I should have just stayed in bed.
One of the prompts at Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop this week was “Write a post that starts and ends with “I should have stayed in bed.”” And hasn’t that been the story of my life this summer? Seriously. Just wake me up when September ends! Oh…it has?
To be honest, the summer was wonderful, but also so busy and stressful and frustrating, then I reached a point where things were going pretty smoothly again and life was good. And then last week happened. Last week was day after day of weird and minor annoyances that I ignored at first, because worrying is like praying for things you don’t want and all. But I soon became overwhelmed, and now it has spilled into this week with a pretty serious issue regarding my blog.
I CAN NO LONGER LINK UP WITH MR. LINKY, Y’ALL!! I can get a link to go through on the ones that just use links, but I can’t link up like I should with the ones that use thumbnails. I first noticed this issue I think either last week or the week before. Mr. Linky can’t pull from the web because my blog is somehow blocking that, and I don’t know what it is to change it. I can’t upload from my computer, because I get an error when I try to do that as well. After getting Cathy‘s help and eventually getting Brent from Linky Tools involved, I am still unable to upload thumbnails, BUT! I have discovered I can link up on my phone (unless something has changed, and it may well have by now). So for the time being, I will be making my posts, linking up on my phone for as long as I can, and saving for another new-to-me Macbook.
I am afraid the issue might actually be my computer. For now, the only issue is with Linky Tools. But you know how it is with computers. Once they’re dying, they just keep getting worse. Currently, I can still upload to social media and my blog. But at ten years old, this Macbook may just be on its way out. We had a great run together; I only paid $250 for it, and I got more stress-free use from it for a few years than I have from my $400-$600 Windows laptops that lasted about the same time, or less.
I am calm, but exhausted from the irritations of the past few weeks. Now here I am today, struggling to get out the door. I should have stayed in bed.