Sometimes, change is good.
On Thursday, we took delivery of a new bed frame. For the past twenty years, our old bed frame served us well. But I wanted a fresh, contemporary look, so in April when shutdown seemed its bleakest and just about everything was on sale to encourage individuals to spend money, I bought a new frame online. Our next spend will be a new mattress (probably a higher priority than the frame, but hey, the latter costs less money).
Hubster, fab man that he is, spent the greater part of Thursday afternoon assembling our new bed. The kids have all commented that it looks like a ‘hotel bed’ and Hubster and I are impressed. It looks posh, like we’re stylish and wealthy – if you look only at the bed, not the house or other furniture 🙂 – but both Hubster and I have mentioned in passing that this new frame will not last twenty years like our old one. Still, this is a good change. I feel comfortable and content.
However, this new WP block editor has me angry. It’s not a good change. It took me hours to complete my post yesterday, and in the final moments of frustration of trying to find the ‘Sharing’ tab, I gave up, prepared to go into my LI account and delete the post from that medium. In the end, after pressing ‘Publish’ it revealed itself to me, but why have the sharing tab after the publish tab? Doesn’t make sense to me. My hashtags aren’t saved anymore: I have to type each one. Right now, I can’t find symbols…I’m an avid user of the em dash and I can’t find my little friend anywhere. You’ll see above I had to settle for using the hyphen, which grates the editor within as I’m using a hyphen in the wrong context. And, I loathe this stupid block box thingo that follows me along the page. I want to tell it to fuck off.
I know I’ll get used to it. I know humans resist change. We like to feel comfortable; it somehow makes us feel as though we’re in charge of our little world. When something reminds us of our lack of control we resist against it. I know this, as you do, too. So I will stop whining eventually. Just needed to rant today.
Have a good day, bloggers.