I’m a creature of habit. A boring trait, I know, but it has its merit.
Take my organizational habit. I never waste time looking for my glasses. I keep my reading classes next to my laptop, my sunglasses with my car keys, and my other glasses next to the chair where I watch TV. See how swell that habit works?
But if a glitch comes about, it’s not so swell. For instance, about a month ago, the battery on my laptop quit holding a charge. Which means I have to stay plugged in whenever I work on the laptop. That’s not a problem when I’m writing. I sit at my desk to work and all’s right with the (writing) world.
But reading–catching up on newsletters, blogs, and posts I’ve earmarked–is not an activity I do whilst sitting at the desk. Mostly, I do that sort of reading whilst I’m sitting in that chair, watching TV. (It’s not easy, either, what with the glasses I must juggle). I watch an inning, then read. Or I’ll read during commercials. Or if I’m particularly annoyed, I’ll read during an inning (or quarter). The point is, that’s my habit. But with my battery problem, I’m afraid I’ve missed some of my favorite reading.
So if you haven’t seen me lately at your blog, at least now you know why. And I shall return. Assuming I ever get around to buying a new battery.
This happened to me with my old computer. You can probably purchase a brand new battery for your laptop!
Gwen, yes! This happened to me about a year or so ago. I’m not sure WHY it keeps happening, but when it happened last time, and I put a new battery in, it held the charge for four hours. Happy days! Now it won’t hold a charge for ten minutes. Pfffft.
Hi Miss Cathy! I haven’t been to your blog in a while, so I am not sure how long you have had it like this. I absolutely love it, though!! The fishing idea is very cute, and the little worm coming down on the line was a touch of genius. You are amazing! 🙂
Aw, thanks, Katherine! I wish I could take credit for the fish but it came with the template. Still, I had to come up with that whole “writing is like fishing” thing and maybe that was a stroke of genius? A little bit? 🙂
I can barely keep up WITHOUT battery issues! I chuckled at your ‘juggling glasses’ comment … love your sense of humor! Hope you are able to operate on a full battery again soon.
Thanks, Kelly! You’d really laugh if you saw how I wear two pairs of glasses at one time. (The sacrifices I make for writing!) 🙂
Cathy–I have some friends who ask their friends, “Have you seen my glasses?” and all along, they’re on their head, ready to pull down into place…
A busy, successful writer like you should have a brand new battery and bifocals.
I’m far enough behind in catching up, I hope that you’ve gotten your new battery by now. I’m like you in that I have glasses in all the locations I need them. Now, if I could just find my phone.
Oh my habits. They comfort and dictate me all at the same time! Hope you get your battery issue resolved soon. 🙂
Well…I’d just like to say that I have NOT gotten the new battery yet. That would require me REMEMBERING that I need a new battery whilst I’m out and about. And Suzanne, that reminds me. I need to juice up my phone. 🙂