Open links in secondary window

Ramblings from a Southern liberal, Boomer, single parent, grandmother, reunited birthmother, cancer survivor, pop-culture observer, retired teacher

Most dramatic lymphoma posts are from June 2002 - February 2003 archives.

Email Joy Durham at

Welcome! Please sign my guest map or guest book. And Comment!!

[my collaborative other blog] MUTUAL ADMIRATION BLOG

[Adoption Blogs & Books]
Adoption Search Blog
First Parents
The Same Smile
The Daily Bastardette
The Guide to Search and Reunion
My Reunion with Kathy

My Family and Friends

Sign In - Plant a Flag!

Free Guestmap from Free Guestmap from

View My Guestbook
Sign My Guestbook


moon info

My Amazon Wish List
[For anyone who wants to buy me a gift or discuss what we like.]

[ Reading & Entertainment ]

Blogroll Me!

Cost of the War in Iraq
(JavaScript Error)

<< current

The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Friday, April 06, 2007  
Techno Woes

Well, I've spent way too much time with my computer lately. Norton said it needed more room, so I've been trying to move things around. Let me explain. About a year ago, I told Earl I was going to have to get a new computer because my C drive was almost full. He looked at it and told me I had a whole D drive that was empty. Hmmm. He said the C drive was partitioned, which I didn't know or understand except that it meant I still have room on there. So I started saving programs on the D drive and hoped for the best with C. This brings us back to Norton.

I set upon a plan to move some programs over from the C drive on Explorer to the D drive on My Computer. For me, this was being high-tech, even though I'm barely hanging on to a low-tech label after being technologically impaired. It's not easy since technology moves ahead much faster than I can learn about it. This plan would have worked if all of the parts of the programs could have gone over there with other parts of it, so I had to leave those where they were. This, of course, took me a long time.

Then my next idea was to uninstall Norton and move it to D where it would have more room to update itself. That went well except for the interminable amount of time it took scanning the entire directory after its move. Fortunately everything was fine, but what an ordeal! Optimisitcally, I checked the status of the C and D drives which were still at 1% and 97% free-space respectively.

It then occurred to me to move My Documents, which contains My Pictures, over to D. Then I deleted the contents of the huge folders and thought that would be great. It was ... sort of. The improvement was then 4% and 95%. My work here has just begun! Yargh!! I wish I knew what I was doing.

2:59:00 PM

is powered by Blogger.
Weblog Commenting by