow breathing, but not enough hopefully to do permanent damage to the aching muscles around the ribs.
Oh, and for that incessant blowing of the nose??? –I have found the crown jewel of cool comfort when one finds the schnoz rubbed raw which I am pleased to recommend on to anyone else who may be finding themselves so challenged anytime soon as well:
I am not kidding, these tissues are the bomb and complete balm worth recommending on with five massive * * * * *s to any nose in need. I am not sure how they get the cool little arctic hugs into them (probably some chemical reaction that it is best to remain ignorant about details on), however the raw, hot and bothered skin around any sore nose will thank you immensely for hoofing out to get some of these. I digress though…
Then last week when the fever finally broke long enough to focus the eyes, I turned on my computer to check in here on this little electronic sanctuary and I got in return a big fat nothing. This not meaning nothing here on the blog, but rather I found my little work horse of a MacBook had finally gone off to the silica chip happy hunting grounds in the ethers taking with it all my stored access log ins. Plugging the computer in allowed power to be pulled into the internal juju working bits creating some movement and sounds, but there was no translation from those gyrations with anything coming onto the screen.
There is a moment of pause left in the deep silence of appreciation for my old Pro left right here:
This is done in honor of the little work horse of electronic love of a device that logged more travel miles making the journey of life with me much longer than should have been mechanically possible for a computer with as much travel and stuff in motion abuse as my lifestyle brings. It is complete gratitude for 5 1/2 years of adventures moving around the planet together with me all while being such an important touch point of creation and contact with the people that I love. My little Pro will be greatly missed.
So, finally at the end of last week when I was feeling well enough to sit up for 4 consecutive hours in a row, it was off to the fruit market to choose a new little malcus domestica I went. However after purchasing a new machine, I discovered the innards of my last computer were so old that special efforts had to be made to allow them to talk to the new hot rod innards of today’s computers. This meant that the new purchase of a slick little whisp of a nothing Air required that it be left at the store with my old hard drive for an additional 72 hrs so the folks at the Genus Bar could chaperone the proper introductions needing to be made. In the meantime, I headed home to the coast to complete my physical recovery while data recovery was underway.
Now FINALLY almost a full week after this, that is after being snowed in at the Oregon Coast and watching epic weather chaos in Portland, I am finally able to rejoin the blogging world after picking up a new computer that has access to all my old settings and codes that unlock the doors letting me into my electronic home. I did have all my pass codes saved off line and they were stored so well somewhere at home that they did not give up their hiding places for use on any borrowed computers. 🙂
The main reason for this quick post though is that now with access again granted, I find I have much to catch up on. So many wonderful souls have left comments and little loves notes for me here. Thank you for this. You are read, savored and much appreciated. I am happy to report that all is on the mend and my new little whispy diva of a computer is happily along for the ride.
It has been an interesting few weeks to be forced off line and into the stillness that illness at times requests. Shortly we will be rejoining the regularly scheduled world which it turns out has marched on, still in progress. I am currently working on letting go of any frenetic impulses to explode with hurried words all over everyone here and instead I am posting to you all in mass. Thanks for reading and writing and giving me something to look forward to using my new computer to enjoy.
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Including this as just a bit of fun to show what it takes these days to get a radio signal at our home over on the coast as well: