- With Heart and Hands: A Quilting Journey
- What If?
- Alzheimer's Illustrated:From Heartbreak to Hope
- Healing Hearts Textile Arts
- The Healing Art of Sewing and Quilting
- Fidget Quilts
- Making Prayer Flags
- My Tutorial Link Lists: By Themes
- Please Respect Creative Common Copyrights
- With Heart and Hands: Michele Bilyeu (blog)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
My Brain, Without Drugs...
I'm one of those people who do a million things at once. It is so complicated on some days, that there is no way I could even show you all of the things I am doing, or try to describe them.
But I had this collage saved from one day last week and it gives you a bit of the idea of the scraps, pieces and projects in my mind, and in my life....and for some reason, I just love doing all of it them at once.....because in the end, it all comes together ....and I really get a lot done in spite of it all!
What it doesn't show is a frozen computer where two automatic updates clashed with a pop up ad that zapped me while I was uploading quilt photos into a database at our Yahoo message board section of my Liberated Challenge...that darn pop-up ad made it through all my anti-virus programs and froze the entire desktop, all of my online photo graphics (in any and all web albums) were instantly and totally missing their photos. After minor cardiac arrest and days and days of trying to find and fix the problems....
I found out that the Windows XP would allow me one click and one click only on the desktop before everything froze. So I figured out if I clicked AVG and ran an anti-virus screen continuously, somehow it opened up the freeze, and I could then use the computer. So, for more than a week that's how I have been getting online.
Once, I managed to get back online, I downloaded IE and Google Chrome for alternatives to my now ruined Firefox, two more free anti-virus programs for more backup... and reset bookmarks and was back in business. I later deleted and downloaded Firefox a couple of more times, and now even it is working again!
It was all silly nonsense and all aggravating, but I wasn't about to pay for another computer clean out or repair. I was determined to figure it out... and do it myself! Don't ask me how I did it..but somehow I did.
I told my husband I was a genius but he was not impressed. After all, he knew I was the one who messed it all up in the first place ;)
Note any pattern here?
I decided I don't need to ever, ever get Alzheimer's disease from my 15 relatives. I make enough mind centered madness on my very own without even calling genetics in to play.
So, what if I froze the computer, lost all online graphics for two weeks, accidentally published a whole bunch of post edits yesterday, and have this much stuff all out and working on at once...it sure is fun!
I am a genuinely happy person and never, ever, ever bored!