Yesterday, my laptop keyboard finally stopped cooperating with me. My "i" key and my comma key would occasionally not work. They pushed down just like all of the other keys, but wouldn't register the letter/punctuation. This is pretty annoying since my first and last name both have an "i" in them. Occasionally they would start working again, but yesterday they finally gave up the ghost. I couldn't even log into my computer because I needed an "i." So, my handy hubby tried to fix it, but he couldn't get access to the inside of the keys. :( So, we gave up and ordered me a new laptop keyboard. I'm now stuck using my hubby's computer till it comes. Ugh.
This is NOT the time of year to have both of my computers out of commission! Oh well, I've really been working on not letting little inconveniences derail my joy. There are all sorts of trials and disappointments in this life. Limited computer access is just not that big a deal in the grand scheme of life.
So, in the mean time I'm reading real paper books! Here's one book that I'm loving right now:
I'm planning to a post reviewing this book and giving some of my many, many highlights once I finish it. I've also read Fletcher's A Writer's Notebook which was extremely helpful to me when I was setting up Writer's Notebooks in my classroom last year. Live Writing has really been inspiring to get going on my own writing. Blogging is helping with that.