My husband has a job that requires him to "compartmentalize" all the time. Many of you may have to do the same thing. I have never really been good at it. If I am happy everyone knows it and if I am sad, that too is carried with me everywhere I go and in everything I do. I guess I kind of live life with my heart on my sleeve.
Well something happened last week that has required me to practice compartmentalization...(whew that is a BIG word).
In fact I have locked it up, pushed it away and try not to think about it at all. If I start to think about it I will go completely bananas and lose it big time!
I am going to tell you what happened in a clinical manner and without emotion...because that is the only way I will be able to tell it!
When we came back from Korea my computer wasn't working right. I very recently had to do a complete reformatting of my hard disk. No worries though because I am a good girl and I always have a back up. I went to use my back up hard drive last week and it failed too!
Ahem...all my tatting books in progress, patterns, a life time of photos, writings, and not to mention a billion songs that took me two weeks to digitize from all of our music CD's. Oh and let's not forget precious home videos.
O.k. I better stop here, I can feel my chest tightening and the lump rising in my throat.
Shake it off!
Tomorrow I am sending the hard disk away in hopes of some kind of data retrieval but it is not guaranteed and if I am lucky will set me back only $400ish.
In the meantime I am distracting myself with activities.
...like my latest colorway "FAERIES"
(A special thank you to www.selinafenech.com for the use of her beautiful and inspirational artwork.)
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