Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I'm dithering around in my thoughts today.

On the one hand, I'm super stoked that we have a solid lead on a new(er) vehicle. Because a friend of mine is purchasing it through his dealership at auction, there's the whole "I know what I'm getting, but not the complete specifics". I do love a surprise, so while I know important things like the color and body style and a few other specifics, there is a little mystery left. Makes it feel very Christmasy!

On the other hand, I find myself aggravated at the inconvenience of having one computer. My hubby predominantly uses this computer and while I strive to get up early and do my computer "work", I find him messing up my carefully crafted schedule by arising earlier than expected. This morning the cordless mouse decided it was out of battery juice and many minutes were spent trying to run batteries to earth. Then in the middle of my typing, he wants to open a new window to share with me some music. Bless him.

I have a problem with flexibility. Besides the fact that I can't do a split, my heart chafes at accommodating plans other than the one chiseled on my mind of stone.

I wish I could pull an applicable biblical lesson out of this and tie it up into a pretty package, but I'm to busy wrestling with my thoughts and feelings. I'm fighting to remain gracious and thankful for the fact that (a) we have a spare computer, thus continuing to feed my internet addiction, (b) it was my dear hubby who ultimately unearthed those pesky batteries and as a gesture of love pulled up my email page so I was ready to go. (c) while I've been in here furiously (in the literal sense of the word) typing, he's been in the kitchen loading the dishwasher.

I know, I know.

What do I have to whine about?


InTheFastLane said...

Being down a computer would make me whiny too. We have 3 computers and 5 people in our house. And I can't always find an open one. It might be time to up the computer number to 4.

Dapoppins said...

I can tell you from expierence it is much more fun to complain when there is nothing to really complain about.

Lucy said...

sometimes a good whine helps gets the irritation out of our systems!!!

Lucy said...

PS love the 'gripe whine snivel' label!!

Bebe said...

Yes it's me! Your long-lost blog friend! :) I hate it when my computer starts acting wonky ~ nothing infuriates me more!! It is then that I realize how much I am addicted to this little machine!
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)

honeybea said...

I'm whining too, Mike has tried everything with them short of walking out. He's explained to them the dynamics of detailing, he's handed them the rags and told them to have at it, he's gotten mad and told them off. He's even been quiet and ignored them and just done his job in quiet dignity, still he ends up in the office once a month getting reprimaned. I'm filling out apps online for him today. He's had enough.