The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Just Blame It All On Me! Or Could It Be the Planets?

"What did you do to your computer now?!" Whenever anything goes awry in my house it's always my fault per the Sweetman.

This year has been a real hoot since I received my new computer last Christmakah. Little did either of us know that Windows 8 was a royal PITA! It has put me way behind in getting anything finished.

Last Friday, I was ready to open the sliding door, go out onto my second floor balcony, and throw the darned thing on the driveway and watch it smash to smithereens. The system has crashed so many times since I've had it that I've lost count.

I've had Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox as browsers. They have all crashed repeatedly. When this happens I have to Refresh my computer. In return, I lose most of my apps and spend a lot of hours redownloading them. 

Before I refreshed my computer last week, I saved everything I had written to a 4GB drive. Throughout the year, I also emailed myself what I had written. Anyway, during the reloading of apps ... things weren't going as smoothly as I liked so I called the Skinny-computer-guy.

Last Saturday, or was it the Saturday before last... I lose track. Anyway, he spent time with my computer. He asked me what some of my problems were. My biggest problem at the time was the multiple chapter 37's in my manuscript. It was a mystery to me. Well, when he opened up the Killer Stiletto doc, he found only chapters 1 through 27. ARG!

When I looked on my 4GB, it was the same. AAAAAA! Chapters 28 through 60 were missing! And in my email, chapters 37 through 60 were missing...the last one is my error. I take full responsibility for that one. Thankfully, I have a storyboard on my office wall.

But no matter what, Sweetman loves to blame me for all my computer mishaps. But Mercury did go retrograde on October 4th. It ended on October 26th. 

 When this happens, it tampers with all means of communication and usually means you'll have to re-do something. Yeah...well...guess what folks? I've got a lot of chapters to rewrite and I'm not happy about it. Not to mention, there will be 10 days of residual stuff from this planet. YIKES!

And now, my newest problem is getting software to dowload off the Hewlett Packard site for my printer. OY VEY! Even the Sweetman suggested I save my pennies to buy a whole new computer.

Hopefully, this will solve itself by next week when the retrograde is finished messing with us. But then again, we just had a partial solar eclipse. And eclipses bring change. Or maybe it was the two blood moons we've had this year.

What is a blood moon? Well, it's a lunar eclipse where the sun aligns itself behind the moon, giving it, the moon, a red or sometimes orange hue. 

The first one occurred during Passover and the last one was around Yom Kippur. There will be 2 more next year around the same Jewish holidays. When there are four in a row, they're call Tetrads. The Jewish sages say when these happen, it signifies something big is going to happen with regard to Israel. The last three Tetrads happened very closely to the Spanish Inquisition, when Isreal became a nation, and the Six Day War. And a lot has happened since between the last two blood moons.

Might I add, that on March 20, 2015, there will be a full solar eclipse. The Jewish sages say, this means judgement to all the nations. So are we looking for WW3 to come? Or my computer completely exploding?

I know Genesis 1:14 says, 'And God said, 'let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.'

And since God is the Boss of the Universe, He can use whatever He wishes to speak to us. But still...I want my computer to work.

 Dear God, please heal my computer.


So is God speaking to us? To me?

Anyway, I wanted to leave this one last thought with you, the day that Yeshua hung on the cross there was a full solar eclipse. It lasted for 3 hours.

Luke 23:44-46 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.

Yeshua called out in a loud voice, "Father,   I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.

To me, this was God's way of letting everyone who witnessed Yeshua's death know that He had fulfilled the sacrificial covenant--the second covenant spoken of by the prophets in the Torah portion of the Bible. God knew from the very beginning that it would be impossible for mere human beings to keep His laws. The Jewish peeps proved that many times over and over again. So He sent a one time sacrafice in flesh and blood to atone for the sins of the people. All people. All nations. All tongues. 

I hope you all know Him. And I hope all of you aren't having major computer issues.
And I wish Sweetman would stop blaming me when things go wrong.

Hugs and chocolate!

PS Eventually, Killer Stilettos will be completed. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oy Vey!

Well, I'm two Fridays behind in posting for VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things. I figured when I joined, I would find a few things to celebrate. But...hey...I get distracted. What with Ebola and all. I've been busy.

Pic by Shelly Arkon

You know, preparing. Just in case.

With all the antics with the American government, CDC, allowing flights in from West Africa, and the Texas hospital, it seems to me that the red tape or whatever power trip these peeps are on have clouded their judgement.


Maybe our government wants to just knock more than a few of us off. This is a possibility, you know.

Besides, all the stuff above, I took time to hang out with the Glowstick. Took him to the Great Explorations Museum.

Pic by Shelly Arkon

Here he's playing doctor.

Pic by Shelly Arkon

Here he's a pizza chef.

Pic by Shelly Arkon

Here he's milking a cow.

And if I haven't been playing with the Glowstick, my ears have been steaming over my computer. It hasn't worked right in two weeks.

Yesterday, Skinny-Computer-Guy fixed it. But I've got another problem. Remember my duplicate chapter 37 in Killer Stilettos? Now it's completely missing along with chapters 38 through 60.


Pic by Shelly Arkon

Despite that and the Ebola mishaps, I've been looking up a lot lately. The Florida sky has been awesome. And too, I've been celebrating Sukkot. But there is no way I could talk the Sweetman into putting up a tent. He's not a camper whatsoever.

So how is everyone else doing?

Hugs and chocolate!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things: Yom Kippur

It's another day to Celebrate the Small Things, with Viklit, over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author .

This weekend is Yom Kippur for me. So I thought I would keep this short and post a very cool video that sums up what this holiday means for me.

I hope everyone has a chocolate filled weekend!

Hugs and chocolate!