Friday, February 13, 2009

Slowly But Surely

Well, since I haven't had much time to write, I also haven't had much time to consider the layout- but since I had a little time this afternoon while working on Marcels computer (which is in serious need of something), I decided to have a look at my layout and see if I could find something that would seem at least slightly more homey to me. I was able to find something that was a little better- hence, the new layout.

It still isn't what I want- I don't think, but I like it much better than what I had, so I'm going to stick with it for now, or at least until I have more time to play around with layouts.

For those of you who stop by here to read what I've been up to and have noticed that I haven't been by your journals in a while, know that it isn't intentional, or from lack of interest in what's happening in your lives, but my time on the computer has been limited, and I'm finding it difficult to balance the time that I have had on here with getting everything done that I'd like to do.

I've had to prioritize, and unfortunately blogging has fallen low on the priority list. It isn't that I don't want to blog, or even that I don't want to read other blogs, but by the time I finish doing the other things, my time is generally gone, and it's time to head off and do other life things that keep my schedule full. I'm determined to find more balance though, so don't give up on me yet.

I've missed out on a few major events in some of your lives, and for that I'm sorry, but it hasn't been intentional.

I mentioned Marcel's computer issues in the beginning of this entry- I thought it was a virus, and I'm still not convinced that it's not a virus, but we'll have to wait and see. His computer was operating slow today and he tried to reboot but the computer wouldn't shut down. He did a manual shut down and when he restarted it tried to run a scan disk and found errors. The errors were unable to be repaired, and for whatever reason- be it a hard drive failure, a virus, or other issue, the computer doesn't even recognize that there is a hard drive on the computer. It's asking for a boot disk, and of course I don't have one. The recovery disk didn't work, because it said there is no hard drive to recover. Oyyyy! Can you say frustration?

Marcel has limited knowledge about computers, so I've been trying to sort it out myself, to no avail. Thankfully it is still under warranty, so we'll be sending it back and letting them deal with the headache of sorting out whatever it is.

Tomorrow is the big "Valentine's Day". We have plans to go out for dinner and a movie with Hein and Desere. It's the first time the four of us have been out in a while, and I'm really looking forward to it.

The first part of next week is fairly quiet, and with the latter part of the week being busy I think it will balance out. I have quite a bit to catch up with around here, so hopefully that will afford me the time to do so.

In the meantime- I wish you all a very happy Friday the 13th, and an even better weekend and Valentine's Day. Make sure you take the time to express to those around you just how special they are- but do it year round, don't just wait for a special day to do it- after all EVERY day is special.

My Gratitude List for February 13, 2009.

Today I'm Grateful For:

1- Marcel still having a warranty on his computer, so that we can send it back and let them repair the issues.

2- Fresh cherries- 1.00 a pound.

3- A morning spent with Desere-

4- Those who understand without explaination.

5- Reconnecting.


Cin said...

I miss you! Happy Valentines day tomorrow.*big hugs*

Dorrie said...

about time you updated!! Now, get off facebook and start writing HERE! lol

Judy said...

Ditto what Dorrie says! LOL.

Yup, I can understand busy and priorites! I make blogging mine even when my Dad passed away, a week ago....

also have been soooo busy! Time has just flown by. I'm thankful for that, actually.

I have managed to get in blogging in between making homemade Valentines,

shopping, consoling two of my friends and their families, going to doctor appointments, making personal business calls, there have been way too many of those!

I even have a daily updated blog on the new KCL made possible for us JS Refugees, by Matt, a former JS'er.

In case you have'nt been there, it's a thousand times better than that js2 crap.

I have made it my goal to update daily, sometime before "midnight" haha!!

I wish you and Marcel a beauteeeful and wonderful Happy Valentine's Weekend!

If I was there in the Netherlands, I'd have dinner in that castle that you can walk too! And of course, I'd have a handsome guy beside me too!

Well, I better go now and read some more blogs and comment, as yesterday I was gone all day!

Love and hugs,

Fijufic said...

Hard drives break. I ALWAYS back mine up. I once thought it to be silly until my hard drive hit the deck and wiped my computer clean as a whistle.

My portable hard drive now has a backup.

Jayess is a perfect example of what I'm talking about too.

I know you and so in knowing you I imagine you will figure it out.

I miss Jayess Lori. Dylan really pulled a good stunt in selling the name without the software.

Jayess needs that software to even make it viable...

Oh. Happy Valentines Day!!!


Judy said...

OOOPSSSS! I forgot ~

Your blog layout looks pretty, cute, and remember you can go to CutestBlogOn the Block.........

also there's another one called jelly's on Cherished Memories, I think..the button up top. :)