August 28, 2010

Return of the Mac

To make a long story short, my husband is a genius and my hero. His Internet searching prowess led to the miraculous resurrection of the Oracle, also known as my trusty MacBook Pro. Its malfunction? A problem with the graphics card, subject to a recall. So the expired warranty ceased to be an issue. The Mac is back, and it didn't cost us anything. They even fixed the battery and disc drive! Hooray!

I always try to savor it when things break our way. It's a precious experience around here.

Anyway I've spent this evening catching up on the 45 blog posts Google Reader saved while I was in the laptop desert. And a couple of my Internet friends -- by whom I mean my only friends, for I am a hermit in my old age -- have been writing about life struggles. My heart aches with theirs, and I wish them comfort and courage.

Food photo break!

I love late summer...

That's a couple of tomato slices, with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and a sprinkle of salt. Crusty bread or crackers make it the best lunch of the year. I had this like, three days last week. Though I have to admit: that fresh basil did a flat number on my breath. Sorry, front row public speaking students.

Now back to that comfort and courage. Man I have been on the receiving end of a Cosmic Screw-You or two. Of late, comfort has come to me in simmering pots and sizzling pans. I get courage from my friends and family, and a stubborn, inflated belief in my own genius.

My grandma always says you speak into existence. As in, if you say you're having a bad day/week/life then the bad will keep coming to you. In my experience, it totally works. So, listen up, universe. Give my girls a break. Share some of this love you've been giving me lately. There's plenty enough blessing to spread around. I claim their victory.

You know who you are if this crack at encouragement is meant for you. Much love, ladies. It passes. I promise.


  1. Hey Misty-
    Thanks for the love you sent my way. Sometimes I don't know if anyone reads what I write; it's more of a venting release for me. But it's nice to know that someone out there cares what I feel and think.
    On the upside, we've been loving recipes from that Annie's Eats website! We made the Taco Mac recipe the other night. Sutton and Dave both had two helpings each! A sure fire winner, if you ask me!

  2. "you now that I'll be back" Great Misty. You have now given me Monday's Song from Hell? You have that on a local radio station ever? They play a song early Monday morning that you will be humming or thinking about all day and possibly all week, and it's usually one you hate or hate to admit that you like because it was such a useless one-hit wonder. Yep... you nailed it Misty. "oh my god"

  3. I adore you Misty Sue. Love this post. But love basil and mozzarella even more. Could live on this if I had to. Glad you're back.

  4. Wow. That looks really yummy. I was on an internet hiatus too as we moved, so I'm getting back to it all now. I missed you! :)


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