Yesterday was such a happy day in the Casa de la Rocking Chair. David actually said - something is sure to go wrong, isn't it? I told him that was nonsense, and that we were going to enjoy every moment. So we celebrated with chocolate biscuits (cookies).
I am the last of the great spenders, as you can see. What is more, I put the biscuits on top of the microwave/convection oven, and forgot them there. Then heated the oven. Yes. Well. Melted biscuits still taste great! And we laughed some more.
Then my kettle died. I was not amused. My son must have the gift of prophesy. That is the 3rd thing to expire in the household appliance category. So I am now reduced to boiling water on the stove. I did not laugh at its demise. At all.
I did, however, have a nap on the couch for most of the afternoon. That was perfect. The pacing was not good, even though it did not last as long as I had anticipated. The dancing didn't help either, and neither did the walk around town while the delayed results were sorted. So I am creaking a little today, but I still have a grin on my face.
A whole era of my life is over, and the timing is so good. Just think - the last of my children is out of school, and now I have a grandchild on the way! 32 years ago, I was expecting Andrew, and now the full-time hands on stage of parenting is over. And it seems to have gone in a flash.
I don't know how many of you use Facebook. I do, and this morning, it all changed. I was sitting there staring at this totally strange new page which said "Welcome to the new Facebook!" and I thought - "I did not ask you to change. Go back immediately. I hate not being able to find my way round my own corners of the internet and just put it back the way it was, please. Now would be good." All in a nanno-second. And I remembered how much I hated having no choice but to change to beta when blogger did its thing too. And how, even now, I start hyperventilating when I need to update/change/add/adjust my side bar.
Just when I think I know what I am doing, I have to make adjustments and get used to new things.
Challenges. They are supposed to be good for us. Help us to grow. Become more. I am at the stage, though, where I would like to select the challenges I need to expend energy on - brain type of energy or other. And getting used to a new Facebook is not up there on the first 408675480 pages of my acceptable challenges. Or necessary challenges. Photoshop is. Writing is. Trying to work out how to design a new look for the blog is. Many many things are. FACEBOOK???? Humph.
How many of you use Facebook? And Twitter? Do I need to twitter too? Is this something I should be doing?