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Hey Everyone,

I’m back or trying to be while I juggle lots of balls. It’s like a 3 ring circus 🀑 around here and if you follow me, I don’t have to tell you! (the pic is what my computer kept looking like through the process of going dark). I’m late and off my posting times but I’m just happy to be here, so I’m chalking that up to a win.

Another glitchy day,
time to start over.
Try your best,
take what you get.

Go back to the drawing board.
Take your wins and cut your losses.
Keep digging out little by little,
a new day ahead.

Hitting rock bottom
is the lowest you can go.
Take each day as it comes.
Climb your way back to the top
it’s how we roll, like it or not.

Measure your success by
Staying on course
and taking needed time
To reset and rise to the occasion.

Soon you’ll be flying
with colors so bright,
the moon and the stars
your guiding light.

Glitches Be Gone!

Copyright Β© 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved

Who’da thunk a tiny little finger burned in oil would have created such havoc. I never fry food but with temps into the 100’s I thought it better than baking for 35 minutes and heat the house up more since that would only take 3 minutes in theory. Well, unless you burn yourself, then all hell breaks loose. The gremlins and the ghosts and goblins are at work as we’re nearing Halloween and the day of the dead.

I heard and felt my finger sizzle in the 165 degree oil and had to sit with my hand in ice water until it subsided. Trouble is, every-time I tried to take it out, I couldn’t because I was in such pain. I continued to try to type and get this this out to you (it was supposed to be part 3 of my Jackson Hole trip.. the best laid plans) with one hand and kept falling asleep and spilled a little water on my lap and lap top but continued to type, as the show must go on so to speak. Trouble is, it kept happening and by the 3rd time of literally falling asleep the whole glass of water fell into my lap top frying my computer.

OH NO! 😱. The message? GO TO BED! YOU HAD 2 CHANCES AND YOU DIDN’T LISTEN so this is the result. How haven’t I gotten that by now!! Do you have wake up calls like this or do you heed the warning?

By the next morning, my finger was fine after sleeping with it in ice water all night but my computer was toast! Thank you so much to so many of you for checking in on me and your kind thoughts and prayers. It was truly appreciated!

Being the optimist and penny pincher I am, I tried everything from putting it in rice (that’s a lot of rice for a 16 inch lap top), using a hair dryer, calling Apple Care, turning it on and off which sometimes seemed to help but I had emojis jumping and font typing itself with glitches everywhere. Please dear God I thought, NOT NOW!

And then I thought, think again! I seem to need big and expensive lessons to catch my attention at this time in my life and needed to S..L..O..W.. DOWN! I am not one not to do what I say I’m going to do but something’s gotta give which gave me insight into my inner workings and prioritizing.

When I finally realized it wasn’t going to fix itself no matter how hard I tried and the expense of trying to fix it wasn’t worth it and I couldn’t get my emoji’s up (you know how I love my emojis πŸ₯°), I bit the bullet and here I am tapping along on my brand new 14 inch lap top that is working like a charm. I seem to have synced everything ok so far, fingers crossed and I didn’t even have to call my son to help. That’s a huge win!

I was going to share the final pics and haikus from my trip to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and the wedding but can’t get my pics uploaded and now am on the phone with Apple Support. I was shocked it was going so well so far up until then but I’m stopped attempting after the 3rd time since I’ve learned my lesson to stop when you’re ahead. And I do want to share the upcoming wedding with you which I can’t believe is next Sat with a welcome party here on Friday with 200 of my closest friends I don’t know. 🀣. I missed the fine print, I thought it was for close friends and family members and out of towners. Things have change and I’m out of sync with what they do now.

I will most likely post once next week and am desperately trying to dig out and visit you as I can.

Thanks for your patience. Have a wonderful Friday and weekending!

Blessings of Love and Smiles through whatever glitches you might be having and glean the important messages before they become too loud!

πŸ’— 😘 πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Cindy

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GraceoftheSun
19 days ago

Happy fun Friyayyy, Sorry you had so many mishaps. So glad to hear you are on your way to having it all fixed. Many blessings to you, my friend .πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

You are so welcome.πŸ’•

janicetv
janicetv
19 days ago

Happy fun day

janicetv
janicetv
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

😘
I like your post image. Very inspiring

Laleh Chini
19 days ago

Happy funday Cindy.❀️❀️❀️

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
19 days ago

Glad you have it all under control . Love your tenacity πŸ˜»πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€©β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ήβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ‘°β€β™‚οΈπŸ€΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘Όyay the big day is almost here .love you Mom

paeansunplugged
19 days ago

Hurray for Fun Fri-Yay!! πŸ₯³
Great to know your finger is better now and things are falling in place.
Enjoy your weekend and take care. πŸ’–πŸ’–
PS : how are the wedding preparations coming along?

