Ok… it’s not what it looks like. Ugh, it is but not as bad as it could be. This late post is brought to you by a woman with so much to do and so little time. Picture it, leave work and pick up kids, rush home and cook dinner. From there figure out meal plan for camping trip and go shopping for trip. Also need to make something for a dish to pass so fudge it is. Now that all the shopping is done I had to pack and bake fudge. I have an interview tomorrow so I need to prepare for tomorrow and the camping trip. I didn’t feel like making my lunch and picked up a salad instead.
Ok, I buckled. I know weigh-in is tomorrow and I think I did pretty good. It was paint night with the girls last weekend and I tried calculating the points as best as possible. Tonight though, I had a RELENTLESS sweet tooth and the seasoning drive-in style diner serves some of the best ice cream and turtle sundaes. Yup, I got one and I don’t regret NOTHING!
I’m also trying to get used to posting from my phone since I will be attending a heathen gathering and camping. I want to be able to candidly capture images to post.
This past weekend was full of highs and lows. With anxiety and the types of thoughts that I have the highs and lows are emphasized. The painting night with the women in the kindred was great and it really made me miss painting and drawing. Plans changed and I ended up not staying the night but neither did anyone else which understandable upset our host. It’s still nagging at me to the point of tears and I feel like one of the worst people that were there. The painting was my 365 Day project image. Unfortunately, us girls weren’t done until almost midnight so with it being so late I didn’t post the image.
This also brings me to a bad flashback of having to give things up for a motorcycle. When my husband was becoming part of the motorcycle club he needed a bike. The only funds that we had were the ones I put away for my bachelor’s in graphic arts. Instead of getting my degree (and settling on my AAS), he got a bike. It’s taken a long time for me to get right with what I gave up and the why. Well, I’ve been putting money back (I do mean little by little) for some geckos and I was ALMOST at my goals when the bike reared its ugly head. One of the men in the kindred offered to help get the bike road ready and said, ‘the first one’s a freebie.’ Let’s just say $140 fix is not a freebie. I paid off half of the bill and plan on paying the other half in a week. I hate owing money. Sunday’s photo was one I really didn’t put much thought into. I took the photo and went to bed crying. So, no. I didn’t post but I took the photo.
So here we are at today. I could barely get out of bed. I’m upset that I’m still giving up so much for him to ride and feel like I’m really getting the short end of the stick here. I did get joy out of seeing my husband sit on his bike and I’m feeling bad about feeling selfish (lots of emotions happening). I got in the car this morning and my husband had bought a little lego type of character. With a little smile, I went to work in a semi-better mood but was late. I thought I would incorporate him into my day somehow.
I’m posting today’s photo from my bed. I didn’t bomb the interview, at least I don’t think I did but there are so many people applying. Let me day this place is such a positive environment and that’s what I need. I don’t want to get my hopes up but I’ll forget shirley surely keep my fingers crossed.
I got home and find this precious baby shower invite for a dear friend. Brought a smile to my face.
I didn’t know what else to take a picture of and how do you make something as mundane as shopping racks look like a decent photo? I tried playing with the perspective of different elements in the photo such as lights, floor and clothes and still using a rule of thirds. You know what I learned? That’s difficult but I’m super happy with the results.
I’m getting a little frustrated with WordPress and the comment section. My comments are not showing that I have them but my email is. WP is aware but not going to hold my breath on the issue being completely fixed anytime soon. Today’s photo was actually taken yesterday. I just wanted to post the kitty with the books. There was no flash used but the light from the morning sun coming in made it seem like there was. I think I was able to capture an ‘Ireland-esque’ feel for the color palette. I was really trying to capture perspective but also an image with a focal point that draws the eye. I like it but think I can do better.
This morning was mine and my son’s ‘coffee date’. This is where he gets hot chocolate and I get coffee. He was a little disappointed that I told him, ‘no toys’ as I wanted to try my hand at a ‘moody’ coffee photo or as I just learned, ‘lifestyle’ photography. I need more practice. But the barista did awesome making this look yummy.