Nov 26, 2012

Coming Out Of A Mercury Fog

Three weeks ago, shortly after my last post, my computer cord decided to commit suicide.  I had replaced the cord only two months previous (there is a possibility that my laptop is blowing up the cords,) and I'm still waiting for the replacement to arrive.  Because my laptop is..."vintage"...the cord has to be ordered and cannot just be borrowed from any of the dozen people who graciously offered their cords to my cause.

My (also vintage) iPhone is not up to the task of blogging, and by merely trying to keep somewhat on top of emails and check into my social media sites from time to time, I've gone over my data allowances twice this month.

I"m not even going to get into what is happening with my beloved vehicle right now.

Mercury, which is now righting itself, rarely bothers me when it goes retrograde.  I take the situation into account when communicating with others and adjust my expectations, but I've never had any issue with electronics or travel.  But this time - I was hammered by it.

It truly is a chance to ponder what all these 'conveniences' offer and how we might function without them on a more permanent level.  I've missed blogging and reading other's posts.  Trying to read blogs on my little smartphone screen leaves a bit to be desired and so I'm feeling a little out of touch lately.  I'm sneaking a few minutes here, over coffee with my mother, to drop off this little update and a couple pictures of the dramatic fog that rolled into The Valley yesterday.

The upside to less computer time, is more time to catch up on my piles of books, my overflowing in-box at the office, and longer walks by the river.

I'll be back soon!


Lois said...

Lovely dreamy photos... Wow. I have been blogging less, because I am doing nanowrimo and also because my blog is out of photo space and I have to decide what to do with it. Is it time to begin anew? Or invest some $. So I have been on the fence.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i have such a love/hate relationship with technology. i love it when it works and hate it when it doesn't! hope yours is solved easily.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

I am not technologically capable and when Mercury pulls its little tricks, it makes it worse. I feel your pain!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mercury is such a trickster! Hope your cord comes in soon.

Jeanne said...

The recent sun spot activity may have intensified Mercury's effects so that the technology 'gremlins' appeared.
The photos are so peaceful. I can feel the fog, the moisture. You really captured the moment!
Do hope things in your world get back to 'normal' soon!

Goddess Findings said...

It's a mixed blessing that Mercury reminds of us how attached we are to our devices. Going unplugged can be unnerving,and then you realize you're not missing much. It gives us a chance to pay attention to what's really going on. Beautiful pics!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

MandaBurms said...

Computers and gadgets are wonderful things but when they choose not to work what a pain! Hope yours gets sorted soon.
Love Leanne

Bogaman said...

Merry Christmas young lady;^)