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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.
Thursday, August 09, 2007  
Techno Woes

I bought a laptop during the no-tax weekend and have been attempting to connect it to a wireless router. It was obvious some time ago I don't know what I'm doing. I followed instructions, read online advice, got phone help from my massage therapist's son who bought a computer and router just like mine, had a frustrating conversation with an outsourced technical support assistant, and spent way too much time and energy on this. Now I can't even connect the laptop to the internet and was able to when I first got it. Yes, I tried different cables, and they work on my desktop but not the laptop, so maybe it's the connection on the computer. I'm frustrated and don't even want to touch a computer again for a while. Now you know.

Since you'll ask, I got an HP Pavilion dv9410us. It's 17" and I think I'll like it once I get to use it. For now, my trusty Sony VAIO desktop is still plugging along and works fine. Vista is interesting, isn't it? Quite on hand with the questions and permissions and advice.

I have a lot to do in the next several days and just won't think about it for a while. I worked yesterday and took it with me to play Spider Solitaire and watch a DVD. I've been out and about all week. Paige, Linda, and I are going to dinner and to see the polar bear movie tonight. Brendan is coming Saturday for the night, and then Sunday I'm going to Paige's for birthday festivities for her son-in-law and daughter Rebecca. It will be good to see Virginia, Becky, Ken, Rebecca, and Scott again and to spend time with all of them. The girls grew up with me around so much that it's like I'm their aunt. It will be a fun weekend, and then another week begins with more appointments and things to do.

This is why my house hasn't gotten organized and cleared out. I barely get started and then leave to do fun things ... or I don't get started at all! Sometimes I haven't felt that good and other times I wanted to read, watch TV & movies, play on the computer, visit, travel, have lunch with friends, and just relax. So I did.

2:39:00 PM

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