katiemiafrederick
19 days ago

Hehe Dear Cindy i Won’t Take Up too Much of Your Space
Yet True Humans And Other Animals Only Evolved to Focus
On One Task With Enough Loose Attention to See A Predator
Coming on the Horizon
While Keeping

Enough Focus

to Eat the

Wedding Cake HAha

Moral oF A STory Savor
Frosting Appreciate Cake Best..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Oh Dear Lord Dear Cindy i’m
Entirely Too Sweet For Frosting
Yet As Katrina Tells The
Waitresses When They
Try Their Best to
Persuade me
iNTo Dessert 🧁
She Says Oh No
He’s As Hyperactive
As A Two-Year-Old You
Overload Him on Sugar
And You Take Him Home
And Deal

With Him

Until
He Goes
To Sleep Hehe
Yep Should Be
Criminal For Someone
As Old as me To Have

So Much
Naturally
Sweet Energy HAha
You Are Very Sweet
And Energetic too

Dear FRiEnD Wedding
Bells Coming So Very Soon
Do Dance Sing So Verily Free
πŸ’ƒβ€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

β˜ΊοΈπŸ§β€οΈπŸ™πŸπŸ™β€οΈπŸ§β˜ΊοΈ

Phil
19 days ago

You’re doing well and making great strides amidst the chaos and pain, dear Cindy 🩹😘 Hang in there my dear 🌻 Best wishes for a wonderful day and weekend πŸ’–

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

TY my friend πŸ’–πŸ’–

Dawn Pisturino
19 days ago

Oh, Cindy, I feel so bad for you! You must have really burned your finger. I hope you went to the doctor and got Silvadene for it. Take good care of yourself! Your devoted fans will still be here.

BENJAMIN NAMBU
19 days ago

Sorry about your accident. I am impressed with your optimistic spirit and the lessons you’ve gleaned from the incident.

I love your attitude.

BENJAMIN NAMBU
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

You are welcome πŸ’• 😊 😊

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
19 days ago

Wow, Cindy! Hope you are OK! Enjoy the new computer. I hope the transition from the old one is easy. <3 Take care of yourself!

Kym Gordon Moore
19 days ago

Oh poor Cindy! πŸ˜₯ Girl, I don’t know how you can managed to turn a painful and nerve-racking situation a comical and oh so FUNyay on this Friday!!!! You made me do some speedreading here because I felt so charged up by your dilemma, and actually imagine you juggling balls in a 3-ring circus! 🎠πŸŽͺ🎑

Ok Ms. EverReady Energizer Bunny πŸ°πŸ‡πŸ° it’s time to slow your roll before you burn some more fingers! πŸ”₯πŸ₯΅πŸ– Now how is that going to look on the mother of the bride? Tai Chi baby! Breathe in and breathe out! We will hear from you when we hear from you, ok dawwwwlinkkkkk??? Sending you honey bunches of love, hugs, and smooches! Whoooohoooooo!!! 😍πŸ₯‚πŸ€©

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

😍😎🀩 Thank you Cindy Windy! The countdown is on. Get your batteries recharged cause you are gonna need it. Smooches! πŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

πŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
19 days ago

πŸ’œ Did YOU!!! just say “balls” πŸ€” ?

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

gabychops
18 days ago

Dear Cindy, God help you in your troubles!

Joanna

Sadje
18 days ago

Aww, Cindy I’m so sorry about your finger! I can imagine how painful it must be. The pain of buying new computer is even worse but the important thing is that you’re better now, and the new laptop is good. Sending you hugs and wishes for a relaxing weekend. πŸ’–πŸ₯°

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

You’re most welcome Cindy! Relax and enjoy your weekend.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Haha! πŸ₯Ή

WritingfromtheheartwithBrian
18 days ago

It must be the day. Lots of glitches today, but let’s hope we’ve got our fill and tech problems are now in the past. Got to keep a positive attitude, right! Ha, ha.

Lisa Mae ❀️
18 days ago

Happy your fried finger is better and that you are back in computer land… a new computer is always a good thing, right! Here’s hoping everything will sync up soon… πŸ’•

Lisa Mae ❀️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Hugs right back 😊

Prior...
18 days ago

Hi Cindy πŸ’»glad
Your new laptop is working well and best wishes getting all settled

From your poem, there was many gems esp this:
“Measure your success by
Staying on course”
-/
And early summer I had a wake up call (or just something unfold that was different but similar)
And all of this reminds us that we can only control so much, eh?

Sending good vibes your way!

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Sheereen
18 days ago

I am happy you bought a new one! Excited for the wedding!πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ₯³

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Me toooo….so excited for it

Ingrid
18 days ago

Wow – what a way to learn a lesson! I hope your finger is healing well, and you are enjoying the new laptop.

