Saturday, May 14, 2016


Yep, by saying that something is a learning experience it puts a positive spin on it
and I'm all about being positive.
I''m also all about being truthful so
truthfully, this has been a BIG pain in the ass.
One of the things that I wrote about in my last post was my troubles with
my photos for Vida, not being in a high enough resolution and
my struggles with trying to find how out how to correct that situation.
Jean did her best in trying to help me.
She even tried contacting Vida to see what she could do since she's a bit of a computer whiz
and has Photoshop and actually enjoys problem solving!
Sharon also offered some great ideas on how to find a way to get the resolutions increased.
I came home Thursday night and was so frustrated by it all.
I truly don't think my mind works like some peoples do.
If you give me a manual with instructions, I'm lost but if you just show me, I usually get it.
Everything I do that's computer related has been learned by trial and error and Google.
I had received my $15.00 Mac compatible keyboard from Amazon and
I hooked it up and spent all of Thursday evening trying to search the Internet to tell me how to increase the photos to a higher resolution.
I'm not even sure what all I did but I did it!

(I saved the link for future reference though because I've already forgotten it!)
So I uploaded the photos again and then on Friday I had a notice on my Vida account that they needed them to be .tif or .tiff instead of .jpg or .jpeg.
I swear I was about to explode.
I Googled some more and found some interesting things.
But couldn't figure out the TIF stuff.

Then today on Saturday I did something I NEVER EVER do.
I was woken up at 5:40 by my dogs who had to potty.
On work days I usually get up at 5, so other days are usually close to that time too.
So I let everyone out and brought them back in AND I went back to BED!!!!
I gathered them all and scooped them onto the bed.
Usually some sleep in the laundry room or the spare room and
Nora likes to lay under the bed and Blue likes the upholstered bench that is up against the double windows.
But today we all laid back down for what I guessed would be an hour or so
and woke up FIVE HOURS LATER!

Maybe the sleep refreshed me but I got up and started doing laundry and cleaning house.
I'm still suffering from this shingles thing so I tied up my T-shirt and rubbed shingles cream on my belly and sat down on the computer again and FINALLY figured out this .tif problem.
A learning experience for sure.
And now I'm on Vida, which you can find HERE

OK that's done!
Now I'm on to other things.
Technically my vacation starts on Monday but I don't have to work this weekend so I consider it vacation already.
I must admit that I failed at getting everything GONE so I'll sort through some more things tomorrow but come Monday, it's ALL Art.

Unless I feel the same or worse.
Then maybe I'll call up my old doctor and see if I can get in.
Hopefully I won't have to do that.
In my Googling, I've found that Shingles can be stress-related and since I'm on vacation
hopefully the lack of stress will help.
Well, enough of that boring talk...
Please check out my pain in the ass photos if you feel you have a moment or two.


tammy j said...

three words.
YAYYY! ... for finally wonderful extra SLEEP!
VACATION ... finally time for YOU. and do NOT answer calls from the clinic. DO NOT. just imagine. if you were to leave the country they couldn't reach you. and they'd have to do without you!
ADMIRATION... totally for you! to figure out all that tekkie stuff!
and I love your place on vida. very very classy looking!
I prefer the word holiday the way the Europeans call a vacation.
it always sounds so much more festive to me.
a vacation should be spent doing EXACTLY what YOU want to do!
so ... have fun on your holiday dearest bean!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I'm so proud of you for not giving up on the VIDA/computer issues thing! I'm not into organized religion, but I do consider myself spiritual and I do think that there is a goodness in life that we can receive, but only if we're open to it. It seems to me for far too long you have denied yourself "possibilities". Maybe now you're cracking just a little to let the goodness come into your life. As soon as I find it (cause I've created chaos in trying to declutter), I'm sending you an old book I think you might need to read. Happy Saturday!

Cindi Myers said...

Thank you Tammy!
I like the word Holiday.
It immediately made me think of Roman Holiday.
What a fun movie where she could break away and be truly herself.
So, I will try to have fun and do what I want and not do what I don't...
(except I did schedule a big garbage pick-up so I will have to spend some time dragging stuff to the curb!)
Anyway, I hope to accomplish things I haven't been able to before, or at least make real progress!

I'm glad you like my Vida shop. It's definitely different from my whimsical art.

Cindi Myers said...

Thanks Sharon!
You and Jean both gave me the shove to figure it out.
I think without the friendly prodding, I would have dropped the ball.

I'm not into organized religion either, but more into kindness and following the Golden Rule.
I'm just guessing but maybe the fact that when I was young, I was always being told to "Not get your hopes up too high" and "To expect the worse and you won't be disappointed" and "If something could go wrong, it will" ... but I need to erase those thoughts from my mind and form new positive images.
Thanks for everything!

