No, I'm not mourning the loss of Michael's crab. I'm mourning a different kind of loss, a technological loss.
My computer has been struggling for life for quite some time now, and so we decided to dump the info on it and wipe it clean. A new slate. I'm sure some of you can see where this is going. In the process, I lost my documents folder and my entire picture folder. I haven't backed anything up in the last six months, but I do have some pictures scattered here and there on the web that I can retrieve. However, Christmas is gone, aside from the three pictures I posted here.
So I'm in mourning. I'm mourning something I can never get back. Pictures of my children. Moments that I can now only relive in my mind and through blogging and journaling. And believe me I cried.
I'm sad about my documents folder, but to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what was in it. I managed to grab my big project that I've been working on for some time, but I've lost many of my short essays and random scriblings.
The moral of the story? Backup your computer. A lot. Every day. Often. Whatever. Just don't lose those pictures that you can never replace. If I don't blog much for the next week, it's because I am in mourning and trying to rebuild my computer. Such is life. Now go backup your Christmas photos, RIGHT NOW!!!