Thursday, September 28, 2006

not getting better

Among the files I lost were all of my knitting files. Patterns, worksheets, photos, ideas, in every format. Some were patterns I purchased and downloaded and never printed. Oh, my aching head.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Now what?

Have you seen the ads that show a photo of, say, a car's back end sticking out of an upper floor wall of a parking garage? It just says, Now what? It's for state farm insurance, and the ads are clever and eye-catching. Anyhow, I am wondering about a one-picture ad that shows a person tearing her hair out and weeping because she bought a new computer and an external hard drive enclosure for her old computer's hard drive, which would, in a perfect world, act as a backup for her new computer, which is why she didn't back up 99% of her files before she installed the old hard drive in the enclosure. You know, the hard drive that stopped functioning that very same moment. Programs are gone, hundreds of files are gone. She now wonders what the hell she is going to do to reconstruct these files. They represent years and years of work. Can you think of what the photo would be? (Hint: it would be something involving me.)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

It's Alive!

(Moon is from a couple nights ago)Well, I am back. Been a sort-of busy summer, and I have just not been motivated to write anything down. Went to Chicago for my sister's 50th, and as a result was unable to go to her wedding reception 2 months later (damn that budget!). Went to San Diego with dh and granddaughter for a couple of days - had a nice time at Sea World. Worked alot, got better at spinning and knit plenty (I will post pictures later). Well, "plenty" is a relative term, if you consider plenty to be 2 pair trekking socks finished, 3 shawls started, 1 camisole nearly finished (only need to do the straps - what IS my problem?), 1 sweater started, many projects planned.

It has also been very rainy here in the desert. Last summer we had to mow our little lawn maybe twice. This summer we have been mowing every 2 weeks and the lawn is lush and green. Mushrooms abound. Allergies are at peak level (ah-choo!). Cacti are blooming and my roses are coming back from near-death. I'm glad it's almost fall.