Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

I am thankful...

I am thankful.  For lots of things, really.  I know it might be cliché to only mention it once a year, but it’s times like these that remind us to look around at the things we might take for granted the other 300+ days out of the year. 

I am thankful for my family.  For my parents who are both still young at heart and love each other with reckless abandon.  For my husband, who makes me laugh every day and loves me, warts and all.  For my son, the smartest, funniest, coolest 6th grader on the planet, who never ceases to amaze me with his kindness, intelligence, and wit.  For my sister, an amazingly strong cancer survivor, who never stops moving, cleaning or loving her family.  I am thankful for my family.

I am thankful that my husband has a job that doesn’t take him into harm’s way anymore.  He served his country proudly and is now able to work for a company that values his service and rewards him for it.  He is able to explore new avenues and do things he has never done before and, while that is a challenge to him sometimes, it is also an exciting new horizon.  I am thankful for his job.

I am thankful for BoyBoy’s school.  After many years in schools that weren’t equipped to challenge his mind, he is flourishing in his new middle school.  They are pushing him and molding him, sometimes painfully, into a happier, more centered child.  He is learning more than what is in the books; he is learning to be a better student, a better friend, and a better citizen.  I am thankful for his school.

I am thankful for the opportunity to follow my passion.  I have always loved photography and finally decided to make it my career.  I am learning more with every picture I take and falling in love with photography all over again.  I am using my creative brain for the first time in a long time and it makes me feel refreshed.  I am grateful for my understanding, supportive and patient husband who is allowing me to chase this dream.  I am thankful for my passion.

I am thankful for my dog.  She greets me every day like I am her favorite person in the whole, wide world.  She never gets mad when I leave her home alone all day and she keeps our backyard squirrel free.  She is sweet and protective and loves to have her belly rubbed.  And I gladly rub it because she loves me unconditionally.  I am thankful for my dog. 

I know that there are more things for which I am thankful.  It is often in the little things that you find your treasures.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Foto Friday

Had a photo shoot with this cutie this week...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My New (but not my favorite) Commenters

I have some new commenters that I am none too fond of.  They go by names such as this:


and this:


and this:


They have latched on to one post and keep commenting on it, ever-y sing-le d-ay.  I don't know how to make it stop.  What is most disturbing is, when I click on their comment to see where they are coming from, HOLY COW!!!  My sweet, pure, innocent eyes fall out of my head, roll down the hall and wash themselves out with soap!  I feel like I need to have my computer disinfected.  How did they find me?  How do I make it stop?  I tried to moderate comments for that post but now I have to check every one and delete it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I don't know how much longer my beloved computer will last with these nasty commenters.  She's very sensitive to such things and gets her Southern sensibilities bruised easily.  What would the FBI think if they happened to stumble across my blog?  Or worse, my mother clicked one of those links?  (Mom, don't do it!)  Please, bloggy friends, help a blogger out - tell me how to make it stop!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you.

Thank you to my Bubba and to all the American Veterans!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You Capture...Photographer's Choice


Beth has the flu and so does her daughter, so this week's theme is photographer's choice.  I chose to highlight my beautiful niece, P, this week.  I took these at the nearby school playground and pier with a wide angle lens I borrowed from  That place is the bomb!!!  Anyhoo, she is a great subject and I think these capture her true personality.  Isn't she beautiful?

For more photographer's choice photos, visit I Should Be Folding Laundry.


So, BoyBoy's school is closed tomorrow for swine flu.  Okay, I get it.  They are closing so that they can give the school a good old fashioned deep clean in the hopes of kicking the swine flu's butt.  Only problem is...Friday's are always MY day.  Why didn't they ask me?  I have a few things I wanted to do on Friday.  I am busy!  I need my toes done, I am getting a massage to try and remove my shoulders from my ears, and I have a mentoring session with a local photographer.  How am I supposed to do that with a BoyBoy hanging around?  Don't get me wrong, I love me some BoyBoy time, snuggling on the sofa, watching movies together, etc, but I adore ME time almost as much.  I have been looking forward to this mentoring session for a while and was hoping to gain insight into how to market my new business and find some ways to grow my little seedling.  This photographer has graciously offered to sit down with me and answer my questions, hand out advise, and basically just nosh about the local photography business.  She is a great photographer and I love her work and I know she will be a wealth of information for me.  Why didn't the school consult with me first?  Plus, I really need my toes done...