Saturday, December 13, 2008

My almost-a-month without a computer!

Whew, I am now the owner of a brand new computer. I am so thankful!

I have missed my blogging friends! Yes, I did say "friends", didn't I? Keeping up with each other through blogs is not quite the same as gathering around the kitchen table with a cup of coffee, but it is definitely a gift in my life!

So, what have I been doing this month? Well, I've been BUSY attending classes preparing me to be a "tax professional" this income tax season. Then, as soon as I got my computer up and running this morning (it took me 3 hours!!!!) I sat down and did some computer-based training.

Speaking as one fluent in "instant gratification via the credit card", I'm SO happy that I held out for real money to buy the computer. I can now attest that I CAN WAIT!

Then, as a testimony to God's perfect timing, a man who specializes in "hauling off junk, and finding ways to recycle" came knocking on my door this morning. So, he now has my old broken computer, as well as a perfectly good printer that simply doesn't "fit" with Windows Vista.

I feel like I'm almost missing out on Advent this year. I'm grateful for my lesson in waiting, though. Isn't Advent about waiting? "Oh come, oh come Emmanuel"!


Jayne said...

Welcome back Evelyn! Yay! You are a strong woman...a month without a computer. I'd be insane! Merry Advent to you!

Annie Wicking said...

It's surprising how we feel lost without a computer even sitting in a room miles from all my internet friends they feel like they are a big part of my life now. I love reading about what they are getting up to and how they're getting on with their writing.

Best wishes for Christmas,

ROBERTA said...

Aha! mystery solved (as to what became of you) - i can't imagine being w/o my computer for more than a couple of days - not sure i would have been able to wait so I'm quite impressed with your self-discipline.

BTW - love your new candle :)