...and... Labelmaker: Part Deux
I am so overwhelmed right now. There are so many problems that I'm juggling, that I'm exhausted both mentally and physically. I'm falling asleep early, and hating the mornings, and that's just not like me.
"The straw that broke the camel's back" was when my Microsoft Outlook froze up last night (which is my business email account). It turns out that if you end up with too many messages, it automatically freezes and (according to the internet sites I've visited) good luck trying to fix it.
I've been getting a lot of messages lately from very important sounding people like "The Grand Vizier Ahum Poobah Rasqualli The Third" who are desperately begging for me to send them lots of money because their small island country is in sore need of it. And it's amazing how many Grand Viziers there are out there. So all these Grand Viziers have been clogging my email these last two days and I just couldn't stay ahead of the buggars.
Spam. Dontcha love it?
I tried deciphering a couple of websites about the problem. They make it sound so easy! "Just use the fts.rpq file to clean it up. Then do an amansuter patch on the zicombapre file in the ascubre.pst part of your Outlook program..." See? Easy as pie! If you're fluent in GeekSpeak, that is.
I finally gave up, turned off my computer, laced on my sneakers, threw a leash on one of the dogs, and started walking toward my parents' home. Sure I have a car! But I needed to walk.
My parents live only a couple of miles away, so it wouldn't have been much of a trek at all. But it was dark outside and by the time I got halfway there, I realized that there was very little light and lots of woodsy areas around. Being a sensible girl, I called my parents at this point to tell them that I was coming. And being sensible parents, they drove out to get me.
So I ended up in my parents' kitchen last night, venting. Most people would have been shocked or made sympathetic noises, but suddenly Dad started howling with laughter and soon we all were hysterical.
I love my parents. They put life in perspective. And thank heavens Dad is a computer genius. He's coming over on Sunday to try to fix it.
My Mom's Response to My Labelling Blog
This is from Mom the Labelmaker for your blog friends. (What can I say, Cutie? You've got writing talent. Time you wrote a book.)
More labeling ideas to think about:
Funny, as I was teaching two Bible studies just this week, I brought up this verse: "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the good and the evil." (Prov 15:3) I said, "That's a verse my children probably remember from when they were young. I tucked it in the container of chocolate bits to remind them it was off limits!"
Yeah. We remember the verse. It was on the little slip of paper we kept pushing to the side to get to the chocolate. ;o)