Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trying To Make Life Easier

I’ve been away caregiving and such again. So I have not been able to get on the computer to do anything for a really long time. There is always something...Grandson is home from school today sick.

I got a text from his mommy at 2:00 am this morning saying he had a fever of 103 degrees along with the shivers. And, he would not be going to school come morning. They got here about 7:15 am. It is almost 4:00 pm now. He’s eating again, so I’m stealing time to post a quick note to you.

While I was away I spent a lot of time wondering how in the world I could Blog more often. Ideas are constantly running through my head as I work. But, I never seem to have the time to put my thoughts into writing. That started me thinking about how I could remedy the situation. I need a way to make blogging easier.

I thought about my “Dragon”.

Remember?  I bought the Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition System a few years ago. I did not use it often though. When I did use it, I found it relatively easy to use. It was a lot of fun watching my spoken words pop onto the page like popcorn popping in a microwave oven.

Then, I got busy with life. I put my Dragon aside while I maneuvered through the potholes and obstacles of daily life. In the process, I did not use the Dragon to my advantage.  

Now I find myself STILL overwhelmed with a multitude of everyday routines and other caregiving things to do. So I started searching for voice recognition systems in order to make my life a little easier. Blogging was at the top of my list of reasons for wanting a voice to text system.

As soon as I started my search, I realized I already had a system so I clicked on my Dragon icon on my laptop. It didn't work. I kept getting error messages. I tried everything my "non- tekky”  self could think of, but nothing worked.

My Dragon was dead!

Oh well, what else is new? That’s the way it goes around here. I just wanted to say hi to you and to let you know what’s happening with me. I hope you are having a nice week so far. 


  1. Hi Leona! I'm just popping in to say hello. My life is also extremely hectic right now and I'm finding it hard to visit. I guess life is like that with its highs, lows and crazy times. I sure hope Jace feels better real soon it's so spooky when they run a fever.

  2. trying googling how to fix dead!

  3. Blessings....
    you got dragon speak oh am jealous
    wanted to get one years ago but with single parent hood on the front burner it just never was a priority.

    for me i keep blogging simple, from a thought that i want to share to a story i might tell of my experience or observation. so sometimes its short and sweet and other times its long to the ground. I do it once a week. Unless i feel doubled inspired.


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