Monday, May 21, 2012
I don’t know if there even is such a group as the Stress Busters but if not I am going to start my own. I know that I have stresses in my life the same as everyone else. But I have come to realize that a good many of them are self inflicted. So I am on a mission to eradicate them, or at least as many as I can.
For the past few weeks a very big stress causer has been my computer. It only misbehaves on Sparks and I have tried everything. I won’t even go into details of what it does as it is impossible to explain but just know that it has been very frustrating.
Yesterday I tried to fix it by installing two different browsers. Well, that in itself was a major stress causer. They were so different and I am too old to be able to handle such major changes. My toolbar was gone and I couldn’t function without it. LOL
Now I am trying something else and I think it is working. And I am finding that my lack of patience has very possibly been the cause of the problem. I have, in the past, barely waited for each Spark site to finish downloading before I click to move on. So now I am watching the little window at the top that tells me when it is completed before scrolling thru it. So far, so good. No wonder it only happens on Sparks. That is where I spend the most time on my computer. DUH!! So now whenever I forget and try to get too far too fast, I simply reboot and start all over. And it seems to be working!!
Another stress causer is when I am going out to eat. Such is the case this week when we are taking my grand daughter out to eat after the last day of school to celebrate her 'graduating' from Junior High. She is wanting to go to the Olive Garden and there is very little there, if anything, that would keep me on track. My daughter has a $10 gift card for there plus in yesterday's paper there was a coupon for $4.00 off when ordering two entrées. And since none of us have a lot of money, I have decided the gift card and the coupon will be used by them and I will order just a salad with no dressing and I will take my own low calorie dressing. Plus my own SF creamer. (I just hate to use calories in liquids.)
Oh yes, by the way, I am on day 5 of my Days in a Row streak and doing great!!!