Friday I went to have my hair cut, and came home to this.
The kids were playing on our bed, and Stella had a face vs. headboard incident.
You can’t really see from the picture (what self-respecting 16-month-old sits still for anything?) but she bit through her lip in two places and has a two-inch bruise across her right cheek. It was a lovely shade of purple yesterday, but now it’s lightened to a pukey bile color. Complements her skin color nicely.
There was blood all over George’s shirt, the blankets, pillowcases, sheets, floor… I spent the evening stripping the bed and washing all of the bloody laundry.
And then I experienced an epic hard drive fail. EPIC. I had to do a complete system reinstall, which is not a big deal since all of my data is stored on a secondary 250 gig hard drive. The secondary drive was inadvertently partitioned (did I mention I’m a bit of an idiot?) and I lost years of data; archived files of correspondence I’ve typed for George; tax records; some knit patterns; my huge collection of audiobooks; most of my 10+ gig mp3 collection; white papers I wrote in my former job. The worst loss is… most of the digital photos that I took from Oct. ‘07 through last week are gone. Fortunately I had uploaded the best photos to our Photobucket album, but there are some that I’ll never get back. (I managed to recover some of them that weren’t archived.)
On the bright side, I kept the old 100 gig hard drive will all of my software and files on it, so I was able to pop that one in and retrieve some of my archived data. I won’t be making the same mistake again; Norton Ghost is already installed and regular backups engaged.
Amongst this I have been knitting (of course; how could I handle the stress otherwise?) and am working on Stella’s pants and another pair from the Yarn Harlot’s basic sock recipe. I haven’t had a chance to photograph my progress, maybe I’ll get my act together this week.
Today is a snow day; all area schools (except for Cleveland Public, naturally) are closed. I plan on making a batch of bread dough, some granola, and building a fire. The storm will hopefully blow itself out by tomorrow. George’s class tomorrow is canceled (conferences) so I’m thinking about taking them to the Science Center. We’ll see how it goes.