Catching Up

Talk about your eventful weekend! I don’t even know where to start…

I had a brilliant and wonderful time with the ladies of the Wild West Bead Society in Fort Worth on Saturday and Sunday. Not only are they good beaders, but they’re good company too! Many thanks to Carol especially, who hosted the classes, took me to dinner, and put a roof over my head Saturday night.

Driving home on Sunday, things started getting hinky, though. First, a phone call to Mom delivered the news that she had been dreadfully sick all weekend (I think she has the flu) and that our computer croaked. AGH!!!! I accidentally messed up my laptop a few weeks ago (shouldn’t have moved that one file. Ahem.) so it’s not working. And now the desktop with ALL our files is in limbo. I’m going to take them both to get some professional help tomorrow, as well as look into purchasing another laptop. I managed to get our OLD desktop up and running in order to connect to the internet which is a temporary solution. I swear – I just need to hire a full time IT person. I can’t believe the amount of time I’ve spent on computer and printer related meltdowns this year.

Mom came home from work early today, and I’m not going to let her go in again tomorrow. She sounds like death warmed over in the other room as I type this. She’s also suffering from really severe lightheadedness – so I’m trying to keep her from moving around too much. In the meantime, I’m going to be washing my hands about every three minutes in an effort to stay well. You guys stay well out there too!

I did have a pleasant surprise tonight – the Bead & Button newsletter had a section promoting the availability of videos from Beads, Baubles, and Jewels, the PBS beading show, on their website. Specifically, they pointed people to the video showing a demo of my project, Pillars of Strength. Go check it out! This was the first time I’d been able to see it too, since my PBS station doesn’t carry the show.

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