My Frazzled Life . . .
Readers, you have been so helpful and supportive! Some of you wrote that you had begun paying $5 per year to have additional photo storage with Picasa. That option was not offered to me -- the best deal offered was $2.49 per month (an awful lot more, though not a huge amount in the grand scale of things). Today I managed to get into Picasa (last night I couldn't manage that) and deleted what appears to be all of the duplicate photos in an effort to free up space. That has helped. One of you wonderful people sent me this link and before I uploaded today's photo (and, yes, I was allowed to do it!), I reduced the size of it to fewer than 600 x 800 pixels using Paint. So I'm back in business, so to speak, with a couple of tools. I imagine that eventually I'll succumb and buy the additional storage, but not until I absolutely have to.
I'm still frazzled and stressed. Been doing some serious thinking and some reprioritizing and may write a bit about all of that once it feels settled. Meanwhile, once again the quilting becomes the metaphor as I look at bits and pieces of fabric -- and my life -- and put them together into a new -- and possibly more beautiful -- whole.