Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sad Happenings

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm still posting so that's means we haven't had to evacuate yet! I am still praying we won't have to, but am ready if need be. I still appreciate your prayers for my family and others in the path of terrible Ike!

Okay, on with today's posting...

It has been so very sad around our house this week. Our hearts have been heavy, our spirits crushed and many tears have been shed. We have lost one so very dear to our family and just don't know what we're going to do without this precious one!

My darling digital camera has died! While in the middle of doing all the hard work she does for me, her 'OK' button just popped off to be lost forever more! Every effort was made to find her button, but alas to no avail! She could not function correctly without her 'OK' button and she just gave up the ghost!

A funeral service was held in our home today for darling dearest dead Nikkon Coolpix. She was approximately three years old, a little bummed up and bruised from the hardships of everyday life. Her screen had my finger prints all over it and these were not removed. Her battery was still in good shape, but...
Sweet Nikkon was laid to rest in a lovely Hummel music box that played "Chim Chimery". A heart felt note, hand signed by her loved one, was placed at the head of her coffin. A beautiful spray of baby's breath from her family was laid at the foot of her coffin. All of this was nicely lain on top of pale yellow satin-like napkins.
Loving, caring words were spoken by members of her family as 1970s music played in the background from the television set.
Will my life ever be the same? How can I continue living without my digital camera? How can I continue to blog without my digital camera? How can I...
Oh, Joy! Oh, wonderment! Oh what a beautiful life! Oh, Pinkness! Do you see what I see? And I don't mean the Christmas Song, although Christmas is around the corner and I haven't done any shopping or anything...anyway...look!
Mr. Precious has saved the day! He has purchased another digital camera just for me! A little Pink One! He is my absolute HERO!! Isn't she the cutest thing? I'm drying my teary eyes, I'm not sniffing anymore. The sadness is dissipating (I'm using this weather word since we're forever watching the storm!). The gladness is coming back in my poor sad sad heart.

I've taken this precious piece of Pink metal out of it's box, charged it's battery, inserted the photo card and I'm off to the races!! Woo Hoo! That just means off to the backyard to try her out!
OOOOh, I'm squealing like a sissy girl! That's my friend, Picket's expression, but it sure does apply here! Look at the awesome zoom on this pink puppy, um, I mean camera!

Oh, my heart! Look at the little curled up fern baby. See it opening before our very eyes? This is incredible!

We've just had a rain fall and you can see the dripping remnants rolling down my lemon who isn't ripe and yellow yet but is still quite green! I am really close here and it isn't fuzzy!! Woo Hoo!! Digital happiness!!
Oh, I don't want you to think I'm flippant or anything. My heart still aches for my little bummed up Nikkon, but little Pink One is quickly taking over my heart!

See? We've already become the bestest of friends! I'm zooming in very closely to my little peaches and creamyness face and you can even see the pupils in my gorgeous baby blues and they're not even fuzzy! ~ I wish my eyes were pink for just an hour or so!!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
When I Am Dead, My Dearest
When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.
~ by Christina Georgina Rossetti


  1. I felt sad when I saw the title and I didn't know what had happened....but alas thank goodness it was only the camera!!! hehehe

    Love your new header!! Great pictures with your new little pink friend!

  2. You little doodle head! the first part of your post had me worried something was really wrong! But then when I saw your old camera all laid out with flowers... OMG, I nearly wet myself! You are a NUT!
    Your new pink camera is sooooooo cute and wow, it takes fantastic pictures! When you got really close to the lemon, did you have to use the macro setting?

    And as usual, you look mahvelous woman! Peaches and creaminess abound!

    Justine :o )

  3. Shelia you had me all worried!! Then I bust out laughing!! Loove the new camera and it works great, cuz i love your shots!!

    Youre such a cutie!!

  4. Oh and please be safe from Ike!! With a name like that he has to be trouble!!

    I hope you dont have to leave your home, hope that ol' Ike calms down!!

  5. I'll be watching the weather reports closely and saying a prayer for you.

    Way to go, Mr. Precious, on finding the perfect camera!

  6. You had me going there for a while!

    New header: good for a Blue Monday post.

    New camera: good for a Pink Saturday post.

    I think I am going to get my Mr. Perfect (humpf) to get me a new pink camera so that I can stop apologizing for all of my rotten photographs.

    Stay dry!

  7. We're in the same boat Shelia! My camera is mad at me too and has closed up tight! Paul is working on her, but no luck yet! I hope I don't have to get a new one since I just got my sick one for Christmas 2007. Stay safe and far from Ike.

  8. My heart sank as I started reading about your loved one, it's so difficult to loose a loved one isn't it? Then I read on....your camera! LOL! They have come so far the past few years and your pinkness is awesome! You will love, love, love it!

    Your new makeover to your blog is awesome! it takes time and perfectness to get it right doesn't it? Unless you're a webmaster :).

    Blessings to you!
    Kathi :)

  9. Sheila, You silly girl! When I first started reading, I thought something had happened to dear little Chloe Dawn! My heart fell! :) Although I am so sorry your camera died! LOL! Ashley has the pink camera like yours and LOVES it! It takes wonderful pictures! ~Rhonda :)

  10. You ain't right girl !! LOL ! You are so funny !
    I sure hope you don't have to evacuate, can you take your computer with you ? Do you have a laptop ? We can't do without ya !What kind of makeup do you wear ? Boy I am full of questions today aren't I ? LOL

  11. Oh that's so, so sad about your camera, but yeah, Mr. Precious to the rescue. I love your new pink camera. How fun that it's pink! I also like your new banner! As usually just loved reading your post. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  12. Send my condolances to the Nikon and to your pocket book for having to buy another!

