The past week has been Texas history week here at the Point. We visited museums and landmarks and walked trails and, of course, ate Mexican food. It’s Texas law that you have to eat Mexican food a minimum of once a week. I follow this religiously. I don’t want to lose my Texas ID card.
On Wednesday, while my girls took a friend to see the Alamo and Riverwalk I parked myself in a fancy hotel lobby and mooched off their internet. I needed to spend some quality time with my new computer. Buying a computer always seems like such a good idea at the time, but then you come face to face with the realization that you have no idea how to use the new operating system and somewhere along the road of life you’ve lost the capacity to learn.
I was considering returning it, but thought I needed to give it a fair shot at having the honor of belonging to me. It must be such a joy to be right in my face every day as I whine about how hard it is to learn new technology at my age. Excuse me while I stop for a moment and think about how lucky my computer is…..
It turned out to be a good decision to sit for a while in a luxury chair where no one was trying to tell me about their ideas for how to make a sword out of the curtain rod they found in my garbage and just read the computer’s instructions. After an hour of reading one tip at a time the light started to turn on and guess what! I can learn new things! Who knew an expensive hotel was the key?!
I am considering making it a weekly appointment. Throw in some fajitas and I might even stop complaining about technology. OK, probably not.
I have decided to keep the computer since I have mostly figured out how to use it. Although I am still considering paying one of my kids to install the programs I need and set up my email. No reason to put my brain under too much stress.
This weekend I am heading to Austin for an essential oils class. I’m looking forward to sharing how much they have blessed our family! Plus I will get some drive time to finish an audio book that I started over a month ago.
Have a good one. Eat some Mexican food!