Monday, June 30, 2008

Adjusting to the Mac

I had opened up Pages just enough to see I didn't like how uneasy it was to do envelopes and labels.  Yeah, I don't work in an office anymore, but I did use those things here at home on MS Word.  Found a download for the Avery labels and then did figure out how to change the size of the envelope.  Just nothing like Word.  Tons of stuff I did not like about Microsoft, but played the game and was even certified in several of the applications.  But disappointing to see that Apple based products are no better.

Yeah, I could've gotten Word with the Mac, but I have a feeling it would have been different just like Photoshop for Windows is different from the Mac version.

So just venting and expressing my opinions.  Still hate computers, but making the best of the transition.  It's fast with working with photos in Photoshop, so that's a good thing.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Beyond Ego: Your True Identity

Looking back through Eckhart's A New Earth book and had this underlined.  How true this is and how easily it happens to us all. 

"Can I sense my essential identity as consciousness itself?  Or am I losing myself in what happens, losing myself in the mind, in the world?"



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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Comparing Myself

Maybe that's how I feel when I'm with so many talented and beautiful people.  I know not to compare myself, but I think it without thinking.  It's the thinking that gets me into trouble.  Need to finish reading A New Earth Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.  I know it's not a goal to resolve the unconscious thinking, it's just being aware, and I've come a long way with that.


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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My New Mac and SISiversary

I cannot believe I am a traitor to Windows and to PCs.  But with the amount of photos that pile up and waiting 5 minutes for my computer to do what I wanted it to do on a photo in Photoshop, I made the switch.  Very frustrating switch though.  Yes, the Mac is easy.  A PC is easy for me too after all I taught people how to use them and they were user friendly to me as well.  Mac runs programs differently, especially Photoshop.  Had some problems with the plug and play drivers it installed when I first connected.  After about 3 hours or more with the fingers pointing between Epson and Apple, the conclusion was that the Epson driver is not supported on the Time Capsule wireless router.  I think if I had to do it all over again, I'd just go with another PC.  I feel like Debbie Downer, but I just haven't seen what other people see is so great about a Mac.

Just got back from SISiversary.  So many times I almost didn't go.  My headaches had been really bad again every single day, and the Byetta was making me a little sick still.  Didn't want to be a Debbie Downer on the trip.  Thankfully, on my follow-up visit with the doctor for Byetta, I was able to get some prescriptions for the migraines.  She stocked me up on samples, and then I got one filled.  Did have to take one Saturday morning during the event.  

I was so nervous meeting so many people.  To help with expenses, I drove up with three other ladies and shared a room with someone.  None of these people I had ever met, only online.  It was really good though.  I had so much fun with all of them.

I'm so glad I did go to SISiversary.  I was really nervous and not feeling my best, but I, in my older age, pick up on things and am more aware of things that just don't feel right.  I can't explain it, and I won't even try, because it will not make sense to anyone but me.  I'm so glad I went now to two scrapbooking events.  Two totally different ones.  I do think after having major life-changing experiences I still have a lot of work to do on myself and that does have a lot to do with it.  But especially after this weekend, it was confirmation again for me, that I need to do what feels right for me.  I need to be me.  I would love to get together with people again to enjoy this hobby, but I don't know that I would do another event.  Just really cannot express what I'm trying to say.  Kind of like working at State Farm for 20 years, I lost a lot of me, I feel the same with events like this for some reason.  And I just have to start learning to trust myself.

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