Thursday, October 16, 2008

Perspective

I am still in computer hell, so I wanted to apologize for not updating any recently. The new computer, which I named MissFancyPants, was working right as rain for a little while, but then she refused to connect to the internet. I hope the geeks at Best Buy can convince her to talk to the interwebs because if not, I think I'll have to ship her back to China!

I haven't been taking pictures of my outfits lately because 1) I've been really swamped with work and life. and 2) I have no idea how to upload them to this computer. (the husband's MacBook). Seriously, I ordered the XP downgrade on MissFancyPants because I just don't have the time or energy right now to learn a new operating system! I do believe I'll be one of those little old ladies who never can figure out how to program her VCR (or equivalent electronic device). I am quite resistant to change because I'd rather spend my time doing more entertaining things than learning new gadgets.

The reason for the title "perspective" is that I have been all down in the dumps about a lot of things lately. I have a cash flow problem, but honestly, that should resolve itself in a few months. The thing that really put things into perspective for me was volunteering on Tuesday for a local organization that helps needy families get gifts for their children for Christmas. It is similar to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. I went to help take applications from a gigantic line of people. I took an application from one man who had 8 children! He had recently lost his job due to an injury, and his wife works only part time at a daycare. Their total monthly gross earnings are only $1760.00! FOR TEN PEOPLE! All this to say that even though I may be "broke" right now, I am not anywhere near the situation that many people in my community find themselves. So, whenever I try to get my pity party going, I just remember that I actually have quite a nice life, and a temporary squeeze is nothing like many people deal with on an ongoing basis. 

So, I'm off to Best Buy now. Cross your fingers that MissFancyPants will cooperate and talk to you, lovely internet!

4 comments:

THE D said...

So sad to read about the family of 10. You're a sweetheart for volunteering for that program.

Good luck with MissFancyPants!

secondhandshopper said...

Hi Corey,

I just dropped by to say I've nominated you for the honest blogger award. It's just a bit of fun, but if you want to hand it on to anyone the rules are on my blog.

That sounds like a very worthy cause you're helping out with. I can see why it would be distressing.

Cx

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

The effects of the economy hasn't made too much of a dent to us (well 401K and kids college funds) but some of my friends are dealing with it. Makes me want to do something but I don't know how to approach without hurting anyone's pride. I hope your cash flow resolves quickly but we're both lucky compare to others out there. :(

My laptop will be a christmas present hubby said. Although a new camera could be good too. :)

Bar-b said...

MissFancyPants is an uncooperative bitch and if she doesn't play her solitaire right she will get shipped back to where your nanny comes from.

There is nothing like volunteering to help clear up any misconceptions about your life huh? It has happend to me many times before.

Happy to *see* you on here.