Oh yes. Built a new computer this weekend. My old box was built in mid-2008 so my husband and I talked it over and decided we both needed new computers (his is even older than mine). He’s going to build his new box this weekend when he FINALLY gets back from his 7 week work detail from out of state.
I also got a new larger HD monitor, speakers (with a sub-woofer), keyboard, and mouse. I gave my old box to Daniel (my husband set it up with dual monitors) so now he has a good gaming machine for WoW and Guild Wars.
My husband also surprised me with a brand new larger iPad 4 (64GB). My previous iPad 2 (16GB), Tristan dropped it three times in a row on the bathroom floor (naturally the only iPad in the house that didn’t have a case) and even though we will be replacing the cracked screen I needed a larger iPad anyway because the 16GB one kept running out of space. I sort of joke that it totally made up for the fact that we skipped my birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s day (remember… non-stop random illnesses for the past few months!).
On to other things…
I’m finally healing from the Winter of illness. Starting from the first week of November with the weird chest / shoulder pain (nothing serious, most likely a damaged or inflamed nerve) through December with the viral illness that landed me in the ER and then food poisoning to January when I first got the cough that turned into the viral bronchitis that has lasted all through February and granted I’m still sick but I’m around 75% improved. Enough to slowly clean the house and cook again. Lots of use of the neti pot and all sorts of bath bombs and steamers from Lush as well. Progress!
However poor Daniel has it now and has had the bronchitis so far, all month. Tristan thankfully just nursed through it and only had a cough / runny nose for about a week.
Web work stuff…
I don’t think anyone noticed but I’m taking a large step back from doing any design work. I’ll most likely still accept work from people on a case by case basis so it doesn’t hurt to contact me. I just vastly prefer repairing broken blogs or doing code these days than any graphic work.
I also miss forming personal relationships rather than working relationships. It’s hard to still be enthused about a blog I’ve had for over 11 years especially when I completely suck at being a mommy blog or review blog and my life really isn’t interesting enough for a lifestyle blog. It’s even harder when you do your damnedest to avoid any and all drama and negativity online which is impossible.
ONLINE DIARY IT IS! Bring it back to Angelfire circa 1998 folks!
And on that note… hope you’re all doing well, update me on what’s going on with you in the comments!