10 Mar 2016

Things

Life has been a little rough for me lately, hence my absence.

First off, the very same day that the Rooglewood Press Contest winners were announced, my computer (lovingly named Steve) took his last breath. I also had nothing backed up, but luckily my Dad is somewhat good with computers, and is going to get it all back for me. I was going to do a post about the contest, but was I was computer-less, still am. I'm borrowing my Dad's occasionally until, I have saved up enough for a new one.

I'm trying to stay positive about it, I was getting too attached to my computer. So it's probably for the best, I take a forced break.I might be able to get some books written and pictures done. Maybe I can finish all of my boxes and plaques for my Esty store and finally get it up and running. I have five blank canvases waiting to be painted. I have a calligraphy and Chinese brush painting sets I have been dying to use. I am going to order a book and try to learn to speak and write Korean, I would also like to conquer my pile of unread books that towering over me. It's not like I have a lack of things to do.

If anything Pinterest, binge watching television, and even reading all of these blogs are hindering my progress.  I'm even thinking of getting rid of my phone. Maybe without my worst distraction, I can get on those resolutions. Eating healthy, being active, and getting adequate amounts of sleep sound lovely. Considering I'm a caffeine fueled, sleep deprived maniac right now.

My mom is in Africa for three weeks, and I have taken on the care of my seven younger siblings, five chickens, four cats, and a dog. Not as crazy as it sounds but still very tiring. A few of them have gotten sick so my days and nights have been unusually long. My stuff is all on the back burner, as I have to put on my mom hat.

It's going great! *Tears in my eyes and screaming in the distance*

Only 13 more days...



28 comments:

  1. Oh wow!!! Stay strong Skye. Endeavor to persevere. I am sooo glad your dad will be able to get stuff back for you. Even if we do need to take a break from internet, no one ever wants to lose all their stuff. Sounds like you have a ton of fun stuff waiting for you. I wish you luck and many adventures. Good luck with the sicklings. I hope they get to feeling better.

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    1. I will try, :) it's not that bad actually. That was my biggest thing was losing all my pictures and books. Thank you! Me too, I would just like them to sleep through the night.

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  2. Ohhh...wow. Looking after 7 siblings? YOU AMAZING QUEEN. I babysit my 3 nieces/nephew a couple of mornings a week and that's enough for me. XD (Kids are exhausting. They syphon off energy and devour it, I'm like 99% sure.) Ahem. but AWW THAT IS THE WORST NEWS ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER. :'( Every time my computer does something horrible, I just about diiiiiiie. It is my second arm. Or my second head. I don't even know. I just lurve it so much. Ahem. I do hope your dad rescues all your stuff, because that would truly be the most awful thing to lose it all. :(

    *sends you reviving virtual chocolate*

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    1. Thanks Cait! <3
      They are! I am so tired all the time, they are always hungry or sick...
      I know, I was so upset. I'm super attached to mine too. Yes, hopefully. I had so many pictures and books.

      Thanks :D

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  3. *hugs* <3

    I understand the tired all the time feel and being stressed and overwhelmed and feeling blah. You got this, girl. I can't imagine. o.o

    AND OH NO YOUR COMPUTER DIED? THAT'S THE WORST. As writers computers basically become like friends to us, so I'm sorry. I reallyyyyy hope your dad can rescue everything, because otherwise that would jsut be... ack.

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    1. Aw! *hugs*

      Ya it sucks, but I'm getting through it.

      It is, I'm so sad without it. It was like a close friend. He said he can, so that's great :D

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  4. Oh, Skye! My goodness. You poor thing! D: Not having a laptop is, to me, the worst thing that could ever happen. You're handling it so well and have a great outlook of being productive in other areas, even thinking about getting rid of your phone! You are an inspiration! But I am still SO sorry about your computer!!! D': Thank goodness your dad can save all your stuff!

    AND you're taking care of seven siblings plus animals? I can only imagine how exhausted you are! You stay strong and keep trekking on. *HUGGLES*

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    1. :D Awe, thanks for caring. It's awful, but I think at the same time I needed it to happen. Thanks, your so sweet :)I have my fingers crossed that he will.

      It's crazy, and I am sleepwalking. It's been fun to!

      I will try! *Bear Hug*

      <3

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  5. OH WHEW. So glad that you managed to get your files back -- computers dying are just THE HORROR. And ooooh are you going to start an etsy store? That would genuinely be THE COOLEST. Sending you all the love and takeout to power through this fortnight!

