My computer’s hard drive failed at the beginning of the weekend, and I’m grumpy.
I’m grumpy that all computer problems seem to happen just after the repair shops shut for the weekend. And I’m grumpy with myself for being a total idiot*, and not doing a backup as soon as I got back from the US, so I may have lost my trip photos (sniff). And I’m grumpy that I’m having to use my old laptop, and it’s slow, and won’t run half my programmes, and a lot of pages on the internet. There has been a lot of me shouting ‘GAH!’ at the computer and stomping off to clean something while it loads over the weekend.
On the bright side**, I’ve re-discovered all of the old photos of Felicity that are on my old computer (yes, I have them on multiple backup sources, safeguarded against the inevitable moment when this computer dies, but I don’t dig in the backups that often).
And Felicity is adorable. She is eminently un-grump inducing.
So here is a random selection of Felicity nostalgia.
Felicity and an unsuccessful early attempt at hat shaping:
Felicity shows those models how posing with a handbag should be done:
There now, I feel a lot better!
* It doesn’t make it suck less, but I think it’s kinda fair to blame that particular bit of idiocy on jetlag. Mr D found me sitting on the floor in front of the closet today, holding two clearly non-matching, non-suitable-for-gardening shoes in my hands, trying to work out 1) why they weren’t the same, and 2) how I was going to climb around in the bushes and dig a hole while wearing one sheepskin bootie and one suede heel. He knew this was what I was trying to work out, because I was having a detailed conversation with the shoes about it.
** If you know me, or read a lot of my stuff, you were probably waiting for the inevitable moment when I turned from ‘complain, complain’ to ‘on the bright side…’