In the 24 hours that J has been away on his business trip…
1. My laptop died.
Either that, or it’s tinkering on the edge. The symptoms seem to be similar to what this guy was experiencing, and there does not seem to be a solution. (I do not have Apple Care either.)
I have not been as diligent about backing up — my last was about 2 months ago — so at the moment I am thinking about all the pictures and files I have added since, waiting around and anxiously hoping that it will power back up again.
Luckily J still has his old MacBook lying around the house, so I am typing away on that at the moment. But it obviously does not have my files, apps, etc and it is not exactly mobile since it needs to be plugged in to a power source at all times. (#firstworldproblems)
We were actually thinking about buying a replacement MacBook Pro for me in late August, when J gets his bonus at work, so even if this laptop never starts back up again I will only be without my own personal computer for a month. Be that as it may, I am still quite attached to my 3.5-year-old MacBook Pro because J had given it to me as a wedding present. Yes, it had been acting up here and there for the past year, but I refused a new laptop due to sentimental reasons…and because I’m afraid Claire and/or BebeDeux might ruin a new $2,000 machine.
(I am sure some people are wondering why I need such a pricey laptop. It’s because I am always running power-intensive programs like CS5.)
How does this affect you, my readers? Well, I had been working on the massive spreadsheet which housed all the entries for my Amazon Gift Card Giveaway…and obviously I no longer have access to it. (A spreadsheet was necessary to delete all the multiple entries, and to keep track of all the Facebook entries as well.) So you will have to wait a few more days for me to re-do the spreadsheet, or for my laptop to come back to life. Sorry! (But I swear I will announce the winners by the end of this week. Promise!)
In addition, posts will probably be light until I get my technological issues squared away. (I don’t like writing posts from my phone because it’s falling apart and I’m not eligible for an upgrade until next month.) I know, it’s a travesty, but I’m sure you can all manage.
Now, on to the second bad…
2. Claire got her first bruise.
She was sitting on the floor, playing with her toys…then BAM! She suddenly fell face-down onto a hard plastic music-making contraption.
She immediately started crying, and I was able to calm her down in just 10 seconds. Because she stopped crying so easily, I thought that no harm had been done. But I was wrong.
Aren’t cheeks really difficult to bruise? I mean, a more bony area like the forehead or a knee gets bruised easily, but a cheek? That means that she must have hit her face pretty hard, right?
The worst part about this experience is that I was right there. I was sitting right next to her and I wasn’t distracted by anything either. I just watched her fall into the damn toy and I let it happen.
I know that Claire — as well as BebeDeux — are in for much more serious injuries in the future. But there’s just something about your baby’s first boo boo that breaks a mother’s heart. I wonder how bad I’ll feel when she gets her first cut/scrape. Or a broken bone (knock on wood).
The timing couldn’t have been better, because Claire is being baptized this Sunday. I thought to myself that if the bruise is still noticeable come Sunday, I could just put some makeup over it…but then again, I don’t want to be that mother.
They say that bad things come in threes. Hence, the title of this post.
I really miss my husband too.