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    1. As far as I know we still have them, but it's not for sure yet. It is such a horror.
      Yes, it's in the works, but I've had to put it aside for now. Thank you so much!!

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  6. First up, heyyy I'm a new reader c: And your blog name is super cute, tbh.

    Anyway dude, wow. You're such an inspiration. And ugh, computer problems are the worst. Throwback to the time I lost days and days worth of photograph uploads due to a computer malfunction >_< And geez, seven siblings? You go girl.

    Amy;
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    1. Hey, thanks for reading! Really, thanks!

      Not sure I would go that far but :D
      That sucks, it is the worst.
      Ya, there are a lot of them.

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  7. *screeches loudly* This is the ultimate nightmare.

    And this is just proof that I have very bad (possibly the worst) timing as I've just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World award. You don't have to do it immediately, or at all. I can't even imagine how busy you must be, taking care of seven siblings, five chickens, four cats, and a dog.

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    1. Isn't it though, I was so shocked.

      Oh, thank you. I'm sure I will get to it eventually. I am notoriously bad with tags :) but I will try.

      It's pretty busy.

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  8. AWWWWW - my word, I'm so sorry to hear this! I know I'm behind, but I hope that things are going a little better for you!! And it would be really cool if you got some stuff on Etsy. I hope your siblings aren't giving you too much grief (and seriously, no matter how much you love them, sometimes they do just that). Anyhow, I am sending you barrels of virtual chocolate. Keep your chin up - you're awesome.

    As for the stressful life circumstances, I feel your pain! With 2 jobs now, I have trouble even reading a few chapters of a book, much less writing a post or working on a novel - it's a huge adjustment. Not to mention moving my blog in the middle of it all. So time - time is scarce.

    I have had my computer crash in scary ways TOO MANY TIMES. We are in a very committed love/hateship. And I've had the same one now for 9 years, and I have yet to afford/budget out a new one (I'm always, hmm, rent a car and go on a trip, or buy a computer . . . uhm, TRIP)

    When my family first moved to a farm in this area (7ish) years ago, we all lived in a small house with one bathroom. It was like the Weasley's Burrow in HP, just way less cute. I didn't have a car, and we were all really low on money. My parents worked outside from morning to evening, and that left me in charge of feeding and supervising my equally move-disturbed siblings. It was, an experience. (And I did learn some useful things, like that you can make great stew out of fennel bulbs and kohlrabi, how to butcher chickens, make scones in minutes, what to do with beef liver and chicken feet, and how to make a bunch of vegetables feed a dozen people,for starters)
    The point of the ramble - I've been there, and I know that while it was hard, I came out way stronger. (And with strange knowledge). I'll say it again - you're awesome ;)

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    1. Thanks! Things are looking up. I am hoping to get it started next month. Just a tad, they really miss Mom. It's needed, and aw you're so sweet.

      Life really has a way of turning plans on their head. Two jobs, I can't imagine that.

      It's the worst, especially when you have everything on it, books, pictures, passwords. I would pick the trip too. :D

      Omigoodness, your inspiring. I would read a book about this, honestly. Good for you! I myself am proud if I can pull of lasagna. My cooking skills are somewhat lacking. It's nice to have someone who knows what it's like. I think your awesome too! Thanks for the lovely comment, made my day.
      <3

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    2. Awww, I'm glad :) Kids that miss their mom are hard sometimes - because you feel for them, but you're just NOT mom, no matter how well you do. Moms are incredible human beings, ;)

      Actually, I think my current projects involving people in food service are partly inspired by all of those random experiences, lol. The farm thing basically transformed me from someone who couldn't "boil water," into a fairly accomplished cook, in my humble opinion. You sink or swim, in the end. Of course, I mainly make Thai/Indian/Korean/Japanese food now- but developing the skills was worth the pain, failure, and investment. And I will say that kneading dough by hand is a great vent for aggression and frustration! The other encouraging thing is that I didn't "take" to these skills, or realize I had a gift - I had to sweat, bleed, and burn for them. (It's encouraging, because I realized that if I can learn, so can other people, and that I shouldn't expect to be magically good at anything, lol)

      I'm happy I made your day :) Have a lovely day today as well ;)

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    3. Ya, it's hard when they are crying for her, and I'm just like, let me love you!

