This blog post is brought to you by Starbucks. And iPad. And a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
I’ve said before that there are few things in life that a Pumpkin Spice Latte can’t fix. And if a latte can’t fix it, it will surely help you.
So, I drink.
On my way home from Allume Saturday night, my MacBook had a very unfortunate encounter with my water bottle.
Camelbak bottles are spill proof. That is, UNLESS the top is broken.
I’ve been separated from all of the data on my hard drive for almost a week. It’s been quite traumatic for me. I knew my life was on the computer, but to be forced to face this reality like this has been eye-opening.
But, I am who I am.
I cried in my SUV, just now.
Over a computer.
There are a couple of reasons this is stupid.
1. Hurricane Sandy. People have lost homes and businesses and some have even lost their lives because of this horrible storm. Water can do a lot more damage than ruining a computer. I’m trying to remind myself that while it feels like my life was washed away, it really wasn’t.
2. My hard drive is okay. So, all of my data will be recovered. I will not have MY own computer in my hands before Election Day like I had hoped, and I just need to come to terms with that. I will get a loaner. I have an iPad. I have options.
Dear Dana, take a deep breath – and suck it up.
I mentioned earlier that I’m at Starbucks.
That’s to save my marriage.
Because while it isn’t my husband’s fault that I spilled water on my MacBook, I can’t seem to stop getting frustrated with him over the stupidest little things.
Yesterday, it was soup. Specifically, the leftover soup he ate for lunch that I was planning on serving for dinner.
The day before that, it was cords. I feel like they are spewing out of every outlet in our house! I am a chronic cord-hider.
Today, it was oatmeal packet wrappers. The ones he should have put in the recycling bin after he made his oatmeal and ate it, but didn’t, so I had to throw them away when I got home.
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only adult living in our house. I used to feel this way all the time. Back when I felt sorry for myself, and kept my eyes focused on myself and did not intentionally respect my husband for the MAN and HUSBAND that he is. Even if I do have to clean up after him.
Now, I know when I feel that way, the soup or oatmeal packets or whatever is the “problem,” is not the real problem. My attitude is.
So, here I am at Starbucks – not being mean to the man I love and respect.
I’m here learning how to blog on my iPad, sipping my PSL, and dealing with my computer grief.
Tell me I’m not the only one who has to talk herself down from the ledge and leave her husband for a little bit so that she’s not unnecessarily mean or hurtful to him.
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