Yesterday was a terrible, horrible no good very bad day. We had some bad news at work. My kids were ending their spring break and decided that taking out their frustrations on me was the only way the inevitable march of time leading them to the school bus would be stopped. I know I said I would stop talking about it but I still have pain and knowing it is not going away any time soon is draining.
Zha and I have been partners for just about two years now. All I am going to say about that is any long lived relationship has ups and downs. There are times when people's schedules align and times when they don't. There are days, weeks, months when things can be effortless and there are times when you have to put effort in to a friendship. Yesterday was a putting effort in day and that is all I am gonna say about it.
We decided to go exploring. I had this idea for a picture and I needed a desert background. I started to change my clothes and noticed my jewelry folder was missing.....(insert cartoon car screeching to a halt noise then picture my head flipping from side to side Three Stooges style) WHAT?
Some people like shoes. Some collect art. Some collect hair. Skin lovers have an expensive pixel addiction. I have a thing for jewelry. I think this goes back to my RL art and my propensity to buy baubles in the atomic world. Since I have been in SL I have bought jewelry. Sometimes I wear it during my travels and some times I just put it on and admire the artistry and the patience of people who work with tiny tiny prims.
As of this moment, despite several cache clearing episodes, prayers, curses, thoughts of burning several Linden avatars at the stake my beloved jewelry folder is gone. I am told I have to manually delete my cache which is made difficult by the fact that I am using the dreaded Vista monster and getting access to the location where I have to do some complicated technical gymnastics is not easy. I went to bed frustrated and hoped that magically this morning my jewelry folder would return just as mysteriously as it disappeared.
This morning I am still thinking I should shut off this bloody laptop and go back down to my neglected glass studio and create little universes of color and light of my own, rather than spending time in a pixel universe where color and light can disappear without warning. Glass is one of those things that will survive for ages, unlike virtual goods.