I’m excited to hear about the wedding, but: In your own time! πŸ˜…πŸ’–πŸ€—

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

The countdown begins πŸ˜…πŸ™πŸ’–

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

In that case, it’s like giving birth πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ€£

Ashish - Proxywords
18 days ago

Hope you are doing well now. Glad you bought a new one, it was in a hurry for an upgrade it seems. Happy Fri-yay!

Ashish - Proxywords
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Glad to know ❀️❀️

The Sicilian Storyteller
18 days ago

WHAT?!?! How could I not know this happened to you? Have I been on Mars? I
wondered where you had gone because I saw nothing from you for a while but then
you’d pop up like a happy Jack-in-the-box like you always do and I didn’t think anything
was wrong. OMG Cindy G. Just the description of your poor little finger being fried made
me cringe!! Thank goodness you’re alright now. And just like me, your fellow feisty
Pisces, we do have the tendency to beat the dead horse, don’t we? Congrats on you
new laptop. Do not drink and blog! No bueno! Luv ya, girlfriend! Glad you’re doing OK now. ❀️πŸ˜₯πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’»πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ’•

KK
KK
18 days ago

Sorry for troubles and pains you had to undergo. I know how terrible is a burn. I salute your spirit and endurance. Anyway all’s well that ends well. Hope you are fine now. Enjoy your new laptop! Have a great weekend πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ™

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

You’re welcome, Cindy, always πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΉ

~M
~M
18 days ago

I have a strict rule about no drinks near the computers unless it’s in a spill proof container. I guess I’m not crazy after all. Lol… Glad to hear you’re back up n running again. πŸ˜ƒ

~M
~M
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Just no plugging it in! πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈlol…

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
18 days ago

I hope your finger is feeling better today, Cindy. Sounds like you had a day not to be repeated. Happy Typing on your new computer, and cheers to a peaceful weekend.

Goff James
18 days ago

So sorry to hear about the sizzled finger. Hope all fine now with the injury. Oh those damned glitches and trying to do everything at once. Computers can be replaced but fingers they’re another matter. Hope the new computer soon gets you in the flow again. Take great care of yourself My Friend. Can’t wait to see the photos. Happy Saturday.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Cheers. Keep Smiling.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Great!

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

β˜•οΈπŸ˜Ž

Michele Lee
18 days ago

Happy Friday a day late! Every day is a chance to begin again. You do so in a most motivational way! πŸ’– Enjoy the weekend vibes. 🌞

Aaysid
18 days ago

I have been there, a couple of times, it hurts so much. I hope you are feeling better now, Cindy. I love the poem. ❀

Aaysid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

😊❀️

boundlessblessingsblog
18 days ago

Happy fun Friday to u too dear Cindy. An interesting poem and post. Blessings and lots of love to you. Take care and stay safe πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

Robbie’s Inspiration
Robbie’s Inspiration
18 days ago

Hi Cindy, burning yourself with oil is very painful, the only worse thing I’ve done is burn myself with boiling sugar 🫣. So exciting about the wedding, I can’t wait to read about it πŸ’

Jeff Flesch
18 days ago

Glad to know you’ve got a nee computer, and that your finger is healed. I know you’ve got a lot going on, keep breathing, and we’ll be here. Sending lots of love and hugs. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜˜

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Always! Thank you, my dear. πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
18 days ago

πŸ’œ A “wake up call” is a Gentle Nudge, from where I Do NOT!!! Know EveryOne but sometimes it feels anything but Gentle; for example “The Angel said “Stop hitting yourself” but, lo, he could not, because The Angel was hitting him with his own fists…” EveryBody

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

rothpoetry
18 days ago

Oh WoW! I wasn’t sure at first if you or your computer got fried, but then I realized it was both. Very sad on both counts. I loved the beautiful colors on the opening picture!
I find a 14-inch laptop is so much easier to work on than the big old heavy 16 inch!
Glad you came through without too much physical damage. Slowing down is not a bad thing to consider.

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Yes, one day at a time will get you through…

Curt Mekemson
18 days ago

Oh Cindy, my heart goes out to you, burning your pinkie and frying your computer. OUCH! But your pinkie is okay, your new laptop is getting up to speed and soon you will have 200 of your best friends you don’t know traipsing through your house. A good friend of mine πŸ™‚ would recommend taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly. Ommmm.
We should be in Jackson Hole in a couple of weeks or so. Tomorrow we will be in Badlands NP as we make our way back west! –Curt

SelmaMartin
17 days ago

Glitchesβ€” be gone!

