Decaf & a Blog

I’m catching up with emails and blogging this evening at a local cafe with free wifi. Since I’m flying solo this week in my role as “Hunting Widow” (yes, my husband is a hunter), I did some advanced planning and asked my alternate babysitter to come by every evening at 6pm and to stay with baby for two hours. I was just looking for a little bit of relief from my screaming toddler.

Tonight was the first night, and I honestly had no idea what I was going to do. Should I go to a movie? Nah, I felt a little weird going to a movie alone. Plus I still have so much work to do that I can’t seem to catch up on. And I can’t get to my emails. And I have to blog. And I’ve got some articles to prep.

So I decided to head to a cybercafe. Of course, now that I’m here, I realize that I brought my wicked fast new Macbook but it doesn’t have half the things that I wanted to work on loaded on its harddrive. So I can only blog or check email.

Before coming to this coffee shop – which by the way is the impromptu rehearsal space for 4 fiddlers, a guitarist and flute player as I type – I treated myself to a dinner at a new Thai restaurant in town. I was all ready for a nice, relaxing meal eating red curry chicken and reading a magazine, when my quiet dining was interrupted by…a screaming toddler. Serves me right.

Having survived a meal with screaming in the background, I am now sipping a decaf latte, listening to the music, blogging and grateful that I’m working hard enough and earning just enough to afford a babysitter in the evenings in addition to my morning sitter.

Now if only I could figure out how to get all my old files onto my new computer without having to buy new software, too. Guess that’s not going to happen.

  1. One Response to “Decaf & a Blog”

  2. What did you switch from? I would buy an external hard drive (with USB 2.0 or Firewall), and use it to transfer all my documents. I am a MacBook user, and use the separate hard drive to back-up regularly. Very quick and convenient!

    By Sang-Hee on Sep 14, 2007