Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm back / Blog candy

I'm back!

Last Wednesday, I tried to turn on the computer, but when trying to open Windows he got stuck... Like all people who have absolutely no clue about computers, I tried turning it off a few times in the hope that one of those times it would miraculously start working again (really, why would the fifth try give another result than the fourth, but anyway ...)

I had to get it to the shops to have it repaired and they found out spyware was causing the problem (though I have one of the best anti-virus programs ...) Anyway, I was without computer for three whole days ... disaster!!!! I was so scared I had lost some of my pictures ... my computer had been acting funny even the days before, so I had made back-ups of my pics, but after the complete shut-down I discovered I had forgotten several folders. My husband tried to tell me this wasn't a disaster, followed by a long list of real disasters, which didn't make me feel any better. On the contrary, I felt as depressed as before and even more so, because now I felt depressed and guilty as well for not having a real "disaster-" reason for feeling depressed LOL. Anyway, remember my LO with the glass having to be half full ... mine was half empty again, I just can't help it, I always think things will turn out bad.

In this case, they didn't ... I still have all my pictures, more than that, all programs are still good and running, I just had to plug him in and I could start working again. Unfortunately, our electricity started to act up, which meant someone had to check this out yesterday, which meant ... you guessed it ... no computer aaargh!!!

My house is a mess, but I don't care, today I'm going to read all the new entries of my blogging friends and maybe even start on some scrapping of my own. Today is all about me!!

Of course, I can never catch up ... I have over 300 emails in my inbox, most of them posts of new LO's of my friends at I'll never be able to answer them all, which kills me, I love receiving comments so I always try to leave comments myself, but in this case, I'll just have to delete them and try to catch up as they make new posts...

Sorry about nagging about this ladies, I just had to get this of my chest!

Now on to something a bit more fun:

Blog candy!

Check out this blog, over at Gauche Alchemy they are giving away so much stuff, you won't believe it. All you have to do to be included in the draw is put the link on your blog and leave a comment, so what are you waiting for!! You have until 2/11. Their February kit will be (or has been) revealed on Monday, 2/9, so have a look at that as well!

This was the first time I saw this blog, and I like it, there's loads of inspiration to be found there. I even found some tutorials on techniques and photoshop editing, so I'll definitely be following up on this one.

Hope all is well with you my blogging friends, talk to you later!

xxx Peggy


  1. oh Peggy! I am so relieved to hear your pictures are safe!!! Computer trouble scares me all the time LOL

    Off to check out the blog link ;o)

  2. Sweetie, you are in your right to call it a disaster for you!! All of your internet friends know how bad it sucks to have no computer and we totally agree with you!!! ;)

    I'm glad to see you back now, and don't worry about having to delete emails and start over. I told you before, your friends will totally understand!

    Hugs, my sweet friend...
    - April

  3. Welcome back! No worries Peggy, we all have real life issues! PC issues are terrible though! I understand what you mean about comments! I feel so bad when i can not thank everybody... but sometime I simply do not have the time! Then comes that wonderful GUILT!!! :)

  4. Glad your computer is fine....I hate when anything goes wrong with mine!! Its awful!! Just awful!

    Glad you are back. Thanks for leaving a wonderful message on my blog especially about the bushfires


  5. I *hEaRt* your blog Peggy! I'm adding it to my list, and will be back. You work is Funky Fresh and Fun, I LOVE it!! xoxo

  6. Peggy:):) YAY!!! Sorry about your computer disaster! And yes that would be a disaster in my book!:) I am so glad you found me on Keandra's blog! Love your latest LO for songbird, it's sooo fabulous!!!!
    Have a great day Scrapping:):) I think I might join you!

  7. Peggy, thanks for the mention of the Gauche Alchemy giveaway! Good luck in the drawing!

    I totally relate to what you're saying about wanting to leave comments but being backlogged all the time! I have SO many blogs that I adore on my Google Reader - and I rarely get to more than a few of them at a time. My e-mail box(es) are always stuffed full, so to speak... so many things that I LOVE demanding my attention!

    I've had to learn (am still learning) that if I try to do everything, I don't do anything well. So, I have to content myself with a comment here and there, a response here and there - and prioritize all the stuff that's most important. Always wishing there were more than 24 hours in a day and/or that I didn't need to sleep! :)

  8. I have been trying to post a comment for 15 minutes now, what's wrong with my internet?? It's times like these when I could take my puter and a hammer and take out some aggression! haha I so know what you mean about not enough time. When I get really behind I usually delete all my notifications and start fresh, it's very freeing!!

    ps. I hope this goes through now.

  9. OMG I have just been through the same drama you have!! I never took it to the shoppe so I didn't even know about the spyware possibility, did thye tell you from where?
    Anyway, I am happy thing are sorted, thanks for the Gauche Alchemy tip :)

  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog recently, peggy! Yikes, sorry about your computer issues - it's so hard to live without a computer when we're so used to needing it for everything!

  11. Thankyou for your kind words on my blog hun.. Glad all your photo's are safe :) xx

  12. Oh Peggy- I know how you feel- if I neglect the computere for a day or so, I feel awful if I don't make it around to everyone! Hope you have got to scrapping, can't wait to see your new Songbird lo. So glad your photos are okay!:)