Jan said...

sleep is good and you must have really needed those extra hours. Glad your dogs allowed you;-) Your Vida accomplishment is wonderful! Congratulations on meeting that challenge and prevailing! I don't know how to change from jpeg to tiff or whatever. I suppose I could learn if I had to....Enjoy your holiday. Sorry about the shingles, I had them a couple of years ago and spent the time allowing myself to lay around, reading and watching TV during the DAY! Then when I was recovered I had a huge pile of sh-- to clean out of the llama shed, having avoided that activity while I was unwell.

Cindi Myers said...

Thank you!
I actually was finally able to change it using Pixlr Editor and it's FREE.
I love it! It's better than the Paint program which I never got the hang of and Paint doesn't allow you to change the format.
Yeah, I'm glad I'm on vacation so I can walk around with my shirt rolled up.
How long did your shingles last? It's been a good month for me so I'm still scooping up sh--!
Can't put that off here at my house! LOL!
Truly, I'm thinking of going to the Drs. Even if only for pain meds.
You have Llama's?!?!?!?! How did I not know that?
Very cool!

tammy j said...

LOVE the new banner on the blog!!!
and roman holiday is one of my all time favorites!
been up since 2am for some reason. but going to bed to wait for rain.
they've missed it twice and are still saying it's coming. hope to wake to thunder!
have a fabulous holiday! XOXOXO♥

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's wonderful that people tried to help solve this for you. I hope your vacation is enjoyable! xoxo Su

CheerfulMonk said...

I love them! Good for you! Going back to bed was the fastest way of solving that problem. First you immerse yourself in it, then when you've done all you can you have to back off and do something else to give the subconscious mind a chance to do its work. I'm excited for you. :)

Please don't waste your vacation by doing too much. Creative people need moodling time.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I'm exactly the same way when it comes to learning things. In our defense, I seriously think whoever writes those manuals deliberately sets out to confuse us. They're the WORST!

Your body must have really needed the extra sleep Cindi. Goodness,girl, why in the world are you getting up so early?!

I went to the doctor today. After being sick for over a week and finding myself with a fever, I finally broke down. Sucks being sick on vacation :(.


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Cindy, the book I'm trying to locate in my closets is an old one that I ventured upon God knows how. It is called "Permission To Succeed". Upon reading your last response, I think more than ever that you and I share that problem. According to the book, when brought up with parents such as you described, a person tends to not allow themselves to do "better" than their parents did. No matter how many times one gets going, we tend to sabotage ourselves to ensure that we meet our parents low expectations for us. God forbid we prove them wrong! I first thought of this old book when I recently read an old post of yours about going to college, but then letting the dream go and hiding out in the library. WTF??? I had to laugh because I spent 10 years off and on, having 3 kids along the way, plugging through jr college and then university...only to end up my final year with way more credits than needed to graduate but having taken (and gotten an A in) math 101 only, which wasn't high enough to graduate! Finally 18 years later I did another BA program, took that damn higher math class, and graduated at 58 years old. You don't need to post this, just wanted to tell you I'm gonna find that book and send it soon. xoxoxo, your sista sharon

Cindi Myers said...

Thanks about the banner but I'll probably change it againQ
I was just playing around.
Yesterday I was busy moving things around the house and somehow knocked out my Internet!
So I'm just catching up now.
I hope the weather wasn't too awful but that you got the rain that you love.

Cindi Myers said...

I know! I am indeed very blessed.
I'm constantly amazed at the the help and love that I receive from my blogger friends.
I don't know what I would do without it.
It warms my heart.

My vacation has been great, I wish I could stay home 24/7!

Cindi Myers said...

I just Googled "Moodling"!
well,........I'll try.
(I'm glad you liked them!)

Cindi Myers said...

Yes, I agree that they probably take joy in writing confusing instructions!

I get up that early because I have to be at work by 7 or so and it's a 25 minutes drive and before I leave the house I have a houseful of animals to take care of. Also, I HAVE to drink my coffee before I leave the house. LOL!

I'm so sorry that you were so sick on your trip!
The only thing worse than being sick, is being sick away from home.

Cindi Myers said...

I just posted your comment without reading it completely through because I saw it was from you!
But I think it's good for other people out there to read it, that share the same issue as us.
I think for my Dad it was a woman thing. That a woman needs to be home and have a clean house and such. In fact, right up to the end, my Dad was that way. The night before he passed I was on the phone telling him about an Art piece I had entered in a local Art show and how it was showcased in a downtown window and I was giving him instructions as to which window to find it in and he interrupted and told me not to bother as he probably wouldn't go down to see it.
I bit my tongue and now I'm glad I did but I couldn't help but remember a call he had made to me earlier in the week about him dropping by my house (to let my 2 dogs out) and how proud he was of how nice my kitchen looked! (I had bought new towels and a rug, etc.)
Hmm. Jeez! I just spent all of yesterday rearranging furniture and cleaning instead of creating!
Anyway, Thanks so much for helping me!