In my last post, I wrote how I intended as a new year’s resolution to write every day, and in fact to make at least 1 blog entry every day (I meant here or on my main site, not both). And now, a mere four days into the year, I missed a day. Yeah, I wrote nothing January 4th.
Why not? Well, I have a pretty busy life. I’m an active parent, and my daughter is a handful to say the least. I’m sure all 2-year-olds are, but I don’t have much experience with any others, so I’ll just speak about my own. Magdalena is an incredible amount of work. She demands near constant attention from me or her mother.
So yesterday, I went to work early, had to be there at 6 am, and I was out in the field the whole day, so I didn’t have a chance to sit at my work computer and type something on the sly. I was out until 5pm, came home, cooked dinner, had to sit by Magda and coax her to eat for over an hour, then she wanted to play –her mother couldn’t play with her, she’d had the girl all day and had her own stuff she needed to do, that I will readily admit is more important than my ego-blogging, so I had the girl for a couple hours, then it was bedtime.
Magdalena co-sleeps with us, all in one bed, and sometimes she refuses to go to sleep unless we’re both there (often with me singing to her). So she finally fell asleep at around 11, and I couldn’t get up. I was exhausted. I knew I only had a little bit of time to write a post, something, anything, in order to not break the chain, but I couldn’t do it.
It’s now past midnight, but I’m gonna count this as Saturday’s post.
The other thing, I got a new toy, an asus u3s! It’s way nicer of a notebook than I deserve, but after buying my girlfriend a laptop for Christmas, I got so jealous. I wanted one. I’ve wanted a new laptop for years, and finally I convinced myself to just do it. I couldn’t find a decent cheap one that met the specs that I wanted, so I bought a nice one.
I plan on putting linux on it, too, of course, but I’m going to keep windows for some things. It came with Vista Business, which I’d heard of but never seen before. Nice looking, but awful slow. It came via UPS yesterday but I barely had a chance to open the box and turn it on.