SelmaMartin
17 days ago

Spilled β€˜liquid’ on your 16” β€” goodness. So sad to hear this.
I heard about putting devices in rice overnight or thereabouts but I guess you’d need to have a sack of rice for your 16”

Oh, Cindy! But glad you are in one lovely piece: sane and perky. The finger too.
I want to say β€œmaybe you’re too tired, ma’am” but I know you understand your body best of allβ€” you are well adjusted and well rested. (Though you just made me do a second take of what you said). But don’t worry dear: haven’t you heard? Even monkeys fall from trees. Laugh it out, doll. You are only human (not a monkey)
Happy weekending to you. We have two days off after the weekend. Gosh. It’s hard to stick to a decent schedule

Thanks for reading me. Appreciate you. Enjoy your new lap top. Xoxo
πŸ§šπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»πŸŒΎπŸ«₯πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§š

Marsha
17 days ago

You are one determined woman, my friend. Nutter Butter fried my computer about a year ago when we least needed the expense, but at least I didn’t have a burned finger to go along with it. Yikes. I love your poem, though. Bad days make the best poems, I think. I love the lines, “Measure your success by
Staying on course.” What a great thought. Sometimes our success is so tiny that all we can say is that we stayed on course. Well done, my friend. πŸ™‚

akshita1776
17 days ago

All the love to you, soon you’ll be better❀✨

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
17 days ago

Kindly take care.
Use aloe vera gel and coconut oil if necessary.
Please take good care.

Isamapeace
17 days ago

Yes ma’am 😎😎

Athousandbitsofpaper
17 days ago

It just shows – we don’t really pay much attention to our fingers until we can’t use them. Which is true of anything on our body that is suddenly injured or we are unable to use. Doubly bad for being a writer. Glad you’re on the mend Cindy

ivor20
17 days ago

It’s Monday morning here in Geelong, and I am really struggling to keep up with things Cindy … the signing, wrapping, and posting of my Tullawalla books is quite time-consuming, and my loungeroom looks like a dispatch warehouse … πŸ“˜πŸŒπŸ˜‰ …. I’ve done a few figures for you Cindy …and I can post a signed Tullawalla (with bonus bookmark) to you for $32.00 US … If you wish to send me your email address & postal address via my email > ivorrs20@gmail.com , I can send you a PayPal invoice … Cheers Ivor πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸΆ

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

My absolute pleasure Cindy … and we’ll catch up after β€œthe wedding” πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒπŸ“˜

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

I hope everything goes beautifully for you and lucky couple … Cheers from Ivor πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ₯‚

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

You’ll be fine πŸ€—πŸŒ

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

I need that mantra too .. I’m having an attack of the computer glitches today πŸ€—πŸŒ

Sarah Davis
16 days ago

As my yoga teacher said, begin again. She would also tell us, good work yogis. Good work yogi.

Iswar Prasad Kar
16 days ago

Nice poem..

ben Alexander
16 days ago

I couldn’t because I was in such pain. I continued to try to type and… by the 3rd time of literally falling asleep the whole glass of water fell into my lap top frying my computer.

OH NO!

Poor Cindy!! <3 <3 <3

I'm glad it's better now. That sounds utterly horrible.

~David

Shelley@QuaintRevival.com
16 days ago

Oh, my goodness, that’s quite the week you’ve had!! Congratulations on persevering and healing quickly. I’m impressed you were able to switch laptops so easily…that’s inspiring. Good luck with the busy week you have ahead. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and encouraging my efforts, I so appreciate your kind words.

Shelley@QuaintRevival.com
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you so that you don’t experience that other shoe dropping!! Way to double up on support when you need it most, that’s wise advice.
Ditto to you πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€©

Shelley@QuaintRevival.com
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 days ago

You’re welcome – the pictures tell the story of success and happiness, congratulations!!!

Gabriela Marie Milton
16 days ago

Cindy, from the bottom of my heart all the best to you and to your entire family. Love you.
xoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

Wonderful. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart ❀️❀️❀️❀️

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

My pleasure hon. Enjoy. Be happy!
xoxo

Pooja G
16 days ago

So excited for the wedding and to see all the pics from it, I’m sure it will be wonderful! I am so sorry about the laptop. I myself have had so many glitches due to WP so I sort of know how you feel πŸ’•

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

So glad you’re having lots of fun already! 😊

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
15 days ago

Oh my goodness, so many upsets! How you continue to write poetry through it all is beyond me! I’m happy to hear your finger has healed – and you have a new laptop! Not sure what we would do without our Cindy G! Sending you warmth & blessings, my friend! 🌞

I hear u
14 days ago

Really inspiring dear Cindy
Keep going

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
12 days ago

Thank you dear

InspireChief
13 days ago

Sorry about your finger. Ouch! I am behind on my reading and trying to catch up as well.
Cindy, what did we complain about before computers? A broken pencil tip or running out of ink? 😊 I am glad you are healing and the glitches didn’t effect your writing or sense of humor. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ™

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