    Love your new camera...this is a cute post.

    You had me fooled...thought someone in blogland had died.

  13. Really your pen/keyboard/ is magical.
    I was started reading with full of water and finished with full of happiness.

    You are not only very pretty woman Shelia, but a beautiful soul too.

    God bless you and Mr. Precious.

  14. do know how to put on a funeral....even for an inanimate object. My fingers are crossed for big, bad Ike to turn away and bluster back out the way he came in... ;-) Bo

  15. Im not sure why I cant seem to leave a comment. I have treid a few times... Dumb ole me I guess. Sorry to hear about your loss but your new one looks sweet! Im praying for all of you in Texas. I will continue to pray for ya till this guy moves on out of town! Take care my sweets~

  16. I do feel bad about Nikkon but you gave him a wonderful send-off. Pink Olympus is soooo pretty and she has amazing talents, what lovely pictures. Kathy

  17. RIP
    You know how to scare the bloggers off of all of us!

  18. You had me very worried at first for your precious little Chloe Dawn. Don't do that any more! Congrats on your new camera thought It's so fun to have a new toy. I hope that Ike will be nice to you and that you will be safe and sound.

  19. My sincerest sympathies for your loss! It is indeed a precious member of the family. I can see that the service was tasteful and all the proper steps were followed.

    Now, on the flip side I'm happy you have a new member of the family. Your pictures are wonderful!

    take care,

  20. Sheila, your new camera takes stunning photos. You are a lucky bathroom diva. That shot is amazing. You look beautiful, that is, what I see of you. Smile.

    I like your dh for being so sweet. Enjoy you new life of pink photography.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  21. Oh Sheila!
    I wondered what in the world was wrong at your place? whew. That was a bit naughty you know? While I was very sad for your loss of your camera I'm happy that things worked out in the end.
    Mr. Precious saved the day! You will really be able to take great pictures...snap..snap!

    Hope you had a snapping great day!

  22. Shelia it takes great photos. I have put several to rest!I got a new one Christmas and still don't know half of what it does. One of these days I guess I should read the instructions. Heee Kathy

  23. Phew, I'm glad you have a new pink love to replace your dearly departed! May she rest in peace!
    I'll be looking forward to see more from little miss pinkie in future posts. She and you both take lovely snaps!
    Hugs, B.

  24. hahahaha you are a riot!! :) And a pink ARE in heaven. :)

  25. You silly girl you! I was laughing so hard at the thought of a funeral for your poor camera! *smile*
    No one deserves a pink camera more than darlin' you!!

    I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers with old Ike out there. I think I am going to have to give that man a talking to...

    Stay safe...


  26. Oh dear, my heart nearly stopped! I thought something happened to Chloe Dawn! Then I read on ... tee hee hee! Whew! What a relief!

    What fantabulous scrumptious wonderlicious close up pictures you are able to take with that fantankerous camera! WOW, WOW and double WOW! (ok, triple wow!) I want one! Now if only I can figure out how to accidentally break the one I have ... (oh dear, I better not even tease about that, this Summer is going down in the record books for our house as the Summer of Breakage! I fear if one more thing breaks, my sweety pie may just have a break down himself!)

    So, I'll just have to wait to be able to get one of those beautificus *pink* cameras for my very own! In the meantime I will pop in often to envy yours!


  27. Oh you - but your new camera is a cutie! It takes such nice pics including the Diva Shot! ~ Robyn

  28. OK young lady; you had me going in the first part of your post. I was feeling so bad, you are sooo bad.
    I am sorry for your loss and happy for your new pink friend. How lovely you two look together. What a Kodak moment..... OOPS wrong camera.


  29. Hi Shelia!
    I am laughing so hard! you are just too funny girl!! I really needed a good laugh tonight. How did you know?
    I'm so sorry for your loss though, you had a very nice funeral for Nikkon, or whoever it was. But I'm glad your in the Pink now! Have a great time with your new BFF!
    Hugs, Sherry

  30. Shelia you are so funny!

    I dropped my camera at Mary Carol Garrity's Nell Hills(Athison Ks) last year and I thought OH NOooo, it was a sad day. I found another quickly though. It didn't mean I loved my other camera less, though. It just meant, it was time for me to move on to another camera.

    Hope you don't have to pack up and evacuate! Stay safe!

  31. Oh for goodness sakes, I thought at first that your sweet Chloe Dawn, I can't even SAY what I thought! It's too dreadful.

    Of course I had to laugh when I saw it was the camera, and how quickly your mourning stopped when you saw that pretty pink camera!

    I enjoyed this so much and it made me laugh!


  32. Well your camera lived a good long life and died a gracious death...and new life has sprung..all pink and shiney! LIFE IS GOOD...and it's PRETTY TOO!

  33. Wow,
    Is it April 1st? Girl, all I can say is "Whew!" And how jealous I am. I desperately need a new camera but it will have to wait until I have more funds. Congrats on the new addition!
    Lisa & Alfie


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