      That's neat, it's always cool to use real life experiences in writing. That's awesome, and you make such diverse food. My mom makes a lot of Thia, I love it. I do make bread and cinnamon buns, it is good for venting :D
      I think it's better to work hard for something, than for it to just happen.
      I hope to repay the favor one day :)
      You too!
      :D

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  9. Skye! You are a proper queen, I am amazed and in awe of you. I see this post is from nine days ago; I hope it's all still going OK! Only four more! Just keep putting on Disney movies and shoving them outside to play. It's going to be fine. Time will not stop passing; four days will elapse, as thousands of other groups of four days have elapsed in your life. I will pray for you for the strength to keep going and keep being positive. <3

    I'm sorry to hear about your computer! It's great that you're getting your files back (and now you know to ALWAYS BACK UP. I don't have USB back-up but I do keep emailing my novel to myself, which works). And yes, maybe losing Steve is a blessing in disguise.

    I don't know if I've ever thanked you for following Ink, Inc./ for your comments! I'm especially grateful for your recent comment on my BP post, now that I know you don't have easy access. I feel honoured!

    Hope everything goes OK the next few days. <3

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    1. Omigoodness you are so sweet. I don't think I deserve that title :D
      We are all still alive, he he, it's going alright. That's exactly what I have been doing how did you know. Thanks for the encouragement and prayers. <3

      At least I have my files, but I'm trying to see it like that.

      Oh, no problem I love your blog. I wanted to leave a longer comment, but I have limited access. Thank you for commenting on my posts!

      Me too :)

      <3

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  10. Man! That's a lot. I know what you mean with the computer thing. Mine caught a virus nearly right after the blog party. Thank God it was after! I didn't lose any documents, thankfully. But I definitely empathize with you. If I had lost documents I would've probably cried, and I don't really cry. . . I hope it gets better!

    Oh, I know what it's like to have to take care of siblings for prolonged periods. Except I have only four younger siblings. I don't really have to take care of them like I used to because they're getting older now. (Like my brother is married. O_O I feels sooo old!) It's even harder when they are sick. :( I hope they get better. Though I don't know how late I'm commenting, so they could be better now? Oops.

    But yes, the good side to have a sick computer is getting other things done. I had wanted to get a lot of writing done, but it seems like other people had other plans and I had get a lot of people done instead. Which is not terrible. I mean, at least I peopled with good people. And now that my computer is semi-back I have to catch up on blog reading. :/ Just after I had mastered it too. Aw, well.

    Anyhow, I hope writing goes well! And I am so looking forward to when your etsy store goes up!

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    1. That really sucks, is it working now? Thanks, it's slowly been getting better.

      Four is still a lot though, siblings can be lots of fun. They are even more fun when their older. One of my brothers is engaged with a baby, so I know what you mean. So old :D They are better now, but thanks for caring. Now I'm the one who is a bit sick.

      So far, I haven't had time for anything. Writing is going to happen though, as soon as my mother returns. I hope... Good for you for peopling it's important I'm told. I got behind on blog too, it was very frustrating,

      Thank you! The same to you. Hopefully soon :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, that sounds like a lot! I have kind of been there (when my mom had surgery about a year and a half ago, I was mostly responsible for my 6 younger siblings for about a week), but not quite as there as you! Hope things have calmed down, and you've been able to get to some of your resolutions. :)


    Alexa
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    1. Sounds rough, once you get to six one more isn't really that big of a deal.
      They are calming down, she comes home tomorrow. I think I'm more excited than the kids :D

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  12. I just saw this and aaaww! You poor thing! D: *huggles* I'm so enormously sorry about your computer and I hope you will get your stuff back! That is the absolute worst. :( All your other busyness sounds trying too -- I hope you survived it!

    I was just wondering why this tragedy happens that I always seem to be behind on your blog and then DUH I realized that I have never subscribed by email, just by GFC and I don't always remember to check that. I remedied this just a moment ago so your posts will get where they deserve--i.e. in my inbox where I will remember to read them!

    Keep going, darling, and I'm praying for you! I hope your computer problems will get fixed. <3

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    1. *hugs!* Your so sweet, Deb. I survived it, I think I have all of my files back so that's good.

      Oh, I do that too! I usually have to follow both ways to keep up as well.

      Thanks, I will. <3

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    2. AAAHH YAY FOR FILES!! :D *dances happily* ^_^ That is splendid and I'm so glad to hear it! <3

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    3. Yes! * dances and sings* My dad is quite the wizard with computers.
      <3

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