I was growing tired of the drama around here. Is it a coincidence that I have off from work this week? I think I must have used some serious psychic powers knowing I would need this week off.
If you remember a week or two back, my drama at work was reaching a head, and then the great computer meltdown occurred. Then the loss of Luke. All the while, anticipating my first cycle back on the TTC bandwagon and worrying about that.
I had originally scheduled this week off to do a lot of little projects around the house. I have done a few, and did another purse cleanout and donation. I cleaned two closets (so far) generating a landfill of trash. Mostly empty boxes and crap I was saving for god knows what.
Sadly, my PC rebuild hasn’t gone as planned… so I ended up ordering a new PC for the family computer. Since I had my work laptop under lockdown since last Friday, I’ve been out of the loop on blogging and e-mail. My Google Reader had 780 unread posts when I posted on Monday… I’m sure it’s over 1,000 by now. But you know what? It doesn’t matter.
I am relishing the fact that I have been able to detach myself from the computer for awhile.
I even (GASP) went shopping to REAL stores yesterday. Places where they give you free boxes with gifts you buy instead of my internet purchases where they CHARGE you a giftwrap/box fee.
I went to lunch alone yesterday, and sat in a restaurant eating a turkey wrap with NOWHERE to be. I browsed the Coach store, Williams-Sonoma, Sur Le Table, and Harry & David. I sat in a comfy chair in Starbucks sipping a Latte watching the snow fall outside.
It was heaven. Well, except for the money I spent.
So far, this week is turning out to be unexpectedly decent.
I am done my BCPs, and awaiting arrival of AF to make my first u/s appointment and the start of my injectables cycle.
I am (almost!) done my Christmas shopping.
I finished decorating, and decorated a special tree dedicated to our departed pets. We got rid of the dog and cat food, the dishes, the kitty litter. It was time to let it all go.
My new PC should arrive next week, and I think I’ll just take my time loading everything on it. I am using my work laptop for urgent stuff and these posts in the meantime. Won’t have my usual time to browse and lurk, but that’s okay. It’s temporary.
To sum up this week in one word: PEACEFUL
[breathing out a sigh of content]