In keeping with the apparent theme of 2013 (“Making Things More Complicated One Crisis At A Time”), I managed to accidentally drop my brand-new 4×4 steel bench block (sharp corner first) onto my MacBook Pro as I was unpacking it. My new MacBook Pro. (Cue Michael Bolton warbling How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?)
This would be on the same day that Nick had another minor medical episode (no answers on that front, but please keep the prayers coming) and that our friend from church discovered the deck he was going to resurface for us at a steep discount was actually dangerously rotted out and needed to be entirely rebuilt.
I literally sat down on the sofa and cried. By nightfall, I had a headache so bad it was making me physically ill and last Wednesday, I woke up with the worst fibro pain I’ve had in months. I threw in the towel – cancelled my Wednesday afternoon meetings, skipped worship practice, and didn’t get out of my jammies at all on the 4th. It was just all too much.
Thankfully, our homeowner’s policy covered the laptop repairs with a small deductible (Apple Care doesn’t cover accidental damage, it turns out) and I had wonderful classes with some really talented students on Friday and Saturday.
Also thankfully, the sermon and worship at church Sunday were both really good, soul-nourishing meat and potatoes stuff – just what the doctor ordered.
And I got my baby back.
Other stuff in progress: a complete cleaning, purging and reorganization of my studio so I can get my new enameling kiln set up (squeeeeee!); the finishing touches on the hall bathroom refresh; and prep work for the Metal Retreat in September (want to join us? still two spots left!). Unfortunately, I completely missed Brandi’s color challenge – just wasn’t possible with everything going on last week. Don’t miss her big reveal today, though – some seriously beautiful eye candy there!!
How has your week shaped up?