Sunday, July 31, 2011

What is the moral of this story?

Eastern Market. Taken with my camera.

Yesterday I made headway on several fronts.

Flymageddon is over; I found only a dozen dead flies this morning, saw one or two buzzing around, but they won't last long. I didn't even bother to kill them. Out in the grotto all is peaceful and clean. Once again I have successfully defended the chateau against unwanted invaders. My hope is that I will not have to do battle again for a long time.

With the flies dispatched at last, I decided to take on the installation of the wireless router. It has been sitting in a box in the closet since last year. Initially I didn't install it because I didn't need to, but since I've had the iphone, I've wanted the wi-fi so I can more easily goof around on the phone. It was not hard, not nearly the project I feared it would be. Who would have thought I could wrap my mind around this? I had no confidence I could manage, but indeed it wasn't even hard.

The success of these experiences propelled me forward; I tackled a couple of other household tasks that I would have, in the past, asked someone else to do for me. Again, I prevailed.

It was a satisfying day of accomplishment - and chagrin. I have a very hard time believing in myself in most situations, the exception being in the treatment room. Professionally I am comfortable with my skill, but elsewhere I often feel like a total ditz, incapable and rather helpless. For heaven's sake, this is not true! Yesterday was a great reminder to try, try again.

When will I ever learn? I am not weak or stupid. Neither am I all-powerful, but at least I should try, yes? I say yes.

Happy Sunday, y'all. Shalom.

Taken with the iphone. I'm getting it now - that I can't take the same pics with iphone that I take with my camera. Hence I'm starting to enjoy the iphone camera for what it has to offer. Fun!


steven said...

reya - you're better, stronger, smarter, wiser, braver, and lots more "ers" than you know until you are. then, when you are, millions of little joy trains can pull out of the station and one of them can take photos for you just like the ones you used to take before only pinker!! wayyyyy pinker!! or is that fuscia?! hurray for you. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Errr ... thank you!

Reya Mellicker said...

Pic taken of a red car but the reflection of the sky and the weird mechanics of the iphone turned it pinker than pink, eh?

ellen abbott said...

It's funny how we limit ourselves, how we internalize the myths of what women can and can't do, can and can't understand. It's all BS of course. we can do anything we set our minds to do. Me, I was always stubborn enough to prove that I could do whatever it was someone said I couldn't. My sister is finding she can do many things she always left for her husband to do.

Reya Mellicker said...

Indeed. The hard part - at least for me - is setting my mind noh yeah.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Fun bottom photo. I'm proud of your prowess! There is no doubt in my mind that you can accomplish (almost) anything you attempt. Good on you! Happy evening!

Steve Reed said...

I love your iPhone pic!

I often have the same thoughts, particularly when it comes to household tasks. Part of my "story" is that I am not a handy or technical person. But when I've tried to tackle something, just as you found, I can usually make it work. Go figure!