Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Enjoy every possible moment of my 9 night cruise next month Eat ice cream Go swimming as often as possible Wear sunscreen Wear a cool hat or big flower in my hair
- Find sea glass to add to my small collection
- Go fruit picking
- Read what's on my Nook
Take lots and lots of pictures Practice the aforementioned skill Have picnics with Emme for dinner Spend more time off the computer than on Let people take photos of me
- Go to a farmer's market
- Invite friends over for dinner
- Take bubble baths
- Find some great recipes for summer fare
- Have many pedicures (nothing uglier than a snaggle-toe)
Wear a bathing suit and not give a shit what anyone thinks Make a new friend Visit an old friend Do something extra special and romantic for the man I love Look for inner peace Spend every possible moment loving my daughter and showing her all the beauty that is the world.
We had a lazy weekend. Didn't do much of anything and I believe pajamas was what I wore all weekend but that didn't stop Em from making an entrance. You don't have to ask her twice if she wants matzoh ball soup. She carefully selected her new rainbow dress, her silver sandals and donned one of her colorful hats. With sunglasses to add the finishing touch, she emerged ready to take her dogs (stuffed) in a stroller walk to the local kosher deli. As the story is retold to me, she made it as far as the mailbox before proclaiming pushing the dogs was hard work and she was ready to go over in the car. Only a real gentleman would oblige this lovely young lady who was breaking in new shoes.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Twinkie is Emme's favorite dog. I only learned a few months ago HE was a SHE. Twinkie is worn for she goes everywhere. I recently bought a backup but gave it to her. We now have Twinkie and Princess the lab twins. Last Friday night Emme proclaimed it was Twinkie's birthday and we needed to have a party. Oh the pressure! On Saturday morning we gathered all the guests, provided refreshments, a card and party hat for the guest of honor. Needless to say a good time was had by all.
This week it was Puppy's birthday and today was Baby Dog's birthday (aka baby Pluto). I just think someone likes cupcakes!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
One of the reasons I've been somewhat negligent in maintaining this blog is the time I've been spending commuting which I've never had to do. The other reasons is my camera. I am nearing the end of the photography class I began in March and what a wonderful journey it has been. After waiting over a year to get in, I had the absolute privilege of being one of Karen Russell's students. I've learned a lot, particularly I have stopped shooting in automatic and am now a manual girl. I still prefer shooting aperture priority but I keep practicing. Becoming a mother made me want to take a lot of photos since when the day came and she asked I wanted to ensure I had many captures of our life since there were none from her first 15 months. This spiraled into a real hobby, the purchase of my first DSLR, an arsenal of lenses, books, NAPP membership and lots of goodies. I'm far from professional but my images have come a long way. I like natural light through I struggle with indoor shots. This time of year is great so I can practice a lot outdoors though my main subject is less than cooperative. I do prefer lifestyle photography but am less equipped to shoot subjects on the move. I do love it and hope to continue to grow. Some of my favorite shots.