Do you ever go through a phase, where you think you just have the worst luck ever? That has been me over the past couple of weeks. Well, me and technology that is. I dropped my smartphone flat on it’s face while running errands the other day, and it shattered and went black. Done, dead, finito! 🙁 I looked online to see what a replacement would cost…umm ya, $500! RIDICULOUS! I plugged in my old clunker and have been suffering ever since. #firstworldproblems
So this week, I went to save some things on my external hard-drive, and I accidentally dropped it off the top of my tower. I heard a clicking noise and before I knew it, it wouldn’t even be recognized by my computer. Done, gone, finished! Thankfully in this instance, I JUST decided it would be smart to start backing things up online last week and invested in an upgrade to Google Drive where I stored all of my pictures, documents, etc. I hadn’t backed up for a few days, so I lost a couple of things, but nothing earth shattering. Had I not had the epiphany to back up last week, I would have been a wreck with all the files that would have been lost.
And lastly, because they say things come in threes, I had a jump drive I was using to store an album design of all my vacation and family photos from the last year. I saw the idea on Pinterest somewhere to made a “yearbook” for your family each year with all of your important memories. I thought it was such a fantastic idea, that I would start one even know it is just Matt and I. Between our vacations, family events, sporting events, etc. there were LOTS of pages filled with beautifully laid out photos. I had spent close to 50 hours designing it just the way I wanted in Photoshop and was about ready to order it.
Well, you guessed it, that jump drive failed on me too! It isn’t recognized on any computer that I plug it in to. Ugh! So seriously, please learn a valuable lesson from my foolishness, back up ALL of your digital files!!!
With all the technology failure, there is a glimmer of hope. I found a local shop in town that does phone screen repairs and data recovery. I dropped off my three failures today and am crossing my fingers that they work their magic!
With days like these, the last thing I feel like doing is going home and cooking up a complicated dinner. That is where something simple, like these Roasted Dijon & Dill Potatoes come in handy. Toss them together, pop them in the oven and serve with a couple of chicken breasts or fish fillets alongside some veggies for a perfectly easy weeknight dinner.
- 1 lb. red skin potatoes
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400° and coat a 9x13 pan with no-stick spray.
- Scrub your potatoes and cut them into 1" pieces or smaller.
- In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, Dijon, dill, garlic and salt & pepper. Toss in your potatoes and mix until they are well coated.
- Toss the potatoes in your pan and bake for 50-65 minutes depending on your preference for crispy potatoes.