365 Day Post: 94

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.

Weighing In on Weighing In: Wk 43

Yesterday, as you may have read, I completely failed and had a turtle sundae. Oh my was it DELICIOUS! This week I did try buckling down. I didn’t indulge in too much at girls night last weekend and I’m going to work SUPER hard on packing a cooler full of healthy stuff that I can have while camping with fellow heathens.

This week I ate more fish and cooked chicken instead of processed lunch meat for sandwiches and my quick chili. This is late because I was late cooking fish for my lunch and now I’m quick writing here at work. I’m officially back down 25lbs! OK…23 more pounds to go.

 

365 Day Project: 89, 90, 91

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.

365 Day Project: 86

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.

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365 Day Post: 85

I’m mentally exhausted and need to finish prepping my portfolio sample presentation for the job interview on Thursday. I’m wondering if I should pick up new spring semi-casual attire for the interview? I worry about that later but for today’s photo my son handed me his new socks and I had the idea to use this little lost kitty for the image. Happy Tuesday Y’all!

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365 Day Post: 84

I took it easy on myself today and almost fell asleep when I remembered I didn’t post the image for today. I have come 84 days now without missing a day and I’m not about to start now. I may do it a few minutes before the midnight deadline with only sparse copy but I made it (I’ll usually go back and edit the next day).

Today’s photo was done and to tell you the truth I have NO IDEA what these little guys are. My husband got them for me (it was a mystery box type of thing) and reassured me that they have been around for a while in the TMNT world. I’ll take his word for it as I’m more of a Batman girl.

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365 Day Project: 78

Well…I’m hosting a ‘boys’ night. My son has a friend over, do boy things, and eat pizza. I’ll leave out the burping contest winning results (you’ll thank me). I thought it would be a great time to pull out a ninja turtle. I can do better but I thought this was cute.

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365 Day Project: Day 77

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.

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365 Day Project: 76

Last night my husband and I were invited out to drink at several St. Paddy’s night events. As usual, we opted out because we are getting old and drinking all night isn’t as appealing as when we were young. This morning however I had made plans to have a traditional Irish breakfast with another couple that would include the ‘Dublin Bloody Mary.’ We showed up, got a message that they weren’t going to make it. I’m just going to leave out the weak explanation. My husband and I enjoyed a great breakfast but the cancel (4th time in a row) put me in a bummer mood.

For today’s photo, I decided on happy upbeat colors and decided books for the happy reading lost kitty would be great. And since I had such a heavy breakfast I’m off to make a salad. Happy Sunday Y’all!

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365 Day Project: 75

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.

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365 Day Project: 74

I waited until after Friday errands to take and post the photo and I wish I hadn’t. I feel like I’m being rushed and I can’t figure out why. Tonight’s post was taken while we were out for dinner before going to the grocery store. I have a coffee date with my son in the morning then shopping for a painting project for the kiddos at our kindred’s Ostar celebration, so I’ll be busy. Pretty sure my project photo will be late tomorrow. Here we are lost kitties racing. I’m enjoying the bright color palette that these lost kitties figures offer.

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365 Day Project: 73

I think my moods are definitely affecting my images. Or, it could be a few minutes of sunshine and warm weather. Either way, I’m feeling positive and REALLY hopeful I will land this job. It’s such a positive work environment and there’s actual teamwork! But let me get back on track, tonight’s image is of me taking advantage of the melting snow and HUGE puddles forming. Luckily, I had just the little toy figure to use. With the color palette, I was trying to capture happy or warm colors with a bright cooler hue. I was even able to capture falling water!

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365 Day Project: 72

I wanted to get my project photo done so I can just go and lay down. There is only so much people can handle (emotional, mental or physical) and I need to numbingly lay and do nothing. I did put a little more effort in the image today though.

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Take care of yourselves and happy Wednesday!

365 Day Project: 71

I didn’t do much in the styling of this picture. There’s much more to it than the legos that were put together. This is what it looks like when I’m functioning with anxiety and depression all while trying to seem like everything is OK. I tried to do some editing and even like the grainy vintage effect that I was able to achieve. The complimentary palette almost translates Harry Potter but not quite.

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365 Day Project: 70

Is anyone else thrown off by daylight savings time? Or do you even participate in daylight savings in your neck of the woods? I brought a figure to work with all intentions of taking my photo early but it never made it out my bag. Tonight’s photo is more or less a kitchen helper image. I do, however, feel I need to step up my game so I’ll be doing some research into photography tips and tricks to really make the images pop. I’ve been proud so far of the photos that I’ve been able to capture but feel I can do more.

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365 Day Project: 68

I have been super lazy. Well, I did get on the treadmill so that counts for something. This weather maker moving in is making everything dark and gloomy out and I’ve opted for looking up lego sets. My wishlist item is Hogwarts Castle 71043. Love love LOVE this set and I need the challenge and the calming effect building these sets have.

Today with it being dark I thought I would play more with lighting and using candles. My son was kind enough to let me borrow his lost kitty wizard for today’s photo. I think I’m really going outside my comfort zone and learning more aspects of lighting and trying tricks photographers would try. Thinking outside the box has been a comfort and to tell you the truth I’m going to need another 365 Day project to complete when the year is up.

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365 Day Project: 67

I would like my local weatherman to stop using the words, ‘weather maker.’ I’m now fully annoyed with these words as there is another winter storm moving in. Yet again. Trying to get Saturday errands all done on a Friday when I’m already exhausted from work and trying to help my son feel better was just a lot to tackle. Sadly, my husband and I might have to cancel plans with the kindred tomorrow due to road conditions. But, here we are and I felt like doing some experimenting with light. I love the effect the candle gave the Roblox blacksmith. What do you think?

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365 Day Project: 65

I have been in a slump since lunch. Maybe it’s the week of stress so far catching up? Maybe I’m not challenged enough (I kind of call BS on that)? Or maybe, it’s my soul that’s tired. I have a phone interview to prepare for and making notes for both technical questions and obvious general questions. I would like to get my hopes up but I’m going to err on the side of caution and keep more realistic.

I’ve been refreshing my coding skills and WOW! If you don’t lose it you definitely lose it. Made dinner and cake to thank the hubby for working overtime so I am wearing down. This little lost kitty image helped brighten my day. I tried choosing a monochromatic palette but wondering now if it qualifies.

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365 Day Project: 64

I’m running so far behind but luckily I remembered to turn the crockpot on this morning. Yup, it’s that kind of day today. Tonight’s photo I went with the, ‘if I fits I sits’ mentality of cats with this lost kitty figure. The complementary color palette is bright and inviting.

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Off to the next thing I’m behind on. Have a great evening Y’all!

365 Day Project: 63

I had a wonderful idea looking into my box of toys but it would take me into the women’s bathroom at work. A number of thoughts and doubts came into my head and I almost talked myself out of it. I thought a little longer and decided that during lunch not many people would be in there. I was right. I LOVE how this dramatic scene unfolded. I think THIS one is my favorite so far.

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