Virtues

Was up at the bright time of 5:15 a.m. on my second day of holidays. Rolled out of bed and started the coffee. Opened the laptop…..walk away and make bed (adulting) come back and…..wait what? 
My laptop is not open to the login page. It is a blank screen and a blue circle thinking. So I try to reboot. Several times. Alright for those who know me like a gazillion times. Bright side I did not yell and scream and curse. I very calmly waited until 8 a.m. and called the repair shop. To have to leave a message. So I did.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not the most patient person in the world. And now I am on holidays the laptop decides to stop working. Old me would have been enraged and in tears. New me decided to walk away and shower. 
Half hour later and we have……message about pc not shutting down properly and did I want to restart which might fix problem or advanced. Me not being a computer expert at all picks restart. And it begins all over.
Nope not waiting for a call. Load up laptop and decide to take old cpu to see about repairing/refurbishing it. More adulting going on here and a lack of…..you guessed it patience. 
I love that I live less than five minutes by car. Pulled up and sat on phone for moment watching 👀 to see how many are going in and coming out. And also realized there was parking right in front. Moved car up. 
This is another new step for me. I know nothing about computers. I know nothing about repairing. I know nothing and am not afraid to admit it.
I also am rarely impulsive. Deciding something and if I truly need it requires some deep thinking. Weighing out pros and cons. Etc. Well not today. Apparently adulting leads to some impulsiveness for when told that am 11 year old cpu is not worth fixing I asked what was available and in the space of five minutes purchased a brand new cpu for Tember. Who is at his dad’s until Tuesday. Which means I have time to set up. 
I now at home staring at the phone willing it to ring. I am lost without my laptop. I do all my things on there. And writing on phone and trying to post can be frustrating. 
Patience is a virtue the old adage goes. It is a virtue I lack ain’t gonna lie. 
May 15/20

Picture is my own

Mini Male Me

Today has been another day of laughter. So much laughter that I am crying.
I have to apologize but I do not have a picture to make it real but today Tember cleaned out his closet. I came home for my 3:30-4 break and Tember greets me at the door with:
‘Oh my god mom my closet is nasty. Nasty! There was a bug! It was huge! I think I killed it with Febreeze!’
‘When did it last move?’
‘Not for like 10 minutes.’
‘Pretty sure it is dead.’
‘Mom do we have rubber gloves?’
‘No Tember we do not.’
‘Mom could you buy some for me before I finish the closet?’
We than measured hands to determine what size I should buy. We settled on medium turns out he needs large.
He is now relaxing on his bed……tomorrow he will finish his room. You know what though he cleaned a lot up the last week he was here. He has done an awesome job so I am not pushing it. I will still pay him his allowance.
Today he had to submit a project about probability. I asked him about it and he admitted that although the teacher explained he still could not understand.
‘Tember probability is about the outcome. So if you do something what is the likelihood it will happen again? Or consequences.’
‘Mom so like if I were to go to Co-op and steal from them what is the probability I would be caught?’
‘Yes.’
He now understands probability.
I came home with rubber gloves for him. The good kind. The real rubber gloves. The ones that can be used over and over. Tember thought I was going to bring home the type of gloves that one finds in a doctor’s office.
‘No I bought the good ones.’
‘That is awesome mom.’
‘Now you can clean the toilet. No excuses.’
Last but not least…..and both Tember and I were crying from laughing.
Tember was suppose to take the garbage down and instead forgot and let me continue stuffing garbage in there. He asked me to take garbage bag out as he would spill it. When I did I realize I need to clean out under the sink. There is stuff. So I pop up for a cloth. There are three of them in the sink. So I ask Tember why there are 3 clothes in the sink?
‘Mom what are you saying?
‘Clothes.’
‘Say it again?’
‘Clothes.’
‘What are closs?’
‘Clothes…..the things you wipe with.’
‘Mom what is wrong with you?’
A lot my boy…..a lot.
Tember and me we laugh all the time. Like all the time. We both have the same sense of humor. LOL his dad’s girlfriend even told him he must have gotten his sense of humor from me as his dad is just not funny.
I will close with this:
Came home on my first 1/2 hour.
Tember and me we talk and joke around.
When  I leave I tell him that my next break is 3:30-4
‘Mom how come you have two long breaks today?’
‘When I am in customer service I get two half hour breaks..’
‘Mom how come you are only coming home for one break??????’
And I have been busted.
April 30/20