Tuesday, March 15, 2011

When a shelfski can't be saved

SHELFSKI: Noun. An object of value that may be chipped, cracked or in some other manner, flawed. However, when positioned in such a way as to hide the flaws, remains an object of beauty and value.

(Hairline crack and peeling paint does not make this charming little poodle, any less charming!)

Hi everyone. I know I have been absent for awhile. Please let me explain my blog MIA status. For those of you who read my blog, you know that I have been having problems with my computer and technical problems with the look of my blog. My banner/background problems were fortunately resolved by a very sweet fellow blogger who was kind enough to help me out. Now for the computer, no sooner had I paid to get it fixed then a new problem started with the screen. Suffice it to say, I now have a brand new computer along with a much smaller balance in my savings account. I tried to work around the squiggly lines darting across the screen; however, the ensuing headaches after a session of trying to use my laptop just was not worth it. Of course, I had lost everything when my hard drive fried, (the first repair) all my stored memories, documents and photos......gone!

Oh well. Time to start over. I held out hope for as long as I could that it might get better. In the end , you have to know when to admit it can't be saved and that you have to start anew.

Normally I do not mind if something is broken, like my beloved "Shelfski's". A crack here or there, if positioned on your shelf in such a manner as to have the flaws hidden from view, only adds to its charm. Unfortunately, computers are a different story. Even worse, when it is your marriage that is broken, with new cracks multiplying daily and no longer being able to hide all the flaws from view................ That is where I find myself today, with a 30 year marriage ending.

Oh well. Time to start over. I held out hope for as long as I could that it might get better. In the end , you have to know when to admit it can't be saved and that you have to start anew.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. I had just needed a little time to take a deep breath, get my thoughts and feelings in order, and go forward. My new Year's chat was about doing just that (please click here). My personal GPS will always keep me going in a forward direction, even if I miss a turn along the way, as long as I keep going forward, I will reach my destination. Like I always say, life is a journey.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So sorry about all your computer problems. It's so hard but like you said, moving forward!! Love the shelfski, lol, yes I have some of those myself! hugs, Linda

★Carol★ said...

Sherrie, you've always had a great attitude, and it's serving you well right now. I just know that you'll come out the other end of this journey even stronger. If you ever need anything, please know that I'm always here to listen.

Julie Marie said...

Sherrie... sending comforting thoughts your way for whatever lies ahead for you... you are a strong lady and will survive... xoxo Julie Marie

Angela said...

God has given me a whole new life after a 31 year marriage. It is wonderful. I pray you will be greatly blessed!!

Gina said...

Many hugs...it is a brave step to know when to move forward regardless of the obstacles.

Grannys Attic said...

Brighter days ahead dear lady! You stay strong and live life to the fullest! Blessings, Vicky

DearHelenHartman said...

Warm thoughts to you in this time of trial, letting go, learning and renewal.

quiltmom anna said...

I am sure you will find your way as you embark on this new fork in the road. It takes courage to change and some changes are not the easy way but the right way. It sounds like you have found the right road for you.
Sending you warm wishes,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am a firm believer in " What is meant to be, will be".
I know you may not feel it now but everything happens for a reason and even though we may not know that reason now, we will in time.
Things will work out for you and I am definitely sure that you will emerge from all of this turmoil much stronger and better than ever!

My thoughts and my prayers are with you!

Many Hugs,

Deanna said...

Sending hugs, and I know that with your indomitable spirit, you will be see this through like a champion! Remember that your bloggy friends are always here for you!

Deanna :D

Into Vintage said...

Wishing you many wonderful things in your future -- keep your eyes on your GPS :-)

rock fabric scissors said...

Oh man, and I was already sad when I saw the pic of the crack in the poodle's neck!

Thirty years with one guy is a long time, and I wish you strength and joy for the next portion of your journey.


dragonflyer333 said...

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. I was in a marriage for 20 years that ended abruptly and I can't even imagine what you must be going through! I hope that you will come out on the other end happy and fulfilled in your life ( I did!)
I really enjoy reading your blog and I check it often- I hope you are able to keep it up!
Best wishes to you.

Diann said...

I know how frustrating the computer thing is. Especially when you break down and have someone fix it and then something else goes wrong. We went through the same thing a few months ago and ended up buying a new comp.
Oh yes, I have a few shelfski's myself!

Charlotte said...

Hang in there! There is a reason things are happening and it will all work out in the end. Love the poodle and your new header!

The Rusty Ranch said...

While it is scary at first, ending our 15 year marriage was the best gift my exhusband ever gave me! When I say "gift" I mean it. He informed me about 2 days after my 40th birthday!!!

Keep your chin up. It gets better.

Nancy said...

Sherri - I'm so sorry for your troubles and wish you all the future happiness you can possibly wish for! Love your pink pyrex - it's so hard not to keep all the things we buy for the store. I usually keep it for a while before it goes to my place! xoxo Nancy

Zootsuitmama said...

Oh heck no! I wouldn't have much if it hadta be perfect! Selling, maybe, but around the house, I am the queen of hiding the chips etc ... Love your blog!

Laura said...

I am a little late... I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. It can be a wonderful new journey in your life to find true happiness!
* wishing you many blessings