I want to say that I'm truly blessed. Why? Somewhere along the way, I learned to always look at the glass as half full. Oh - trust me - I face issues just like everyone else. I've just learned to NOT worry about stuff that I cannot change. I don't complicate my life, and I'm perfectly happy to use what I have instead of coveting something that I don't have.
Oh - I'm not a saint by any means. I have days when the world is a big bad place, and I want to stay in bed. Thankfully those days are few and far between.
Where did the CAN DO attitude come from? I wish I knew. My parents? Perhaps - they are still heavily involved in their hobbies, and they are in their mid-80s. My grandparents? - they were pioneers and grew up with very little. It doesn't bother me where the positive attitude came from - I'm just thankful that I have it.
This morning, the radio announcers were talking about TV and streaming services and all the shows and movies that people are watching. I haven't a clue what they are talking about. Even if I wanted to re-introduce TV into my life, I have no idea when I could do that. I need more time as it is (to clear out the paperwork in the office), and I'm struggling to find time to do that.
WOW -- Before COVID, the average (that's AVERAGE) Canadian watched 231 minutes of TV a DAY!!! That's almost FOUR hours. Imagine what that number is now. I can't imagine giving up 4 hours a day!
It's been over 10 years since I dropped the TV habit. So let's say that I watched one hour of TV a day. It was probably more like 2 hours (or more), but let's just say one. Over 10 years, that's the equivalent of 3,650 hours. If you broke that down into days - (divided by 24) - that's the equivalent of 152 days of watching TV for 24 hours in a row. Can you imagine that? I can't! So if ever you wonder how I get so much done, there's one answer! Remember - I am ME, and you are YOU! We do NOT judge each other - everyone has to do what they are comfortable with. I'm good with that.
Well, enough of that. I learned a very valuable lesson yesterday. Actually, I learned several lessons.
I was merrily working away on the computer. I thought it would be a good idea to connect my phone to the computer to facilitate moving photos from the phone to the computer. The whole situation had gotten out of hand as I needed some pictures to prep a presentation. I couldn't find them on the computer, but I found that I had taken the SAME photos three or four times, and that's a waste of time. I need to get this stuff organized. So once the pictures were safely stored on the computer in the appropriate folder, I deleted them from the phone.
I did learn that you should READ what's on the screen when deleting. I had four pictures highlighted that I had transferred. I figured it would be easy to just hit DELETE since they were selected. Hmmm - I was asked if I wanted to delete the ENTIRE folder. Ah - that would be NO.
So I was on a roll. Then I saw something flash on the screen - something to do with recycling. Now, what the heck is that?
I continued on and got the photos transferred and deleted. I am good to go with the next step.
Then I went to the folder to find the photos and WHAT???? or I should say STUNNED SILENCE. The ENTIRE folder was gone. All my pictures for 2020 for the blog, all the homework, and the prep for next year - GONE. I was so stunned, I couldn't even say a bad word.
Let's NOT PANIC. Thankfully, I had noticed the word RECYCLE. I googled it and GVOILA - I found my entire folder (intact) in the Windows 10 recycling bin on the home page.
|The critical folder sitting in the Recycling Bin|
|Two Rose of Sharon bushes in one|
|A wall hanging that needs a backing|
|Yardage of sunflower fabric|
|The binding for the sunflower quilt|
|The wall hanging with it's binding and backing|
|Sunflower yardage measured for a quilt back|
|Another project moved to the "to be quilted" area|
|Quilts of Valour quilt|
|The B arcs for the Double Wedding Ring quilt|
|Fabrics cut for the next section|
|The little helper|
|HEY -- look at me - I'm adorable!|
|The embroidery machine in the background|
|Snail's Trail blocks trimmed and ready to sew|
|Three pair of headphones|
Well, on that note, I'd better get myself organized for the day. There's a lot to get done today. I'm making excellent progress and I need to keep up (with myself!). Trust me, I'm happy - I know it seems like a chaotic, crazy, and stressful life, but I love it.
Don't' forget the Virtual Retreat this weekend. Saturday, September 19 (from 2:30 PM - 8 PM). And Sunday, September 20 (from 9 AM - 8 PM).
Have a super day!!!