Posted by: chlost | February 16, 2012

Weekend off

My computer is back.

It is not the same, though. For some reason, it is just not working the way it should. I will use it until I can get a new one. I have decided to bite the bullet and get a laptop. I have only used a pc up until now, as I used it for my voluminous work files. Now that I will only be reading emails, surfing, and blogging, the laptop will be perfect. I will have to save up for it, though. So I am stuck with this for a bit longer.

We are heading out for the weekend. I am really looking forward to just getting away. It is going to be hectic-a three-day weekend to do a week’s worth of activities. With the time zone changes, it should make for a very exhausting time next week just getting the old body back on track. It will be worth every bit of it.

We’ll be seeing our daughter and her s.o. (the professor), as well as Husband’s 92-year-old aunt and his cousin. The aunt and cousin live about 2 hours from our daughter.

Husband’s aunt is quite a pistol. To meet her, you would guess her age as maybe 20 years younger than that. She has a very strong opinion about nearly everything, and does not hesitate in sharing it. She may have to take it easy while we are there… that we can keep up with her.

That is exactly how I would like to be described someday!

Certainly she must not have been easy to live with. She has only the one daughter. Her husband died about 20 years ago. She and her daughter had a lot of strain in their relationship over the years, but have made peace with each other and are nearly inseparable now. That type of personality is best appreciated in an elderly person….not in a young wife and mother.

But she is the last of that generation on that side of Husband’s family. There is an aunt and uncle of that generation still alive on the other side of his family. When that generation is passed, we will be the older generation. It is a very disconcerting idea.

I still don’t feel like a grown up most of the time. When did I get this close to being old?




  1. Kinda creeps up on you, doesn’t it?

    I only use a laptop at home and it seems to be going strong, but I’m planning ot replace it with a Macbook when it dies.

    Enjoy you’re long weekend!

  2. I still don’t feel like a grown up most of the time. When did I get this close to being old?

    I have the same problem. If I look in a mirror I sometimes wonder who that old guy is looking back. When did this happen? I find denial to be my friend in this matter. Just forget about it and go on.

  3. I used a laptop on Thursday for about two hours for the second time, i hate them. I’ll stick to my PC which i got up-graded about 9 months ago for £200.00.

    What is it you feel that is wrong with it, i help out sometimes in a PC forum.

  4. …and sometimes we are already old.

  5. Hope you have a lovely time!
    It is so unfair that our insides do not keep pace with our outsides: a cruel trick that we still feel young when we look different but I agree with Jon, I just forget about it when possible and get on with living as I feel:)

  6. I hope you had a marvelous weekend! “Free” weekends are the best. 🙂

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