Monday, October 10, 2011


So where have I been the past week?

Let me count the places.

1. To work, one week ago today. When I shut down my computer, put it in the car to take home, and then tried to start it up again. Except it wouldn’t. Start up again.

2. To the Apple Store. Right away. To get those experts to figure out how to start my computer again. Except they couldn’t. Figure it out.

3. Home. To cry. Real hard. And to somehow collect my thoughts and try to reconstruct the two manuscripts I had already started and that might have been lost on my crashed hard drive.

4. Back to work to grade papers. Lots of them.

5. Back home to try to be a mom to my kids and a wife to my husband.

6. Out to dinner with said husband. We tried a new place in the next town over and ohmygoodnessyum!!! Best meal I’ve had in a long time. A highlight of my otherwise pretty terrible week.

7. Back to the Apple Store to collect my now-fixed computer. And to realize that God had mercy on me, yet again. Everything was restored. Everything.

8. Back to work to deliver said papers to my students. “But Mrs. Wildman, I know I’m a good writer!” My head hurts.

8. Back home. . . .

You get it.

Don’t you?



  1. Wow! What a week! I grew up in LaGrange and will be visiting soon... do you mind sharing the name of this wonderful restaurant? We're always looking for a great new place!

  2. Hi Stephanie. I tried to send an email, but you have a "no reply" on yours. Anyway, the restaurant is Bistro Monet in Glen Ellyn. Here's their website: If you go there, you HAVE to get the short rib ravioli as a starter. Oh my GOODNESS! I have never tasted anything so delicious. Let me know if you go there!

    And also, my mom grew up in La Grange! Small world. :)

  3. So glad that you computer is fixed. What is up . . . do college students really think they know more than you . . . :-).

    Looking forward to seeing you soon.


  4. Oh my goodness Shelly!! So thankful that everything was restored. LOVE YOU!

    Sarah P.

  5. Oh yes. I get it. So glad your hard drive was restored!!!!!

    And also? Kids these days . . .

  6. Your comments are making me laugh. Thank you!!! :)

  7. Hey girl! So sorry to hear of your computer adventures--not the right kind, huh? More of the plain old inconvenience kind!

    And Mrs. Wildman, I'm sure those students are really good writers. No doubt their grammar is flawless!

    Take care of yourself, dear friend!

  8. glad your computer was restored! Stressful!

  9. I found you through Emily Freeman. I am so thrilled for you that everything was restored! What a beautiful picture of a loving and redeeming God!